We are six

Written by Mark Forrester on July 9, 2014 Woo news.

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.

Cake for everyone! This is Bryce Adams, our newest Australian ninja, enjoying some celebratory sweet stuff.
Cake for everyone! This is Bryce Adams, our newest Australian ninja, enjoying some celebratory sweet stuff.

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?):

WordPress contributions

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.

An epic selfie from Sensei Dan Johnson.
An epic selfie from Sensei Dan Johnson.

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: woo-turns-six

Our birthday promotion has ended and the coupon has now expired.

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?

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78 Responses

  1. Remi
    July 9, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Happy birthday WooThemes! 😉

    • Vince
      July 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

      Remi 🙂

      Si jamais vous avez un moment pour quelques projets on vous embauche sur notre boutique ! Voir mon commentaire plus bas ! Bon anniv !

  2. Moonworks
    July 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Have a great birthday. Let me go find an apt song – Stevie Wonder comes to mind 😀

    • Ryan
      July 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

      I’ll take any Stevie Wonder song, thanks! 😀

  3. JasonRamage
    July 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Awesome guys/gals.. Happy Birthday..

  4. Virginia Berthy
    July 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Happy birthday and many thanks!

  5. Glen Carrie
    July 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    Happy Birthday !!

    Proudly South African

  6. Carlos Henrique
    July 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Happy birthday and many thanks!

  7. raison
    July 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    Amazing work in the last 6 six years – congrats!

  8. Glen Carrie
    July 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    Where was the cake made ? Charly’s – Cape Town ?

    • Marina Pape
      July 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

      Actually not Charly’s – it was baked with love and ninja moves by http://www.popkins.co.za 🙂

  9. Nathan
    July 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Happy birthday WooThemes!! 😀

  10. Zia
    July 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Happy Birthday and wish you many more years of success! 🙂

  11. Dipak
    July 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Happy Birthday WooThemes & Congratulation for complete 5 year!! 🙂

  12. Simon
    July 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Congrats, look forward to using your products again and again.

  13. Nick
    July 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Congrats guys, amazing 6 years – from your friends at PootlePress! ; )

  14. Sheddy
    July 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    Happy Birthday WooThemes

  15. DragNfLy
    July 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Happy Birthday Guys. Almost missed the coupon on my purchase today. Thanks and Happy Days!

  16. Demonoid
    July 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    Nice one, Happy 6th and thanks!

  17. Cristiano
    July 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Happy Bday, you’re amazing!!

  18. clodis
    July 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    Auguroni , e congratulazioni per i vostri 6 anni, Happy 6th , and have a beautyful day.

  19. JP Julpe
    July 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch für 6 Jahre durchhalten. Macht weiter so!
    All the Best from JP Julpe Germany

  20. bryceadams
    July 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Wooot! 🙂

  21. Rafil
    July 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy birthday WooThemes 🙂

  22. Peter Nagy
    July 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Nice one, Happy 6th and thanks!

  23. Artur
    July 9, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    So sad i yesterday buy 2 themes without discount!

  24. peted172
    July 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!

    Does this also apply to your all “All Theme Package” ?

    • Warren Holmes
      July 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

      Yep, everything is 50% off 🙂

      • jhensley
        July 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

        Is it possible to get price adjustments for purchases inside the 30 day return policy? I spent over $400 this past week on Woo stuff.

        • Patrick
          July 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

          Open up a support ticket in Accounts and they can get your sorted.

          • necreative
            July 10, 2014 at 12:10 am #

            Patrick, I purchased something yesterday, can you confirm they’ll adjust the price and refund the difference? I’d probably like to buy more rather than have a refund!

      • honeybunsclothdiapers
        July 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

        Even 3rd party extensions?

        • Hugh Lashbrooke
          July 9, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

          Anything that you can purchase on woocommerce.com is 50% off using the woo-turns-six coupon 🙂

  25. MrOlding
    July 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Superb timing for my Canvas license renewal. Thanks a bunch!

