Tools of the Trade

Here’s a list of some of my favorite tools and resources that help make life a little easier for the WordPress blogger!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links to certain websites that will pay me a small commission if you decide to purchase their products or services. It won’t cost you any additional expense, it’s just their way of rewarding me for referring them customers. Please understand that I have personal experience with the products and services of every company I have an affiliate relationship with and I don’t make recommendations simply to receive income. If I think something’s a waste of your money, I won’t recommend it and you won’t see it listed below.

Getting Started

Domains and Hosting

  • My top picks for domain registrars are Namecheap and GoDaddy.
  • WP Engine is the tops in the business for lightning fast, premium WordPress hosting.
  • HostGator offers a low-cost monthly payment option and is my top choice for shared hosting.
  • GreenGeeks offers 300% wind-powered green hosting plus a free domain name for life.
  • BlueHost offers shared hosting with a free domain name.

Finding a Theme

  • StudioPress, premium WordPress themes featuring the Genesis Framework.
  • Thesis Theme: focused on SEO and offers a great support community.
  • Woo Themes, more premium WordPress themes.
  • Custom WP, custom WordPress themes, when only an original will do.

Marketing and Promotion

Make Money

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