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WordPress acquires Woocommerce!

Screenshot 2015-05-20 19.22.52“It’s six times larger than anything we’ve done before.”

– Matt Mullenweg

Automattic, (the firm responsible for WordPress) nearing their 10 year anniversary announced they would be acquiring WooCommerce.  This is by far their largest purchase to date and will expand their team by another 55 members.

This deal stands to make WordPress even more competitive against services like squarespace.  WooCommerce is the most used eCommerce solution in the world today.  Marking their share at 19.22% recently this year.

Screenshot 2015-05-20 19.24.55Currently, buildwith.com has WordPress holding 48.37% of the world CMS market.  Together, with WooCommerce, the future looks even brighter for WordPress.