Emily SchiolaJune 24, 2019
It was introduced immediately that Digital Expertise Platform WP Engine will purchase internet hosting and administration firm Flywheel. This marks the most important acquisition within the WordPress business up to now.
“On behalf of the WP Engine group, we couldn’t be extra excited to affix forces with one of the vital revered manufacturers in WordPress. I personally welcome every worker and buyer into the WP Engine household and I’m excited concerning the alternatives we are going to create within the years to return,” mentioned Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and CEO of WP Engine.
Each corporations have been staples of the WordPress neighborhood for years, and have spent money and time giving again to the WordPress neighborhood. In keeping with the press launch, “Over the previous 12 months, the mixed efforts of the 2 corporations have amounted to greater than $four million in monetary contributions and greater than 20,000 hours of time and expertise dedicated to advancing WordPress.”
“We based Flywheel with the idea that to be able to assist creatives do their greatest work, we wanted to create an inside tradition that encourages our staff to do the identical,” mentioned Dusty Davidson, CEO and co-founder of Flywheel. “That philosophy has led us to construct an unimaginable firm and a number of the most well-loved merchandise in WordPress, supported by a formidable group of gifted individuals and probably the most exceptional open supply neighborhood on the earth. I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved up to now, or extra excited for what the longer term holds for us working collectively!”
WP Engine will now energy 120,000 manufacturers and companies in 150 nations served by almost 900 staff throughout seven places of work globally.