Delicious Brains has announced that it has been acquired by WP Engine. This means all its WP plugins including Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) will be under WP Engine.
Delicious Brains Acquisition by WP Engine
In a statement published by Delicious Brains founder Brad Touesnard on June 2, 2022, all Delicious Brains WordPress plugins which include Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) (with over 2 million installations), WP Offload SES, Better Search Replace (1+ million installations), WP Migrate, etc will now become part of the WP Engine family after the acquisition.
Brad says he has decided to sell Delicious Brains which he founded in 2012 to focus on building SpinupWP (a cloud-based control panel server for WordPress). SpinupWP was not part of the acquisition deal.
Delicious Brains has assured its customers that the development and update of the plugins will not be affected as its development members will be transitioned to WP Engine. WP Engine also emphasized that it will honor all Advanced Custom Fields Pro lifetime licenses.
ACF Acquisition Worries
WP Engine is one of the most popular WordPress Managed web hosting companies. However, since it acquired StudioPress (creator of Genesis Framework), the development of Genesis has slowed down and it looks like it has no future.
Will Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) face the same problem? Time will tell.
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