The Surprising Benefits of Uniform Culture at WP Engine

I don’t mean “uniform” as in “identical.” (Although, that’s not a bad definition of culture: The attributes that we all share.) I mean “uniform” as in, “Wearing the same clothes, thereby reducing individuality.” We have a swag culture at WP Engine, particularly in T-shirts. Because we have a phenomenal Artistic Director (Seth), folks actually want to [Read More]

WordCamp San Francisco With Grace

It’s October 24, 2014 and I’ve just landed in San Francisco via Austin. I am now less than 24 hours away from my very first WordCamp! On paper, I have traveled somewhere around 1,800 miles to be here. Truth be told…it’s been quite a journey. Just two short months ago I was living in Washington [Read More]

Quick Fixes to Improve Site Capacity

Do you think your WordPress site is prepared to handle a 40, 60, or even 80 percent increase in traffic in one day? A large and sudden increase in traffic sounds like it would be a huge benefit to your business. But if your site isn’t capable of handling it correctly, this type of traffic [Read More]

SSLv3 support disabled in response to POODLE

In order to protect our customers from the recently announced POODLE vulnerability in SSL, we have disabled support for SSLv3 across our entire customer base. This change will prevent attackers from exploiting the vulnerability and keep SSL sessions secure. However, the change will also prevent users of Internet Explorer 6 from connecting to your site [Read More]

Introducing the WP Engine Sign

Rapid growth brings with it a lot of things—some rewards, some challenges. In this case I think we can all agree that the latest advancement at WP Engine is a really exciting benchmark. It’s something we’ve all worked hard for, together, and that we can really feel proud of and celebrate. Check it out the [Read More]

Introducing WP Engine’s Detailed Caching (LABS ALPHA)

Here at Labs we are always working to build state-of-the-art projects for WP Engine customers. Today we would like to announce the opening of alpha for WP Engine’s Detailed Caching. Imagine being able to decide whether or not a page is cacheable based on almost any criteria—geography, time, pages, cookies, the content of cookies, etc. This gives [Read More]

September 2014 All Hands Week Wrap Up

Earlier this month WP Engine held its quarterly All Hands week, where the entire WP Engine family—comprised of both Texas-based and remote employees—came together at the Austin headquarters to engage with each other IRL for a week of fun and festivities. The Week at a Glance On Monday, all of the remote and distributed team [Read More]

Addressing the Recent Bash Exploit

You might have already heard, but a remotely exploitable vulnerability has been found in the widely installed Bash shell. While we do not offer SSH access to our customers, our admin team is currently upgrading Bash across the farm in order to keep our servers up-to-date. There should be no interruption to service for any [Read More]

Upgrade Your Plans Directly in the User Portal

We understand that as your business grows, so do your hosting needs. At WP Engine, we aim to make these types of transitions as simple as they can be. We are happy to announce that our most recent update allows you to upgrade your plan directly in the the User Portal. Here’s how it works: [Read More]

Introducing WP Engine’s GeoIP Alpha (LABS ALPHA)

We’ve been hard at work in the Labs department on some exciting new projects. Starting today we would like to announce the opening of the Labs GeoIP alpha release. For those that aren’t familiar with it, GeoIP enables you to identify various things about people that come to your site such as their location, organization, [Read More]