Best WordPress Companies, Agencies and Studios

In this post, we take a look at some of the top WordPress companies, agencies, and studios.
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Today we are going for something different here at WP Mayor, we’re taking a look at the most well-known WordPress agencies and companies. These are companies that have constantly been producing top-notch WordPress websites for a number of years, and their people are well known in the WordPress community.

They can serve as an inspiration for you if you would like to build a new company based on providing WordPress services, or you might also end up trying to join one of these companies if you prefer having a job with established people.

The basis of this selection is purely my observation of the WordPress industry during the last few years. There are of course many more great WordPress freelancers, companies, and agencies, however, these are the best ones that I have come across. They have been producing excellent work that has served as an incentive to improve my own skills, and I hope you will also find them inspiring.



SAU/CAL is based in Toronto, Canada. They’re WooCommerce specialists and are also WP Engine partners.

SAU/CAL is all about building your business online; harnessing the power of the Internet to realize your true business potential in ways you’ve never thought possible. They design revenue-maximizing WordPress sites that actually drive the growth of your web-based sales; improve user experience; and, tackle highly personalized and complex tasks related to your business.

They develop customized apps and plugins that succeed in capturing leads and increasing sales power. While others may build you a beautiful looking website, Saucal builds websites that attract new business in the virtual world. Of course, they look beautiful, too.

I know the guys from SAU/CAL personally and highly recommend them. What I love about them is that they really focus on your business results, and they make sure that your new website is a real investment that generates great returns rather than just being one other business expense.


DevriX is a European-based technical WordPress development agency providing custom solutions and ongoing development for successful businesses. DevriX specializes in SaaS development, large WordPress multisites, and technical architecture in order to provide scalability, extensibility, and steady growth for established organizations.

The Free Website Guys

The Free Website Guys has a very interesting model (and one we haven’t seen before): they don’t actually charge to build you a WordPress website.

Instead, they help business owners to build a fully functional and professional website but don’t bill for their work. The reason that they do this is simple: it’s been a great way for them to create connections with business owners, a certain percentage of whom come back at a later date and hire them for large paid projects. This means that they’re huge on customer service and they have thousands of 5-star reviews floating around to prove it. Don’t let that make you think that the “free” aspect of their work means that the quality of work is lower. By checking out some of the examples on their website, you’ll find a fair share of impressive WordPress websites on there. 

Such an innovative “free” model caused them to take off in a big way, and within about 6 months of launch, they had become the top-rated website development agency on Clutch (out of 40,000+ agencies), G2, and a couple of other such rating sites. 

Crowd Favorite

Crowd Favorite

Crowd Favorite delivers custom WordPress development for large enterprises that are embracing open source. They not only develop custom themes and plugins for their clients but also connect them to a variety of existing corporate systems.



WisdmLabs is a WordPress-focused 100-member team specializing in e-Commerce and e-Learning. They provide end-to-end custom solution development including website design, plugin & theme development, technology consultation, and performance overhaul. Their focus is on building long-term relationships with a client-first attitude and quality work. They are accredited as WooCommerce experts, EDD trusted consultants and LearnDash recommended developers.



WPRiders is a technical WordPress Agency for clients across 5 continents.

They are a thinking partner who helps you take your business to the next level with the right WordPress powered tools. They have an agile-based approach that involves a mix of business consultancy and software development, tailored towards obtaining maximum value for the given investment.

WPRiders is not a mass-market agency. Rather, they handle a few challenging custom development WordPress projects for ongoing customers who want a reliable, honest and highly professional team.

You can rely on them for custom WooCommerce development or custom integrations with third-party APIs like HubSpot, Ontraport, Twilio or you name it. They also do custom theme and/or plugin development work that requires a more thorough approach and understanding of your business requirements.

Modern Tribe

Modern Tribe

Modern Tribe specializes in the design and development of industrial-strength WordPress implementations. They push the boundaries of what WordPress can do. Full galleries, social media, and extensive API integrations, event management, front end authentication, and single sign-on, custom layouts and designs that transcend the traditional blog, community sites with forum integration, live streaming media – you name it, they can code it.



WordPress is the perfect foundation for the web and having the right blueprint is imperative to success. WebDevStudios leads the way by using WordPress to architect and build cutting edge web and mobile experiences.



interconnect/it design and build WordPress websites. Their main goal is to develop WordPress theme and plugin solutions that are robust and easy to use, improving your workflow, and reducing stress levels. They do this for clients like The Spectator, Informa T&M, and Telegraph Media Group, to name a few.

WholeGrain Digital

WholeGrain Digital

WordPress development is at the core of the business at Wholegrain Digital.  The majority of the work that they do involves developing custom themes and plugins for clients, configuring premium themes, or fixing and enhancing existing WordPress websites.

