Today, I woke up with the big news in my feed saying Automattic acquired WooThemes.
Makers of the biggest e-commerce platform (WooCommerce) were enjoying the announcement blowed up on the internet with the co-founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg.
Matt also shared some pictures for the jolted moments.
Being a part of the WordPress community, many questions were raised in my mind when I read about this acquisition. In the meantime, I received an email from WP Tavern sharing the statements of Matt Mullenweg on the news.
It answers all my concerns. I noted down both the questions and their answers here:
1 – Is it about WooCommerce or all the products of WooThemes?
“Mullenweg confirmed that the acquisition includes Woo, Sensei, and all of the other plugins and themes.”
2 – Does WooCommerce will be rolled in Jetpack?
“Jetpack could definitely complement WooCommerce (and WooThemes), but not the other way around.”
3 – What will happen with the members of WooThemes?
“This is Automattic’s largest acquisition to date, bringing 55 new employees into the company from 16 countries for a total of 370 Automatticians.”
4 – What would be the expected cost of this acquisition?
“Sources say Automattic will spend more than $30 million in cash and stock to buy the 55-person company. Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg wouldn’t comment on the price but said the acquisition was the largest his company had made, ‘by about 6x.’”
5 – What will happen to the third-parties building products for WooCommerce?
“The acquisition affects a whole fleet of third-party designers and developers who create products for WooCommerce. They will likely have more opportunities and sales ahead of them with the power of Automattic behind the core plugin.”
This is a new journey for our friends at WooThemes. Automattic helps individuals and businesses to boost their careers. We wish all the best to the professionals of e-commerce platforms in the future.
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