Tumblr is now sold to WordPress
Aug 13, 2019
Verizon has officially sold Tumblr to WordPress for less than $3 million according to insiders, and will now be a complimentary blog page for the site. Verizon first bought Tumblr in 2017 for $1.2 billion after its original owner quit the company due to personal reasons. Tumblr then went through several changes, including a ban on adult content which led fans and users to boycott the site. WordPress stated they are not willing to revert the ban and now expect for the site to work along with the blog website through several experimental projects. Tumblr is widely known as a place where different people can express their art and cultural expression.