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

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

Meet a Maker : Mackenzie Hartung, Team Lead

Welcome to post number two in our Meet a Maker series, where we learn more about the people at XWP and how they have come to work with and contribute to WordPress. Today we meet Mackenzie, Team Lead/Product Owner for team Hyperion. So, who are you and what do you do? I am Mackenzie, native New … Continue reading Meet a Maker : Mackenzie Hartung, Team Lead

Meet a Maker : Dan Louw, WordPress Engineer & Architect

4 years young and we at XWP are realising more and more that it is genuinely the people in our teams that make this company a great place to work. I know that my time here has been influenced more by the people I cross paths with than the projects we work on or clients we … Continue reading Meet a Maker : Dan Louw, WordPress Engineer & Architect

Customize Snapshots 0.6 Release

Version 0.6 of our Customize Snapshots plugin has been released; it comes packaged with a set of new features that impact the way the plugin empowers more complex editorial and site management workflows. In short, the plugin provides a UI for managing Customizer changesets, including saving changesets as named drafts, scheduling them for publishing, inspecting them in … Continue reading Customize Snapshots 0.6 Release

The Final Transmission: A Digital Treasure Hunt

TL;DR: We made a digital treasure hunt. If you like a bit of a brain bender, you should give it a go. The development of a new Visual Identity is a lot of fun. Reflecting on history, understanding culture, considering the future and then bringing it all together into something that visually reflects it all … Continue reading The Final Transmission: A Digital Treasure Hunt