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WP Engine Acquires NitroPack, Extending Leadership in Managed WordPress Site Performance

AUSTIN, Texas—JULY 18, 2024—WP Engine, a global web enablement company providing premium WordPress products and solutions, today announced its acquisition of NitroPack, an all-in-one SaaS solution for improving site speed and performance metrics, including Google’s Core Web Vitals. With an installed base spanning more than 219,000 websites, NitroPack fills a critical need as a comprehensive…

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WordPress Design: Exploring the Four Dimensions as a New Era Emerges

From its humble beginnings as a blogging tool to its current status as a sophisticated web design powerhouse, WordPress has continually evolved, shaping the future of web development. This transformation has led to the emergence of a new era driven by groundbreaking features and unparalleled design capabilities. Launched initially as a simple content creation platform,…

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WordCamp Canada 2024: WordPress is for Everyone

As I stepped into the Infinity Convention Centre in Ottawa for the inaugural WordCamp Canada, I couldn’t help but feel a mix of excitement and nervousness.  This was my first WordCamp, both as an attendee and a presenter, and I was eager to connect with fellow WordPress enthusiasts and learn from their experiences. Little did…

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Doing More With Less: WP Engine’s Summer Hackathon

At WP Engine, our Hackathons are two-day innovation sprints in which teams collaborate to craft new product ideas, solve existing problems, or simply flex their creative muscles by trying to build something new.  This year’s hackathon, which asked participants to channel their inner scrappiness and do more with less, was aptly dubbed Scrap-a-thon.  Participants were…

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Press This: ACF 2024 Survey and What’s to Come

Welcome to Press This, a podcast that delivers valuable insights and actionable tips for navigating the ever-evolving world of WordPress.  In this episode, host Brian Gardner and WP Engine Senior Product Manager Iain Poulson discuss the ACF annual survey, last year’s results, and what’s to come with WordPress 6.6. Powered by RedCircle Brian Gardner: Hey…

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WordPress Roundup: June 2024

Welcome to the WordPress Roundup, a monthly digest of the latest news and updates from the WordPress community. Each month, we’ll bring you a curated selection of the most important developments affecting all WordPress users, regardless of your experience level. Whether you’re a seasoned developer, a dedicated site owner, or just starting your first WordPress…

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Press This: Your Product or Service Needs a Community

Welcome to Press This, a podcast that delivers valuable insights and actionable tips for navigating the ever-evolving world of WordPress.  Powered by RedCircle Brian Gardner: Hey everyone, welcome back to Press This.  In the last episode of the podcast, Sam and I explored the profound impact of the WordPress community and how it plays a…

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Crafted With Code 2024: Design & Accessibility Showcase

Crafted with Code is back, and this year’s collection of Webby-recognized projects features some of the best and most beautifully built sites yet. The Webby Awards exist to honor excellence online, and for the past five years, WP Engine has partnered with The Webbys to curate Crafted with Code as a digital showcase that lifts…

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Women in Engineering: (Em)Powering WP Engine Every Day

In honor of International Women in Engineering Day, we want to highlight some of the impressive women engineers who are constantly breaking barriers and rewriting technological innovation here at WP Engine.  Although the field of engineering is changing, the barriers to entry and overall treatment of women in the past have created major obstacles, leading…

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Press This: The Power of Community

Welcome to Press This, a podcast that delivers valuable insights and actionable tips for navigating the ever-evolving world of WordPress.  Powered by RedCircle Brian Gardner: Hey everybody, welcome to the Press This podcast. Today, we have a great show about the power of community, but before we get started, I need to introduce myself. My…

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WP Engine Named a 2024 Best Workplace in Texas!

For the fifth time in just six years, Great Place to WorkⓇ, the global authority on workplace culture, has named WP Engine one of Texas’ Best Workplaces. Released today, the Best Workplaces in Texas list recognizes WP Engine as one of 75 exceptional small-to-medium-sized organizations celebrated for their outstanding work environments. “We’re honored to receive…

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WordPress Roundup: May 2024

Welcome to the WordPress Roundup, a monthly digest of the latest news and updates from the WordPress community.  Each month, we’ll bring you a curated selection of the most important developments affecting WordPress users, whether you’re a seasoned developer, a dedicated site owner, or just getting started with your first WordPress site.  Our goal is…

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Reflections on WordCamp Montclair 2024

WordCamp Montclair 2024 was an event to remember, filled with insightful sessions, vibrant community interactions, and a shared passion for all things WordPress.  As an attendee and a speaker, I had the unique opportunity to engage with the community from two distinct perspectives. Here’s a recap of my experience. The attendee experience Walking into WordCamp…

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Master PageSpeed Scores in Minutes With WP Engine 

In today’s digital landscape, speed reigns supreme. Your website’s ability to load quickly at all times, even (or especially) when handling high traffic, can make or break your digital success. However, optimizing for speed can be an ongoing challenge. Because it’s a multifaceted process, it often requires the implementation of multiple solutions, which in turn…

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Find WP Engine at WordCamp Europe 2024!

