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WP Engine Recognized as an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Web Content Management

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The Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Distinction Is Based on
Feedback and Ratings From End-User Professionals Who Have Experience
Purchasing, Implementing and/or Using the Product or Service

WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform, today announced
that it was named an April 2019 Gartner
Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Web Content Management
(WCM).
Gartner defines Web Content Management as the process of controlling
content consumed over one or more digital channels through the use of
specific management solutions based on a core repository. These
solutions may be procured as commercial products, open-source tools,
cloud services or hosted services. The functionality of WCM solutions
goes beyond means of simply publishing webpages. It also includes:

  • Content creation functions
  • Repositories that organize and provide metadata about content
  • Library services
  • Website management features
  • A high degree of capabilities such as real-time personalization of
    visitor interactions
  • The ability to integrate well with delivery platforms.

"As a values-driven company, one of our core values is Customer
Inspired. We know our customers have many choices to power their online
businesses and we work hard every day to earn their advocacy," said
Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of WP Engine.
"We believe being named an April 2019 Customers'
Choice for Web Content Management
gives our team even more
inspiration to work harder to deliver excellence on our customers'
behalf."

Gartner analysts recognized WP Engine in its July 2018
Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management
—the first time the company
was included in this assessment. WP Engine received the top score of all
vendors in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management in
two categories: its architecture and its cloud capabilities.

The WCM industry is quickly evolving in response to the imperatives of
customer experience strategies, which include digital transformation and
continuous optimization using, for example, AI. While WCM remains at the
heart of the technology stacks that support customer experience
initiatives, native WCM capabilities are expanding beyond their
traditional boundaries, and integrations with adjacent technologies are
driving expansion into the area of DXPs. According to the Gartner Magic
Quadrant report, "WCM is more important than ever for digital
transformation and optimization, so there is increasing pressure to 'get
it right this time around…'

Three forces are fueling this evolution of WCM. They arise from:

  • The path to digital business that many organizations are taking, and
    from what they are struggling with.
  • The need for better interoperability, flexibility and
    integration—attributes that directly influence the success of digital
    business.
  • The requirement for better and more practical AI-driven content
    management capabilities, as these can quickly lead to measurable
    business results."

The combination of these forces is providing an opportunity for WP
Engine's WordPress
Digital Experience Platform
, which gives companies of all sizes the
agility, performance, intelligence and integrations they need to drive
their business forward faster. WP Engine is meeting this market
opportunity through a combination of tech innovation and its
award-winning team of WordPress experts. Today, more than 90,000
companies across 150 countries rely on and trust WP Engine to help them
with world-class digital experiences.

About Peer Insights:

Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT
software and services that are written and read by IT professionals and
technology decision-makers. The goal is to help IT leaders make more
insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve
their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their
customers. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 215,000 verified
reviews in more than 340 markets. For more information, please visit www.gartner.com/reviews/home.

Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice constitute the subjective
opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied
against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of,
nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its
research publications, and does not advise technology users to select
only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation.
Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's
research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact.
Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to
this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose.

ABOUT WP ENGINE

WP Engine is the WordPress
Digital Experience Platform
, that gives companies of all sizes the
agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive
their business forward faster. WP Engine's combination of tech
innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by
over 90,000 companies across 150 countries to provide counsel and
support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded
in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in
San Francisco, California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England;
Limerick, Ireland and Brisbane, Australia.

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