Jeff Chandler first publicly hinted that he was interested in selling his WPTavern in a blog post last month called “Thanks for everything“. In it he described his difficulty making money with the site, his own personal troubles, and that he would be stepping away for a while.
Today, via the WPTavern account, Chandler shared further developments:
Happy to report that although I am not the owner of wptavern anymore, I will be staying onboard to maintain and operate the site.
WPTavern has been purchased in its entirety by an unnamed buyer for an unnamed amount. While that’s not too much information right now, Chandler did say that the site and podcast will continue to be maintained by him, with no other changes “for the foreseeable future“.
We haven’t noticed any changes to WPTavern yet, and haven’t the slightest idea who the new owner might be. Chandler says the current plan is for the new owner to stay silent for the time being. What do you folks think? Who is the most likely to have purchased WPTavern, and for how much?
You can read more about this change of hands in a blog post on WPTavern (but still no details on the new owner).