The VIP Platform’s Must Use (“MU”) plugins are deployed to all VIP Platform WordPress applications. VIP’s MU plugins codebase provides VIP Platform’s WordPress applications with integration to the VIP Platform infrastructure, e.g. cache management, as well as various helper functions and performance enhancements commonly used by applications hosted on our platform.
VIP’s MU plugins are open sourced and their development can be followed from this GitHub repository:
A “built” version of VIP’s MU plugins, which lacks the complexities of submodules, is available here:
Local development environments must include a copy of /vip-go-mu-plugins/; without it, customizations, core behaviors, and functionality tested locally can often behave differently in a VIP Platform environment. Be sure to keep this up to date.
VIP helper functions
VIP helper functions perviously used on WordPress.com VIP will still work on the VIP Platform, but generally these functions are no longer necessary.
vip-deprecated.php can be referenced to identify VIP helper functions that will not work on the VIP Platform.