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Hello, we are Black Studio, from Reggio Emilia, Italy. We are a team of 4 people: Software Engineers, Designers and full stack Web Developers. We have over 15 years of experience in PHP/MySQL/JS/HTML/CSS development and web design, of which the last 7 years spent almost exclusively on WordPress projects. We’ve built around 200 WordPress websites, also providing and managing hosting on our own server infrastructure and giving ongoing support to clients.

We’ve specialized in advanced customizations of the backend and frontend of WordPress, and integrations with 3rd party services. We extensively work with OnTheGoSystems products like Toolset plugins and WPML, and we are also in their consultants list and we are often involved in bug reporting and fixing, and in making improvements that they adopt in following releases. We extensively use Genesis Theme Framework for the most of our projects, either customizing existing child themes or building them from scratch. We do also have experience with WooCommerce solutions and related plugins. We do have a wide knowledge of existing free and commercial plugins, so for every WordPress problem we able to find a solution either based on existing plugins, or develop it from scratch when no other solution is available. If necessary we can use a mix of the two approaches.

We also developed some WordPress plugins that we’ve made available for free on the official WordPress plugin repository. The most famous is Black Studio TinyMCE Widget, which is in the list of the top 30 popular plugins on wordpress.org, and it is often included in blog articles listing the best or more popular plugins (i.e. GoDaddy’s top 100). It counts more than 5 millions downloads with a 4.8/5 average rating. This plugin is a good representation of the way we work: it’s simple, clean, it solves in a straightforward and clever manner a problem, and it’s loved by the users.

We also often contribute to other plugins and also to WordPress core.


Customer reviews

Black Studio 2017-09-08T10:19:08Z 5
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From the very first moment on, Marco has been an outstanding dev & communicator - everything done as expected and always way before the deadline. I'd vouch for him and will be working with him in the future for sure!

Gilberto Fernandes
Black Studio 2017-07-06T13:57:21Z 5
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Marco's been very reactive, efficient and understood perfectly the project, right away. He has done a great job in a short time (3 hours between the moment I launched the project and the moment it is done). thanks a lot, I'll get back to you in the future.

Adrien Jeanson
Black Studio 2017-07-02T19:53:20Z 5
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Fast and efficient, delivered all functionality with a strong technical approach.

Jeff Murnan
Black Studio 2017-03-22T16:18:02Z 5
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Great job and very thorough. It took a bit longer than estimated to complete the task, but the theme switch was still done in under two weeks and everything looks and feels great. Alls well that ends well, right? It honestly was a smooth process throughout. Very responsive team. Would work with them again and again!!

Jenny Finke
Black Studio 2017-03-16T09:39:41Z 5
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I really appreciated the professional approach and the clear tech spec that is giving us the opportunity to evaluate how to proceed for our project' completion.

Dario Ottaiano
Black Studio 2017-03-03T19:40:38Z 5
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Marco was very efficient at trying to find the best way to accomplish the task. He gave me alternatives that suits my timeline and budget. Very fast and good code. Very Satisfied and will would work with him again!

Annie N
Black Studio 2017-02-28T22:40:25Z 5
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Marco fixed in a smooth and fast way my webpage that was down after a failed multilingual CMS plugin upgrade and reinstallation attempts and that could only be restarted with the plugin deactivated.

Fernando Pimenta
Black Studio 2017-01-23T00:56:02Z 5
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These guys were extremely patient and very helpful in explaining things to a complete novice!

linda cook
Black Studio 2016-08-19T01:29:34Z 5
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An absolutely wonderful experience working with a professional team - big thanks to Codeable for providing us with this facility. Our project would not be done without it.

Dima Ivanov
Black Studio 2016-06-20T14:30:22Z 5
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Legend. Thanks Marco. It's great to KNOW that my developer can solve my problems. Marco gives me a warm fuzzy feeling that money can't buy.

Alec McCartney
Black Studio 2016-06-13T19:55:39Z 5
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Marco and his group are great. Marco is patient and thoughtful, his group write excellent code, and he communicates very well. I have no reservations about recommending his group.

Jason Eriksen
Black Studio 2016-06-10T16:08:50Z 5
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I am very happy with the quality of work that my project received. Also, whenever I had a question or comment, it was answered quickly, courteously and to my satisfaction. I will definitely continue working with Marco.

Ronit Kellner
Black Studio 2016-06-08T04:57:22Z 5
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Professional partner, can only recommend Marco.

Mark Wuger
Black Studio 2016-02-13T12:07:04Z 5
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Marco, is an outstanding professional, delivers quality work quickly and also he reacts quickly on messages. Will certain make use of his services again.

Just be SUPER
Black Studio 2016-02-01T18:33:39Z 5
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Marco is very professional, responsive, and knowledgeable. He did some excellent work me and I highly recommend him.

Evelyn McKelvie