Last week the WordPress community took to Twitter and the Treehouse forums to express disappointment at the company’s decision to fire educator Zac Gordon. According to Gordon, the company will be giving his salary to a .NET developer and will no longer create new WordPress courses, nor do they plan to update the existing courses.
I contacted Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse, to ask about the reasoning behind the decision to reallocate resources towards other technologies and whether the company would be updating its WordPress courses. Carson declined to answer any specific questions but released the following statement:
Zac has made valuable contributions to Treehouse, and we continue to wish him nothing but the best. Treehouse will continue to offer our quality WordPress content to students for the foreseeable future.
The company may decide to revive its WordPress education in the future with new courses and updates but for the time being it looks like they will sell the existing courses until they are outdated.