Human Made

Human Made

Human Made specializes in high-end WordPress development & consultancy for Enterprise & Big Media. Typically involving a high degree of custom development with a focus on performance & security at scale. Each project provides a different challenge. A VIP partner since 2012, they have a proven track record in dealing with big clients.

Spyr Media

Spyr Media

SPYR is a creative agency focused on brand development, software design, publishing, and deadlifts. Since 2011 they have been building SPYR brands and have collaborated with hundreds of top-shelf companies and entrepreneurs to reinvigorate their brands and connection strategies.



At 10up they make content management simple with their premier web design & development consulting services, by contributing to open platforms like WordPress, and by providing tools and products that make web publishing a cinch.

Have we missed any other top companies and WordPress agencies? Let us know in the comments below.

Jean Galea
Jean Galea
Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the podcast. His personal blog can be found at

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61 Responses

    1. Hi Tony, as I described in the post it’s my own personal selection based on my involvement and observation of all things WordPress during the last couple of years. The portfolio and contributions of these companies should be enough evidence that they are up there at the top and worth following.

  1. There are a lot of really awesome companies in this list. I studied quite a few of them when I was setting up a roadmap for where we’d like to be within the next two years.

    We’re just getting rolling, so hopefully when you do a 2013/2014 redux you’ll be including FAT Media in the list! 😉

  2. Great list. There are so many web development agencies out there, it’s hard to get a good read on who will be the best fit for your needs. Our company, AlphaPoint, has been working with a great team at HSM for a number of years. We highly recommend these guys, very creative and responsive group!

    – Tom

  3. Hi Jean, I believe Exygy belongs in that list. We do a lot of advanced WordPress work for our awesome clients, and are very involved in the WP community. We co-host the San Francisco WordPress meetup with Automattic, we build plugins, we blog about WordPress, and we contribute to the WP core.

  4. Thanks for the compilation Jean, I can certainly recognise most of them from their contribution in the WordPress community/industry.

    Like you said there are of course a lot more great WordPress professionals out there that don’t get mentioned or recognised because they simply don’t come out as much. Do you have any thoughts on how those can stand out in this crowd?

  5. I have a new business. So far I have worked with 10up and Wisitech. Both are amazing companies. Best support, best developers.,

  6. I would like to add Really Effective to the list.

    We are an agile WordPress agency focused on increasing our clients’ bottom line, not just doing pretty graphics.

    Contact us and let’s start improving your results right away!

  7. is also one of the best WordPress development companies that we have worked with and they are pretty good so far. We are satisfied with them, though we highly appreciate this post as it shows many other vendors that we can consult. Thanks Jean Galea.

  8. I had recently hired Wisitech for my Woocommerce website development. The best part is they have given me the fully optimized website which was indexed by Google within 4 days after making it live. Amazing team of developers with good knowledge of optimization as well.

  9. Hi folks, great list, and I would like to add WP-Heroes from Slovakia to the list, which is WordPress department of Digital Agency called ZoneMedia and one of the most famous WordPress developers in this little country cooperating with big brands and agencies from all over the world. Feel free to contact us anytime.

  10. A Great list of WordPress development companies. A few months ago, I was looking for a WordPress development company to build my business website. I found a list of companies by searching on the web, but I was so confused. At that time, My friend recommended me one company “Thinsquare” that provides website development services. I contact with the company to build my site and Really, the company provides quality services. I am very happy with their services.

    1. Hi, Emma. I am also looking for a company to build my Ecommerce business website. Can you share the link of website?

  11. I checked many of pages from list – pretty impressive. I believe every wordpress agency would like to be on such lists. We look forward to the future to be helpful to everyone (by plugins or themes) but at this moment we focus on being a perfect partner for our clients, So these types of letters are for us.

  12. How about including a few Australian agencies on the list? Here is one agency that I think deserves a spot on this list- Websites ‘N’ More.

  13. is a bespoke website development agency using WordPress as a prefered CMS.
    We also have developed a number of WordPress plugins and custom themes. So for really advanced website development Webdesign7 is the agency of choice. Located in South London.

    1. Most if not all these agencies are still performing very well so I don’t think it would be much different in 2018. I recently used WP Riders for one of my projects and can recommend them. If you need to contract them for some work let me know and I’ll probably be able to get you a discount 😉

  14. This is an inspiring list! Great to see some UK-based agencies on here too.

    I’m hoping that I can get Highrise Digital on to this kind of list in the next couple of years. 🙂

  15. Perception System is a leading WordPress web development company based in California. Our expert services include theme, plugin development as well as WordPress maintenance.

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