What’s Under the Hood

Here are the tools I use for this blog.

Please note that some of the below links are affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase using one of them, I might receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you! Thanks!

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WordPress

I’ve been working with WordPress for 7 years now, and all the websites I create are based on it. If you need help to launch a WordPress blog or website, you can check out my WordPress services.
 

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WordPress Hosting

I’ve been using SiteGround for 4 years now for both my own projects and my clients’ projects. They offer different types of hosting plans for different types of websites. You can check the review I made on my WordPress blog.
 

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WordPress Theme

I’m using GeneratePress Premium, which is light and built for performance but also offers numerous customization options. It’s also very affordable, especially with a 40% renewal discount! It also has a free version if you want to test it.
 

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WordPress Plugins

I like to have as few plugins as possible. Here they are: Yoast SEO,  W3 Total Cache, iThemes Security, WP Smush, Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode, WPForms Lite, Ad Inserter, WP Sticky Sidebar, Social Warfare, AddFunc Head & Footer Code.

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CDN

I’m using Cloudflare and I’m very happy with it. I actually like the fact that it’s a reverse proxy because I can avoid some issues that can happen with “standard” CDNs. Cloudflare also offers good security features. 

Privacy, Cookie, and GDPR policy

Since everything became way complicated with the GDPR law, I could no longer create the privacy policy myself or use free generators. Luckily, I found iubenda, which is always up to date with the new laws and tools, and it’s very easy to set up.
 

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Grammar and Spelling Check

Grammarly is awesome because no matter how careful I am, I still make some spelling or grammar mistakes. It has a browser add-on that proofreads your text and highlights the mistakes. It’s not 100% accurate all the time, but it still does a good job.

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Image Creation

For my blog posts’ featured images, I use Canva, which is an awesome and easy-to-use freemium graphic design tool. You can create images for free, subscribe to a monthly plan, or you can buy images at $1 a piece.