Peaxl says Goodbye

Yes, you read it right.

We are really sad to annouce that we are now shutting Peaxl down. It was not an easy decision, but we have to. Actually, we started to think about that a few months ago. There is never a good way or a good time to do it. But there is a time you have no other choice. And it’s always hard to say goodbye.

It has been a great journey and we could not have been able to do it without the people who supported us. It started as a nice project and ended in something we can’t manage anymore.

We first built advanced themes, using parent+child features. We then wanted to develop simpler themes that were beautiful and easy to customize. But we faced several issues.

Peaxl never allowed us to give up client work so we didn’t have room to dedicate 100% of our time to creating new themes. As time passed, client work continued to increase and, you know, you have to work and to provide for your family. Right now, Peaxl begins to cost more money that it brings.

In order to be able to improve the business, we also tried to hire developers. But they let us down, as they found better opportunities. We understand that.

Finally, there is another problem: WordPress itself. A couple years ago, it was light, fast, simple and straightforward. Now it’s too big and feature-bloated. Each release brought small and big changes, and made our themes more and more difficult to maintain. Our themes were simple to update and used simple functions, but it didn’t help. Because of that, we already had to retire one of our themes a few months ago.

The shutdown is effective starting today (05/09/2014) and the complete shop will be unavailable.

We are still available by email for a bit of time if you want, but we won’t provide any new updates to our themes. You can also talk to us on Twitter (@fran6 – @tbnv).

Once again, thank you for your support during this adventure.

Sincerely,
Francis and Thibaut