LightSpeed WordPress Development is a Cape Town based specialist WordPress Web development studio. Specialists in WordPress, BuddyPress and Mobile Development, we build WordPress websites and scalable social networks focused on User Experience, Functionality and Aesthetics.
Our crack team provides a variety of website development and related services. Our extensive skills base allows us to complete a number of simple to complex website projects concurrently, from smaller scale startups to large scale digital publishing platforms and social networks, all the way through to e-Commerce. Lightspeed uses WordPress with a strong Social Media focus to give our clients the tools to easily broadcast their message across the Internet in a simple and effective manner.
As online publishing and social media specialists, we’ve developed several software applications that transform WordPress into a fully fledged CMS capable of meeting the specific demands of online publishers and magazines. Our strategy for these clients incorporates the use of social sharing tools and social media integration in order to leverage the power of these marketing avenues, along with the potential for fully fledged on-site social networks via BuddyPress.
Memeburn (pronounced “meem”) is an award-winning site that tracks emerging technologies primarily in emerging markets, which include the BRICs* countries. Innovation, mobile technology, the start-up scene, and general tech culture and online business are all subjects Memeburn covers. Via sister siteGearburn, the site looks at the latest gadget reviews and news from around the world, including video reviews.
Memeburn plays particular attention to the web, mobile, social media, online media and social networking fields. A mixture of the site’s own journalists, contributors, columnists and key opinion leaders world-wide write for Memeburn, providing their insights on the online world.
iMod.co.za is an Internationally recognised South African Blog with a strong focus on Technology, Industry News Entertainment and all forms of Marketing. In just two years, iMod has emerged into the top 200 websites in South Africa and, in doing so, established a large following of men and women. The site has won multiple South African Blog Awards categories, which revolve around science, computers and technology and continues to be a respected source of technology and marketing information.
iMod has worked with a collection of well known brands, such as MWEB, Web Africa, Silver Sands Casino, Puma, Nokia, Savanna, Mazda, ForwardSlash, Cape Stay and Mr Delivery
As a proudly South Africa dotcom and direct marketing innovator, Thunda.com has an 11 year track record in permission-based social photography.
Thunda.com originates personally relevant photos that users can edit with creative photo filters and single-click share into their Facebook photo albums.
Thunda.com activates brand building campaigns for its multi-national clients across the physical and digital divide and facilitates the viral sharing of photos into global social networks.
Thunda.com contributes to South Africa’s entrepreneurial eco-system by embracing strategic relationships with its clients and service providers.
The future sees Thunda.com incorporating face detection, a privacy-friendly notification service that will inform patrons when they have been photographed by Thunda.com and send them a short-cut link to their photo. This service integrates with Facebook and streamlines the user browsing experience.
Smile. View. Share.
Let’s face it, any old fool can throw together a few slides in PowerPoint and call it a presentation, basically, we’re in business because many do.
Missing Link are presentation specialists, but we’re not just a cure for bad presentation, we’re a cure for boredom. And I’ll tell you this; whether you’re trying to win a pitch, explain a complicated formula or simply lift morale – if you’re boring ’em, it ain’t gonna happen.
So, in short, we keep things interesting.
We do this with a combination of tricks; from strategy, to visuals, to video. We’ll create the tools, but you still have to use ’em.
In front of a lot of people (you should be shitting yourself about now).
And that’s where the coaching comes in. We work with speakers to make sure that they stay on message, and that they enjoy the experience of presenting (and they should, presenting is the rock show of the corporate world).
I guess that’s why we have fun too, because if you’re gonna enjoy giving it, we better enjoy making it. We’re not really sure how we get the fun side of things right; it could be the loud music, the company-paid tattoos, the stretch limo with hot-rod flames, or the office that we think is a pretty rad place to kick-it. Again we’re not really sure. But hey, we’re laughing. So it’s working.
However, don’t hire us because we’re fun and interesting. Hire us because you’re not.
Just as flowers need the right environment to grow, WordPress thrives in a rich hosting environment. Armed with a wealth of WordPress expertise and word class hosting infrastructure, RSAWEB has long history of happy WordPress hosting clients, from small-scale bloggers to high-end content publishers and solution providers.
Friends of Design is Cape Town’s leading digital design Academy, and attracts creative people who share a passion for all forms of design. They provide comprehensive and competitively-priced full time and part time training for students and customised training for working creatives who want to get ahead in the industry and stay cutting edge.
Zedduo formed by graphic designer twins, Zaheed and Zughdi Manuel, who have worked in the creative industry for over 10 years. These industries include corporate, education, government, NGO, retail, tourism and sport. We have thus gained the skills, knowledge and experience to get your brand’s message to the right people, the right way and at the right time.
