We’re firm believers in the power
of WordPress. Here’s why.

Why LightSpeed?

We’ve worked with WordPress for over 10 years and are passionate about open source. We are perfectly positioned to help you and your business make the most of WordPress and Guteneberg

Over 10 Years
experience
Gutenberg block
development
Theme and plugin
customization
Open source
software
Flexible CMS
solutions

Why We Love WordPress

WordPress provides the ability to manage your own website with very little training. You’ll benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of the large WordPress community – there’s always someone to lend a hand, or to point you in the right direction if it’s a problem that’s already been solved elsewhere.

Easy to Learn

WordPress is easy to use and has a shallow learning curve: no coding experience required.

SEO Friendly

The clean code of WordPress makes it easy for search engines to understand.

Mobile-responsive

Site performance won’t be hindered, no matter the amount of content on your site.

Our Standard WordPress Services

Support

We offer a full WordPress support service which operates through our support management system, Zendesk. Zendesk offers help desk ticketing, issue tracking, and customer service support.

Upgrades

We offer WordPress website upgrade services. Every few months a new version of WordPress is released. If your website is not kept up to date, there are inherent risks for your data and your users.

Training

We offer essential one-on-one client training for you and your team (with no prior technical expertise necessary) to learn how to manage your WordPress website.

Hosting

We offer specialised hosting designed for WordPress. Our hosting platform has an effective firewall to protect against hacking attempts.

Advanced Theme and Plugin Development

LSX Theme

Our flagship custom developed theme LSX, has proven to be a versatile and flexible theme to customize. This gives us a great foundation for building custom solutions for our customers.

Plugin Development

There are so many plugins freely available for WordPress, but there are times when you may not find what exactly what you need. We offer customized plugin development to bridge this gap.

Theme Customization

We offer advanced theme customization to clients who may require an existing theme to be modified and altered to satisfy specific needs that the “out the box” theme is not able to fulfill.

Migrations to WordPress

Data Migration is a process that moves content from one CMS platform to another. If you have a website that you would like to migrate to WordPress, you have come to the right place. We do small and large scale migrations. We also migrate websites to WordPress that don’t have pre-existing CMS platforms.

LightSpeed cares about your success

Our experienced team understands the intricacies of building WordPress websites

LightSpeed’s Gutsy Guarantee

We pledge to deliver your website on-time, within budget, and as scoped. If we break any of our promises, we will work diligently until your requirements are met.

Verified WooCommerce Expert company

As proud members of the WooExperts directory we can fulfil your e-commerce vision, no matter how unconventional or complex it might be. We LOVE WooCommerce!

Our WordPress Website Packages

We’ve have a variety of packaged WordPress services and products. Pricing starts at R15000 and each packages include 3 months free hosting and our free LSX Theme & Extensions. Find out more on the WordPress packages page.

Let us help you grow with a
WordPress website!

  • WordPress is easy to use and has a shallow learning curve: no coding experience required.
  • The clean code of WordPress makes it easy for search engines to understand.
  • WordPress now powers over 30% of the web so what are you waiting for? Let’s do this!

WordPress offers the best of both worlds.

WordPress offers the best of both worlds. Out of the box, it lets users create website pages and posts. It is extremely commonplace now to have a corporate blog running alongside (or within) a corporate website. Multiple permission levels and the easy nature of publishing makes WordPress ideal for any number of website types.

Uses of WordPress

We have used WordPress for our own websites and blogs, as well as for those of our clients over the years. We have found it to have the ideal balance between ease of use and customization ability.

WordPress as Blog

What started off as a humble blogging platform has now become one of the world’s most popular content management systems. It combines user friendly design with near-unlimited customization options as well as a wealth of pre-made, pre-approved plugins and themes that make it quick and easy to achieve the look and feel you want for your website.

WordPress as a Website

WordPress can do more than just blogging. With the built in Pages feature you can create standalone pages for your website in addition to your blog posts. The ability to customize themes makes your design possibilities limitless. Many websites you visit on a daily basis are powered by WordPress. The content management features built into WordPress make it easy to create pages and child pages, embed video, manage your media assets and more.

Testimonials

Read what our clients have to say

What they sayClient reviews

Carmen Botma
Role & Company: Events Director at Media24 (Pty) Ltd

We have sold our first dress! . . . and learned so much. SARIE launched SARIE BRUID: (ver)koop my rok…

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Izak Van Heerden
Role & Company: Development Manager

We approached LightSpeed because we needed a WooCommerce plugin to integrate our clients into the PayOn payments platform. From the…

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Richard Laburn
Role & Company: Londolozi Marketing

The team at LightSpeed are professional, organised and very good at what they do. It was a pleasure to work…

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Julien Perreard
Role & Company: Group Head of Digital & Online for Giltedge Africa

We’ve been keeping a close watch on LightSpeed since they started their Tour Operator project; we were specifically interested in…

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Eva Sittig
Role & Company: Head of Global Communications | Lufthansa InTouch

LightSpeed is managing the MailChimp account on behalf LH InTouch. The tasks include, RSS campaigns, List segmentation, Integrate WordPress plugin…

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Tony Bales
Role & Company: CEO | Epping Property

LightSpeed initially facilitated the development of our website 7 years ago. They have also hosted our website since inception. Early…

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Kate Bergh
Role & Company: Owner | Cedarberg Africa

The review brought up some interesting points of improvement. It is clear that you took your time to personalize our…

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Stephan Sliwensky
Role & Company: Marketing Director | DOCaddress

LightSpeed developed our brochure website some years back, we elected to use our own hosting and we didn’t keep our…

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Melissa Stroh
Role & Company: Safari Hotels

Safari Hotels has worked with LightSpeed for a number of years. As a referral to us, we have enjoyed the…

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Some of the team you’re likely to meet

Ashley Shaw
Chief Executive Officer

As founder and CEO of the company, Ashley’s time is split between generating or nurturing leads around the world, client consultation and managing his team.

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Barbara Kerr-Shaw
Chief Financial Officer

Barbs looks after the financial aspects of our business, account management, office administration, our fabulous team and the resident 6 felines.

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Christian Vancoillie
Systems Engineer

Chris, our systems engineer, is a computer nerd by heart. His main interests are networking, Internet and administration areas of IT.

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Ignatius Vermaak
Support Manager

Iggi develops technical specifications for our WooCommerce projects, manages our developers, handles support requests and ensures an agile workflow.

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Jacques v.d Horst
WordPress Developer

Jacques is responsible for general theme and plugin configuration, custom site styling and structural development.

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Virginia Garcia
WordPress Developer

Virginia is a Front End Developer with over 5 years’ experience. She is a Systems Engineer with a passion for WordPress and everything related to it.

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Warwick Booth
WordPress Developer

Warwick is the lead developer at LightSpeed and takes care of any back end work where he works mostly with HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript and SQL.

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