We use and recommend these WordPress-related resources. Many of the links are affiliate links, so if you click one and buy, we receive a small commission. But, you don’t pay any extra! We recommend these because of their quality, not because of the referral fees.
If you’re a website owner, check out our Tips for Website Owners to learn about buying websites, making websites effective, and SEO basics.
Excellent theme shop. Well-designed, functional, fast, and secure themes for the Genesis Framework. We use Genesis whenever possible; it’s our favorite framework! Genesis is the dominant theme framework, run by 15% of the top 10k WordPress, and 20% of the top 100k (stats from StudioPress).
We believe custom themes provide the best results, but sometimes an off-the-shelf, pre-built theme is easier on the budget. See what ThemeForest has to offer, but beware of bloated themes that pack functionality into the theme. Avoid theme lock-in! Look for quality themes by reputable authors.
See our post How to Choose a WordPress Host and Plan.
Our favorite WordPress managed host! We use it for client sites whenever we can, and use it for our own site. They focus on making hosting simple; the control panel and tools are easy to use. Their hosting is fast, secure, and reliable.
Another managed WordPress host, with an emphasis on security, speed, and scale. It’s great for sites that get a lot of traffic and need rock-solid stability.
An excellent WordPress-optimized shared host. They’re faster, more secure, and more reliable than all-purpose shared hosts. They’re also less expensive than managed WordPress hosts (because SiteGround doesn’t offer the same level of service). See our post SiteGround: fast, secure WordPress hosting.
User-friendly drag-and-drop forms for WordPress.
Structure pages and edit content with drag-and-drop modules and front-end editing. Our preferred page builder because of its simplicity and light weight.
Sell products, services, or subscriptions through your WordPress website with this flexible ecommerce system.
Make your site available in multiple languages. Edit and display content in more than one language. Works with WooCommerce to make ecommerce sites multilingual!
Create (and sell) online courses with this robust Learning Management System (LMS).
The WordPress Plugin Directory has thousands of free plugins, but sometimes you can’t find what you need there. At those times, check out the paid plugins at CodeCanyon. Look for quality plugins by reputable authors.
A great solution for backing up your WordPress site to your server and remote destinations. See our post Amazon S3 & BackupBuddy: guide to WordPress backups.
Manage all your WordPress sites from one place. Handle updates, backups, migration, and more.
Domain registration in a simple, uncluttered interface, with WHOIS privacy included.
We couldn’t run our business without G Suite’s Gmail, Drive, Calendar, etc. Many of our clients love it too!
Not WordPress-related, but if you’re interested in Internet safety, security, and digital parenting, check out this educational resource.