One of the members of our community has joined forces with one of the better-known providers of premium WordPress plugins. Chris Wiegman worked for quite a while at Southern Illinois University, where he initially began to dig into WordPress, then went on to work for a short time at St. Edward’s University before moving out of higher ed. He is now working for iThemes, the provider of BackupBuddy and a handful of other awesome plugins.
iThemes also announced, as part of their blog post, that Chris’ mega-popular plugin “Better WP Security” will become an iThemes project from here on out. Hopefully this means that the rest of the iThemes team will be able to assist Chris in both support and development of the plugin, allowing that plugin to continue to improve by leaps and bounds. I am excited about the future of Better WP Security and the future of iThemes’ other offerings. Also, personally, as a close acquaintance of Chris, I am very excited about this move for him. I expect great things out of this new arrangement.