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

WordPress AMP Plugin 0.6 Release

WordPress AMP Plugin 0.6 Publish Pages on AMP, preview content before you publish, control what you publish and more! Automattic, Google and XWP would like to announce version 0.6 for the WordPress AMP Plugin is now available for download or update. The previous releases of the plugin have focused on providing a great experience for … Continue reading WordPress AMP Plugin 0.6 Release

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

People have called me many things, but when it comes to the Open Web, I’ve been described as a zealot. Imagine a Portland hipster’s post-Trump-tweet outrage, and channel all that fire and fury into defending humankind’s greatest achievement: The Internet. I’ll be honest, when I first heard about “Google AMP,” it was framed as a … Continue reading How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

WordPress AMP Plugin 0.6 Beta 1

Summary of the release The v0.6-beta1 release addresses some of the known core issues with the existing AMP plugin. It also includes enhancements which considerably improve the overall user experience (yes, page support is now in!). For more details, scroll down to the full list of changes. Call for beta testers We need your help … Continue reading WordPress AMP Plugin 0.6 Beta 1

Improving Google Page Speed isn’t enough

Wanting to improve your Google Page Speed rating is great! It shows that you care about your visitors and their time, but clocking a green 90-100 score is only one step on the journey to better page performance You want a better user experience, and Google Page Speed is only part of that story. It … Continue reading Improving Google Page Speed isn’t enough

An interview with the Release Leads of WordPress 4.9

WordPress 4.9 hit the shelves last week meaning 29% of the web woke to a nicely wrapped package of code filled with improvements to the way they work with the Customizer, safer and clearer ways to work with code in the admin, and new and upgraded widgets. 🎉 To peek behind the curtain (which is … Continue reading An interview with the Release Leads of WordPress 4.9

Meet a Maker: Matt Geri, WordPress Architect

Welcome to our third Meet a Maker post. A series where we learn more about the people at XWP and how they have come to work with and contribute to WordPress. Today we say hi to Matt Geri, WordPress Architect. So, who are you and what do you do? I’m a WordPress developer living in Cape Town, … Continue reading Meet a Maker: Matt Geri, WordPress Architect

Ignoring files in a Git repo without touching .gitignore

Over several years now I’ve used Git in developing patches for WordPress core, for which we committers still use SVN to actually commit patches, for better or worse. While working on patches in a fork, however, Git is definitely for better. I’ve found a lot of value in using GitHub for reviewing and collaborating on … Continue reading Ignoring files in a Git repo without touching .gitignore

Contributing to WordPress Core as a non-developer

What is Core contributing? Contributing to WordPress core as a non-developer can feel a little confusing. After 10 years of benefitting from the efforts of WordPress Core contributors, I was finally able to find a path toward giving back and making a meaningful impact. WordPress is an Open Source project. It’s maintained by folks around … Continue reading Contributing to WordPress Core as a non-developer