Only few days after we moved to the new office we were happy to welcome our first very special guest: Brian Teeman. He is one of the Joomla founders and an amazingly interesting person to listen and talk to. He spent two days with the SiteGround team sharing with us his love for Joomla, his viewpoint what a good customer service is and his great sense of humor. It is just impossible to tell you everything we learned from him during the multiple sessions he held for our team in a single blog post, but I just need to share few of the things my fellow SiteGrounders pointed out as memorable:
It's been a while since I've written anything in the blog, actually 4 months... and oh my, those were some busy 4 months. But today I want to share the excitement of the successful completion of one of the big projects that kept me occupied recently – the move of the SiteGround HQ to a new office space. A little less than a year after we moved our customer service office, SiteGround HQ now has a new home too. And this is not just a new building – it is a place that has been created to open new opportunities and to inspire the creativity of our team even further. Below you can see some pictures and read how I envision the new office will help us work better!
We have just released the new version of our Joomla security plugin jHackGuard! This is the piece of software we have created several years ago and which makes all the Joomlas installed by SiteGround much safer. The new jHackGuard version introduces several brand new security filters as well as few improvements in the existing functionality.
After opening our first non-US server location in Amsterdam earlier this year, SiteGround web hosting company now announces the launch of new servers in Singapore too. The new location aims to provide high quality service for the shared hosting users both from Asia and from Australia.
“Hey Lily, we've moved to Singapore!” I got this message few days ago on FaceBook from one of my college mates, who had just left Washington DC for a fresh start in Asia. Knowing what we were working on the last few weeks, I was tempted to answer: “We are already there too!”. I just imagined how she would read my reply several times, trying to figure out what was going on, knowing me as a person, who had never considered a relocation. The truth is that I haven't packed for a new home, as I really love mine. However, SiteGround has added a new data center location and we now have servers in Singapore too!
The SiteGround events team is back after ten busy days in the city that never sleeps, two major events and loads of good time and Starbucks lattes. For the last two weeks we attended two major blog related events, talked a lot first about blogging in general and than about doing it with WordPress and got to know many inspiring new people.
The SiteGround conferences journey continues in full swing and after CMS Expo, we headed to Germany to attend J And Beyond. You would wonder what’s so special about this one – yet another conference that SiteGround sponsors, attends and then writes about in this blog. Well, for anyone who uses Joomla and cares about its future, J and Beyond is by far the most important event of the year for the community. As we dearly care about Joomla, given that we host more than 80,000 customers who use that CMS, we couldn’t really miss that event.
It has been a while since we added new themes to our WordPress gallery. That is why I am quite thrilled to announce the release of the "World" WordPress theme. Unusual for a free theme as it is, this is the first of a new generation of themes we launch with its own admin panel from where you can control a rich set of features.