WHAT WE DO:
design – corporate identity, brand development, communication design, information design
illustration – character design, story boards, icons, books
multimedia – websites, email newsletters, email signatures, flash presentations, cd rom development, animation, e-brochures
Founded by our visionary owner, Sue Rutherford, The Forge Web Creations has over 11 years experience in creating beautiful and functional websites. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, The Forge’s highly skilled and motivated team are committed to providing professional, personalised service and delivering world-class online products, including custom WordPress themes.
Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com
BraveNewCode Inc. is a small WordPress plugin shop with its home office in Canada, established in 2008. Since that time it has developed dozens of WordPress themes and plugins, developing and designing with a standard of quality that has become renowned in the WordPress community.
They’re best known for their stand-out WordPress plugins: WPtouch & WPtouch Pro (mobile theme add-on), WordTwit & WordTwit Pro (Twitter publishing suite for WordPress).
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WPMU DEV, the best WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress resource and support site on the web.
Founded back in 2005, WPMU DEV is now operated by Incsub – the same team behind l second largest WordPress host on the web Edublogs, the number one source for WordPress, WPMU and BuddyPress news and information WPMU.org, installation service WP.MU, BuddyPress theme site BuddyDress and WordPress plugin marketplace WP Plugins.
What this means is that we bring all of our experience to the table, and share it here with you in the form of plugins, themes, support and direction backed up by years of experience as developers and operators of our own WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress sites.
Splashing Pixels is a WordPress e-Commerce theme development company. We strive to deliver the most cutting-edge and forward thinking design to the community. Every theme we offer is delivered with innovation and elegance with special care to details. Alongside with our Splashing Pixels backend framework, we are able to provide unique functionalities that are not currently available in the market for e-Commerce themes. In addition to beautiful themes, we have excellent support to all our members because after all, a product is only as good as the support behind it! We hope you will give us a try as you will not regret it.
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Storefront Themes develops Premium WordPress themes and plugins for the WP-e-Commerce plugin. Started in August of 2010, the company now has 6 themes and 1 plugin available and you can purchase them all in a special anniversary sale package for only $75 at http://storefrontthemes.com/promotion. This offer will last until the end of the WordCamp weekend. All themes and plugins work with the latest versions of both WordPress and the WP-e-Commerce plugin.
Since it launched in early 2006, Freelancentral.co.za has become THE place for companies to find good freelance talent – and the go-to platform for freelancers to promote their portfolios. With over 6,500 members, Freelancentral aims to bring freelancers and clients together, to the benefit of both.
The site was founded by Jo Duxbury, who, after returning to Cape Town after nearly a decade working in marketing agencies in London, found it difficult to get freelance work herself without an established network. During a freelance stint at an ad agency, Jo realised that nearly every week the creative director would be looking for a freelancer. Jo spotted an opportunity to create an online platform to bring both parties together, and Freelancentral was born.
Freelancentral’s most popular categories are design, writing and new media and most clients are from agencies looking to outsource overflow work, or from smaller businesses who don’t have creative talent in-house.
The WP e-Commerce Plugin is a shop owners dream, with such intricate WordPress integration it is possible to do anything. The Gold Cart Plugin is our Premier Plugin that opens up a mixture of new functionality and provides customers with 1 support token that they can use for requesting help setting up their shop.
Users benefit from additional payment gateways, addition design options, and better search tools. The following features come bundled with the Gold Cart Plugin.
- Grid view
- Multiple image upload
- Gallery View
- Live Product search option inspired by apple.com live search.
Additional Payment Gateways
- Authorize.net AIM
- DPS / Payment Express
- Sagepay (previously Protx)
- Eway access (XML is also in Beta)
- iDeal (ABN AMRO)
- WP e-Commerce 2.9.x or later
- The Gold Cart Plugin is what we recommend for smaller businesses that are comfortable using WordPress as a CMS and for users that feel comfortable installing Plugins. Users with less WordPress experience who feel they may need additional support from GetShopped should consider purchasing the Gold Cart Plugin for Developers.
The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress.
Mashable calls Genesis the “best of the best” among premium frameworks. It’s no wonder over 54,000 online publishers trust Genesis to provide a solid foundation for their sites.
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eFrog Themes, or more accurately eFrog Digital Design, is one of those lucky co-incidences of fate, the lovechild of a wonderful creative spirit, and proven business acumen. Homed in the most gorgeous and inspirational area on the planet, Cape Town, but empowered with the go-go-gadget reach of the internet, this small band of intrepid designers and developers have a simple, focussed goal.
“We want to make the best WordPress themes in the world.”
The team is publicly lead through the persona of George E. Frog, the fearless, and much beloved amphibian leader, whose likeness is generously dotted around the eFrog website. George is a happy, polite, helpful little chap, and always up for a little linguistic diversity challenge.
