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.


WPForms Recap of 2016

Wow can’t believe the year is about to end. We launched WPForms in March 2016, and we are super excited about the progress we made. Today we’re reflecting on the highlights of 2016. We couldn’t have done it without your support. WPForms by the Numbers Jared and I launched WPForms in March of 2016 because […]

Post Submissions Addon – Make Frontend Publishing Easy in WordPress

Frontend Post Submissions was one of our top requested features, and today I’m excited to share that it’s finally here. We also added various other features and enhancements in WPForms 1.2.9. Post Submissions With our post submissions addon, you can now allow your users to submit blog posts and other content in WordPress without ever […]
Post Submissions Addon for WPForms

WPForms + Zapier = Connect Your WordPress Forms with 500+ Web Apps

It’s finally here. You can now connect WPForms with your favorite web applications using our Zapier Addon. Zapier allows you to automatically move information between web apps, so you can focus on your most important work. They have more than 500 web apps in their ecosystem, and now you can connect your WordPress forms with […]
WPForms Zapier Addon

Multiple Currency Support and Payment Enhancements – WPForms 1.2.6

We just released WPForms 1.2.6 that came with a lot of payment enhancements that you were looking for. Here’s what you need to know about WPForms 1.2.6. Multiple Currency Support This was by far one of the most popular feature request. While it seems simple in concept, there’s a lot more that has to be […]

Geolocation and Custom CAPTCHA – WPForms 1.2.5

We just released WPForms 1.2.5 that came with several new features and enhancements. Here’s what you need to know about WPForms 1.2.5. Custom CAPTCHA Want to add random Math questions captcha in WordPress or define your custom questions as CAPTCHA? That’s exactly what the new custom captcha addon lets you do. It’s available for all […]
WPForms 1.2.5

Form Import / Export and Conditional Logic for Payments – WPForms 1.2.4

Yesterday, we released WPForms 1.2.4 which came with several new features and enhancements. Here’s what you need to know about WPForms 1.2.4. Form Import / Export It’s finally here! I know a lot of you have asked for the ability to import / export forms from one site to another. Now you can do that. […]
WPForms 1.2.4
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