Everybody who is somebody in WordPress will be quite familiar about the WooCommerce plug-in, which is solely responsible for driving WordPress.com with all its Online Store capabilities. This open-source plug-in with a global download of around 7.5 million it is easily one of WordPress’s most popular plug-in. This is the sole reason why Automattic
, which is the company behind WordPress.com went ahead and acquired WooCommerce
Even though it is said to be the biggest acquisition by Automattic till date, the exact price is still a mystery.
A great move
The plug-in that launched on September 2011 already powers around 600,000 WordPress storefronts and the number just keeps on rising. With the acquisition of WooCommerce, the impact WordPress has on the e-commerce industry will leave no stones unturned.
Adding products is made as easy as adding a new blog post. If you want to take payments, it comes with PayPal support and if you want to use Stripe/Amazon Payments/etc, all you need to do is just grab one of their extensions. It can even help you with shipping logistics, inventory management and analytics.
Previously Automattic had also bought a WordPress security Plug-in “Brute Project” from within its own plug-in store.