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Post Status Excerpt (No. 12) — Takeaways from the ACF Acquisition

A Focus On Mental Health And Long-Term Stability

In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Cory Miller and David Bisset discuss the recently announced acquisition of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin by Delicious Brains Inc. After having time to absorb community feedback and listen to a pre-recorded interview with the key people involved, David and Cory explain why this move is a win for the WordPress community.

Also covered in this episode: For freelancers and solopreneurs with projects and products that grow close to an unmanageable size: where do you draw the line between owning your product and handing the reins of your creation to someone else? (Controlling your destiny is great, on the one hand, but having full responsibility and the stress that comes with it is tough to sustain, on the other hand.)

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  1. The thought of a single person being responsible for such a popular and important plugin is both inspiring and terrifying. For one, it goes to show how amazing Elliot Condon is. How many people could possibly pull that off so well for 10 years?

    But there definitely is a concern that, should something happen in the developer’s life, that the plugin could fall by the wayside. ACF is simply too important to so many websites to let that happen.

    There is a bit more security in knowing that it’s in the hands of an established company now. Still, I have to think Elliot’s influence will be missed.

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