Essential Resources for Your WordPress Website
Cool stuff and must have’s for managing your WordPress site. Apps and software to make doing business easier.
Creative Market and Envato Market for quality themes and add-ons, also logos and stock images. Look here first to find a new theme for your website. Really talented individuals offer their work on these two sites.
Station Seven – beautiful themes and branding kits.
Yoast Seo Plugin – for helping your site to get noticed. Make sure you upload this. Absolutely essential for SEO.
PageBuilder by SiteOrigin – Make beautiful landing pages right within your WordPress website.
Updraft Plus – for backing up your site automatically.
Under Construction – an easy ‘under construction’ page builder for working on your back end.
All 404 Redirect to Homepage – Don’t leave anyone hanging on an empty page. Redirect them to your homepage.
Learn Technology without Losing It – Free class with suggestions for keeping your cool while working on the computer.
Canva.com and Canva Design School -for creating imagery and promotional text for your brand and posts. I find this essential for creating Pinterest graphics or text overlay. They also have great grids too. Free and easy to use.
Wpbeginner.com – for learning additional skills and strategies. Sign up for their blog to get the latest updates.
First Site Guide – A great resource for starting your first blog or website.
Creative Biz Academy – for creating a beautiful brand presence.
Think Creative Collective – great podcasts and business classes.
SarahEggers.com – Web Design services and education
MailChimp – for managing your blog and newsletter subscription sign-ups. Free service to connect your blog to a mailing list and for sending newsletters.
Dropbox – your place in the cloud for collecting, saving, and sharing files and images.
Trello – for organizing your brain. Using this app has changed my life. Highly recommended.
Evernote – for collecting references, blog post notes, and links, syncs to your phone or any other device. Also good but I find I use Trello the most.
Grammarly – for making sure your words have power. Download the app on your laptop or pad. I will remind you to insert commas or when your tenses are a bit off.
Ulysses – for writing and editing your words. I have been using this app on my laptop. It’s great for writing your blog posts before you put them in WordPress. It allows to grab quotes and text from the web and converts them to plain text (words without the original size or configuration).
I would love to help you design and manage your own website and am happy to offer one on one mentoring.
Above all, relax, and enjoy the process of creating your own WordPress website!