The much-anticipated acronym a11y for accessibility has been in debate for quite some time in the WordPress space. It’s been more than a decade since this CMS has focused on democratizing content, and today more people have built their sites on open source scripts than ever before in the history of the web. With a 26.4% share of the global web comes great responsibility. And from here the concept of accessibility stepped in.
Probably, it would have been the same summers of May last year when Matt Mullenweg and his team at Automattic were preparing to shake the pillars of the WordPress community. The news of WooThemes being acquired by Automattic spread like a fire, and it came as a shock for some but a surprise for many.
At present, there still exist a tremendous opportunity inside the WordPress space to build and sell products. And that’s why we find so many developers and web agencies getting involved in the commercial themes business. We’re nearly half way through 2016 and over the past few months the WordPress premium themes industry has witnessed a significant boom.