Box UK is a UK-based, enterprise WordPress agency, and proud to be a part of the global WordPress community, including as a Silver agency development partner to WordPress VIP – the fully-managed, enterprise WordPress cloud platform that delivers unparalleled scale, security, flexibility and performance.
Specialising in enterprise WordPress development, and with deep experience working with both the open-source WordPress CMS and WordPress VIP hosting, Box UK is perfectly positioned to unlock the full potential of this powerful platform for your organisation.
Our WordPress consultants, developers, designers and infrastructure experts will help you take advantage of WordPress VIP’s high-quality plugins, expert cloud hosting and dedicated support services to rapidly deliver you a richly-featured enterprise platform, driving an engaging and seamless digital experience for your users.
To deliver the unparalleled scale, security, flexibility, and performance from WordPress that the enterprise demands we leverage the support of WordPress VIP – a fully-managed cloud hosting platform, support system and quality gateway developed and run by WordPress themselves.
Our position as an agency partner to WordPress VIP is what elevates your development instance above all others, guaranteeing you 24/7 operational support, hourly backups, automatic vulnerability scans and security updates, and best-in-class response times.
We can also support the secure migration of your existing sites and databases to your new enterprise WordPress platform, safeguarding operational continuity and reducing administration time so that you can focus on increasing value.
Our depth of experience in developing scalable and resilient enterprise software ensures that whatever your use case for the WordPress CMS, our consultants and developers will shape a solution with future compatibility front of mind.
Use of the WordPress REST API ensures you’re able to connect your relevant systems, databases and processes as needed, and robust architectural designs from our team of expert business analysts and technical consultants enable future extensibility. Furthermore, comprehensive market analysis conducted up front in your journey sets out how your project might adapt over time to ensure long-term success.
WordPress VIP offers comprehensive support at every stage of your journey from initial consulting and project planning through to launch and beyond, with access to a dedicated helpdesk and 24/7 critical outage assistance.
As WordPress VIP is built by Automattic – the company behind WordPress.com – you also benefit from direct access to developers working on the core WordPress product, to rapidly resolve issues and help you get the most from your solution.
Covering the key benefits WordPress offers over more traditional enterprise CMS solutions, and the considerations you’ll need to address should you choose to migrate, to ensure the success of your project.
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WordPress VIP is the official digital experience platform from Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. It offers an enterprise version of WordPress, the most popular content management system in the world, which today powers over 35% of the world’s top 10,000 websites and is used globally by high-profile organisations including News International, Sony Music, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Amnesty International and PlayStation.
WordPress VIP provides a wide range of enterprise features to enable organisations to deliver their products and services at scale. This includes purpose-built, fully-managed cloud hosting, integrations with leading technology providers and a custom-designed infrastructure built with security in mind, as well as a dedicated, 24/7 support service.
Built for enterprise organisations that place a premium on delivering a reliable, stable and fast experience, WordPress VIP is a great solution if you’re dealing with complex, content-rich and/or high-traffic sites, or if security is a priority concern. Indeed, WordPress VIP is currently used by a number of large-scale organisations that require a solid platform for large amounts of content, such as the New York Post, Santander, Accuweather, AirBnB and CNN.
WordPress VIP is just as suitable as the underpinning foundation for your entire online ecosystem as it is being the CMS for just one site among many in your broader content infrastructure, in addition to being exceptionally well-placed to support rapid scalability which makes it a good choice for anyone looking to grow their offering too.
Highlights of WordPress VIP include blazing-fast performance, unparalleled security and a comprehensive support offering. With a focus on supporting websites at scale, its cloud-based hosting platform leverages a globally-distributed network and behind-the-scenes plugins to maintain the highest levels of performance. Their custom-designed infrastructure is also self-owned and optimised for WordPress deployments.
WordPress VIP offers an extensive toolkit to safeguard the security of all installations – including offering the powerful Jetpack plugin as standard – and has a technology partner programme that offers a library of plugins providing all the features an enterprise site could want (including personalisation, SEO and analytics) without compromising on security.
WordPress VIP additionally offers a comprehensive support service, which includes 24/7 critical outage assistance, and a dedicated help desk to raise and resolve any additional issues.
Importantly, because WordPress VIP comes from the creators of WordPress.com, there’s a direct line to core WordPress developers, as well as a host of other significant plugin and library maintainers. This can speed up the resolution of issues, and provides a valuable level of confidence in the quality of any advice provided.
WordPress has been proven to deliver at an enterprise scale, and 35% of the world’s top 10,000 websites rely on it to deliver valuable content, information and services. At Box UK we’ve seen first-hand how it supports large, complex and high-transaction solutions, having used the platform to develop global ecommerce site OKdo.com.
Using WordPress as the foundation of your enterprise platform brings with it all the advantages of this powerful, open source CMS. Renowned for its simplicity and ease-of-use, WordPress offers fast and flexible content creation, and supports rapid development and deployment to speed up time-to-market.
As an open sourced content management system, using WordPress also provides you with access to an incredibly wide pool of expertise, supporting the maintainability of your solution. An extensive library of third-party plugins and tools delivers further benefit, as platforms can be extended to include all the features and functionality required in the enterprise, with minimal additional development cost.
WordPress VIP builds on the modern, flexible WordPress CMS to deliver an offering that underpins exceptional digital experiences for large enterprises. It is trusted by many of the world’s top brands to power content-rich sites that serve millions of users across the globe.
As a fully-managed enterprise cloud offering, WordPress VIP will host your site on their proprietary platform, meaning that overheads for your internal teams are typically much lower compared to other CMS options where you may be responsible for coordinating the entire IT ecosystem.
WordPress VIP’s strict quality standards and partner accreditation programme also safeguard the performance and security of your solution, providing an additional level of confidence not offered by all CMS providers. Their own developers are on hand to support accredited agency partners in ensuring all code adheres to industry best practice, and plugins are also subjected to the same high standards to ensure the functionality you need is implemented in the right way.
Security is a priority for WordPress VIP, and its managed infrastructure has been designed with this in mind at every turn. Key security features include SSL, DDOS protection, HTTP/S and HSTS and SSO / SAML, with vulnerability patches applied by the WordPress VIP team to address potential cyber threats, and robust backup systems to protect your data.
Security is further reinforced by WordPress VIP’s quality assurance processes, which ensure that all code and plugins meet required security standards. Box UK demonstrates its adherence to these standards as an accredited WordPress VIP silver agency development partner, and our team build security into every aspect of the development process through techniques such as penetration testing, which supports the effective identification and mitigation of risk at the earliest possible stage.
Box UK will ensure your WordPress VIP replatforming journey is a smooth one, starting by working closely with you to understand what data requires migration to your new WordPress VIP cloud platform. We’ll then agree a suitable migration plan that will enable us to identify any areas of particular risk and put in place measures to mitigate against these, while also supporting effective testing post-migration to validate that the process has delivered against its objectives.
Our experienced team also provide a range of additional services to enable you to transition seamlessly to WordPress VIP, including putting in place plans to upskill your team where required, and defining appropriate Service Level Agreements to provide the support coverage you need.