WPMU DEV News

Saying Goodbye to Upfront, Focusing On What Our Members Want & Embracing Gutenberg, Divi, Beaver, WPBakery and more…

In what feels like a different life ago (but was in-fact just 2010) I started to think really really hard about the future of WordPress, user experience and web design. It was a process that culminated in 2015 with Upfront and one which ends today with very mixed emotions and a announcement that might surprise you. So, join me for yet another James-reflects-on-screwing-up-and-sets-wpmudev-up-for-a-better-future-hopefully post™ :D Promise I’ll keep this one a little shorter though. Mostly because...

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Hustle is Bringin’ the Sexy from Front to Back with an All-New Interface

Hustle 3.0 is here with a brand spankin’ new backend interface and we reckon it’s the most user friendly experience we’ve ever created. Giving you all the pro marketing tools you need to grow your social following, mailing list and generate leads – with fewer clicks. Whether you’re pushing your first campaign, tracking results or managing lists, Hustle 3.0 is all about saving you time. If you haven’t tried it yet, Hustle...

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Introducing White Label Client (and Developer!) Reports

Last year we asked you what you’d like to see from us in terms of new functionality in The Hub and almost top of that list (#1 is coming later this year) was a full white label reporting system for your clients. So, guess what, we just went and made that for you. Which means that you can now look after every aspect of every site you manage, right here at...

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CampusPress, Hosting, Higher Education, schools

The WPMU DEV team is also behind CampusPress, which provides WordPress hosting and services for schools, school districts, and universities. For over a decade, we’ve managed some of the largest and highest traffic WordPress Multisite networks in the world, including Edublogs, Global2, and Sites at Penn State. All in, we’re talking over 10 million sites across more than a thousand Multisite installs. Nothing to shake a stick at! Over the past few years,...

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Automate – Now With Scheduling and Instant Email Alerts!

It’s awesome how many WPMU DEV members have embraced Automate, our automatic backup, update and safe upgrade tool, and today we’re excited to announce two new features brought to you by popular demanded from our members; schedules and instant email updates :) So just in case you haven’t met Automate yet, here’s why you should really say G’Day to our WordPress hero from Downunder, as he basically: Detects that an update is available...

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One Million Smushies and Our Commitment to WordPress.org Plugins

2018 got off to a very exciting start with WP Smush passing the 1 million active users mark, but for us here at WPMU DEV that’s just the start of where we want to go in terms of our commitment to high quality, free, WordPress.org hosted plugins. Smush free is now part of the 1 million active installs club! We adopted WP Smush, then called WP Smush.it, back in 2013 with an aim to...

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We’re Giving You The WhiP VIP Absolutely Free!

We just sent out our 650th edition of the WhiP to more than a quarter million readers! And we don’t want you to miss another link. Because, in case you didn’t know, previously we’ve held back a VIP edition of the WhiP each week, just for paying members of WPMU DEV. But as of today… no longer! We decided it’s time to make all editions of The WhiP, completely free! Just so ya...

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Why You Should Share Blog Posts More Than Once on Social

Sharing content like blog articles on social media is a great way to build your audience and get traffic to your site, and no doubt you’re already doing it on Facebook and Twitter. But the mistake a lot of people make is sharing content on each channel only once. I know, because that what we used to do. The fact is, when you spend so much time creating content like we do for...

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Hummingbird Gets Full Caching – WPMU DEV

Over the past year, we’ve really pushed the boat out on Hummingbird, our site optimization plugin, by adding pretty much every single thing you could need to boost your page speed… But there was one thing left. Caching! Well, as of last week, that’s no longer the cache (see what I did there ;) because Hummingbird will now not only minify, enqueue, gzip, browser cache, monitor and report on your site speed…...

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Automate Just Got More Amazing – Introducing ‘Safe Upgrade’

G’day all and strewth we’re super happy you liked Automate so much maaaaate. And, as you did, we’ve doubled down our efforts to add in some pretty sweet improvements, starting with what we’re calling “Safe Upgrades.” Wanna take a look? Thought so :) Before we get started though, if you’re not familiar with Automate yet it’s essentially a tool that saves you a heck of time keeping all of your WordPress sites (and...

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