In case you missed it when this one happened: the WP Swag Store is back online. When I saw Jane announce the reboot of the WP Swag Store on Twitter the other day I got excited. However, after refreshing wpswagstore.com all day and seeing no change I just figured it had taken a bit more time to set things up properly. My expectations were off though, and not just about the URL.
Swag Store has opened again, but on a different domain and now powered by Hello Merch. But that Hello Merch is powered by VirtueMart and Joomla! caused me to go hmmm. I couldn’t help but wonder how that came about.
Core developer Andrew Nacin explains pretty well why things went down like they did, but using Hello Merch still feels kinda wrong to me. The bright side of the story, though, is that we can finally order some WP Swag again in the form of t-shirts, hoodies and even some WordPress goodies that should make your Christmas tree look really awesome this year.
So what do you think? Is your desire to own some WordPress swag strong enough to overcome the fact that you have to order through a Joomla! powered shop?