Just a few weeks ago, PliablePress put up a blog post announcing their shutdown. Today, PliablePress is announcing that they are being acquired by Max Foundry.
While PliablePress only had 6 themes available for download, the assets are still valuable and so is the concept of supported themes.
This is a huge step, I think, in the entire WordPress community to see a struggling shop be acquired by a larger shop, to help the continued effort of both.
I want to say a huge congratulations to both companies, and wish them both much success in their future.
Here is the press release.
Seattle, WA, March 5, 2012 – Max Foundry, a leading provider of WordPress products, is pleased to announce its acquisition of PliablePress, a well-known company that creates general themes for WordPress websites. According to Max Foundry co-founder Bob Senoff, “We think the PliablePress family of themes is a great compliment to our existing product line, and this acquisition significantly broadens our offering of WordPress themes. From our product launch theme “Liftoff” to specific themes for internet marketers, to niche themes for WordPress developers and designers, Max Foundry has positioned itself as a leading WordPress theme and plugin developer.”
PliablePress was seeking a natural partner as it shifted the main focus of its business to custom WordPress development. Said PliablePress Managing Partner Michael Martin, “After I closed PliablePress, several people had an interest in taking it over. Max Foundry has a history of running a successful WordPress product line, which convinced me that they were the best possible team to partner with. They have a solid history of looking after customers very well, so this really is a great outcome for existing PliablePress users. I know that management at Max Foundry will continue producing great WordPress products.”
According to Senoff, Max Foundry is looking to partner with top designers and developers in building out its portfolio of themes through both the acquisition of well-followed themes and by launching new themes. The company’s products include “Marketeer”, a theme integrated with WordPress landing pages; “MaxInbound”, the leading WordPress landing page plugin for quickly adding landing pages to any WordPress site; and MaxButtons Pro, the industry-leading CSS3 button generator.
via PliablePress PR