WordPress Developers

33% of websites are built in WordPress, and this stat alone indicates a market demand, which calls for a market offer of many WordPress developers. The competition is fierce, leaving you with a vast choice and a hard decision in front of you – which WordPress development experts to hire. Read on to find a complete list of the most skilled WordPress teams reputed for building successful websites on the most popular CMS. Just below the table, you’ll discover the key steps to consider before locking down a company and find answers to the most asked questions.

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18 Best WordPress Developers

Perception System

Perception System is a custom web and app development company, that brings into being innovative enterprise-grade Websites, Web Portals, Mobile Apps, eCommerce and Cloud Solutions for companies across a diverse set of industries and verticals including Healthcare, Education, Retail and Recruitment and delivers the results that impact. See profile
Service focus

Web Development

Web Design

Wordpress Web Developmet

Laravel Development

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 25-49

50-99

United States, California, San Jose

Codup

Codup is a full-service development agency that develops custom software and web solutions to help businesses accelerate their growth. With more than 100 team members on board, Codup works with different technologies, platforms, and programming languages to build tailored solutions that solve client’s business complexities. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Ecommerce Development

WordPress Development

Shopify Development

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 50-99

50-99

United States, Texas, Houston

tagDiv

tagDiv is a web development and design agency known as one of the best providers of fully functional and elegant software solutions. Over 110,000 customers trust the team for their utmost professionalism and on-time delivery. See profile
Service focus

Web Development

Ecommerce Development

Custom Software Development

WordPress Development

Key features

$ 1,000

$ 50-99

10-24

Romania, Alba Iulia

Massive Pixel Creation

Over 12 years on the market serving businesses from Americas, Europe, the Middle-East, and Australia & Oceania. Mostly known for building and monetizing their own products on Envato for WordPress and providing customization services on WPKraken. Massive Pixel Creation is a Software Development Outsourcing company based in Poland, Central Europe with a strong background in building MVP projects. Trusted by more than 45,000+ on Envato (Power Elite Author) and 12,000+ on WPKraken. See profile
Service focus

IT Staff Augmentation

Software Development Outsourcing

Dedicated Software Development Teams

Agile Software Development

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 50-99

100-249

Poland, Katowice

Vipe Studio

Vipe Studio is a WordPress Agency for development - a long-term partner for any WordPress service. Collaborating with their clients is a must through each step of the process. Vipe Studio is WordPress specialized, and offers a complete package of WordPress services – website development and maintenance; additional features, theme and plugin development; online web security; and specialized WordPress hosting. See profile
Service focus

WordPress Development

Web Development

Technical WordPress Development

WordPress Technical Support

Key features

$ 1,000

$ 50-99

2-9

Bulgaria, Sofia

Webential

Webential is a one-stop destination for all things digital, be it design, development or digital marketing, we provide all under one roof. They provide businesses with the flexibility to hire dedicated designers, developers and marketers as per their exact needs. See profile
Service focus

SEO Services

PPC

WordPress Development

Shopify Development

Key features

$ 1,000

$ 25-49

50-99

Australia, Sydney

Fooz - Rock Solid Wordpress Agency

Fooz Agency specializes in and works exclusively with WordPress, developing simple themes as well as working on more complex projects. Their clients heartily point out the ease and flexibility of their approach to developing WordPress panels, as well as the great technical quality being offered. Fooz's ability to code graphic designs into pixel-perfect HTML/CSS/JS markup supports other agencies and graphic designers. See profile
Service focus

Web Development

WordPress Development

Design and Front-end Development

UX/UI Design

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 25-49

10-24

Poland, Katowice

DevriX

DevriX is a WordPress development company fluent in WordPress, that builds scalable solutions for small enterprise clients. DevriX coined “WordPress retainer” in 2015 and since then has inspired thousands of agencies to follow in their footsteps. DevriX builds and maintains high-scale WordPress platforms with up to 900M/monthly page views. See profile
Service focus

Technical WordPress Development

Design and Front-end Development

Business Consulting and Research

Marketing Assistance

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 100-149

50-99

Bulgaria, Sofia

Reliable

Reliable is the #1 design, front-end, and WordPress development agency powered by 35 team members around the world. With a passion for design, code, and excellence in their craft, Reliable’s team has successfully completed 2,534 projects. See profile
Service focus

