Founded in 2013, we build intuitive and easy to use plugins for your WordPress site.

Our Story

Smash Balloon was born out of a desire to make it easy to add social media content to WordPress. Too many social media plugins are either too complicated to set up, drastically slow down your site, aren’t customizable enough, or break anytime the platform makes a change. We set out with the mission to solve this problem.

At Smash Balloon, we pride ourselves on creating plugins that are not only intuitive and simple to use, but also designed to integrate seamlessly into your website and allow you to display your social media content in powerful and unique ways. Over 1.6 million awesome people have decided to actively use our plugins, which is an incredible honor that we don’t take lightly. This compels us to also provide the quickest and most effective customer support that we can, blowing users away with the best customer service they’ve ever experienced.

Our Values

People first

People first

We put people first. Always. 
We treat our team like family and our customers as our #1 priority.

Do the right thing

Do the right thing

We do the right thing every time.
Not just when it is convenient – we work with integrity in everything we do.

Fight for customer’s success

Fight for customer’s success

We go above and beyond to make sure you have the best experience with us and make the most out of our products.

Pay attention to details

Pay attention to details

We sweat over the little things and stop beyond nothing less than the most ideal experience for our users.

Labor for simplicity

Labor for simplicity

We make complicated things simple by working smarter, not harder.

The Team

John Brackett

John Brackett

John is the founder and team leader at Smash Balloon. He’s been working with WordPress since 2009, initially developing custom solutions for clients before venturing into plugin development. He started Smash Balloon in early 2013 when it was clear there were no good solutions available to easily add social media content in WordPress. He set out on a mission to build a plugin that would save others the same headaches and make it as simple as possible!

Syed Balkhi

Syed Balkhi

Syed Balkhi is an adviser at Smash Balloon. Prior to Smash Balloon, he founded WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site, and OptinMonster, the most popular lead generation software. He is an award-winning entrepreneur who was recognized as the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the United Nations. Syed’s work has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, WashingtonPost, FoxBusiness, and countless other top publications.

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