Certified Codeable Expert

Certified Codeable Expert

About LightSpeed

LightSpeed has been developing WordPress websites for 10 years. Our team’s focus is on engaging with clients to clearly define project goals, and affectively targeting their intended audience.

Our team, based in four different countires, can manage your frontend or backend development, in addition to providing support for WooCommerce, MailChimp and Systems Administration. We also offer in-house design solutions.

Our recent focus has been on servicing the Tour Operator sector, the development of our Tour Operator Wordpress Plugin has directly facilitated this focus.

LightSpeed also helps clients sell online with WooCommerce, and has experience with setting up stores, subscription services and online learning platforms.

We can assist with your online marketing strategy by configuring your MailChimp account, and offer training for ongoing maintenance of lists and campaigns.

Our services include:

  • WordPress theme development and customisation
  • WordPress plugin development and customisation
  • WordPress installations and migrations
  • Optimizing speed and performance,
  • Optimizing security and post-hacking clean-up
  • On-going maintenance and administration.

Please visit our website for more details on all our offerings and our team.


Professional Network Affiliation

MailChimp Expert

WooExpert


Products

LSX Logo

LightSpeed’s LSX Theme is a clean, minimalistic WordPress theme, developed and refined over the past three years.

LSX Theme
Tour Operator Logo

The Tour Operator WordPress Plugin provides an elegant solution for displaying tour offerings, and is designed to work seamlessly with the LSX Theme.

Tour Operator

View some of our favourite work below

Giltedge Africa

Giltedge Africa

About this project

Giltedge needed this to be a site where you can actually book their tours on and see individual destination and accommodation pages.

We built the site using our own theme, LSX, as well as the Tour Operators plugin which was also developed by LightSpeed. We used several extensions for the theme and plugin to bring additional functionality to the site such as Sharing buttons, visually dynamic Mega Menus, embeddable video widgets, video banners, Team profiles and Galleries.

We also developed a custom solution that autopopulates forms for specific tours according to what people have already filled in when they enquire, as well as automatically filling in the customer’s location with an IP tracker.

African Safari Consultants

African Safari Consultants

About this project

African Safari Consultants is a long-term client of ours, having stuck with LightSpeed for seven years. We’ve gone through many iterations of their site and we continue to maintain and improve their site today.

The latest batch of work on the website included integrating with TrustPilot, an online review platform, as well as integrating with Travelogic, a program for tour operators that provides accurate accommodation prices.

We also used Optimizely, a plugin that allows us to serve different versions of a page in order to A/B test their conversion and interaction rates.

African Safari Consultants received a beautifully designed WordPress website that gives visitors information on tours, accommodation, destinations, teams and reviews.

ATI Holidays

ATI Holidays

About this project

ATI had a very outdated website that needed an upgrade in terms of form and function. The challenge was to build a website that was not just easy to use, but also enjoyable. The tour packages offered by ATI Holidays needed to be the main focus but couldn’t throw the other post types out of the limelight.

The website also needed its content to be moved and new meta data created in order to optimize the website’s appearance in search engines.

A large number of the available features on the website are due to the LSX Theme. Additional development was also done to make the website unique.

The homepage was custom developed with a selection of interactive widget areas to suit ATI’s needs.

For a full portfolio post about this project as well as a glowing review from the client, please click here.

Elementz Travel

Elementz Travel

About this project

Elementz Travel are a Tour Operator based in Hong Kong and servicing the Hong Kong market, with a focus on providing travel “experiences”. They needed a website that clearly and beautifully represented their tour packages, as well as comprehensive information on the accommodations and destinations that they cover.

We achieved everything we needed to using our Tour Operator plugin. Because of the custom post types it provides, such as Travel Styles, Destinations, Accommodations, Tours, (and with extensions for Team Members and Reviews), the plugin was a perfect fit for a company like Elementz Travel.

For a full portfolio post about this project as well as a testimonial from the client, please click here.

Uphephe

Uphephe

About this project

LightSpeed built this website for children who have been abused or harmed in any way, helping them to make contact with centers where they can receive counselling and advice in their locations.

The site captures the information of users with a simple form which all kept 100% anonymous. The form asks questions such as the age, gender and location of the user, what happened to them, when it happened, whom they’ve told, and so on. After that information is submitted the user is then shown a list of service providers in their area.

We kept the site simple in terms of visuals and functionality as it is aimed at children and needed to be extremely intuitive and easy to use.

Inner Glow

Inner Glow

About this Project

Inner Glow is a company based in Belgium that provides a subscription based service to customers looking for easy to order smoothie varieties.

We were contracted to sort out the subscription side of this build, as the client had already had the majority of design and development done.

Using WooCommerce and the Subscriptions Extension we built a stepped checkout flow that allows users to customize their subscription based on how many cups they want a month, when and where they are to be delivered, and also allowing users to share their subscription choices to Facebook from their My Accounts page.

Naturopathic CE

Naturopathic CE

About this project

This is some of our finest work using WooCommerce in tandem with the Sensei Theme. Naturopathic CE is a Learning Management System (LMS) that relies on the contributions of instructors who provide educational videos on a commission basis when learners purchase courses.

We custom coded the ability for learners to share the grades they achieved, or their progress on courses. Learners are able to pay using one of two payment gateways: PayPal and Stripe.

Homemakers Expo

Homemakers Expo

About this project

This annual expo that happens in four regions throughout South Africa needed unique sections of the site built for each region where the Expos happen.

We built four regional pages for each city’s expo, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria, Each of the city’s had their own expo “homepage” as well as separate blog pages, menu layouts and more.

The site was built with a child theme of LSX, with most of the pages being built with SiteOrigin’s Page Builder Plugin, which allowed for great responsive layouts out the box.

For a full portfolio post about this project as well as a testimonial from this happy client, please click here.


Our Team

Team

LightSpeed recently went on a team building retreat in Cape Town

Team Retreat

Customer reviews

Ashley Shaw | LightSpeed WordPress Agency 2017-10-13T11:39:56Z 5
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He did the project very well, so happy to work with him, so easy to communicate with him. Thanks Ash!

Yuliana Isma Graha
Ashley Shaw | LightSpeed WordPress Agency 2017-09-22T08:58:17Z 5
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Russel Davis
Ashley Shaw | LightSpeed WordPress Agency 2017-09-14T06:58:15Z 5
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Great working with Ashely on this small project. Very fast!

Kim Grimberg