Automattic lands in Italy with services for companies

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Automattic, the American company known above all for the management of the WordPress platform used all over the world for the creation and management of websites and created by Matt Mullenweg, officially brings the WordPress Vip service reserved above all to companies (both small and medium-sized how big). And it does so with an agreement with Digitrend, a Palermo-based company that deals with website development and not only that thus becomes the only Italian partner on this front. Thanks to this agreement, which is already operational, Automattic aims to grow with value-added services in the fertile Italian market and Digitrend implements the range of services, continuing a growth path started in recent years.

The Palermo-based company, led by CEO Biagio Semilia, has about twenty employees, an average turnover of around one million, manages a hundred information websites but not only (in the portfolio, for example, the two sites Comments memorable and Spunte blu considered samples of visits).

«WordPress Vip allows us to offer publishers and publishers a solution that eliminates all the criticalities of server resource management and maintenance necessary for updates, security management, data saving – explains Semilia -. This agreement then allows us to focus our attention more on taking care of the growth path of our publishers. Consultancy and continuous training, based on the use of the most reliable platforms on the market, guarantee us solid growth rates and the right attention to be devoted to individual publishing projects with their peculiarities “.

The agreement with Automattic with the introduction of WordPress Vip also represents a qualitative leap in the technological management of the platforms: “With WordPress Vip, the publisher – explains Gianni Messina, Cto of Digitrend – no longer has to worry about caching problems, WordPress core update, CDN, data backup, plugin validation. The WordPress VIP platform is served by a network of 20 data centers around the world. The technology behind the systems release services offers the best time-to-first byte result, the lowest latency, the highest security for protection from attacks ».

Another front is that of training. «This new opportunity – says Semilia – allows us to focus our attention more on taking care of the growth path of our publishers. Consultancy and continuous training, based on the use of the most reliable platforms on the market, guarantee us solid growth rates and the right attention to be devoted to individual publishing projects with their peculiarities “. Over 200 editors and journalists were trained with Digitrend Lab in 2021: the training proposal included in the WordPress Vip offer, Digitrend explains, aims to accompany publishers to make full use of the opportunities offered by the system in question. also thanks to the release of features and plugins developed by the company over time.

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