Following up on the big news that StellarWP acquired LearnDash. There are a ton of posts from all involved, and even though it’s been a week or so (CaboPress consumed a ton of time), I think it’s worthwhile to track these thoughts.


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By joining Liquid Web, LearnDash becomes part of one of the biggest names in the WordPress industry. This gives us confidence in both the conservation and permanency of LearnDash far into the future so that we can continue serving the industry we are so passionate about.

Justin Ferriman, LearnDash Joins the Liquid Web Family of Brands

It’s always nice to hear from the acquired, and I believe and know that conservation and permanency are absolutely what this deal is about because …

My new role at Liquid Web will be to step in as the General Manager for LearnDash. It feels like coming home to online learning. While I’ll still do some product strategy work for Liquid Web and our Nexcess brand around WordPress and WooCommerce hosting, the majority of my time will be focused on LearnDash – to keep it growing and moving forward.

Chris Leam, Did You Hear the LearnDash News?

So you can see this isn’t an acquihire or purely financial, you have Chris Lema taking the reins so you know this isn’t a side project for Liquid Web. As well as …

Every company has its own reasons for acquiring WordPress plugins, but our objective at StellarWP is simple: We invest in WordPress plugins and services that show incredible potential. We keep their teams intact, and we help them reach new heights as they push innovation forward.

StellarWP Welcomes LearnDash to the Family

But do we have something from WP Tavern? You betcha!

The LMS market size grew to $10.84 billion in 2020. It is projected to increase to over $13 billion in 2021, according to Fortune Business Insights. However, when asked why the company was jumping into the space, Lema talked about the vision.

Justin Tadlock, StellarWP Acquires Learning Management System LearnDash

It’s a vision that I firmly believe in as well.

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