Automattic the company behind those plugins

We often see the name Automattic, while downloading plugins from wordpress plugins directory.

Did you know many of your essential plugins and website are flagshiped by Automattic.

So what is Automattic?

Automattic, Inc. is a web development corporation founded in August 2005 and mostly notable for WordPress.com (a free blogging service), as well as its contributions to WordPress (open source blogging software).

According to Wikipedia, the plugins which are managed by Automattic:

  • Akismet : Anti-comment spam system capable of integration with many blogging platforms and forums.
  • JetpackIt provides website stats, related posts, search engine optimization, social sharing, protection.
  • Wp Super CacheA very fast caching engine for WordPress.
  • bbPressIt is a forum software.
  • BuddyPressBuddyPress adds community features like member profiles, activity streams, direct messaging and notifications to WordPress.
  • VaultPress : Backup and security service for WordPress sites.
  • WooCommerceWooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything in WordPress.

They also provide service like Gravatar, PolldaddyLongreadsSimplenote and Cloudup.

For more information on Automattic, click here