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We’ve grown a bit in recent years. We’ve also continued to accelerate on WordPress.
We released a number of free, high-quality WordPress themes like Primer, Activation, Ascension, Escapade, Stout, Mins, and Scribbles. We also maintain a number of plugins like ManageWP Worker, Sucuri Security, and Contact Widgets.
All of this requires us to prioritize and focus.
Our current focus is on improving our WordPress Hosting platform, integrating our site management tools, and simplifying our WordPress onboarding even further.
WPMU DEV has already taken over the maintenance of the Broken Link Checker plugin. They’ll soon take ownership of the P3 plugin as well.
They’re excited to not only maintain these products, but to invest in them, push them further, and keep them free for everyone in the WordPress community to use.
Why WPMU DEV?
It’s primarily due to their past WordPress contributions and history of maintaining free plugins. They also have a large enough team, whose members we know well, and we trust them to not try any shenanigans!
We’re happy that we found a great team that is excited to continue the development and improve on what we started. We believe this is a decision that will ultimately benefit everyone in the WordPress community.
We’ll keep giving back to WordPress.
For WordPress to thrive, people (and companies) need to contribute. Without an army of volunteers and supporters giving back to the project, we wouldn’t have the WordPress that we all know and love.
It’s also why we support every WordCamp around the world as a global community sponsor.
At the same time, we’re empowering our GoDaddy colleagues to organize, volunteer or share their expertise at local WordCamps.
We’ll continue to support and sponsor our full-time WordPress Core contributors. We’ll continue to share studies and research with the WordPress.org team to help improve the WordPress user experience.
We’ll also continue to develop and release amazing new Gutenberg blocks and extensions as part of the CoBlocks plugin & theme.
We’re committed to improving WordPress for everyone.
Thank you to WPMU DEV for taking on our Broken Link Checker and P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) plugins. We know you’ll do great things with them!