Brian Gardner:

It is my pleasure to announce WP Engine has acquired StudioPress.

Our future has never been brighter than it is today, and the road ahead of us is so much longer than the road behind. It’s a new journey that I cannot wait to continue with you.

Over the last eleven years, we have changed the WordPress landscape—from creating a commercial market to building the most popular theme framework. While we were able to do that as a bootstrapped company, the vision I have for StudioPress requires more.

If you’re using WordPress, you need a reason to not be using StudioPress and WP Engine. They’re the emergent winners. This acquisition wasn’t expected but I’m excited to see them come together. I’ve used both of these technologies for years and wish all parties involved the very best going forward.