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 1.1.4 – Duplicate Forms and Submit Button Styles

We’re working hard on adding all the requested features and enhancements in WPForms. If all goes according to plan, there will be two major updates this week. Here’s what’s new in WPForms 1.1.4. Duplicate a Form with 1 Click A lot of you have been asking for an easy way to duplicate forms. Now you […]
Duplicate Forms in WPForms

Introducing Stripe Addon for WPForms

As soon as we launched WPForms, the most requested feature everybody asked for was an integration with Stripe, a leading online payment solution. Today, I’m extremely proud to announce the initial release of the Stripe Addon for WPForms. Now you can easily create Stripe payment forms in WordPress and easily accept credit cards on your […]
Stripe Addon for WPForms

Say Hello to WPForms – a New WordPress Forms Plugin

A user should be able to create an online form in WordPress without any training. We started with a single goal: make a WordPress form plugin that’s both EASY and POWERFUL. Today, I’m extremely pleased to announce the launch of WPForms, a drag & drop WordPress form builder. Limited Time Special By default all of […]
Say Hello to WPForms
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