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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.