Devin Price is the new owner of DevPress
Devin Price is a developer from Austin, Texas and owner of WP Theming, an excellent WordPress blog. He also hosts his plugins and themes on WP Theming.
Devin is the author of the popular Options Framework plugin, the Portfolio Post Type plugin, the Portfolio Press theme, and the Visual theme. He also sells commercial versions of some of these, called Visual+ and Portfolio+, on WP Theming.
Devin has purchased DevPress, which as you likely recall, sold on Flippa for $14,000. As Tung Do notes in the comments of that post, Devin is indeed, “competent in WordPress, is involved in giving back to the community, and has a more consistent track record than I do.”
I’m glad that my concerns about the format for the sale have been alleviated. Honestly, if I were to create a list of people that would be great candidates to take over the DevPress theme shop, Devin would probably be high on that list.
I’ve followed Devin for a long time and am confident that he will give the site a boost. I believe he has as good a shot as anyone to make DevPress successful. This move for him also fits quite well with his shift away from full time work at Demand Media; he went out on his own just a few months ago.
You can already see that Devin has control of the website, as he is the noted contact on the Whois page. He told me that he was indeed the buyer, and said that we can expect an official announcement on DevPress later today.
Update: here is the official announcement.
Devin also says that WP Theming and DevPress will remain separate websites and that he has no plans to merge the sites.
I concur, Devin made a great choice in acquiring DevPress, and the DevPress community has inherited a great leader.
Congratulations all around!
The right guy, even the brand matches! Go DevP 😉
Nice to see it has fallen into good hands, will be interesting to see how it evolves again.
Good stuff! I’ve been running to WP Theming for a while now. Excited to see what happens with DevPress in the future.
Thanks for the positive post and nice comments everyone! I’m excited for the possibilities with DevPress and hoping to release some great projects this year.
And suddenly DevPress became one of the best WordPress domains I’ve seen. Good luck, Devin!
As a fan of Devin’s portfolio type plugin and his blog, I am really happy to learn this. Looking forward to see more great things from him on DevPress.
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