Aspen Grove Studios Acquires WordPress and WooCommerce Plugin Agency, Potent Plugins

On April 1, 2017, Aspen Grove Studios acquired the acclaimed Divi development agency, Divi Space. After just a few short months of running and managing both companies, we’ve seen such an incredible response to both brands that we’ve set our sights even further on creation and innovation.

Now, roughly a year later, Aspen Grove Studios is setting off on a second adventure, one that’ll chart our course deeper into the WordPressWooCommerce and bbPress space.

We’re extremely pleased to announce that as of May 1, 2018, Aspen Grove Studios has acquired Potent Plugins.

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Potent Plugins, an Aspen Grove Studios Company

Founded by Jonathan Hall, a trailblazing PHP developer and keen entrepreneur, Potent Plugins is an extremely successful plugin development agency that specializes in WordPress, WooCommerce and bbPress plugin development.

Aspen Grove Studios first came to work with Jonathan Hall over three years ago and, after completing a project together, have maintained a wonderful business relationship ever since. Over the years, Jonathan has been working on a part-time/contract basis for Aspen Grove Studio and Divi Space, lending his exceptional development skills and talents to our products.

With the acquisition of Potent Plugins, Johnathan’s company will fall into our care under the Aspen Grove Studios brand house.

Despite the change in ownership, Jonathan will not only remain a key player in the business but will become one of the core members of the Aspen Grove Studios group. Instead of working part-time for only a few hours a week, Jonathan will be working in a full-time capacity and will take the role of Lead Developer for the Aspen Grove Studios brand.

At present, Jonathan is the lead developer on one of our most exciting projects to date – our first ever Gutenberg theme! Still in development, our Gutenberg theme will ship with over 30 custom blocks and will be ready for launch when WordPress 5 releases. We wrote a little bit about our upcoming Gutenberg theme in one of our latest blog posts on Gutenberg.

With the acquisition, our customers will be able to benefit even more from Jonathan’s skill, talent and expertise through even more innovative and expertly coded products.

Plugins for WordPress, WooCommerce and bbPress

One of the best plugin development agencies operating in the WordPress space, Potent Plugins has built some of the highest rated WordPress plugins to date. Helping WooCommerce and bbPress users better run their websites and businesses, Potent Plugins offers both free plugins, ready for download via the WordPress Repository, as well as premium plugins via the Potent Plugins website.

With 16 plugins in total (10 of which have free versions in the repository), here are some of the best rated, most popular plugins:

Product Sales Report Pro
While WooCommerce has built-in downloadable reports, they’re a bit limited in what they display and also, how they display it. With over 10 000 downloads, Product Sales Report Pro is a trusted and extremely popular WooCommerce reporting plugin that offers a much better option for displaying WooCommerce reports.
For more information about Product Sales Report Pro, read our product review post.

Export Order Items Pro 
Lightweight, powerful and an incredible tool to include in a development toolkit. Boasting over 2000 downloads, Export Order Items Pro plugin helps WooCommerce users quickly and easily export sales-related data from a number of presets.
For more information about Export Order Items Pro, read our product review post.

S3 Image Storage for bbPress Add-On
While not a standalone plugin, rather an add-on plugin to Image Upload for BBPress Pro, the S3 Image Storage for bbPress Add-On (2000 downloads) helps bbPress users utilize Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)™ as a storage engine. With over 5 000 downloads, the S3 Image Storage for bbPress Add-On.
For more information about S3 Image Storage for bbPress Add-On, visit the Potent Plugins website.

While these are just a few of the popular plugins, have a look at the full product portfolio over at the Potent Plugins website.

What’s Next for Potent Plugins

While we’ve only just gone through the acquisition, we’ll be taking a bit of time to properly map out the course for the Potent Plugins brand.

Over the next few weeks, you may start to see more information and content relating to Potent Plugins and the product portfolio. You may also start seeing more mention of the dual branding, of Potent Plugins (An Aspen Grove Studios Company) popping up more and more.

As we’re still in the process of strategizing the finer details of the Potent Plugins brand, we will be continuing to sell the amazing products on the Potent Plugins website. The free plugins will also be available for download via the WordPress repository.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll keep updating our audiences about the progress of the merger and the strategy for the Potent Plugins brand.

Despite still being in the early phases of brand strategy, we’ve got a number of exciting and innovative projects in the pipeline! We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve got prepared!

 

We want to hear from you!

We hope that you are as excited about the new Potent Plugins brand acquisition as we are! We encourage you to have a look at the incredible portfolio of free and premium products in the Potent Plugins store. We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback, so please share a comment below!

Thanks for reading!

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15 Comments

  1. Nelson Miller

    Sounds pretty exciting David. Will any of this affect the Divi side of your business? Meanwhile, I really need to go buy the Divi Nonprofit theme.

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    • David Blackmon

      Hey Nelson,

      We haven’t hammered out all the details or specifics yet but it won’t affect the Divi side of our business at all. We have an entire pipeline of Divi products scheduled for this year.

  2. George Nicolaou

    All this sounds awesome. My guess is that all AGS hardcore members will be happy about this merger 🙂

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  3. Noz

    Congrats on the new venture.. 🙂

    One note ; I’m not able to access potentplugins.com

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  4. manu

    Congratulations !
    That’s a wonderfull news 🙂

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  5. Paul

    Looks like an awesome deal! What does this mean for Divi Space lifetime members?

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    • David Blackmon

      Hey Paul,

      We haven’t hammered out all the details or specifics yet, for now the new plugins reside only on potentplugins.com. When we figure out what we are doing our members (Divi Space included) will be the first to know. We don’t have an eta yet but I imagine in the next 90 days we should know what direction we will be going in.

  6. Mediteranija

    Nice, congrats! Will some of those premium plugins be added as a part of Divi Space Membership?

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    • David Blackmon

      Hey Mediteranija,

      We haven’t hammered out all the details or specifics yet, for now the new plugins reside only on potentplugins.com. When we figure out what we are doing our members (Divi Space included) will be the first to know. We don’t have an eta yet but I imagine in the next 90 days we should know what direction we will be going in.

  7. Wolf Bishop

    Will annual subscribers to AGS automatically get access to these new products? If so, any ETA on that?

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    • David Blackmon

      Hey Wolf,

      We haven’t hammered out all the details or specifics yet, for now they reside only on potentplugins.com. When we figure out what we are doing our members will be the first to know. We don’t have an eta yet but I imagine in the next 90 days we should know what direction we will be going in.

  8. Al Harji

    This is exciting news – congratulations to the entire team.

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  9. Molitics

    Amazing…
    Thanks for sharing with us keep posting.

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  10. Evelynne

    Does this mean that support via wordpress.org for Potent Plugins’ free plugins will no longer be provided? Those tickets have not been updated for months…

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    • David Blackmon

      Hi Evelynne,

      No we plan on supporting the free plugins still. We are in the process of moving the support to our support system that is set up in Help Scout so that we can track and handle it more efficiently. Is there something you need?

      Best,
      David

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