Today is our birthday. Our sixth birthday. Simply to survive is an accomplishment for tech companies of today and we’re grateful and proud that over the last 2191 days we’ve managed to grow and mature within this wonderful ecosystem known as WordPress.
The past year has been filled with more milestones, accolades, and explosive growth than ever before and, naturally, no shortage of growing pains.
Our team has expanded from 30 to 40 team members adding to an already diverse culture of distributed talent; WooCommerce has skyrocketed from 1 million to nearly 4 million downloads and in the last financial year we doubled our revenues and tripled our profit figures. It’s been good, but we take none of it for granted.
We beam with pride when we think about our journey towards today and after last month’s trip are even more determined to reach new heights.
While we enjoy some birthday cake today we wanted to say a big thank you to the community that make our business possible, and chose to do this in two ways (did someone say coupon?):
We’re committed to helping the WordPress community thrive. From sponsoring and organising WordCamps, developing free & commercial WordPress themes and plugins, initiating open source projects and bringing many businesses and new users to WordPress through our product line, we hope it’s apparent that we care. WordPress is, after all, our lifeblood.
As we head into our seventh year we’ve decided to commit more hours as a company – giving back to WordPress, starting right now. To kick this off, every WooThemes team member has committed half of today to contributing to WordPress in various ways.
Hugh and Patrick put together a Sensei course on our internal educational site showing our team how easy it is to find an area to help out with and we’ll report back soon on our contributions as well as future plans for WordPress contributions.
50% off all our products for 24 hours
What’s a WooThemes birthday without a gift for our community? You don’t need to think about that too hard because this year we are going large. For the next 24 hours we are running a flash sale with 50% off all our products. Now is definitely a good time to give your site a lick of paint and make that new purchase, plugin addition or WooCommerce extension. Basically go buck wild, for the next 24 hours you’re doubling your dollar.
All you need to do is add this coupon on checkout to receive the discount:
From all of us at WooThemes, thank you for your commitment to us. We look forward to journeying on with you.
Distributed team birthday celebrations
Did we mention there was a lot of cake consumed?