22 August, 2013 — Blogging, Development, Tech

First WPDaily, Now 8BIT Closes Its Doors

Yet another surprise from 8BIT! After announcing the closure and sale of WP Daily a few months ago. 8BIT has now announced via its blog that it will be closing its doors for good.

In a blog post by John Saddington, John stated:

There’s a lot that I could say but it’s best if I keep it short and sweet – everything is in a great place relationally and life has changed the pace and direction for all of the partners.

As a result, we decided collectively and equally that it was time to go our separate ways. There’s no hidden agendas, no hard feelings, and certainly no conspiracy. As I mentioned before, besides death and taxes, change is guaranteed.

The 8BIT Support Forums will be open for another 30 days however once this is up the company will no longer offer support for their products – and most importantly their Standard Theme. Many questions are still out there – What will happen to the founders of 8BIT? We know one thing for sure, John Saddington has his eyes on the upcoming release of Pressgram. What will happen to Standard Theme? Will it just disappear down a hole? Who knows.

8BIT suggested looking at these two companies for new themes:

  1. WooThemes
  2. StudioPress

One thing is for sure, the closer of 8BIT and WP Daily was short and sweet, no gimmics and no looking back. I wish the guys over at 8BIT every success in the future.

What do you think about the sudden closure?