The Italian Alps will serve as the backdrop for this year’s WordCamp Europe, which will take place June 13-15 in Torino, Italy.  WP Engine is proud to once again sponsor this dynamic three-day event, which will offer extensive opportunities to explore new WordPress features and development trends, network with other WordPress aficionados, and give back…

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Behind the Scenes of Our New Brand Refresh

As WP Engine rolls out its refreshed brand identity, we’re thrilled to share this project with our customers and the world.  I wanted to share a closer look at the research and artistic detail that informed our deliberate choices for this refresh.  If you’re design-oriented or simply curious about the different elements that went into…

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WP Engine Ireland is a 2024 Best Workplace in Tech!

Following its general certification earlier this year, WP Engine Ireland has once again been designated a Best Workplace in Tech by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. 2024 marks the fourth consecutive year our Limerick-based team has received this honor.  “For eight years, we’ve built a culture that instills pride in…

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WP Engine Poland Recognized as a 2024 Great Place to Work

WP Engine Poland has once again been certified by Great Place to Work, the leading authority on workplace culture, as one of the country’s Best Workplaces. This year marks the fourth consecutive certification for WP Engine Poland and further solidifies its reputation for fostering a positive company culture and prioritizing employee well-being. “We started building…

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Confidence Online: Introducing the New WP Engine

We’re proud to stand at the forefront of innovation and expertise at WP Engine, where we’ve inspired confidence online since 2010.    In our early days, we aspired to be the best WordPress platform for you to host your sites on. Over the past 14 years, we’ve grown to encompass more than 20 brands, including solutions…

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WordPress Shines Bright at the 28th Annual Webby Awards

The best of the Internet was on full display this week at the 28th Annual Webby Awards, which were presented in front of a live audience at New York City’s iconic Cipriani Wall Street.  Hosted by comedian and talk show host Amber Ruffin, the star-studded event recognized some of the most impressive digital projects of…

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Staying Ahead of the SEO Game

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has remained a rare constant in an otherwise rapidly changing digital landscape. Emerging in the late 1990s as a niche marketing skill, SEO has transformed into an indispensable part of any digital strategy. Nonetheless, as technology evolves, SEO practitioners must keep pace with the latest best practices and the most effective…

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Introducing Smart Query Monitor

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to our smart suite of eCommerce tools: Smart Query Monitor (SQM).  This new feature, available with all Premium eCommerce plans, is designed to enhance your site’s performance by securely and continuously identifying and alerting you to slow queries, ensuring your eCommerce store runs smoothly and efficiently. Check out…

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A Smarter Way to Search, For All Things ACF

WordPress’ default search functionality has long been a sticking point for developers, especially when building dynamic, content-rich websites.  The issues are multifaceted, but the antiquated nature of WordPress’s search algorithm, which prioritizes date over relevance, means users often receive inaccurate or irrelevant search results and, ultimately, a less-than-ideal user experience.  Enter WP Engine Smart Search …

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WP Engine Ireland is a Great Workplace for Health and Wellbeing

WP Engine is again leading the charge among top workplaces, securing placement on the Great Place to Work IrelandⓇ list of Best Workplaces for Health and Wellbeing™. The unranked list includes companies doing an exceptional job of ensuring their employees have access to resources that benefit their overall wellbeing, with a focus on physical and…

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ACF Wins Plugin Madness 2024!

After weeks of close calls and stiff competition, the dust has settled in the final round between two of WordPress’ top plugins, and Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) has emerged victorious, securing the Plugin Madness crown for the second consecutive year.  ACF is the most widely used custom fields plugin, allowing users to take control of…

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AI, Accessibility, and the Promise of the Universal Web

This article was written by Modus Agency Executive Vice President, Growth, Michael Stineman. Headquartered in New York City, Modus is a full-service digital agency, and WP Engine Agency Partner focused on building human-centered digital experiences that drive businesses forward. Any business or institution today wouldn’t fathom making their physical location inaccessible. However, for 1 in…

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DE{CODE} Strikes a Chord, Achieves Record-Setting Attendance

Today marks the end of WP Engine’s fifth annual DE{CODE}, the virtual developer conference. With recorded sessions airing live across two days and three time zones, the conference had more than 4,000 attendees from 86 countries. More than 45 experts from across WordPress gathered to share their advice and insights on some of the most…