WordPress Resources

Some of the most useful WordPress resources
that I use on a daily basis

These are some of the resources I use on a daily basis, some have affiliate links.
I will be adding detailed blog posts for each product. I only provide insight on products that I know well and that can add value to my clients. A mixture of free and 'paid-for' solutions (the time they save soon pay for themselves). All integrate well with WordPress.

Website Planning and Set Up Resources

WP Engine

High quality WordPress dedicated hosting. Quality architecture with round the clock support.

Process Street

A free and powerful way to manage your recurring checklists and procedures. Great for managing workflows and regular tasks.

Teamwork

Powerful project management software. Keep all your tasks and communications in one place. Perfect for collaboration projects where you need to be super organised.

Evernote

Available across desktop and mobile, Evernote is an easy to use note pad for any aspect of your website planning and content notes.

Gather Content

GatherContent is simple content collaboration software that helps you
organise and produce content before it's published.

Balsamiq

Balsamiq Mockups is a rapid wireframing tool that helps you Work Faster & Smarter. It reproduces the experience of sketching on a whiteboard, but using a computer.

WordPress Manged Hosting

There is an ever-increasing range of managed, dedicated WordPress Hosting options.

Read my article covering how to choose your WordPress hosting.

WordPress Themes

GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a fast, lightweight WordPress theme that is free to download, with a premium add on that makes this theme highly customisable.

Genesis Framework

The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress. Whether you're a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go.

Beaver Builder

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BB Theme. Over 250,000 websites use the BeaverBuilder Theme and Themer.

Studio Press

StudioPress Theme of the Month

Well built range of WordPress themes built on the Genesis Framework. A powerful way to publish websites with WordPress.

Divi Theme

Divi WordPress Theme

Good for designers and non coders. A well supported premium theme with good documentation and support. Includes a visual drag and drop builder. The downside is that it adds shortcodes to your page so can be tricky to do a simple theme swap.

WordPress Plugin Resources and easy integrations

Elementor

Live drag and drop page builder for WordPress. Free to download. Should work with most well designed themes.

Gravity Forms

A powerful premium form creation plugin that is secure and fast. Integrates well with many services such as PayPal, Stripe, Mailchimp, Zapier, Active Campaign to name a few.

Multilingual WordPress

The WordPress Multilingual Plugin
WPML makes it easy to build multilingual sites and run them.
It’s powerful enough for corporate sites, yet simple for blogs.

Beaver Builder Lite

Beaver Builder Lite is a flexible drag and drop page builder that works on the front end of your WordPress website. With Beaver Builder, building beautiful, professional WordPress pages is as easy as dragging and dropping.

WordPress Security

Sucuri has developed a great WordPress security plugin designed to complement your existing security controls. It's designed to be lightweight, easy to use while highly effective, addressing some of the biggest challenges website owners face like: auditing, integrity monitoring and basic hardening.

Updraft Backup

Hacking, server crashes, dodgy updates or simple user error can ruin your WordPress site. That’s why you need UpdraftPlus, the world’s highest-rated and most installed WordPress backup plugin.

WordPress Marketing Resources

CoShedule

The No.1 marketing calendar the can integrate directly into your WordPress dashboard. Plan, promote and execute your whole social media strategy from one place.

Optinmonster

OptinMonster

Want to grow your email list. Lead generation software that integrates directly into your WordPress dashboard. Powerful A/B testing and quick to create lead capture forms.

Click Meter

ClickMeter Link Tracking. How many clicks on your links? Monitor, compare and optimise all of your marketing links in one place.

Loom Screen Recording

Quick videos everywhere you need them. You and your team already collaborate on documents, project planners, CRM’s, and learning management systems. With Loom, any video you record can be watched directly where it is shared.

Facet WP

Use FacetWP to add faceted search to your eCommerce sites, resource libraries, listing pages and more. Users find what they're looking for faster because only relevant filtering choices are shown. This leads to happier customers and increased sales

WordPress Starter Themes

_Underscores

Bones

FoundationPress

Sage

Quark

HMTL5 Blank

Local Develpment Environments

MAMP

Desktop Server

Bitnami

Local by Get Flywheel

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