I am the CEO and founder of Black Studio, a web agency specialized in WordPress development, design, SEO, SEM and hosting.
Our team includes engineers, developers, designers, SEO and SEM specialists, content architects; so we’re able to take care of complex projects that require a wide range of skills.
We have over 18 years of experience in website development, and we work almost exclusively on WordPress projects since 2010. We’ve built more than 300 WordPress websites over the years, also providing and managing hosting and ongoing support.
We’ve specialized in advanced customizations of the backend and frontend of WordPress, and integrations with 3rd party services. I extensively work with OnTheGoSystems products like Toolset plugins and WPML, and I’m also in their consultants list with my agency. We’re often involved in bug reporting and fixing, and in making improvements that they adopted in the following releases.
We extensively use Genesis Theme Framework for 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’re able to find a solution either based on existing plugins, or develop it from scratch when no other solution is available, or sometimes use a mix of the two approaches.
Often we take care of different kinds of tasks on existing sites, i.e. Speed Optimization, Security / Hardening, Data migration/conversion, etc.
We developed some free WordPress plugins that are available on the official WordPress plugin repository. The most popular 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 9.000.000 downloads with a 4.8/5 average rating.
This plugin is a good representation of the way we work: it’s simple, clean, solve straightforwardly and cleverly a common problem, and it’s loved by the users.
We are active members of the WordPress community, as WordCamp speakers, Meetup/WordCamp organizers, Polyglots and Core Contributors
We work on Codeable since 2015.
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!
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.
Fast and efficient, delivered all functionality with a strong technical approach.
Great Professionalism, quick answering, team very skilled, everything was really smooth! -- Grande team, risposte velocissime, grande empatia per il cliente e professionalità. Super Consigliati!
Absolutely awesome & fast work. Thank you!
Marco is such an excellent developer. He delivers things on time, and always goes the extra mile to make sure things are done right. Will definitely hire again!
Preciso, puntuale e competente
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!!
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.
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!
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.
These guys were extremely patient and very helpful in explaining things to a complete novice!