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What is WordPress VIP (And is it Right For You)?


Jeevan Sharma

February 09, 2023

So, here’s the big question: Is WordPress VIP the right choice for your organization?

Let’s find out!

First things first, WordPress VIP was purpose-built for the highest volume, most security conscious, and most demanding digital properties. If you check the web to learn about a major world news event, visit the website of one of the largest companies in the world, or access information from a government site, there’s a reasonable chance that WordPress VIP delivers the content you find.

  1. Content agility

WordPress VIP is built on top of WordPress. While many enterprise products have a reputation for being clunkier than consumer tools, that isn’t the case with WordPress VIP. It features the consumer-grade usability of WordPress at its core. As a result, WordPress VIP customers benefit from the intuitive content creation tools WordPress is famous for.

  1. Security and scalability

The WordPress VIP platform makes running larger environments easy. Enterprise authentication, code scanning, vulnerability protection, and advanced auditing enable it to meet the most rigorous security requirements. In fact, WordPress VIP is the only version of WordPress to have earned FedRAMPⓇ “authorized” status, a standard for US government use. WordPress VIP runs in a fully containerized environment that automatically scales up when needed and fully isolates customer environments from other organizations. This prevents performance degradation.

  1. Developer-friendly

Enterprise organizations typically have large development and content teams. This adds complexity to both code and content deployments. WordPress VIP adds a layer on top of WordPress that makes it easy to control and manage complex environments. This also makes it easy for enterprise development teams to manage their code base, support continuous delivery and continuous integration, and roll back if there is a problem.

  1. Enterprise-grade support

Beyond the product itself, WordPress VIP has agency partners like InfoBeans that deliver the sort of services and support enterprise programs demand. Our team provides both tactical and strategic services to ensure that customers avoid risk, accelerate timelines, negate tech debt, deploy best-in-class solutions, and resolve issues quickly.

  1. Powering growth

WordPress VIP offers additional services that go beyond simply scaling, to directly improve the effectiveness of digital marketing programs. For example, WordPress VIP’s content analytics product helps enterprises understand which pieces of content perform best across channels, so they can optimize their marketing programs.

Now, one of the most common questions we get asked is, “What is the difference between WordPress and WordPress VIP?”

The truth is WordPress VIP is WordPress plus so much more.

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com vs. WordPress VIP: Which is right for you?

It can be quite daunting for people choosing between these options. However, good rules of thumb are:

  • If you are highly technical and want to spend the time and money managing a WordPress instance on your own, self-hosted WordPress might be the right choice.
  • If you want fully managed website maintenance, as either an individual or small or mid-sized business, WordPress.com might be a good choice.
  • If you are a large enterprise with many employees, complex security requirements, and high traffic, a custom application to deploy, or a need to simply contain costs and risk, WordPress VIP is probably the right choice.

In short, WordPress VIP is the all-in-one solution for enterprises that want to build on WordPress.

If you’re still confused about whether WordPress VIP is the right choice for your organization, contact us today to book a consultation.

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