Awesome Resources

This is a list of my favorite products and/or services. I have used them all and LOVE them!

 

WordPress Hosting

SiteGround – My websites and several client websites are on SiteGround and I’m super happy with their service.
WPEngine – I have used WPEngine for a few client sites and they are stable and fast.
Bluehost – Many of my clients use Bluehost and the lower cost is great when you are just starting out.

 

WordPress Themes

GeneratePress – Free theme but you must purchase the Add Ons to fully customize your website. Great Value!

 

Free WordPress Plugins

Yoast SEO – Can’t believe this is free! Helps a bunch with SEO.
Elementor Page Builder – Absolutely awesome! Love this plugin. The free version is amazing.
Contact Form 7 – Easily add free contact forms.
Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode – Great plugin to hide site while it’s in the works.
MaxButtons – Easily add custom buttons.
Lightweight Grid Columns – Add columns to your WordPress page – by GeneratePress.
Lightweight Social Icons – Add simple, clean, customizable social icons – by GeneratePress.
Simple Custom CSS – Add custom CSS that overwrites plugins and themes – by GeneratePress.
BackWPup – For backing up your WordPress website.
Akismet – The best plugin for spam. Free for personal websites.

 

Premium WordPress Plugins

Elementor Pro Page Builder – A step up from the free version. Absolutely worth it. Love this
GP Premium (Add-ons) – Make your GeneratePress site beautiful with this powerful plugin! It’s easy & lightweight.
Gravity Forms – Easily create advanced forms. Simply amazing!
Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode Pro Version – Easily setup a stunning coming soon page, capture leads & limit access to your website while under construction.
BackupBuddy – Excellent tool for auto backups -by iThemes.

 

Email Marketing

Mailchimp – Best solution when you are starting your email list. Free for the first 2,000 subscribers.
Aweber – Set up autoresponders, customize campaigns & opt-in forms. Starts at $19/mo.
ConvertKit – I currently use ConvertKit and it rocks! Tagging subscribers adds a whole new level of service. Starts at $29/mo.

 

Graphic Design

Snappa – Easy tool to whip up graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more without Photoshop or graphic designers.
Stencil – Another great tool to quickly create graphics.

 

Note: Some of the links on this page are “affiliate links” which means I may receive a small fee if you click my link and make a purchase.