WordPress is one of the best examples of how businesses can thrive in an open source ecosystem. With contributions made by thousands of ingenious developers and entrepreneurs worldwide, WordPress is growing fast by attracting thousands of new users every day.
As of today, WordPress powers more than 34% of all websites on the internet. Many companies make their entire revenue by providing WordPress related products and services. The WordPress business ecosystem generates several billion dollars each year.
Automattic heavily contributes to open source WordPress.org, bbPress, and BuddyPress projects. In terms of influence, revenue, and the overall user base, Automattic is definitely among the top WordPress businesses and companies.
Started by Joost de Valk, Yoast is the most successful WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimization) business. It provides a full package of SEO products and services, helping millions of users with the optimization of their WordPress sites.
Yoast is the company behind the immensely popular WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin. In addition to their standard SEO plugin, they offer many related SEO plugins like Local SEO, Video SEO, News SEO, WooCommerce SEO, and other plugins like Yoast Comment Hacks, SlideShare for WordPress, etc.
Here are some important stats and facts about Yoast and their products.
Yoast SEO is undoubtedly the #1 WordPress SEO plugin with over 5 million active installations.
They help thousands of people learn SEO via Yoast Academy’s online SEO training.
Yoast also offers website SEO, conversion reviews, and auditing services. Their client lists include some of the world’s biggest brands.
Modern Tribe is a WordPress design and development agency with a twist. They are a collaborative organization of all freelancers and experts. It is a company of 72 talented teammates in 5 countries and 45 cities.
The company offers a wide range of services, including WordPress expertise, strategy, user experience design, and more. They are also the creators of The Events Calendar plugin.
Here are some important stats and facts about Modern Tribe.
They work on more than 20 simultaneous projects on average. They have already built several hundred websites.
Easy Digital Downloads has over 2 million downloads, over 100 extensions and themes, and more than 180 project contributors.
Their other plugins are also popular among WordPress users. Restrict Content Pro is one of the best membership plugins for WordPress. AffiliateWP lets you create a full-featured affiliate program (a good alternative to the Affiliate Royale plugin).
The UK based WordPress design and development agency, Human Made is an official WordPress.com VIP partner. They specialize in enterprise scale development for global brands like News UK, USA Today, TechCrunch, Sony, PayPal, Skype, Airbnb, and many more.
Here are some important stats and facts about Human Made.
Awarded as one of the top B2B companies and top WordPress developers 2018 by Clutch.
They also contribute to the open source WordPress community. They contributed to 12 WordPress.org teams, and 53 talks at open source events in 2018.
They also offer several free and paid WordPress plugins like WPRemote, BackupWordPress, WPThumb, and WordPress Menu Exporter.
Elementor Ltd is the company behind the popular WordPress page builder, Elementor. Their drag and drop page builder is now powering over 2 million websites, and it is one of the fastest growing plugins in WordPress right now.
Elementor is also behind a popular theme shop called Pojo themes.