  26. Cecilia Leong
    July 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday! For the “Function” theme, is it possible to switch the rows, i.e. the “Our Features” row is switched with the “Product Showcase” row so that the “Product Showcase” is below the top banner instead of the “Our Features”? And can I incorporate google adsense or other affiliate programs into themes like “Hustle” or “Function”? thank you very much.

    • James
      July 9, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      Re: Function – Yes this is very simple. Create a child theme, copy the index.php template file into it and simply rearrange the code to change the order.

      There’s are literally hundreds of adsense plugins for WordPress. I’m sure there is one that would work great but I cannot recommend any personally (never use adsense).

  27. Bradley D
    July 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    Congratulations WooThemes!

  28. Gareth
    July 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    Happy birthday to Woo!

  29. Frank
    July 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Happy birthday! We are reworking our sites using the Canvas theme and the more I work with it, the more I like it!

    • Ryan
      July 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

      That’s awesome to hear, keep us posted when it’s live and launched!

  30. Sergio Felix
    July 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Happy birthday guys! Going to make sure I spread the word about this offer. 😉

    • Oli
      July 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

      I am planning to buy “All Theme Package” , sensei plugin can be combined with the offer of all the times lol ?

      • James
        July 9, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

        All products are 50% off. So yes, you can buy the All Themes Package with Sensei and get 50% off both.

  31. Thierry Gustin
    July 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Happy birthday don’t change you’re awesome!!!! and you know it

  32. Tamara
    July 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Happy birthday!!!! can i have some cake? 🙂

  33. Oli
    July 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Happy birthday woooooo (i am like the pointer sisters, I am so excited lol)

  34. Jide
    July 9, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Happy Birthday Woothemes!

    Your big fan from Nigeria. 🙂

  35. Bob Dunn
    July 9, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    Awesome and major WOO! Happy Birthday and congrats to the entire team.

  36. Amy
    July 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    Woo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! You all ROCK!

  37. Matthew
    July 9, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    Happy Birthday to Woo Commerce :).

    Btw when is the sale ending 24 hours from what time ?

  38. PixelatorNyc
    July 9, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    whoot whoot. Today is my lucky day, I was going to bite the bullet and buy a couple plugins and a theme i’ve been eye. But 50% I didnt even bat an eye!

    THANKS!

  39. thenbrent
    July 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Congrats WooThemes on 6 great years!

  40. Timmy
    July 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    Happy Bday, congrats!

    – Tim

  41. Mauricio
    July 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    Congratulations, i am very happy for your performance on web.

  42. Milton
    July 9, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Gefeliciteerd met jullie verjaardag!
    Feliz cumpleaños!
    🙂

  43. SkyVerge
    July 9, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday and cheers to many more!

  44. Lourdes
    July 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    A very happy 6th bWOOthday!!! Congratulations, thank you, and may God bless you all! “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” ~Zig Ziglar Cheers!!

  45. Al Stegmeyer
    July 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    Happy Birthday. I am a prospective new client Been using MIVA for over 10 years. Serious consideration moving to WOO. Is the sale is 24 hours from your timezone GMT+2 of mine CST in USA. ?

    Thanks….

  46. Vince
    July 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    Happy Birthday WOO !

    You cannot imagine how we like WP and Woocommerce 🙂

    We thank you for the wonderful woocommerce and plugins you offer that allow us to run an e-shop while using WP in a friendly and easy way.

    We are not a lot in France to use woocommerce and people who are aware that we run on woo and WP are impressed 🙂

    Of course, I got some resquest that would help us a lot 🙂

    Here you are :

    – add to cart without relaoding the page and without using external plugin (faster, easier for customer)
    – having order and invoice numbers the same (if an order is placed but not paid, the invoice number and order number do not follow => really bad for accounting), we have to edit each invoice by hand… Kills us.
    – export CSV with order number + invoice number (for accounting reasons)
    – make customzible page after payment with a link back to homepage + some “social medias” icons so customers can suscribe (possible by coding I know eheh)
    – make the children category with url that does not include the parent category => better SEO (like not http://www.xxx..com/category/shoes/sneakers but category/sneakers) and even remove the “product/” and “category/” from urls would help SEO by shortening the urls (I know that wordpress is the problem in that case)
    – make your themes with a good review.php and rating.php that allows rich snippet (easy to get)
    – having a partnership (plugin) that works with an accounting french software or so
    – Improve the API (the API is saving our lives right now because our warehouse receive the orders directly), It would be nice the API can change the stock on our website by return 🙂

