Automattic Acquires Popular WordPress Plugin WooCommerce

Automattic, the company behind the ubiquitous WordPress content management system has acquired the most popular open source e-commerce platform WooCommerce for an undisclosed sum.

WooCommerce is one of the most popular WordPress plugins as it allows for easy and free integration of e-commerce functionality into WordPress based websites. Currently used by millions of websites, WooCommerce has become very popular for it’s ease-of-use, it’s stability, and it’s many well-supported extensions.

The news has been met with broad enthusiasm within the development community as this acquisition ensures that WordPress and WooCommerce will become ever more integrated and easy to implement.