WordPress Development

Web Development

Web App Development

Design to HTML

Key features

$ 1,000

$ 25-49

25-49

United States, Georgia, Athens

White Label Agency

White Label Agency was created in 2013 to make it easy for digital agencies across the US and Europe to outsource WordPress design and development. Whether it’s project-by-project or a fully-dedicated team needed, the White Label Team builds partnerships for long-term success. See profile
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WordPress Development

WordPress Design

Web Development

Digital Marketing

Key features

$ 1,000

$ 25-49

50-99

United States, Massachusetts, Boston

Exemplifi

Exemplifi is a web development company that builds personalized, fast, and CMS-powered websites that adhere to the latest web standards. The team delivers on the clients’ marketing objectives and responds to their unique customer journeys. See profile
Service focus

Web Development

WordPress Websites

Web Design

Drupal Development

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 50-99

25-49

United States, California

Magnify Web Design

Magnify Web Design is a full-stack web development company focused on creating engaging digital experiences that maximize conversions. The team of innovators uses open-source technology combined with the best practices to deliver outstanding, human-centered digital experiences, helping brands solidify their online presence. See profile
Service focus

Web Design

Web Development

PPC

Paid Social

Key features

$ 1,000

$ 50-99

2-9

United Kingdom, London

Lounge Lizard

Lounge Lizard is an award-winning agency with savvy brand tenders and marketing mixologists who grow businesses with the best web designs and the smartest digital marketing strategies. Recognized as the best of breed since 1998, the team is ROI and KPI drove and always delivers results. See profile
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Web Design

Web Development

Key features

$ 25,000

$ 100-149

100-249

United States, New York, New York City

Deal Design

While at its core Deal Design delivers robust logo and packaging design services, it’s also a reputable branding and marketing agency. The team creates innovative, memorable logos that align with the brand’s identity. They make sure to get to know the client and maintain a superb level of communication. See profile
Service focus

Packaging Design

Logo

Branding

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 100-149

25-49

United States, California, San Diego

Studio Simpatico

Based in NYC, Studio Simpatico is a design studio specializing in creating brands and visual identities, designing digital products and websites, and developing custom WordPress themes. Their style is collaborative, creative, and consultative, and they partner with companies, businesses, and organizations who are simpatico with their approach. See profile
Service focus

UX Design

UI Design Services

Product Design

Branding

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 150-199

2-9

United States, New York, New York City

Bop Design

Founded in 2008, this company delivers effective web design to help visitors navigate your site intuitively and quickly, finding information in the least number of clicks—it encourages visitors to convert into valuable leads. Their reliable team of experts communicates well and is dedicated to helping your business move forward. See profile
Service focus

Web Design

Content Marketing

Digital Strategy

Key features

$ 50,000

$ 150-199

25-49

United States, California, San Diego

Human Made

Passionate about using WordPress as a tool to build powerful, efficient sites, Human Made’s team can transform any business, adding great value. They include the client in every aspect of the process, consulting on themes and plugins, integration, and platform development. See profile
Service focus

Web Development

Key features

$ 50,000

$ 150-199

100-249

Australia, Sydney

Sensus Media

Sensus Media is a dedicated agency that uses the latest web technologies to design and develop customized sites. A perfect blend of expertise and best practices, Sensus produces sites that are easy to manage and provide an exceptional experience for the end user. See profile
Service focus

WordPress Development

Website Design & Development

Digital Marketing

Key features

Undisclosed

$ 100-149

2-9

United States, Colorado, Denver

How We Discover the Most Reputable WordPress Companies

To ensure we single out the very best of the best companies offering WordPress services, we follow a strictly defined evaluation methodology. It includes assessing the WordPress development agency’s portfolio and customer satisfaction, their services and proficiency, and more. Read on to find out the details behind our rankings. 

 

The WordPress Development Company’s Website

First of all, we visit the agencies’ websites to get a bigger picture of their policies and values, how they operate, and what they offer. 

We check whether they specialize in specific industries or niches and whether they work solely with WordPress or also with other CMSs. Ideally, we look for primarily WordPress development companies; however, you can also find Joomla and Drupal development agencies on this list, as we always double-check competence in other CMSs. 

Going beyond their specialization, we check their portfolios, which give us more details regarding their work. If a WordPress agency doesn’t have its portfolio on the site, we reach out and ask them to provide one. We take notice of a few critical factors:

  • The number and types of websites the WordPress companies have launched;
  • The industries they have experience in;
  • The UI and aesthetics of the sites they’ve developed;
  • The responsiveness of their designs;
  • The results they’ve delivered and how they met the client’s requirements.

