Lightspeed Development

  Cape Town, South Africa

Digital agency based in South Africa. Working with WordPress since 2007. Building successful online stores with WooCommerce since 2012.

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LightSpeed is a dedicated team of WordPress professionals based in South Africa, specialising in WooCommerce.

Experienced in maintaining open source WordPress products since 2014, our team has a wealth of technical knowledge and is directly connected to the WordPress community. Our culture of continued learning has always been a strong focus within the company. Knowledge enables us to build better products and serve users more effectively.

Our talented team has worked remotely since 2014, delivering excellence for all of our clients, no matter where in the world they’re located. And, operating as we do in an open source environment, our team is motivated to continuously improve the level of code we write because it’s open to scrutiny, criticism and praise.

Our team is dedicated to helping you reach out to your online customers with a beautifully designed and fully functional online store. To achieve this, we’re able to customise WooCommerce to suit any needs not met by out-the-box WooCommerce plugins.

In 2022, our company now features valuable credentials gained via endorsements and associations with both the WordPress community and organisation. These have been earned over many years through engagement and participation in WordCamp and WP MeetUp conferences across the globe.

At this time, the company now stands tall in its field as a proud member of the elite few companies in the world that are both WooExperts and Mailchimp Experts.

Services Offered

Launch a Custom Store

Providing the best value for your budget, our base solution focuses on launching an initial version of your custom Woo store swiftly, and with the most critical components in place.

Strategy & Optimisation

Our WooExperts know exactly how to superboost your online business. By leveraging an agile development process and committing to consistent, transparent communication, they’re able to continuously deliver the right features and integrations, help you plan targeted actions for a faster store, increased conversions, and more.

Security Audits

Our team of experts keep your store safe by addressing problems before they occur, by auditing your site to check for any vulnerabilities. If your store is ever the target of a hack, our developers locate the source and resolve the issue by removing any malicious code.

User Experience & Design

Looking to update your store’s look and improve the customer shopping flow to increase overall sales? Our design team understands all the ins and outs of selling on the WooCommerce platform, and works closely with our developers to ensure a user experience that helps you achieve your goals. Our personalised evaluations map out a series of ideas for design and functional improvements, demonstrating the path to a convenient and memorable experience for your visitors.

Custom Plugins & Theme Development

To meet your unique requirements, whether you need a custom store, theme or plugin, we can create a personalised solution. Our custom WooCommerce plugins integrate perfectly with your existing theme and won’t interfere with the operation of other plugins. Don’t waste your budget on one-size-fits-all solutions that fall down in important areas: we can create exactly what you’re looking for.

Optimise Performance

Experience quicker load times and give your sluggish admin panel a boost with our WooCommerce Optimization services. With our tried and trusted toolbox of solutions, we can superboost your site's performance.


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We approached LightSpeed because we needed a WooCommerce payment gateway plugin developed for the PayOn payments platform. From the outset LightSpeed made our selection of a development company easy with their friendliness and assistance with requirements gathering. The result was a plugin that was stable, robust, fast and did not cost us an arm and a leg. One thing I liked was their agile approach to development which I’m sure led to a better product delivered. Overall I found the experience to be fast, efficient and cost effective. Would do business with them again any day.

We hired LightSpeed to vastly improve on a website which was not performing at all. The LightSpeed team assisted me effortlessly; understood our needs quickly and offered us intelligent solutions which made complete business sense. The website was built on top of WooCommerce, which turned out to be perfect for housing luxury villa rental listings. The result is not only a site which is performing better than expected, but is beautiful, simple and unique. Everything we were hoping for an more. I would recommend LightSpeed to any company, big or small, looking to improve on the user experience and look of their website.

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