Syed Balkhi


Syed is the co-founder of WPForms and founder and CEO of WPBeginner and Awesome Motive Inc. He started using WordPress in 2006 and embarked on a highly successful career as an entrepreneur in the WordPress community.


  • WordPress
  • Web development
  • Web hosting
  • Ecommerce
  • Digital marketing
  • SEO
  • Blogging
  • Content marketing
  • SaaS


One of Syed’s most notable achievements is co-founding WPBeginner during his time as a student at the University of Florida. WPBeginner is the biggest online resource for WordPress tutorials, tips, and guidance for beginners and experienced users alike. The site has grown into a trusted platform for millions of WordPress users seeking to enhance their website-building skills.

In addition to WPBeginner and WPForms, Syed’s portfolio includes OptinMoster, MonsterInsights, All In One SEO, SeedProd, and several other plugins and tools in use by over 25 million websites worldwide.

Syed’s dedication to delivering high-quality products and services has earned him recognition in the WordPress industry, and he was named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the United Nations. His work is featured in leading publications, including Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Business Insider, The Guardian, Wired Magazine, and more.

Beyond his professional achievements, Syed is known for his commitment to education and knowledge sharing. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and WordCamps, contributes to open source projects, including WordPress Core, and offers guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs and marketers.


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[Case Study] 6 Ways WPBeginner Uses WPForms to Grow Their Business

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WPForms 2018 Year in Review (Annual Report)

2018 was a very productive year at WPForms. We passed over 1 million active installs and added a lot of powerful features including surveys, polls, form permissions, WPForms challenge, Stripe recurring payments, and dozens more. Check out our 2018 annual report to see all that happened in WPForms world. I want to thank you for […]
WPForms 2018 Year in Review (Annual Report)
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