Liquid Web Acquires WordPress Plugin, The Events Calendar

Managed hosting provider Liquid Web, a company with more than 500,000+ websites under management while serving over 45,000 customers spanning 150 countries, has acquired the WordPress Events Calendar plugin from Modern Tribe.

The Events Calendar is a very popular calendar for WordPress, with more than 800,000 active installations. Its suite of products includes tools for managing virtual events, online ticket sales, community calendars, email marketing for events and more. Since 2009, they’ve created more than a dozen products to make managing events easy.

“With The Events Calendar, we now offer clients additional avenues to generate revenue through online ticket sales, in-person and virtual event management, and a suite of tools to promote and build their event audience,” said Joe Oesterling, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Liquid Web. “The Events Calendar suite of plugins are beautifully designed, easy to use right out of the box, and easy to customize. These plugins have proven to be a key part of every event organizer’s toolkit.”

The acquisition will take managed hosting provider Liquid Web deeper into the digital commerce space. The WordPress Events Calendar will continue to operate as an independent company and brand. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Website owners, Events Planners, SMBs

Photo Shane Pearlman, CEO of Modern Tribe
“The Events Calendar is more than just a suite of WordPress plugins. It’s a community of website owners, events planners and small businesses,” said Shane Pearlman, CEO of Modern Tribe.

Modern Tribe built The Events Calendar 11 years ago to solve the needs of our agency clients, and it has grown into the number one WordPress solution for events management,” said Shane Pearlman, CEO of Modern Tribe. “It’s more than just a suite of plugins though. It’s a community of website owners, events planners, and small businesses. Most importantly, The Events Calendar is a team of talented and caring individuals. Ensuring the health and well-being of both the team and the community was our top priority. We’re excited about this new chapter, knowing that The Events Calendar is in good hands under the continued leadership of Zach Tirrell, now with the support of the team at Liquid Web. They’re going to do some amazing things.”

The Liquid Web Brand Family consists of four companies which includes Liquid Web, Nexcess, iThemes, and InterWorx. Collectively, the companies own and manage 10 data centers globally.

“We are excited to welcome The Events Calendar to the Liquid Web Family,” said Jim Geiger, CEO of Liquid Web. “This acquisition supports our mission to dominate the web professional hosting marketing by powering the potential of our customers through our people, products, and technology. It demonstrates our commitment to be a leader in the WordPress and WooCommerce arena and to deliver innovative solutions for the customer that both companies are focused on – designers, developers, site, and store owners.”

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