This website is filled with recommendations for bloggers to build a website, grow a website, and optimize your sites performance. Each of the below are some of my favorite tools and are products used on websites I have built.

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DOMAIN AND HOSTING

namecheap

Domains starting as low as $8.88 per year. Find your .com or .net online presence.

siteground hosting

Affordable shared web hosting for your website/blog. Get started with SiteGround today plans starting at $6.99 per month paid anually

WORDPRESS THEMES

elementor page builder

A great option for a free or paid website page builder. Elementor works well with many themes.

astra WordPress theme

Astra is a wonderful option for a theme comes in it’s free version with great ready to go templates. Astra also comes with a premium option with more features.

WORDPRESS PLUGINS

updraftplus

A must have plugin that will automate your website back up’s.

wordfence security

Website security is critical. This plugin is a good free option for your website.

yoast seo

The yoast plugin is useful and will be a guide to help with beginner SEO.

social warfare

This is a social share plugin that comes as a limited free or full featured premium plugin.

shortpixel

Use this plugin to compress your images. 

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND IMAGES

picmonkey

Graphic design and images for a subscription monthly of $7.99

canva

Logo, and graphic design

EMAIL PROVIDERS

mailerlite

Building an email list, use Mailerlite free up to 1,000 subscribers. Send automated emails to your audience.