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
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
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
About three weeks ago I joined XWP. When I applied I did so eyeing the role of front-end engineer, and by the time I started on day one, my title was Team Lead. Perhaps this happened out of need, perhaps organically out of conversation, or perhaps out of empathy when my open source dabbling came … Continue reading Leading
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
When you’re part of a team with a vibrant culture, like the one we have at XWP, you owe it to your teammates to give your work your absolute best efforts, even if things don’t shake out perfectly. Continue reading Take the time to own it.
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
“Daddy, what do you do at work?” “I’m a team lead.” “So you’re the boss of people?” “No, not really.” Over the years I’ve heard many definitions of the role of a team lead. Here’s my version of the one I liked the best: Imagine a race track. The developers are the racers. My role … Continue reading My Thoughts on Leadership
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
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