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Our story

Where we came from

Power Plugins was formed because a software engineer and a website designer from the UK were fed up with using expensive plugins that offered great potential but more often than not, slowed their WordPress websites down.

Sometimes good ideas are born from a moment of inspiration. Sometimes they’re born out of a need to improve something that already exists.

The solution… to build plugins that are focussed on doing one thing and doing it well.

  • Minimal database lookups
  • No nagware in the admin area
  • Minimal database lookups
  • No nagware in the admin area

Just simple, no-nonsense WordPress plugins that do their job well and keep websites running fast.

Fast forward to today and Power Plugins now offers these plugin solutions to you too. Unlike other plugins, Power Plugins are purely aimed at web developers and web designers. Why? Because using them requires a little knowledge of PHP, CSS and the WordPress environment. However, as all of the plugins are fully documented, even a newbie would still be able to install and run them.

Who we are

Paul Faulkner and Elliot Cooke met in 2020, and with almost 50 years of design and development experience between them, quickly collaborated to create smart WordPress plugin solutions. These plugins were either specifically developed to improve upon already commercially available plugins, or were bespoke requests from customers.

As time went on, our customer’s requirements grew wider as industries adjusted to the new levels of online business being conducted in a post-pandemic digital world. As such, our focus on creating truly problem-solving WordPress and WooCommerce plugins has led us to create the range of products available to you today.

Paul from Power Plugins and Headwall Hosting
Paul Faulkner
Elliot from Power Plugins and The Cookehouse
Elliot Cooke

Our Mission

We understand that as web developers and designers, your customers will only be demanding increasing levels of functionality from the websites you build.

As this demand for functionality increases, more and more server resources will be consumed too. This can slow your websites down, reduce the user experience, and affect the SERP (search engine results page).

Our mission is to always provide WordPress plugins that follow the UNIX philosophy documented by Doug McIlroy.

Following these principles, we will always create plugins that are as lightweight and focused as they can possibly be.

Write programs that do one thing and do it well… write programs to work together

Doug McIlroy

Got an idea or an interesting requirement?

We are also passionate about listening to you. We are always happy to consider incorporating your ideas into our plugins, so long as it means they keep to the principles above.

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