Localhost: An insiders guide to WordCamp Kyoto

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WordCamp Kyoto begins tomorrow and this event is packed with an amazing lineup of speakers and sponsors so come learn, collaborate, and connect with the WordPress community. Hiromichi Koga, DigitalCube CEO, has also joined the speaker sessions this year. Kyoto is one of the places DigitalCube calls home and for that reason, we’ve put together […]

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Custom Artifact Names, Improved UI and Minor League Bugs

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Custom Artifact Names A few weeks ago, we had released the Artifacts feature. This introduced the ability to create and save versions of your site for deployment. These come in handy for rolling back features or setting up staging sites before going into production. You can now you can modify Artifacts with a custom unique […]

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Disqus on Shifter for secure dynamic WordPress Comments

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Disqus just released their WordPress 3.0 Plugin Beta which includes an updated API to take advantage of new WP-API features, as well as improved stability for offline comment syncing. This update is important for Shifter and other static site generators since 3rd apps like Disqus makes online commenting possible. At times, online commenting is a […]

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Dan Olson of DigitalCube to speak at WordCamp for Publishers

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This August Dan Olson of DigitalCube is attending the inaugural WordCamp for Publishers as a speaker presenting on the topic of security and representing Shifter as an event sponsor. WordCamp for Publishers is focused on, well, publishers but a lot more than that. From the lineup so far sessions will include global censorship on the web […]

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Shifter is sponsoring WordCamp Kyoto and our CEO has joined the speaker lineup!

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Shifter is headed to WordCamp Kyoto as a 2017, Gold Sponsor. This year’s theme is: connect to __, which is quite fitting considering the growing number of applications, devices, and new ways developers are discovering to use WordPress. As the event site states, WordCamp Kyoto 2017 aims to make it a place where various products and people can […]

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Artifacts on Shifter for Staging, Rollbacks, and Testing

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Artifacts on Shifter give users flexibility over how they deploy and manage specific versions of WordPress sites on Shifter. Much like backups or snapshots, Artifacts are a copy of your entire site at a specific moment. Each time you generate a new version of your Shifter site, it’s kept as an Artifact. Like a git […]

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UI Improvements, WordPress Updates, Increased Speed and more

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This latest release includes improvements overall and added features to help manage projects. We are committed to continually improve Shifter so send us your feedback! If you have an idea or request, let us know. @getshifter User Interface Improvements Project Name Updates Changed Project ID to Project Name so it’s easier to find and reference […]

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Announcing the “Skip Pages” Plugin, New Domain Options, Chat Support, and more

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Our latest Shifter release includes the “Skip Pages” plugin, a WordPress hotfix update, improved service with Intercom Chat Support, and a highly requested feature for extending preferred domain name options. New Feature!: Shifter Skip Pages Plugin This WordPress plugin for Shifter was designed to skip sometimes unnecessary pages such as Archives, Attachment Pages, RSS Feeds and […]

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Amazon Aurora runs WordPress up to 6x faster

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Deciding to power WordPress with Aurora was easy. Amazon Aurora is a drop-in MySQL replacement built and managed by AWS that comes with unparalleled speed, scalability, and durability. To start our migration and upgrade, we began performance testing and focused on a few areas like admin performance, publishing, reads, and errors. What we found is that the […]

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WordPress contact forms with Shifter

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Ask any WordPress dev which plugin they use and you’ll probably get an answer (or two) without hesitation. With Shifter, there are a few determining factors when choosing which contact form plugin to use. Here’s what to look for. You’ll want to choose a contact form that’s Javascript based. When Shifter is deploying your WordPress […]

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Choosing WordPress eCommerce plugins with Shifter

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Deciding to move your online business to WordPress comes with no shortage of plugin options. As the number of WordPress eCommerce plugins continues to grow there are more 3rd party providers offering product integrations with WordPress. Choosing which plugins or provider to use on Shifter comes with a few considerations. Shifter works by transforming each […]

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Shifter sponsors the first-ever WordCamp for Publishers

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See you at WordCamp for Publishers in Denver this August! Shifter is sponsoring the first-ever WordCamp for Publishers: Denver! This is first of it’s kind event was created for those who “manage publications, big or small”. Check out our sponsor profile on the WordPress for Publishers: Denver site. The tracks and topics for this event align with […]

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This is your WordPress on Shifter. A Speed Test.

