If you haven’t already heard the news, the makers of WordPress – Automattic – announced that they’ve reached a deal to acquire WooThemes, including WooCommerce.
This is great news for WooThemes, Automattic, and all users of WordPress and WooCommerce. Our sincere congratulations to everyone at both companies in becoming one consolidated company.
Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and the leader at Automattic, said in a blog post “In the past few years, WooCommerce really distinguished itself in its field. Just like WordPress as a whole, it developed a robust community around its software, and its products meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.” In comment to his blog post he noted, “There will definitely continue to be a marketplace for extensions.”