Here is the success behind my blogging journey, Today I want to share with you my toolkit – a collection of WordPress related products and resources that I use on my websites and future projects.
Most people can learn how to build a blog or how to build a website from scratch, but not everyone knows how to start a successful blog.
This is why I have decided to share this with you note that most resources here are premium. I pay for them because they make me more efficient Instead of looking at them as costs, I look at them as investments.
WordPress Toolkit that led to my blogging success!
1. Web Hosting
web hosting is one of the key components of every successful website. Web hosting is where your website lives on the internet. Similar to a house, each website has different needs.
Knowing what you need will help you make the right decision and save time / money.
Where I host speedyminds:
An indigenous hosting company in Nigeria Domainking
Domainking provides the perfect combination of quality and value. They have plans that grow with your business.
Alternatives hosting: If you want something bigger and you decide to go international.
Bluehost – One of the oldest web hosts started in 1996. Great for small businesses. Officially recommended by WordPress.org.
SiteGround – Great international web hosting provider all-around hosting provider with great support.
2. Security & Performance
Below are my favorite security & performance tools:
wp super cache: Best free caching plugin for WordPress. Caching is a must have for every website because it reduce server load and significantly speed up your website. I have been using this plugin for a while now is worth recommendation.
Sucuri: AntiVirus and Firewall for your website. They help protect you against hack attacks and DDoS attacks on your website. They will also clean up your website if you ever get hacked (for free).
3. SEO & Marketing
Want to get more traffic and subscribers on your website? Here are the best WordPress SEO and marketing plugins to help you boost your website traffic.
Yoast SEO: the best free WordPress SEO plugin.
Helps you create meta titles, descriptions, keywords, sitemaps, and everything else that you need.
WPForms Lite: Drag & drop WordPress form builder.
Easily create contact forms, subscription forms, payment forms, or any other type of forms without hiring a developer.
MonsterInsights – Most popular Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. I use it to see how visitors find and use my blog.
Having this plugin is not enough joining my blogging/SEO tutorial will be enough!
Creating a good editorial will help you publish great content fast. I use the following plugins for publishers.
Create beautiful and feature-rich tables into your posts and pages without writing any code.
Features include sorting, pagination, filtering, and ability to import / export data.
Auto Post to Social Media – WordPress to Buffer:
Whenever you schedule, publish or update a Post, Page or Custom Post Type, WordPress to Buffer will auto post your content to your Buffer account (buffer.com), scheduling publication to social media profiles including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Comments help you improve user engagement. In the past, I have tried several third-party plugins such as Livefyre, Disqus, Facebook comments, etc.
Here on speedyminds my favorite comment tool is;
Helps block comment spam. This is one of the two default WordPress plugins that comes pre-installed. Make sure you activate it.
At the end of the goal, your goal is to make money with your website. Below are the tools I recommend:
Easy solution to manage your affiliate links. It also automatically replaces keywords on your website with affiliate links. I use it on Speedyminds.
Whoopi !! banner ads made easy.
Easily rotate banner ads, set ad expiration dates, see stats, and more.
Very simple plugin that allows you to insert ads after paragraphs of your post content.
One of the best ways to monetize a website is through an online store. Below are the best WordPress eCommerce solutions.
Easy digital Download:
Make it easy to sell digital products with WordPress. Great for selling eBooks or online software. I use it to sell e-books to my students.
WooCommerce: alternative to the above mentioned.
The most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. Easily add an online store on your WordPress website.
Now over to you what are your favorite WordPress Toolkit?
Thank you for reading my toolkit, and I hope you found it to be helpful. Don’t forget to share this amazing article.
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