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 creating sites with WordPress for 8 years now. It’s very flexible and easy to work with.

WordPress Hosting

Since the traffic has increased a bit, I’ve moved from SiteGround’s shared hosting to Cloudways, which offers managed Cloud hosting at affordable prices.

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WordPress Theme

I’m using the GeneratePress theme (with GP 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!

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WordPress Plugins

I like to have as few plugins as possible. Here they are: The SEO Framework BreezeWPS Hide LoginCookie Notice for GDPR & CCPASpam DestroyerWP User Avatar, Two Factor.


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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.

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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 Stencil, which is an awesome and easy-to-use freemium graphic design tool. It also offers 10 free images per month.