WordCamp Boston – Game Changer

Boston—love it or hate it, you can’t deny it has a big personality. Boston is a place where Red Sox and Bruins’ lore meets the educational driver of technological innovation, and the country’s largest craft beer manufacturer shares a culture with the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. As a native Texan, I’m no stranger to the [Read More]

Finely Tuned Consultant – Troy Dean

Today I talk with Troy Dean, WordPress consultant and author at WP Elevation. In the interview below we discuss “The Land Down Under,” the current state of WordPress, and his eBook, 5 Things Every Small Business Can Fix on Their Website in the Next Week to Increase Leads. Check out the interview below! You can find [Read More]

WP Engine Assembles Care Packages for the Homeless

With a population of almost 2,000 homeless people in Austin, there are many people who go hungry on any given day. The Give Back Committee at WP Engine decided that this is one area in which we could try to offer some help. While brainstorming our options, we realized that being able to provide single [Read More]

WordCamp Milwaukee with WP Engine

My time in Milwaukee was an enlightening experience. It was my first WordCamp, and just being in the presence of so many intelligent, humble people in the WordPress community made me take a step back and re-appreciate everything I get to be involved with by proxy of working at WP Engine. It was excellent to [Read More]

Migrating Your Site to WP Engine Is Now Easier than Ever with our New Migration Checklist

At WP Engine, we strive to include customer input into every element of our software platform and every phase of our operations. We accomplish this innovation by gathering feedback from customers directly, analyzing customer interactions for common problem areas, and assessing our infrastructure for ways to make customers’ lives easier. We use these data points [Read More]

All WP Engine Sites to be Upgraded to WordPress 3.9.2

A security update to the stable branch of WordPress (3.9.2) was just released. This update mainly addresses an issue that could be used to trigger a Denial of Service (DoS) attack with PHP’s XML processor. There have also been changes that harden WordPress core, protect against potential code execution while processing widgets and add protections [Read More]

In Its Emptiness, There Is the Function of a Startup

Calm your frenetic TL;DR twitchy-Twitter-brain for five minutes, and let some Chinese philosophy wash over you. Thirty spokes join in one hub In its emptiness, there is the function of a vehicle Mix clay to create a container In its emptiness, there is the function of a container Cut open doors and windows to create a [Read More]

Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2014 Highlights

Last week I had the privilege of representing WP Engine at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference. It was an outstanding event and truly exceeded my expectations in terms of provocative content and ideas shared.  Although there was no stated theme of the conference, I would say the predominate theme throughout the sessions was “disrupt thyself.” [Read More]

Finely Tuned Consultant – Josh Pollock

On today’s Finely Tuned Consultant I have the pleasure of talking with Josh Pollock. He is a developer, blogger and Community Manager at Pods Framework. He has a passion for WordPress development and sites both big and small. I spoke with him about his background in WordPress, “Human Centered WordPress Solutions”, and advice for WordPress consultants. Check out [Read More]

WP Engine Gives Back

Oftentimes, volunteering is assumed to be just a pastime of good people, but in reality it is so much more. It is a chance for you to slow down, give back to your community, and reflect on things for which you are thankful. Recently, the WP Engine Austin office volunteered their time to work at [Read More]

Finely Tuned Consultant – Ben Fox

Today I will be chatting with Ben Fox. He’s the co-founder of WPUniversity and SIDEKICK, aimed at education and support for the WordPress community both old and new. In this interview we discuss his views on balancing projects and downtime, outsourcing, and his passion for WordPress education. You can find him on Twitter @benjaminefox How [Read More]