Whose Who of WordPress

This is extremely incomplete. I’d welcome recommendations for individuals who should be added to this list (and I suppose any who should be removed :)).



  • 10up
  • Automattic
    • Company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, and numerous other software/products.
  • Awesome Motive
    • Parent company of WPBeginner, WPForms, MonsterInsights, SeedProd, and OptinMonster.
  • Beaver Builder
  • Elegant Themes
    • Creators of the popular Divi Builder.
  • Elementor
  • Envato
    • Runs ThemeForest, CodeCanyon, and Tuts+.
  • Human Made
  • IncSub
    • Parent company of WPMU Dev, CampusPress, and Edublogs.
  • Modern Tribe
    • Authors of The Event Calendar.
  • OnTheGoSystems
    • Parent company of WPML, ICanLocalize, and WP Types.
  • Sandhills Development
    • Creators of Easy Digital Downloads, AffiliateWP, and Restrict Content Pro.
  • Themify
  • UpdraftPlus
  • Web Dev Studios
    • Creators of Custom Post Types UI, CMB2, Automatic Featured Images for Video, etc.
  • Wordfence
  • WP Engine
  • Yoast

Further Study / Partial Bibliography