Hi there! My name is Marcel, I’m the owner of Pluginslab, a company dedicated to supporting WooCommerce websites. I’ve been developing for WordPress for over 15 years now, web development for more than 20 and native iOS mobile development for 8. While currently based in the beautiful city of Porto, Portugal, I’ve accumulated a large experience in WooCommerce and e-commerce related websites in general, by developing custom plugins, adjusting themes, implementing full end to end online stores and building web-based and native mobile apps. I’m also very familiar with reporting, inventory management, mailing lists, high-performant e-commerce websites, importing and exporting data from and to APIs, and general e-commerce consultancy.
Let me introduce you to Nuno Areias, working with me for 6 years now. His responsible for most of the backend development as well as for the Android development at our agency. He’s expertise go further into Gravity Forms, Formidable Forms and Ninja Forms, also into Restrict Content Pro, customizing memberships, subscriptions and payment and shipping gateways. As we work together on our projects, you might hear from him as well. Please go easy on him :-).
We are fluent in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish, I am always available through Skype and have a true commitment to every project we get into.
Our goal is to work on solid, well-thought projects, and build long-term relationships. We want our clients to feel supported and confident about their projects and the technology behind it.
My usual working hours are weekdays from 11am to 6pm GMT Lisbon/London time.
Certified WordPress Expert Developer since May 2016
These are some of the customization we’ve made while working with WordPress and WooCommerce:
- Building complete e-commerce based on WooCommerce, B2C and B2B;
- External APIs integrations;
- Custom payment and shipping methods in WooCommerce;
- Implementation of membership solutions;
- Implementation of cryptocurrencies as payment methods;
- Bulk import/export data to/from WordPress and WooCommerce;
- WooCommerce Bookings integrations and customizations;
- ERP integrations;
- All sorts of Gravity Forms and Formidable customizations;
- Navite mobile development in iOS, WordPress backed CMS with direct API integration;
- Project management in small, medium and large scale projects, leading role and team management;
- Site optimizations and bug fixes;
As far as our work at Codeable is concerned, 80% of our new clients return for additional tasks. All our clients have reviewed me with 5 starts and their testimonials can be read further down this page.
We’ve been working on different products of my own, some of them sold to bigger companies, such as iThemes and Liquidweb. We also do a lot of consulting work for bigger e-commerce is driven business locally and internationally.
As a hobby, I like to do photography, shoot videos, fly around with my drone and produce music (drums, guitar, bass guitar, and keyboards). I’m also involved with the local WordPress community where I gave 4 talks for the last 5 years at WordCamp Porto and helped organized 2018’s edition and now WordCamp Europe 2022 in my hometown!
Here are some examples of projects I’ve worked for:
https://poweryoga.com – complete e-commerce solution based on WooCommerce with complete custom theme and subscriptions
https://sim-usa.mobi – complete e-commerce solution based on WooCommerce with theme customization
https://greatiamwear.com – complete e-commerce solution based on WooCommerce
https://foga.co/ – complete e-commerce solution based on WooCommerce and WooCommerce Subscriptions, with a custom box customizer plugin
https://redmarestudio.net/ – customized WooCommerce product pages and checkout experience
https://crustclub.com – payment gateway integration, club membership and WooCommerce customization
https://marigoldsandonions.com – complete e-commerce solution based on WooCommerce
uTrust – creation of a crypto-payment method for WooCommerce
Here are some examples of apps that I’ve built:
Jewels Under Twenty – WooCommerce integration with native apps, including augmented reallity
Hidgets – a mobile app to keep up with your health information
WineSpots – WordPress powered native app, directory of the best wine spots in Portugal
Águas de Gaia – Water utility company from Gaia, Portugal
WP Camps – WordCamps around the world
Happy – Health Awareness Prevention – reduce risk of cancer by being active
We are 100% committed to every task I take, here are some of the client’s feedback of projects I’ve worked on.
Marcel took the time to understand our needs and the full scope of the project. And after the plugin was delivered he was very responsive to help us nick the small details that needed some polishing. Great experience overall!
Marcel is simply the best of the best!
Consult before a larger task. Will work with Marcel again in future. Very good.
Marcel is accurate, kind and to the point.
Marcel is amazing to work with. He exceeded expectations every step of the way. Marcel gave us wonderful ideas that helped us shape the project. I recommended him to the fullest and am so lucky that I found him on here!
Extremely helpful start to our project, and looking forward to future projects treated with the same professionalism.
Marcel has been exceptionally professional and stayed so through a difficult project with several unexpected challenges. He is top tier!
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Always a pleasure working with Marcel
Excellent all round.
Marcel was communicative, professional, and highly competent. I highly recommend working with him and hope to do so soon in the future.
Marcel was excellent in communicating every step of the way regarding where we were in the project. He always answered by question promptly and coded fixes I requested promptly. I would choose to work with Marcel again!