Or so it’s reported…! The President of the United States visited the Capital Factory startup offices, which has played a role in helping WP Engine get to where they are now. Jason Cohen, founder of WP Engine, shared a few thoughts on how they’ve created not just a great company culture but jobs that really matter: Since we founded the company 3 years ago, WP Engine has grown from our first 3 people, to now nearly 50. We’ve not only created dozens of jobs, but I believe we’ve created jobs worth having. And if you can get the right type of […]
With all of the security discussions as of recent it’s been top of mind for many WordPress users and developers alike. Most of us are firming up our security options, downloading plugins, and asking better questions about WordPress security. There are also some that are reminding us that WordPress is secure, so don’t get it twisted! It’s time to clear up the debate once and for all. Despite all the doubts (and some haters), WordPress core is without a doubt one of the most secure platforms you can choose to put a site on. Of course, a WordPress install is only as secure […]
There is a growing market for niche-base hosting solutions and Flywheel is no different – in fact, with a recent round of venture capital in their backpockets and full-time staff now to manage the growth of customers (now into 150+), they are gearing up for even more growth this year: Flywheel’s offering isn’t altogether different from the outside than other managed hosting services – they take care of the WordPress updates, site backups, malware scans, with a control panel to boot. One of the things in relation the to admin is that it’s “stripped back and features a workflow tailored to […]
What a week. What a week. With a number of tragedies being reported all over the world it’s hard not to get pessimistic about the continuation of the human race. Actually, it’s hard to find motivation at times if you think about it too long. But great work is being done and there is more good out there than what’s being reported. So let’s keep it up folks! Stay positive – this too shall pass!
Crazy week, right? It’s been one for the record books for me personally as I’ve been attempting to finalize a Kickstarter campaign and project that has pretty much hijacked my entire life. At some point I’ll have a massive retrospective, but I’m exhausted with only a day or so to go. But naturally there’s been more news than just Kickstarter project – here are some of the things that happened this previous week that you may not have gotten to see. Oh, and by the way, make sure you’re aware of the big super bot that’s attempting to access your […]
As we had mentioned previously in our last roundup, Ben Metcalfe joined DradCast for a 66 minute interview and candid conversation last night.
Oh boy. I love sneak peeks! I had the chance to test drive the new and improved back admin dashboard for WP Engine service and it definitely is a significant design change. This won’t be a long post, but check it out after the jump:
What a week it has been my friends! I’m not so sure about you, but this past week nearly killed me – trying to get back into the “groove” of things gets harder and harder and harder. But we survived the first week of April, didn’t we? On to the next one!
Now that would be a mega-first. It seems like they are hinting at that with their recent hire of COO Heather Brunner, from Bazaarvoice, a technology company also located in Austin, TX: With Brunner’s addition to WP Engine, the WordPress-focused service will be gaining someone with experience helping to lead a company into an IPO. Ben Metcalfe, one of WP Engine’s co-founders, tells us that should the company go that route, it would be the first time a company went public based around the popular blogging platform. She will be charged with growing the company from its 46 employees today […]
This past week has been an absolute blur – busyness hit an all-time high today as I had a keynote at a conference early in the morning, my daughter’s soccer game, and 3 back-to-back-to-back birthday parties and then my wife had a girl’s night out while I took care of the kids. Whew. I’m drained. But it’s a “good” type of drained, you know? Hope you’re having a great weekend yourself. With that, here’s your Weekend WordPress Roundup: