WordPress Launches Featured Partner Program To Promote Best-Of-Breed Plug-ins Among VIP Clients

By Megan O'Neill 

This morning, WordPress.com VIP is launching a new program giving third-party companies that have integrated their services with the WordPress platform the opportunity to seamlessly enable their tools and promote themselves among WordPress VIP clients.  The Featured Partner Program (FPP) pilot launches this morning, pairing well-known and up-and-coming social, mobile and content startups with VIP clients including top media companies, Fortune 500 companies, sports leagues and others, which generate over one billion page views each month.

According to a press release, “As part of the application process, WordPress.com VIP will vet potential Featured Partners and review their code, to ensure a tight integration with the WordPress.com VIP platform.  Chartbeat, ContextLogic, Daylife, Livefyre, MediaPass Subscriptions, Ooyala, SocialFlow, Uppsite, and Mobilize with Wibiya are the first to join the program.”

Paul Maiorana, Director of Platform Services for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com VIP, says, “Our goal is to offer a seamless experience for our VIP clients, from introduction to integration with best-of-breed partners.  In turn, Featured Partners benefit from the exposure to top-tier sites, as well as the collaboration with our WordPress.com team during the code review and launch phases.”

The featured partners will benefit having their company logo and plug-in description promoted on the VIP site, to a range of publishers that bring in millions of views each.  You can find out more about how to become a Featured Partner by visiting the WordPress.com VIP Featured Partners site.

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Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.