Embracing collaboration and work that makes an impact.

PutY­our­Light­sOn has been build­ing and sup­port­ing plu­gins since the ini­tial release of Craft CMS in 2013. Foun­ded in 2007 and with a strong found­a­tion in PHP frame­works and con­tent man­age­ment sys­tems, PutY­our­Light­sOn builds soft­ware that adds func­tion­al­ity, per­form­ance and cus­tom­isa­tion to thou­sands of websites. 

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Back­ground #

PutY­our­Light­sOn was foun­ded and is run by Ben Croker. With a back­ground in Com­puter Sci­ence, Ben is pas­sion­ate about user exper­i­ence and data visu­al­isa­tion, which he puts to good use when design­ing and build­ing back-end sys­tems. When not cod­ing or teach­ing plu­gin devel­op­ment, he can often be found paraglid­ing in the Aus­tri­an Alps or motor­cycle tour­ing through Europe. In his oth­er spare time, he coaches and ment­ors indi­vidu­als and small busi­ness owners.

PutY­our­Light­sOn col­lab­or­ates with web developers around the globe in order to bring expert­ise and a very par­tic­u­lar set of skills to the most chal­len­ging devel­op­ment pro­jects. We see our cli­ents as part­ners in prob­lem solv­ing and mak­ing an impact.

Non-Profit Organ­isa­tions #

Here at PutY­our­Light­sOn, we believe in using tech­no­logy for good – con­nect­ing, pro­tect­ing and help­ing people to assist one anoth­er. All of our soft­ware is built with this in mind.

We sup­port non-profit organ­isa­tions by redu­cing our plu­gin license fees by up to 100%. If you work for or on behalf of a registered non-profit char­it­able organ­isa­tion, then you are eli­gible to apply for a reduced license fee for any of our Craft CMS plu­gins for use with­in the organisation.

To apply, please send the fol­low­ing details to [email protected]​putyourlightson.​net.

  • Your role in the organisation.
  • Name, address, web­site and phone num­ber of the organisation.
  • Organ­isa­tion vis­ion or mis­sion statement.
  • The name of the plu­gin licenses that you are apply­ing for and your reas­on for request­ing them.

Please note that each applic­a­tion will be eval­u­ated on a case-by-case basis.

Con­tact Us #

If you would like to work with us or have any ques­tions about what we do or how we do it, please feel free to con­tact us at [email protected]​putyourlightson.​net. You can also find us on Twit­ter and Git­hub, if you’re so inclined.

Testi­mo­ni­als #

I’ve worked with Ben for almost 10 years, and he has incred­ible expert­ise in both devel­op­ment and user exper­i­ence. He is depend­able and does an excel­lent job at both exe­cu­tion and plan­ning pro­jects to ensure that things run smoothly. He’s a pleas­ure to work with and I would recom­mend his services.”

Zach Williams, Venveo

Wheth­er it’s in writ­ten code, dir­ect­ive advise­ment or big top­ic per­spect­ive, Ben is the ulti­mate team­mate. Not only have I grown from work­ing with him but so has my work and my cli­ents prefer his addons that work superlatively.”

Caroline C. Blaker, Petroglyph Creative

Every CMS developer knows how risky add-ons are for a healthy pro­ject. They are often the first things to be aban­doned, break, or open up giant secur­ity craters. Not so with PutY­our­Light­sOn products. Not only do they just work but also grace­fully fill secur­ity and per­form­ance gaps. And hav­ing seen Ben present his work in per­son, it’s no sur­prise. He’s the rarest of developers that seems to under­stand the inner work­ings of com­plex sys­tems AND how to make them inter­est­ing and excit­ing to more skep­tic­al, judg­ment­al developers.”

Seamus Holman, Gridwork

I can’t name anoth­er per­son who has helped me grow stronger as a developer than Ben. I often con­sult him and his code, and use his cod­ing tech­niques and prin­ciples as a bench­mark. He’s simply a top qual­ity developer who makes top qual­ity work and an all round qual­ity per­son to know, col­lab­or­ate with and learn from.”

Ryan White, Web Developer

Ben is one of the most skilled and pro­fes­sion­al people we have ever worked with. He has a calm and struc­tured way of look­ing at chal­lenges, has helped us to cla­ri­fy our goals and always delivered code on time. His estim­a­tions were spot-on, he care­fully listened and over­all was a joy to work with. We learned a lot from him and would love to col­lab­or­ate again.”

Harry Keller,

Ben offers much more than tech­nic­al excel­lence. I was delighted with his con­sidered approach to real­ising my web­site from its ini­tial plan­ning to the moment it went live as well as its after care, find­ing cre­at­ive solu­tions at every stage of the process.”

Sarah Waring, Writer & Editor

Ben is not just a tal­en­ted developer/​programmer but also a great teach­er. He takes the time to make sure you under­stand everything. Fur­ther­more, he is one of those developers who can troubleshoot a code issue writ­ten by oth­ers and find a solu­tion to it without hav­ing to ana­lyse all of the under­ly­ing code.”

Philip Thygesen, Boomy

Work­ing with Ben as an instruct­or made me appre­ci­ate the thought­ful­ness and care he puts into his soft­ware and teach­ing. Because of his care­ful plan­ning, he’s able to break down com­plex top­ics into teach­able com­pon­ents. That’s a skill you want in both a teach­er and a soft­ware developer!

Ryan Irelan, CraftQuest

Ben’s teach­ing meth­ods were really easy to fol­low. He’s enthu­si­ast­ic and cares about his work, which really comes through in his teach­ing style. He was patient and gave great examples to make com­plic­ated prin­ciples seem straightforward.

Daryl Knight, CodeKnight

Ben is great at tak­ing a com­plex sub­ject and break­ing it down in a way that you can wrap your mind around. I thought that plu­gin devel­op­ment was some­thing I would nev­er under­stand and hap­pily Ben proved me wrong!

Jonathan Melville, Melville Digital Development

Ben rebuilt my web­site and it turned out exactly as we had planned it. His approach was very pro­fes­sion­al and everything was com­pleted on time and beau­ti­fully. As I do not know much about web­sites, Ben was very good and very, very patient at explain­ing everything I needed to know to make changes and edits to the site.

Hari Herbst, Sharanagati Yogahaus

Ben’s know­ledge of Craft com­bined with his relaxed and inform­al teach­ing style make for a great learn­ing experience.

Steve Abraham, Omniscot