    I got some other ideas and would be happy to share 🙂

    We THANK YOU a lot for your work and for the fact that anyone can run a website easily ! We wish you a pleasant birthday ! ENJOY !

    • bryceadams
      July 10, 2014 at 9:33 am #

      Hey Vince!

      Thanks for the kind words.

      If you’d like you could add some of these ideas to our ideas board: http://ideas.woocommerce.com – that way our developers know what solutions our customers need as they can be voted up and prioritized based on demand.

      Thanks again for being an awesome WooThemes customer!

    • Remi
      July 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

      Hey Vince ! Merci pour les encouragements ! Si tu veux on peut en parler ailleurs ! Contacte moi sur Twitter 😉

  47. Lourdes
    July 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    A very happy 6th bWOOthday!! Congratulations, thank you and May God bless you all.

    “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
    ~Zig Ziglar

    Cheers!!

  48. romapad
    July 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    Happy birthday, Woothemes!

  49. iQarub
    July 9, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    Happy woorthday 🙂

  50. Mark D. Hulett
    July 10, 2014 at 12:19 am #

    Congrats gang! You guys rock. You’ve touched a lot of people with your work and I am grateful to have been able to introduce many entrepreneurs to you as well. I am always very confident when deploying the WooCommerce platform or a WooTheme for the clients I develop and design eCommerce sites for.

    Keep up the awesome work. Wishing you guys many more years of awesomeness.

  51. Rita Best
    July 10, 2014 at 12:38 am #

    Congratulations to the Woo team on work well done. Boy does time fly by. The past year have been great, so Im looking forward to your next six, hopefully the next 60! Thanks for providing great products, especially playing nice with WordPress and staying current, relevant and hip. Keep up the awesome work.

  52. takapon
    July 10, 2014 at 3:43 am #

    I’m gonna buy the On Topic now!

    • Tiago
      July 10, 2014 at 10:51 am #

      One of my favourites! 🙂

  53. Rishikant
    July 10, 2014 at 5:29 am #

    Happy birthday…congr..

  54. Jason Chan
    July 10, 2014 at 5:42 am #

    Happy bday! Great celebratory discount!

  55. Design-Kink
    July 10, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Happy Birthday from Design-Kink!
    I’m stocking up big on developer licenses for much of your tools today.
    Hopefully you run this promotion each year so my plugins don’t go out of date 😉

  56. niravmehta
    July 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    Happy Birthday Woo! You guys have done phenomenal work and we wish the 7th year becomes another major milestone!

  57. Erick Badanai
    July 10, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Parabéns e obrigado! Vida longa ao woo!
    _____________________________________
    Congratulations and thank you! Long life to woo!

  58. Dale Moore
    July 10, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    Argh! Totally missed out on Woo’s birthday 50% off deal by a day… and today is MY birthday. ;__; Thanks, Google for putting the email about this in my spam folder. >_>

  59. Renato Frota
    July 11, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    Very sad I lost this promotion. Why only 24hrs for such a promotion? Some can’t read e-mails every day… 🙁

    Sales team, please contact me. Interested in buying a wide selection of plugins if you give me a generous discount.

    • kreativhuhn
      July 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

      Same here. I’d really buy a view plugins with 50% discount, even if I don’t need them right now.

  60. kreativhuhn
    July 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    Happy Birthay!
    Very sad that I’ve missed the promotion… 🙁

  61. Eddie B
    July 11, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    Found your birthday invite in my junk mail today. Would have purchased a plugin. Send the coupon code please.

    Thanks

    Member Eddie B.

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