We’re firm believers in the power of WordPress. Here’s why.
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
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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.
The clean code of WordPress makes it easy for search engines to understand.
Site performance won’t be hindered, no matter the amount of content on your site.
Our Standard WordPress Services
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.
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.
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.
We offer specialised hosting designed for WordPress. Our hosting platform has an effective firewall to protect against hacking attempts.
Advanced Theme and Plugin Development
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.
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.
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!
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.
Read what our clients have to say
What they sayClient reviews
We approached LightSpeed because we needed a WooCommerce plugin to integrate our clients into the PayOn payments platform. From the…
The team at LightSpeed are professional, organised and very good at what they do. It was a pleasure to work…
We’ve been keeping a close watch on LightSpeed since they started their Tour Operator project; we were specifically interested in…
LightSpeed is managing the MailChimp account on behalf LH InTouch. The tasks include, RSS campaigns, List segmentation, Integrate WordPress plugin…
LightSpeed initially facilitated the development of our website 7 years ago. They have also hosted our website since inception. Early…
The review brought up some interesting points of improvement. It is clear that you took your time to personalize our…
LightSpeed developed our brochure website some years back, we elected to use our own hosting and we didn’t keep our…
Safari Hotels has worked with LightSpeed for a number of years. As a referral to us, we have enjoyed the…
Some of the team you’re likely to meet
Ashley ShawChief 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.
Barbara Kerr-ShawChief Financial Officer
Barbs looks after the financial aspects of our business, account management, office administration, our fabulous team and the resident 6 felines.
Christian VancoillieSystems Engineer
Chris, our systems engineer, is a computer nerd by heart. His main interests are networking, Internet and administration areas of IT.
Deon is a designer and all round creative guy. Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator, he is rapidly adding skills in Sketch to his repertoire.
Garth GlaumProject Manager
Garth is LightSpeed’s Project Manager. Garth was a project manager in KwaZulu-Natal for several years, before relocating to Cape Town.
Ignatius VermaakTechnical Lead
Iggi develops technical specifications for our WooCommerce projects, manages our developers, handles support requests and ensures an agile workflow.
Jacques v.d HorstWordPress Developer
Jacques is responsible for general theme and plugin configuration, custom site styling and structural development.
José AbreuWordPress Developer
José is a Frontend Developer with 3 years of experience. He is a Civil Engineer that changed career paths when he discovered programming. He has Frontend skills and is always open to learning new technologies.
Virginia GarciaWordPress 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.
Warwick BoothWordPress Developer
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