WordCamp Europe 2024 Recap: Europe’s Biggest Flagship WordPress Conference

WordCamp Europe 2024 has officially wrapped up after 3 days of insightful knowledge sharing, valuable networking, enjoyable activities, and more. The event was a testament to the strength and bond of the WordPress community worldwide. Along with exciting sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, the event also featured a lively after-party where attendees could relax and network. If you missed it or want to reminisce, here are the key highlights from WordCamp Europe 2024.


WCEU 2024: The Event Overview At A Glance

From the 13th to the 15th of June, in the beautiful city of Torino, Italy, more than 2,000 WordPress enthusiasts gathered, making this year’s WordCamp Europe the most thrilling to date. However, we WPDeveloper as a team could not join like we used to do each year because of having a date clash with Eid-Ul-Adha (one of the most important religious events in the Muslim calendar). But as a representative from the entire team, our CMO, Afshana Diya, left no stone unturned to witness the biggest WordPress gathering in Europe.


The venue for the event was the Lingotto Conference and Exhibition Centre where WordPress enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds came together, fostering collaboration for a more inclusive WordPress ecosystem. A point to mention – in comparison with previous WordCamps’ venues, this year’s venue was more spacious which made networking with fellow enthusiasts easier.


However, in the summer heat of Torino, WordCamp Europe 2024 was electrifying. The venue buzzed with an energy that matched Italy’s warm temperatures. The three-day event includes:

  • Over 2,000 participants from 70+ countries
  • 60 presentations and workshops
  • 50+ speakers
  • 40+ sponsors

Highlights: 3 Days Of Learning And Networking At WordCamp Europe 2024

WordCamp Europe 2024 was three days packed with learning and networking opportunities. Attendees engaged themselves in insightful sessions and made valuable connections, exploring the latest in the WordPress community. The opening remarks of the conference by the organizing team set an exciting tone for the entire event. 

Now let us take a ride back into the highlights of the biggest WordPress conference of this year in a nutshell.

Day 1: The Most Exciting Day of WordPress Contributions

Usually, WordCamps kicked off with the Contributor Day & this year WordCamp Europe’s contributor day has been attended by 726 dedicated contributors across 25 teams to support the WordPress project.

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Their remarkable efforts included translating 79,059strings” for the WordPress user interface into 29 languages and updating documentation for the forthcoming 6.6 release. Plus, onboarding new contributors for the support forums and testing teams, and identifying methods to enhance plugin security.

Day 2 & 3: The Conference Day Of WordCamp Europe 2024

The conference day kicked off with a powerful discussion on the importance of sustainability in open-source software projects. Their inspiring keynote set the tone for an engaging event.

Following the impactful speech, the WordPress enthusiasts presented the innovative features of the Twenty Twenty-Four default WordPress theme. The particular speech highlighted how this theme goes beyond traditional blogging, showcasing its potential to redefine WordPress usage across various applications.

Day 2 featured the topic of Interactivity API—a game-changer for web developers seeking to enhance user engagement with WordPress. This talk highlighted years of effort aimed at simplifying the creation of interactive web experiences.

Days 2 and 3 were filled with 60 presentations and workshops spanning WordPress development, accessibility, sustainability, AI, cybersecurity, community, and more. These sessions underscored the breadth of topics and expertise present at WordCamp 2024.

The conference concluded on Day 3 with the traditional Family Photo, capturing a memorable moment shared by all participants of WordCamp 2024.

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If you have missed any presentations and workshops, nothing to worry about. All the presentation replays of both days are available. All the resources are attached below. 👇

Updates From Matt Mullenweg In WordCamp Europe 2024: Mid-Year Project And VIP Event

Wrapping up Day 3 of WordCamp Europe 2024, Matt took center stage—a truly inspiring moment to hear directly from the visionary behind WordPress. In his speech, Matt celebrated the achievements of the contributor mentorship program and introduced its successful graduates present at the event.

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Mid-Year Project Update On WordPress

Attendees received a mid-year update on WordPress from Matt, focusing on 11 guiding principles to ensure its sustainability. Following Matt’s keynote, attendees engaged in a lively Q&A session with the WordPress co-founder, discussing topics such as advancements in Gutenberg and the future of the WordPress Playground. For those who missed it, you can watch Matt’s full keynote from WordCamp 2024 below.

WordPress VIP Event

After the mid-year update, Matt Mullenweg introduced the WordPress VIP event. This is a high-level collaboration between WordPress.com and a handpicked group of agencies recognized for their outstanding expertise and unwavering commitment to the WordPress ecosystem. 

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For development companies, achieving WordPress VIP partner status demonstrates a dedication to quality, offers a competitive advantage, and enables the delivery of top-tier solutions for high-profile clients. This partnership is an invaluable asset that can drive significant growth and success for the agency.

Save Your Spot for WordCamp Europe 2025 – Book Your Calendar Now

Save the date! WordCamp Europe 2025 will take place from June 5-7 in the charming city of Basel, Switzerland. Get ready for an unforgettable experience at one of the largest WordCamps in the region. To avoid a date clash for next year’s WordCamp Europe 2025, one of the community members submitted an open letter to the organizers. Let us hope for an inclusive solution for everyone.

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