Acquisitions left and right…

It’s a strange time for the WordPress community, as it seems that on a weekly and sometimes a daily basis there is an acquisition being announced. StellarWP has been on a roll picking up WordPress plugins left and right, and more recently Sandhills Development was just picked up by Awesome Motive.

This seems to be a big trend right now and I am not sure what to make of it as while there have certainly been many acquisitions over the years this seems a bit excessive that people are bailing and selling their company and getting out of the WordPress space. Many of the acquisitions have been from big players that are grabbing up as much as possible, which has me worried that a lot of the good plugins and themes will only be available if you use these providers’ platforms.