Addressing The GHOST Vulnerability

Here at WP Engine, our customers entrust us with the security of their WordPress sites, and with that trust comes great responsibility. It’s because of that responsibility that we are informing our customers today of actions we are taking to our platform. Qualys researchers this morning announced a glibc vulnerability, nicknamed GHOST, that involves a [Read More]

Announcing Password Protection for Sites in Development

If you’ve ever wanted to control who can preview your site before it goes live, today is your lucky day. We are pleased to announce password protection for sites in development. Now you can require a visitor to supply a username and password to access your site, ensuring that only approved users can view your [Read More]

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” Has Shipped

The latest version of WordPress, 4.1, has been released! As a WP Engine customer, here’s what you need to know… For non-security related, major point releases, we usually do not upgrade customers immediately. Above all else our priority is the stability, security and functionality of your sites. To give our users time to test the [Read More]

Labs Sponsors BuddyPress and HHVM Compatability

With the announcement of our Mercury HHVM Enterprise WordPress project in November, we’ve been incredibly excited about the possibilities. Despite overwhelming potential, however, not all projects on HHVM run perfectly yet. So before the great @JJJ (John James Jacoby) kicks off the new year with a big project focused on the development and maintenance of BuddyPress, bbPRess, and GlotPress, we are [Read More]

Reminder – You Can Request an Upgrade to PHP 5.5 With WP Engine

Yesterday, the WP Engine Labs team announced WP Engine Mercury. As Tomás Puig (head of Labs for WP Engine) explains, “It’s a completely new platform from WP Engine built for unparalleled performance and reliability.” It was a proud day for everyone here at WP Engine and we are overwhelmed with all of the positive feedback we have been receiving from [Read More]

All WP Engine Sites to be upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1

A security release for the WordPress 4.0 branch was just released. Sites will start being upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1 immediately. This security update fixes a number of XSS, CSRF, SSRF, and password vulnerabilities as well as some additional hardening to core components. A complete list of fixes is available in the following blog post on [Read More]

Announcing WP Engine’s High Availability HHVM Platform: Mercury – Labs Alpha

Imagine an environment where WordPress performs ten times faster than existing PHP web hosts. How many problems that frustrate developers and marketers would this solve? Boost conversion rates due to the increasingly vital load-time metric? Yes. Retain visitors and customers with ever-shorter attention spans? Yes. Scale user-tailored, dynamic websites (like membership and e-commerce) without paying [Read More]

Meet WP Engine’s Military Veterans!

Today, in the United States, we honor military veterans across the nation. Here in Austin, we take special pride in the service of our own military vets. When they joined us at WP Engine, they brought with them unique skills that have inspired and helped to make us the company – and the team – we are today. [Read More]