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On November 19th, 2008 Kyle Eslick of WPhacks.com published a blog post where he offered the domain names WordPressTavern.com and WPTavern.com for sale to his audience first. He then offered the domains for sale on various sites but no one purchased them.
Jeff Chandler contacted Kyle regarding the domains in December of 2008 and found out they were still available. After acquiring the domains in 2008, WPTavern was launched on January 23rd, 2009.
On June 8, 2011 Jeff Chandler announced that a new owner had purchased the site. One of the stipulations after the purchase was to remove all forms of advertising.
It wasn’t until May 20th, 2013 when everyone was informed as to who the new owner was. It was none other than Matt Mullenweg. It’s important to note that Jeff Chandler was hired as an employee for Audrey.co, Matt Mullenweg’s personal research and investment company with the primary duty of creating and managing content on WPTavern.
Since then, the Tavern has added more contributing writers to provide a wider spectrum of coverage.