This is a list of my favorite products and/or services. I have used them all and LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
Bluehost – All of my websites and most of my clients are hosted here. Great customer support 24/7.
WPEngine – I have used them for a few client sites and they rock!
SiteGround – I have a few clients on SiteGround and they love it. I’m thinking of moving my sites there this summer.
GeneratePress – Free theme but you must purchase the Add Ons to fully customize your website. Great Value!
Divi – Love this flexible theme. Easy for clients to take over and make changes -by Elegant Themes.
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.
Jetpack – Lots and lots of options with this one!
Premium WordPress Plugins
BackupBuddy – Excellent tool for auto backups -by iThemes.
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.
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.
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.