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Building Shifter we aimed at creating something that was more secure, scalable, and fast. Really Fast. By design those first two, secure and scalable, are taken care of. The unique way Shifter handles the WordPress installation and Dashboard is so that only Shifter users can access that area. Placing each WordPress installation in a secure […]

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Let’s get your site moving with Amazon Aurora

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Shifter is now backed by Amazon Aurora! With the introduction of Amazon Aurora this release has been our most powerful yet. Increase speeds of 60-80% by migrating to our latest platform release. We encourage all customers to update for added performance, security, and stability. Let’s get your site moving at lightning speed! These features are […]

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Shifter pricing just got easier

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Dear Shifter Customer, We are writing to share some exciting news! Starting today the current Pay-As-You-Go model will be replaced with new fixed plan options. We want Shifter to be simple and think the pricing should be too. You spoke, we listened, and thank you for the feedback. Get started for as low as $15/mo […]

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Shifter lands on Creative Bloq’s 10 best new web design tools

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We are humbled to be listed among such incredible products like CodePen and Glitch, as one of Creative Bloq’s 10 best new web design tools for March 2017. Creative Bloq’s delivers a variety of news, tips, and insight into the latest technology and development of global design. As they phrased it, “there’s a service that […]

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Shifter on JAMStack Radio

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  We’re excited to share that Shifter was featured on JAMStack Radio! Ep. #9, Shifting WordPress to the JAMstack JAMStack Radio is a show all about the JAMstack; a new way to build fast & secure apps or websites. Hosted by Brian Douglas, developer & advocate at Netlify, we discussed the case for taking WordPress serverless, […]

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Replacing Dynamic PHP Functions for WordPress

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Shifter makes it possible to host your WordPress websites statically across a variety of CDNs. While this innovation solves a number of problems (and provides many cost and workload benefits, as described in our Shifter Case blog post), there is one thing Shifter websites cannot handle: dynamic functions handled by PHP. But there’s good news: […]

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Big News: Shifter Partners with Netlify!

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You know that team Shifter is here to make your life easier, one static WordPress website at a time. Well, now we’ve gone and upped our game by partnering with Netlify, the automated content-delivery experts.   Netlify is a unified platform that automates code to create high-performance, easily maintainable websites and apps. They integrate with […]

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Shifter in Action: A Case Study for Serverless WordPress

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Shifter in Action: A Case Study for Serverless WordPress Shifter brings the unmatched speed, security, and scalability of serverless architecture to the WordPress platform. Best of all, it solves high-traffic concerns while keeping costs low, so you’ll never pay more for what you need.In this post, we’ll feature an event sales site to show you […]

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Recap: WordCamp U.S. 2016

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Team Shifter was thrilled to be a sponsor at WordCamp U.S. in Philadelphia, PA from December 2-4, 2016. Our days (and nights) were action-packed, and we loved meeting other members of the WordPress community and discussing innovations in our industry. We were so proud to introduce Shifter to the world and bring serverless architecture to […]

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Shifter is Featured on the Serverless Framework Blog!

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  Big thanks to our friends at the Serverless Framework! They said a lot of nice things about us on their blog, but here are the highlights: “Maintaining WordPress sites demands significantly more time and attention as the website gains popularity (and more traffic) or the number of websites you manage increases. In some cases, […]

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A Shout Out from Post Status

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  We are big fans of Post Status. Shin is a member of their membership club and listens to all of their podcasts (which are available to everyone here). Brian Krogsgard, founder and the editor of the site, and Joe Hoyle, co-founder and CTO at Human Made, always have interesting things to say—so we were […]

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Video Interview: What is Serverless Hosting?

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Our partner Dan (@emaildano) from J2 Design talked about Shifter (@getshifter) to VINUBIS during WordCamp U.S. See what he said to say in the video below. Here’s a hint: Shifter is not hackable, but it is crazy awesome!     About J2 Design J2 Design is a Philadelphia-based creative studio focused on brand strategy, print […]

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Guest Post on The CloudAcademy Blog

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  We were happy to have the opportunity to write a guest post on the CloudAcademy Blog!   We talked about what distinguishes Shifter from traditional hosting solutions, what the back-end looks like, and why serverless architecture is so important for Shifter.   A quick excerpt: Static site generators are a growing trend because they […]

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Shifter featured on WP TAVERN

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  We love WP Tavern and were excited to see Shifter featured on their site! You can find the full post here.   Key takeaways: [Shifter] eliminat[es] the burden of software maintenance and server updates. The service is a hybrid of a WordPress static site generator and a hosting solution. Shifter hosts the static files […]

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How To: Move to Shifter by WP-CLI

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You can very easily to move to Shifter by using WP-CLI. Here’s how: The “wp shifter” command wp shifter is the WP-CLI command that enables you to import/export your WordPress site for Shifter. https://github.com/getshifter/wp-cli-shifter How to upload your website to Shifter through WP-CLI Simply run the following command—and don’t forget to input your Shifter username […]

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How To: Integration into Algolia

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Algolia shifts you to a next stage search experience on Shifter. What is Algolia? Algolia is the high-performance search system with keyword suggestion and sorting search results. After installing the plugin, you may connect your WordPress site to Algolia, and then run Shifter through Algolia’s API! Get Algolia Setting up Algolia on Shifter Create an account […]

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