Danny van Kooten


Writing code and emails for a living.


  1. CDN URL rewriting plugin for WordPress

    To make sure the MailChimp for WordPress site loads as fast as possible throughout the world we recently started using Amazon Cloudfront, a Content Delivery Network, for serving all public assets (CSS, JavaScript and image files). Configuring WordPress to use a CDN seemed like a straightforward and simple enough process…

    on WordPress, CDN

  2. Interview on NomadList

    NomadList.com is a website that lists the best places to live and work remotely. I've been a huge fan of the site ever since it was created by Pieter Levels during his 12 startups in 12 months. These last few months, I even based a few of my travel…

    on Personal, NomadList, Interviews

  3. Interview on WebWorkTravel

    I was recently interviewed by Johannes Voelkner, the guy behind WebWorkTravel who seems to have visited just about any country in the world. We ran into each other last year while on a workation in Tarifa, a small kitesurfing town in Southern Spain. I've been following Johannes' adventures for a…

    on Personal

  4. One million downloads

    Last Friday was a day of many milestones MailChimp for WordPress, which is by far my biggest WordPress plugin. The plugin experienced some crazy growth since its first release, less than 2 years ago. 1.000.000 downloads At exactly midnight UTC the plugin was downloaded for the millionth time.…

    on MailChimp, WordPress, Personal

  5. 2014 - year in review

    Simply put, 2014 was probably my best year ever. I'm incredibly grateful for the chances I've been given in this past year and stoked to continue. This post highlights some of the things I've been doing in 2014.. MailChimp for WordPress At the start of 2014, my MailChimp for WordPress…

    on Personal