From the inception of WordPress VIP I’ve wondered what it was like to work on a VIP-hosted project. The hosting platform is notorious for being strict on code and process. On occasion, 3.7 DESIGNS would start a project that seemed like a good fit for the platform, but inevitably the projects would never get off the ground. Last year we finally landed a project that was a good fit for WordPress VIP. Over the past four months we’ve engaged with the VIP team launching the project into a closed beta a few weeks ago. The fuzzy details of what’s required to host a VIP site are now vivid. I’ve developed better coding habits as a result. As the VIP platform continues to grow (especially with “WordPress VIP Go” rolling out–more on this later) I suspect more developers will be in my position—entering into a VIP project with a vague understanding of how things will unfold. This post aims to detail both my experience and lessons learned while working with the VIP platform and team. I hope this will help you decide if VIP is a good fit and leaves you better prepared if it is. First, some very general background on the project. Project Background The primary driver to use VIP was the need for an
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