Wordpress Toolbox For Beginners
Tip The Scale In Your Favour And Reduce Uncertainty When You Use These Juicy Time Savers.
A heavy gun is a no-no when you cross the WordPress river. When you hold on to too many solutions to the same problems, you run the risk of sinking before you’ve even started.
To build your website on time, be able to announce it to the world and not get hounded for how poorly it works, take this bag of juicy WordPress resources and run. Until you’ve reached satisfaction with the minimum viable version of your site, stop for nothing. Iterations can always happen later.
- Siteground – Their basic hosting package comes with free Cloudflare CDN (to speed up your website & hence positively affect SEO) and free SSL (to allow secure financial transactions on your website). And much more. This is currently the only host I recommend.
WordPress Premium Themes
- StudioPress – You can buy each child theme with the Genesis framework in one package, or pay once to download their entire theme collection. WordPresstutor is built on the Genesis framework.
- ElegantThemes – Owners of the popular Divi framework. They also have a lifetime deal that gives you access to all their themes and plugins.
- Themeforest – Probably the biggest marketplace for premium WordPress themes. Here you can find themes that do not require you to install any of the frameworks above.
We explained the benefits of premium themes over free themes in this article. There are 2 ways to go about using premium themes:
- Install a theme framework -> then a child theme and demo content
- Or install a parent theme -> then demo content (convenient, but not without risk)
- WP Rocket – This plugin will help your website load fast. Very fast. Speed is an advantage when you seek to rank higher in search engines.
Please note that some of the links on this list are affiliate links to products we have used or currently use. This means that while they come at zero additional cost to you, we will receive a minor incentive. Unless you feel that you need these or that they will help you achieve your goals, please do not spend any money on them.