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

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WordPress Hosting

I’ve been using SiteGround for 6 years now for both my own projects and my clients’ projects. They offer different types of hosting plans for different types of websites.

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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! It also has a free version if you want to test it.


WordPress Plugins

I like to have as few plugins as possible. Here they are: Yoast SEO W3 Total CacheWPS Hide LoginCookie Notice for GDPR & CCPANative LazyloadSpam DestroyerWP User Avatar, Two Factor.

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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.