The auction for WPLift on Flippa finished this week and after a crazy last day I have found a suitable buyer for the site who I’m happy will be able to continue the site and take it on to the next level…

The auction should have finished around 4pm GMT but the way Flippa works is that the auction gets extended by an hour if anyone bids in the last hour to prevent “sniping”, the auction ended getting extended into the evening by around 5 hours as bids kept coming – in the end there were 3 main bidders for the site. The auction had almost finished when a new bidder with whom I’d had no contact with prior made a bid with literally one second to go, the broker there got in touch with them and determined that it was not a serious bid so I ended up selling to the other top bidder – It was quite a strange ending to the day!

We are just working out the final details now and going through the sales process so I don’t want to reveal the buyer just yet – I’m sure they will introduce themselves next week, so look out for that.

From now on, I will dedicating myself full time towards ThemeFurnace and growing that business, I’m happy that I will get to spend more time designing now as that is my passion. I will be blogging on my personal site, OliverDale.com from time to time so signup there for notification once the blog is live. I will be covering topics around my personal projects ( and of course transparency), online business in general, some web design and some technology.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to all our readers over the years and all the great people that are working within the WordPress community – it has been a pleasure to be part of it – I have made a lot of great friends over the years. It has been amazing to watch WordPress grow from the blogging tool it once was, to the beast it is today and everyone has played their part in that, I’m excited to see what the next few years will bring now!

Thanks, Oli.

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

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8 Comments

  1. Hey Oliver,

    Glad the auction for WPLift ended well, good luck with your future projects.

  2. Sumanta Kundu

    Hi Oli,
    I hope and pray new owner of this blog can run it successfully. Best of luck.

  3. Asif

    Congratulations Oli for the sale. Sites like WPLift has been an inspiration behind my own WP resource site WPCornr.com.

    Hoping the new owners of the site will be running it as efficiently as you did.

  4. Vikash Sharma

    Congratulations Oli, And all the best for your future ventures :)

  5. Congrats Oli, have fun designing :)

  6. Wesley Wiseman

    Congratulations Oli! Best of luck in the future!!! Gonna miss ya though.

  7. Good luck with your new project Oli :)

  8. I wasn’t active in your blog for the past one month and it’s quit shocking to me. Bdw, congratulation and best of luck for your upcoming mission. Hope that the new owner will put up everything as per u did before. Hope for the best and a big applaud to your success ahead.

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