iThemes acquihires Better WP Security, a million+ download WordPress security plugin

iThemes has hired Chris Wiegman and taken over his very popular plugin, Better WP Security. Better WP Security has over a million downloads on WordPress.org and sells commercial support and installation services on FooPlugins. Better WP Security also has excellent ratings.

This is another smart move by iThemes in the utility / safety space, as I noted and Cory Miller confirmed when they launched Sync. I'm really fascinated to see how they end up framing all of these tools together from a marketing perspective. I'm also curious to see how they may alter Better WP Security's business model.

My friends at WP Bacon also have some good notes on the acquihire, and iThemes already has a Q/A up with Chris to introduce him to their customers.