Liquid Web Buys GiveWP to Expand Managed WordPress Offerings


Global managed hosting provider, Liquid Web, has acquired and its flagship product, GiveWP – a platform delivering WordPress plugins for nonprofits. GiveWP joins the Liquid Web Family of Brands along with WP Business Reviews, both of which belong to the brand family.

“GiveWP is a well-known and respected brand in the WordPress community. We are excited to welcome them to the Liquid Web family as we continue to build our strength in the digital commerce ecosystem,” said Joe Oesterling, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Liquid Web. “GiveWP has already been able to help more than 100,000 fundraisers around the world raise more than a billion dollars. We believe in their brand, and we know that with our backing, they will continue to create the solutions nonprofit organizations need.”

The Launch of StellarWP

Photo Joe Oesterling, CTO of Liquid Web
“WordPress is the most used CMS; its adoption continues to grow within the SMB market and it’s highly relevant to our existing customers,” said Joe Oesterling, CTO of Liquid Web.

Since launching in 2015, GiveWP has quickly become a high-rated and frequently downloaded WordPress donation plugin. GiveWP provides admins with a flexible donation platform, easily customized for any kind of online giving. With GiveWP, users can accept charitable gifts through customizable donation forms, view donation statistics and reports, manage donors, and integrate with a wide variety of third-party gateways and services. The main GiveWP donation plugin is free and yet full of many advanced features.

GiveWP, and WP Business Reviews will join the Liquid Web Family under a new brand, StellarWP, which will house all of Liquid Web’s software assets. Included also in the StellarWP brand will be existing Liquid Web companies. iThemes, The Events Calendar, Restrict Content Pro, and Kadence WP.

Through StellarWP, Liquid Web intends to continue its mission to become a leader in the Managed WordPress arena, powering the online potential for SMBs, nonprofits, and the designers, developers, and agencies who serve them.

“Our Family of Brands is built to enable customers to dream big and grow. Now more than ever, they want a provider that can package, deliver, and support them online,” added Mr. Oesterling. “WordPress is the most used CMS; its adoption continues to grow within the SMB market and it’s highly relevant to our existing customers. We’re excited about the opportunity to build a portfolio of WordPress software and tools that enables the Digital Commerce explosion that we are watching in the market. We will continue to sell and service customers through our StellarWP brands and will also use them to create bundled services that make it even easier for a business to succeed online.”