 

Services & Proficiency

Another critical aspect we examine is the suite of services they offer and each team’s level of proficiency. 

 

WordPress Design vs. Development

Many of the companies listed here offer both services; however, we double-check that they don’t just use these two terms interchangeably. They need to provide each. 

For instance, WordPress developers should take care of the site’s functionality. Therefore, agencies that specialize in WordPress need to have thorough PHP knowledge. As you’d expect from PHP development experts, the staff needs to be agile in creating customized solutions.

On the other hand, a WordPress designer should focus on aesthetics, working only on the website’s front end. Similar to the basics we’re expecting from web developers, the team members should be experts in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to start. 

 

WordPress Plugin Development

Plugins add functionality to WordPress sites. When the ones offered by the platform don’t fit the client’s vision, the WordPress website development company should be adept in getting their way with the custom options available. We check whether WordPress web developers are ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest trends and best practices, and they should also be able to create a flawlessly functional and optimized plugin. For that purpose, we look at their project history, their skills, and any certifications from industry leaders. 

 

WordPress Theme Development

WordPress has an extensive theme directory and a premium theme marketplace with countless options to use right away. However, many clients would prefer a custom theme in order to get the exact aesthetics they want. Some WordPress professionals can build a custom WordPress theme for any type of site, while others use page builders that enable easy building and editing on grid-based pages. Also, we try and learn what they’re going for and highlight that in our specifications. 

 

A Mobile-First Focus

We don’t even consider the WordPress developers that haven’t yet embraced a mobile-first approach. We make sure each agency listed here is skilled at creating websites that are fully responsive and mobile-ready.

 

WooCommerce Development

Next, we check whether the WordPress web development company excels in WooCommerce development. We want to cater our list to clients who look for ecommerce solutions, so we’ve included WordPress ecommerce developer agencies with experience in this fully customizable platform. Having dealt with the 400+ WooCommerce extensions, countless customization options, custom AJAX endpoints, and webhooks, every WordPress WooCommerce developer listed has a spotless track record.

 

Security Practices

WordPress has built-in security; however, the top WordPress developers we’ve selected make sure to implement the most effective practices. These involve installing a security plugin, activating the site’s SSL certification, disabling file editing, updating the latest WordPress version, setting up a strong password, hiding the wp-config.php and .htaccess files, and more. 

 

QA Practices

Besides having the best WordPress development company to handle the build, there has to be a QA experts team that ensures there aren’t any bugs, broken links, or page-load delays. We check whether the agency has a QA team in place that adheres to the best practices and tests the sites from every angle to ensure a top-notch experience for the end-user.

 

Additional Services

The above-listed services are a must for professional WordPress website developers. However, there are still more services that we expect the agencies to offer. Here are some of them:

 

Website Migration

We favor companies that provide seamless content and data migration from a site with another CMS to WordPress. This saves time and money for clients, as they won’t need to hire a separate agency or a freelancer to take care of it. 

 

Hosting, Support, & Maintenance 

The companies that offer hosting, maintenance, and support are also ranked higher on our list. Such companies usually provide performance monitoring, malware protection, hassle-free management, and proactive support that helps clients fix problems and maintain excellent site quality. 

 

API Integration 

We also appreciate the WordPress programmers that are skilled in using APIs. WordPress API integration makes it possible to manage and use data from other sources efficiently. However, this needs to be planned and executed correctly, so we make sure to check the WordPress company’s experience in working with diverse APIs in different niches. 

 

SEO, SMM & Other Marketing Initiatives

WordPress is SEO-friendly and takes care of most basic optimization practices. Plus, it offers a variety of free plugins that help with search engine optimization. You can look for an agency that does it all under one roof or hire some of the premier SEO companies to help you propel your site to the top of the SERPs. 

Also, WordPress offers a set of plugins designed to maximize the client’s social media exposure. Part of these plugins is created specifically to help automate campaigns, embed the website’s social media feed, and add social media buttons. We sourced top WordPress development companies that also include SEO and SMM services. However, you can always consider hiring a specialized social media marketing company

 

Technical Consultancy & Training

Agencies that offer training and technical consulting bring extra benefits to the client. During these sessions, in-house WordPress consultants will pass their WordPress knowledge and experience on to the client, enabling them to adequately respond to any problem or challenge. 

