5 Reasons Listicles Aren’t So Bad

Editor’s note: Our Marketing intern John set himself a challenge; to write 2 opinion pieces about “listicles”…in listicle form. One would be positive, and the other negative.  Below are John’s arguments for listicles. See if you can figure out how he really feels…  Here’s my positive spin on the listicle trend, the companion piece to “Listicles Are [Read More]

5 Reasons Listicles Are a Dangerous Trend

Editor’s note: Our Marketing intern John set himself a challenge; to write 2 opinion pieces about “listicles”…in listicle form. One would be positive, and the other negative.  Below are John’s arguments against listicles. (We’ll follow up with his argument for listicles later in the week). I hope you will join the debate! First off, if you [Read More]

We’re Updating All WP Engine Sites to WordPress 3.8.3

Hot on the heels of WordPress 3.8.2 comes version 3.8.3. This is not a security release. WordPress 3.8.3 fixes a minor bug that was introduced in 3.8.2: The Quick Draft widget in the main WordPress Dashboard was not saving posts. As a number of our customers rely on the Quick Draft function, our team has [Read More]

Content that Delights the Senses

Breath in deeply. You should be smelling the rich, fragrant, yet slightly bitter smell of a delicious cappuccino as you read this… Fancy a macaron with that? No, not working? Unfortunately, simply describing a smell in your content probably isn’t going to create a memorable experience for your audience. But imagine the kinds of content [Read More]

An Important Jetpack Plugin Security Update

A high priority security update to the very popular Jetpack plugin has just been released by its developers. Since a significant number of our customers use Jetpack on their installs, we decided to bring as much attention to this matter as possible. We suggest that you upgrade to the newest release immediately if you are [Read More]

The Heartbleed Bug is Not Affecting Sites Hosted by WP Engine

We want to reassure our customers that the current version of the Heartbleed bug, a recently discovered high priority security vulnerability, is not affecting sites hosted by WP Engine. At WP Engine we take security very seriously.  We conduct regular security assessments and work to address security vulnerabilities to protect our customers and their data. [Read More]

We’re Updating All WP Engine Sites to WordPress 3.8.2

WordPress 3.8.2 was just released. This security update includes greater protection against potential authentication cookie forgery and a new feature to pass along the IP address of the pingback senders to help networks and hosting companies identify abuse. There’s also a patch to address the concern that inadequate checking of a user’s capabilities, added protection [Read More]

Jump On Board, 3D Printing is Here to Stay

A Brief History  Boxy, grey, ugly. The first 3D printer was created in 1984 by Chuck Hull and looked similar to most other prototypes of the time. The world wasn’t quite ready for this technology, seeing it more as a sideshow, opting for focus on devices like the Nintendo NES and the original Macintosh 128k. [Read More]

You Can Now Buy SSL Certificates in the User Portal!

Good news—dealing with your SSL certificates at WP Engine just got a whole lot easier! You now have the ability buy your own SSL certificates in our User Portal. The feature will also allow you to manage and configure your existing and new certificates. What You Can Do With our new SSL functionality, you can [Read More]

Celebrating the Last Day of Women’s History Month

Ever since 1987, Women’s History Month has been celebrated in March here in the US. The idea is to: pay tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society. To commemorate Women’s History Month here at WP Engine, I asked the three women on our Executive [Read More]

Catching Up on WP Engine News

Our CEO Heather Brunner appeared on Bloomberg’s “In the Loop” program this morning. For those of you who missed it, we thought we’d share a couple of snippets from her appearance. Women Should Consider Tech to Build a Career During this first video, Heather says she finds it fantastic to be a woman in tech, [Read More]