A new season for XWP

XWP began with a team of extraordinary WordPress developers serving together within X-Team. Four years go, with a 50-site migration for Rogers under their belt, and exciting opportunities on the horizon, this team became XWP: eXtraordinary Works and People. Led by Tine Haugen (Managing Director) and Weston Ruter (CTO), in just two years XWP grew … Continue reading A new season for XWP

AMP Plugin Release v1.0-beta3

Last month we released the AMP plugin 1.0-beta2, just like the previous month we released 1.0-beta1, and today these are followed up with the 1.0-beta3 release. This version includes all work thus far for the v1.0 stable release. Active work is underway on an updated validation error workflow, which you can expect to see in 1.0-beta4. What … Continue reading AMP Plugin Release v1.0-beta3

AMP Plugin Release v1.0-beta2

It has been a month since AMP plugin v1.0-beta1 was released, and today this is followed up with the v1.0-beta2 release. What Changed Changes in this release include: Add ‘Enable AMP’ toggle in Gutenberg editor; it previously only appeared on in the classic editor. Also fix Gutenberg integrations due to removal of deprecated APIs. (#1275, #1308) … Continue reading AMP Plugin Release v1.0-beta2

AMP Up – Converting xwp.co to Native AMP

Our experience converting xwp.co to Native AMP with the AMP WordPress plugin. We’ve been working with Google and Automattic on the AMP for WordPress plugin for a little over 6 months. We were brought onboard to improve the functionality and user experience of the plugin and bring it inline with the many recent enhancements of the … Continue reading AMP Up – Converting xwp.co to Native AMP

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