AMP Plugin Release v1.0-beta1

Happy 6th of July! We appreciated the community support and feedback at WordCamp Europe in Belgrade, and have been hard at work to refine the plugin since our v1.0-alpha release last month. For this v1.0-beta1 release, XWP, Google and Automattic have added a few usability features and made a host of little fixes and enhancements. … Continue reading AMP Plugin Release v1.0-beta1

Speed Up PHPUnit Tests by Emptying Uploads Directory

tl;dr Periodically empty out the uploads directory in your WordPress dev environment to speed up PHPUnit tests. Over the past few months of working on the AMP plugin for WordPress, I’ve been noticing that PHPUnit has been running slower and slower over time. Well, today this frog jumped out of the boiling water: I decided … Continue reading Speed Up PHPUnit Tests by Emptying Uploads Directory

AMP Plugin Release v1.0-alpha1

This early release, v1.0-alpha1, is a little present to those who’ve been testing, playing and adopting AMP into their WordPress websites: We’ve got even more support for AMP theme support, including support for core themes, a big update to the compatibility tool and extended Gutenberg support! 🎉 It’s still early and we’re not done with … Continue reading AMP Plugin Release v1.0-alpha1

WordPress AMP Plugin 0.7 Release

Native AMP + compatibility tool have arrived! Automattic, Google and XWP are very excited to announce the v0.7 release of the AMP for WordPress plugin, available now for installation. This major release includes initial support for Native AMP, and just like our last release it adds several features that make it easy to adapt AMP … Continue reading WordPress AMP Plugin 0.7 Release

WordPress AMP Plugin 0.7-RC1

Summary of the release We’re now calling for testing of 0.7 Release Candidate 1 (v0.7-RC1) which continues to address user-reported issues for the WordPress AMP plugin. This release adds features and fixes to v0.7-beta1 and should be the last beta before 0.7 is released. In v0.7-beta1, we added support for Native AMP (previously called “AMP … Continue reading WordPress AMP Plugin 0.7-RC1

WordPress AMP Plugin 0.7 Beta 1

Summary of the release On the heels of the 0.6 AMP plugin release, we’re now testing v0.7-beta1 which continues to address user-reported issues. Early implementations of AMP on WordPress (in both this plugin and others) were focused on offering a foundation to build off of; development teams could use the plugin and customize their site … Continue reading WordPress AMP Plugin 0.7 Beta 1

Client-side vs. Server-side Header Bidding

The goal of header bidding is to ensure that multiple ad networks and ad exchanges can compete on price for a particular ad slot on a website which in turn increases the publishers’ revenue.

There are several header bidding implementations and understanding the differences is necessary when evaluating and finding the best fit for each publisher. Continue reading Client-side vs. Server-side Header Bidding