Truly, a frog to lead a revolution.
With it’s commitment to gorgeous, pixel-perfect, design, and supreme ease of use ethics, eFrog Digital Design fully intends to change the WordPress web.
One site at a time.
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Tokokoo comes from iCreativelabs, a web development and web design studio based in Bandung, Indonesia. Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced designers and web developers.
Realizing that WordPress is indeed a powerful blogging platform, and that WP e-commerce is among many things that has built it into such power, we want to share with the world the awesomeness of WordPress e-commerce theme.
Long-debated GPL issue may never be completely resolved, but we make our stand by releasing tokokoo’s WordPress e-commerce themes all for free. Yes, all for free. You can download any of our themes and enjoy its features to sell your products without spending any single cent.
We also provide a premium version of each theme; you can have more powerful features so easy to use thanks to our CMS bridging WordPress and WordPress e-commerce.
WordPress e-commerce theme business is a blue ocean yet to explore. And we are ready to do it with you. Enjoy the voyage, shall we?
Tokokoo are a great supporter of WordCamp events.
Pro Theme began in 2007 as a partnership between two established web designers…
Darren Hoyt – New York City, USA – Known in the WordPress community for projects like Mimboand Agregado, Darren also has ten years experience designing websites for international clients. His role at Pro Theme is taking what Ben builds and making it beautiful and simple to use. Website Twitter
Ben Gillbanks – London, England – Ben is a WordPress ninja, best known for creating Regulus. More recently he took over the development of the image-resize script TimThumb. He spends his time at Pro Theme Design turning Darren’s ideas into reality. Website Twitter
NattyWP is a company focused on building Premium WordPress themes and complex wordpress-based solutions.
Every theme we offer comes with integrated NattyWP Theme Framework, which helps you tweak all sorts of elements of your theme without digging in into the code, optimize your blog for search engines, change any color or font size and apply it to your current style.
NattyWP can be a “one-stop” solution if you are looking for WordPress customization as well as web-site/web-service development. We are working with the following technologies: PHP, Rubi, Yii framework, Drupal, WordPress.
What we do:
- Website Design and Development
- Web Application Development
- Graphic Design / Multimedia
- Maintenance and Support
BizzThemes offers Fast, Fully Customized, Top Quality and Best SEO Optimized themes for Small Business websites and Professional WordPress theme developers.
- Advanced Theme Options – With BizzThemes you can create perfect layouts, translate themes into any language and customize your designs in minutes. Options will give you control over all web-site areas so even if you’re not a coder, you’ll easily handle all web-site areas without stretching your legs.
- Complete SEO Options – BizzThemes offer advanced in-post and general SEO controls, with no need to install any other WordPress plugin. Search engine optimization one of our main goals when designing and coding new themes so rest assured your business will be visible online.
- Amazing Support – We provide well documented code and detailed installation instructions with every theme released. Besides video tutorials experts will be glad to assist you in our support forums when you’ll feel need for more help.
Event Espresso is a top-of-the-line event registration and management plugin for WordPress.
Our mission is to empower business and organization leaders with the event registration, ticketing and management tools that maximize the success of events. Our vision is to become the world’s leading event registration and ticketing provider, and model of profitability by offering autonomy and value. We take pride in our products, including the support we offer to our customers.
The plugin has been in development since April of 2009 and has been rewritten a total of three times since its initial inception. WordPress developers also use Event Espresso as a event registration framework to create customized event registrations for their clients.
We are constantly adding new features to Event Espresso. We recently added a custom form builder, early bird registrations, and Groupon integration. Right now we are working on Facebook, Twitter, and Mailchimp addons.
UpThemes is a provider of fine quality WordPress themes. From e-commerce to microblogging to CMS, UpThemes offers themes that blow away the competition. All themes are powered by the UpThemes Framework which includes powerful SEO management tools, industry-leading typography management, and image/color controls to fine-tune your site just the way you want it. Combine all that with our top-notch customer support and UpThemes is an obvious choice for your WordPress needs. Purchase single themes, plugins, or enjoy a monthly club membership at http://upthemes.com.
Web SEO Services is a Cape Town based Online Marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Company. They work with companies of all sizes and develop an online strategy that will keep them in touch with their customers. Currently they serve customers across South Africa and Africa.
SEO Services Offers:
- Organic SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
- Social Media Marketing
- Site Conversion Optimisation
- Graphic Design/ Branding
- Website Design (CMS)
- Blog management/Training
- Blog Design
‘The WREN design’ is range of bags inspired by the possibility of materials and their stories.
The brand started out of a want for a bag that had a story, was beautiful and was not mass-produced. The need was for a bag that was simple and practical. Wendren – the founder, could not find a bag that met both her want and need and so after a year or so of searching, ‘The WREN design‘ was born in 2008.
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