In this write-up, we talk about recent performance improvements that we did on WordPress 6.3, sharing both our findings and journey. While this post will mostly be around performance improvements at the code level, we want to emphasize that when we write code, we first want it to be readable, correct, secure, and only after that, performant. ... Read More.
What’s it like to work at a fully distributed company with a worldwide team and culture guided by a Creed? Welcome to “Life @ Automattic,” an occasional series of Q&As with the people behind the products. Today we spoke with Doyle Irvin, a senior product marketing manager for WordPress VIP. Who are you, what’s your ... Read More.
What’s it like to work at a fully distributed company with a worldwide team and culture guided by a Creed? Welcome to “Life @ Automattic,” an occasional series of Q&As with the people behind the products. Today we talked with security engineer Alexander Concha. Who are you, and what do you do? Hello, my name ... Read More.
Welcome to Automattic Women—conversations with some of the remarkable women working all over the world to design and develop Automattic software and make the web a better place. Today’s interviewee, Damianne President, talks to us from her home in Prague. Who are you, and what do you do? I was a third culture kid, now ... Read More.
A quick-start guide for developers who haven't yet worked with WordPress ... Read More.
Open source practice lead and community steward Josepha Haden Chomphosy chats about what brought her to Automattic, and what keeps her here. ... Read More.
At WordPress.com we strive to provide a consistent and reliable user experience as we merge and release hundreds of code changes each week. We run automated unit and component tests for our Calypso user interface on every commit against every pull request (PR). We also have 32 automated end-to-end (e2e) test scenarios that, until recently, ... Read More.
Here at WordPress.com, we have over 200 themes (and even more plugins) running inside the biggest WordPress installation around (that we know of anyway!) With all of that code churning around our over 2,000 servers worldwide, there’s one particular WordPress function that we actually try to shy away from; query_posts() If you think you need ... Read More.