 

Client Reviews & Testimonials

The opinions of previous clients matter to us, so we make sure to sort our WordPress web development firm rankings depending on what they have to say. To make sure their opinions are unbiased, we vet dozens of reviews and ratings across multiple third-party sites, as well as the WordPress professionals’ social media and Google profiles. Then, we consider these strengths, and we look for any problems they’ve resolved. It’s worth noting that only when the negative reviews overrode the positive ones did we discard a WordPress development agency. 

 

Pricing & Value for Money

On our list, you’ll find the top WordPress developers that charge less than $25 per hour, as well as ones that cost over $200 per hour. On the other hand, there are agencies that charge by project. Most WordPress website design prices range between $1,000 and $25,000. 

Either of these pricing types is fine, but we don’t compromise on hidden policies. We check whether the agencies are clear about the pricing and any hidden costs. Also, when we get a price estimate, we consider whether it fits the industry standard. If there’s a notable difference in the pricing, we make sure there’s a solid reason for it. 

 

Locking Down the Best WordPress Specialist: What to Do Beforehand  

Our list offers a good range of WordPress website developers to choose from, but how can you actually choose the right agency for your needs? Below you can find the key points you need to consider to shortlist these companies and discover the best match for you. 

 

What Do You Need?

Before you start investigating WordPress developers, you need to consider your specific needs. First and foremost, you should think about your site’s purpose, what content you want to include, and plan the general layout. Also, decide on any special features you want your site to include, such as media integration, booking forms, or ecommerce capabilities. Sharing this information with your potential WordPress website development firm is essential because it will tell you whether you’re on the same page. 

 

What’s Your Budget?

The price of building a custom WordPress site is more affordable compared to other platforms. Before you narrow down your search, you should know how much you can afford to spend on a custom WordPress development company. You should be aware that the actual price of the WordPress development services will depend on the scope of the project and the complexity of your requirements. Naturally, a basic blog will cost you less than a full-fledged ecommerce site.

 

Responsiveness & Reporting

Client interaction is an important thing to consider when choosing the right WordPress website developer. If necessary, reach out to their previous clients and ask them how effective the communication was between them and the agency. Before you seal the deal, ask the agency’s team members if they commit to communicating regularly and provide comprehensive progress reports. There are two questions you must ask:

  • Will they assign you a dedicated manager who will communicate with you?
  • What’s their preferred type of communication: calls, emails, Skype, or other?

 

Personality Fit

The team’s personality can define your whole relationship, so when you’re choosing among the best WordPress developers, this should be a major deciding factor. Finding a professional WordPress developer that you love means establishing good communication and mutual agreement. This, in turn, will help you avoid any unnecessary and expensive alterations. Here are the key questions to ask your potential candidate:

  • What’s your ideal client?
  • What’s your company mission?
  • What’s your forward-looking vision?
  • Can I meet the team?
  • How do you cope with stressful situations?

 

Testing

Building a custom WordPress site requires a lot of work and the alignment of many different parts. To ensure everything goes smoothly, you need to find WordPress development companies that invest time and effort to test the site before launch. Part of this involves checking for lorem ipsum text and placeholder images, examining page links, setting up a 404 error page and redirects, and more. 

 

What About Adding Features to the Site?

WordPress is fairly easy to manage, so you don’t need a WordPress web developer that will unnecessarily complicate things. Your chosen agency should be transparent about the CMS features at its disposal, and its team should be able to write simple code wherever necessary. As a result, it should be easy for you to manage menus, content, galleries, headers, footers, and anything else you can think of.

 

Perform a Paid Test Project

If your budget permits, you should consider trying a test project, especially if you have a large project. It will give you the most accurate information about their WordPress website development services and other capabilities.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is WordPress good for SEO?

WordPress is an extremely SEO-friendly platform that comes with a set of built-in features, making it easy to customize a site. Not only does it have powerful SEO plugins and themes, but it also has a proper HTML markup, and it generates search-engine-friendly URLs. 

How long does it take to get a fully-customized WordPress website?

WordPress web development from scratch takes time. The exact time span will depend on the project’s complexity, but the estimates are close to 14 weeks. 

Is WordPress safe and secure?

In the past, WordPress faced several security issues. And as the largest CMS, WordPress remains vulnerable to attacks. However, each new version is updated and improved, keeping security problems to a minimum. Plus, the WordPress developers you choose will implement the best security practices to maximize the site’s protection.