Reading List #27

Hi ✌️

WordCamp Europe FOMO definitely started to kick in when everyone was posting their photos from Porto. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make it this year and it was the first one we missed since the very first edition in Leiden 2013. But even if I was not there myself, it was good to see that those big in person events are possible again.

This week, we were still heads down in a custom WooCommerce project for a client, which will be released very soon. Which is also the reason why I didn’t have time to read that much this past week.

Frontend Development

Email Markup Consortium

With all the cool things like modern CSS and new browser APIs, working with HTML Emails feels like coding for Internet Explorer a few years back. An open consortium that would drive standardization for HTML Emails forward siound like a very good idea, although it’s not the first attempt at doing something like this, as they also mention in the post.

Email Markup Consortium (ESC)Introducing the Email Markup Consortium (EMC)


💸 Delicious Brains Plugins sold to WPEngine

Another week, another WordPress acquisition. This time, Delicious Brains sold their plugin business to WPEngine, including ACF which they acquired themselves just about a year ago. Those acquisitions always make me feel a little insecure about the future of those plugins, especially if you are a customer of the business that is being sold. But I’m sure Brad and his team made sure to find a buyer who will take proper care of their plugins. In the end, only time will tell, but for now it sounds like they found a good new home.

Delicious Brains – WP Engine Has Acquired the Delicious Brains Plugins!!

🎥 WordCamp Europe 2022 Videos

The talks of this years WordCamp Europe will be available on soon. Until then, the full days videos are already uploaded to YouTube, and I will definitely dive into some of the talks in the coming weeks.

YouTube – WordCamp Europe 2022

🇬🇷 WordCamp Europe 2023 in Athens

As every year, at the end of a WordCamp Europe, the location of the next edition gets revealed. For 2023, WordCamp Europe will be held in beautiful Athens, and I’m very much looking forward to it!

YouTube – Introduction WordCamp Europe 2023

Cheers ✌️

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