20 Most Successful WordPress Companies

by Carly
03 March 2016

The WordPress Platform, Torque, has compiled a list of the twenty most successful WordPress companies and we had such a great time reading it we wanted to share it with all of you.

The companies that have made it onto the list generate revenue almost exclusively from the sale of WordPress products and services. The list is in no particular order but it’s safe to assume the first companies on the list are certainly some of the most successful.

1. Automattic (the web development hub of WP founder Matt Mullenweg)

2. Envato (The ultimate digital WordPress marketplace that includes ThemeForest and Code Canyon)

3. Elegant Themes (the popular premium theme and plugin store)

4. Awesome Themes (the parent company behind the tutorials website, WPBeginner, and the marketplace, ThemeLab)

5. CopyBlogger (the media empire that owns Studio Press, WP Hosting Synthesis and the brand new platform: Rainmaker)

6. WP Engine  (one of the most popular WordPress hosting agencies on the market)

7. Yoast (famed SEO solutions and WordPress plugins from Joost de Valk)

8. IncSub (“Incorporated Subversion” is responsible for plugin provider WPMU DEV and for forming EduBlogs)

9. Pippin's Plugins (one of the most successful plugin portfolio websites)

10. Rocket Genius (creator of Gravity Forms)

11. iThemes (one of the first companies to debut commercial WordPress products)

12. WP Ninjas (their Ninja Forms plugin has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times)

13. WP Media (the French WP startup offers an impressive plugin portfolio)

14. Theme Fusion (the company's success is almost solely down to the top-selling theme, Avada)

15. Themeco (their X Theme is one of the best sellers on ThemeForest)

16. WebDevStudios (the design and development agency helps clients such as Microsoft, Uber and WP Engine)

17. Modern Tribe (the design and development community specialises in WordPress solutions on an industrial scale)

18. 10up (10up offers web design and consultancy for open source platforms)

19. Crowd Favorite (a well-respected development agency for digital solutions)

20. Human Made (WordPress development and consulting for clients such as PayPal, Skype and Airbnb)