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WP Engine Establishes Software Development Office in Kraków, Poland

Zygmunt Dyras, experienced tech leader from UBS & SolarWinds, to head office WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, today announced the opening of its newest office in Kraków, Poland, which will serve as a global innovation hub for a range of software engineering functions supporting WP Engine’s pan-EMEA and worldwide customer and technology business. The office is led by Zygmunt Dyras, Director of Engineering, an experienced tech industry leader who joined WP Engine after holding senior engineering positions…

WP Engine Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type II Examination

The WordPress Digital Experience Platform Meets Security and Availability Standards Set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), announced that it has successfully completed a Service Organization Control (SOC 2,) Type II examination for its customer environment and User Portal. The audit, conducted by Holtzman Partners, found that WP Engine meets the SOC 2 standards for Security and Availability Trust Services Categories. Marketing…

Better Together: WP Engine and Flywheel Make Local and Genesis Products Available to All Customers

Leading Local Developer Tool and Theme Framework Simplify Bringing WordPress Digital Experiences to Life WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, announced two updates to simplify the workflow of developers and enable them to create world-class digital experiences. Starting , Local (formerly Local by Flywheel), will connect directly to the WP Engine WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP). Additionally, Flywheel customers will now have access to the Genesis framework and themes free of charge, a feature already…

WP Engine Appoints Lisa Box Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Award-Winning Business Development Leader to Drive M&A Growth Engine & Innovation Ecosystem to Complement WP Engine’s Product Development WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), announced the appointment of Lisa Box as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In her new role, Lisa will be responsible for expanding WP Engine’s growth strategy, market leadership and customer value through acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Box will report to Heather Brunner,…

WP Engine Appoints Lisa Box Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Award-Winning Business Development Leader to Drive M&A Growth Engine & Innovation Ecosystem to Complement WP Engine’s Product Development WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), announced the appointment of Lisa Box as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In her new role, Lisa will be responsible for expanding WP Engine’s growth strategy, market leadership and customer value through acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Box will report to Heather Brunner,…

WP Engine Appoints Ramadass Prabhakar Senior Vice President of Global Engineering

Veteran Leader From Adobe And Magento To Continue To Advance WP Engine’s Digital Experience Platform WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced the appointment of Ramadass Prabhakar as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Global Engineering overseeing its global engineering team. Prabhakar will report to Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer. “His experience working with open-source software and growing global technology teams will help us evolve our…

WP Engine Is Now Australia’s Largest WordPress Digital Experience Platform Provider

Doubles Number of ANZ Agency Partners While Ramping Investment in Australia’s Local and WordPress Communities WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), announced it is now the largest WordPress DXP in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). As part of that growth, WP Engine’s customer base is now over 4,000 and the number of Australian and New Zealand (ANZ)-based agencies in the company’s Agency Partner Program (APP), the largest in WordPress, doubled its growth year-over-year. ANZ customers leveraging WP…

The Value of Values: AI’s Potential to Usher in a More Civilised Web

To maximize value, organizations must balance the capabilities of AI against consumers’ societal values A new international study commissioned by WP Engine and conducted by researchers at The University of London and Vanson Bourne explored the present and near future of artificial intelligence (AI)-driven human digital experiences on the web, and the often tenuous but also potentially rewarding relationship between consumers, brands and AI. The study, which surveyed consumers and enterprise companies (1,000 employees or…

WP Engine Site Templates First to Bundle WordPress Site With HubSpot’s Growth Platform

Phenomenal Time Savings and HubSpot Integration Result in Great-Looking WordPress Digital Experiences WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform, today announced WP Engine Site Templates, a new site builder that freelancers, small agencies and marketers can use to quickly create beautiful, online sites using curated themes that are integrated with HubSpot’s all-in-one marketing tools. The first WP Engine Site Template bundles HubSpot’s WordPress plugin, a free plugin that includes lead capture tools like forms,…

HubSpot and WP Engine Partner to Provide Powerful Free Marketing Tools to WordPress Users

Together These Two Platforms Unleash More Value for Users and a Better Experience for Customers HubSpot, a leading growth platform, and WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform, announced that the newly updated HubSpot plugin for WordPress will be integrated with all of WP Engine's StudioPress themes. When used together, these two platforms have the potential to unleash more value for users and a better experience for customers. With the launch of this partnership, users can now leverage HubSpot's powerful…

WP Engine Named a WordPress Recommended Partner for Adobe Business Catalyst Customers

Thousands of Small Businesses and Agencies Transferring to Wordpress on WP Engine WP Engine, the WordPress digital experience platform, announced that it has been selected as a WordPress recommended partner for Adobe Business Catalyst customers transitioning to a new digital experience platform. If you're an Adobe Business Catalyst customer consider the benefits of WordPress with WP Engine. Adobe just named @wpengine a recommended partner to smooth your transition. Adobe Business Catalyst is an all-in-one hosted…

Reality Bytes: Second Annual Generational Study Reveals How Gen Z Behaves, Buys & Builds Online

Gen Z Prefers Internet Leaders over Politicians, Trusts Online Stores as Much as Physical Ones and Has the Highest Aspiration to Entrepreneurship of Any Generation A groundbreaking international study conducted by The Center for Generational Kinetics and commissioned by WP Engine reveals that Generation Z, born between 1996-2010, is fueled by technology in all facets of their life, and expects the Internet to connect them, entertain them, sell to them and build their digital brand. It’s a generation whose relationship…

First Ever Global Survey of the WordPress Genesis Community

Builds On Mission To Be The Most Open And Transparent Community In WordPress A new international study conducted by WP Engine into the Genesis Framework , the world’s most popular theme framework for the millions of WordPress sites that comprise 32% of the Web, drew responses from 1,687 people around the world, including members from 66 countries ranging from Argentina to Vietnam. This initiative builds on one of the stated goals of the Genesis Community to be the most open community in WordPress. Genesis Community…

International Study by WP Engine Reveals Enterprise Investment Lags Today’s Mobile-First Consumer

The End of the App Store? Study Finds Clear Benefits To Using AMP and PWA, Including Faster Deployment and 50 Percent Lower Total Cost of Ownership Over Native Apps A new international study commissioned by WP Engine and conducted by Vanson Bourne explores the motives and mobile solutions that enterprise organizations are using today to connect with today’s increasingly mobile-first consumer. The End of the App Store? @wpengine Study Finds Clear Benefits To Using #AMP and #PWA, Including Faster Deployment and 50…

Translate Your Web Content with the Enhanced Amazon Polly Plugin For WordPress

Real-Time Text-to-Speech Translation from English to Spanish, German, French or Portuguese WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring machine learning-powered speech translations to WordPress, the dominant content management system (CMS) that powers nearly a third of the web. The integration of Amazon Translate into the Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress will allow brands and publishers to take web content in English and translate that…

WP Engine Promotes Tina Dobie to Chief Customer Officer; David Brolsma to Chief Financial Officer

WP Engine Is the World’s Leading Wordpress Digital Experience Platform That Gives Companies of All Sizes the Agility, Performance, Intelligence, and Integrations They Need to Drive Their Business Forward Faster WP Engine, the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform, announced two promotions on its executive team: Tina Dobie has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Customer Officer (CCO) and David Brolsma has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). These promotions are effective…