The products listed below are the main tools/services I use to build WordPress websites. I only recommend and affiliate myself with products I use and believe are the best to build amazing websites.
Hosting & Domain
Siteground is one the most respected hosting and domain providers in the world.
- Recommended by WordPress as the best choice for hosting a WordPress site.
- Free SSL + Cloudflare CDN (Fast speed & Security)
- Your site is instantly live (most providers let you wait for a few hours before you can start)
- They have a very unique unlimited hosting plan. So you don’t pay more per website for hosting. This makes it very affordable.
- Their support is amazing. With 24/7 chat, phone and ticket support.
- They have a 1 click WordPress installer. Easy for everybody.
- Transferring a website from another hosting provider is super easy with their plugin.
Elementor is the most popular WordPress page builder in the world. It has over 3 million downloads. This is what makes it so great:
- Elementor makes it super easy to build up a page by allowing users to drag and drop elements onto a page.
- You are not limited (as with a theme), so you can design your page pixel perfect. Just how we like it as designers.
- It’s built for performance, so the code is very clean.
- With their Pro version you can even design the header, footer, blog posts, webshop etc.
- One of their pro plans has a licence for 1000 websites. This makes it perfect for webdesign client work.
- It’s populair so they are a lot of tutorials to find about it.
- It has amazing animation and scroll effects built it.
Missing plugins/addons for your dynamic Elementor website. You want this one if you are serious about doing client work.
- It comes with the amazing Jet Engine. Create your own custom lists, grids and advanced custom fields. All in 1 plugin (this also replaces ACF and CPT UI).
- Customize almost every part of your WordPress webshop with JetWooBuilder.
- A powerful Search feature to add to a website with Jet Search.
- Comes with JetSmartFilters, which is great for creating a filter for your dynamic content.
- Pretty fun visual effects (like parallax effect) with Jet Tricks.
- You will get lot’s of predesigned Elementor templates that you import with 1 click and sell to other companies.
Astra Pro theme is by far one of the best and fastest themes on the market. My go-to theme for creating WordPress sites.
- Astra’s codebase architecture follows best SEO practices. It even comes with the necessary Schema.org markup you need.elements onto a page.
- Astra is made to work with Page Builders like with Beaver Builder, Elementor, Site Origin, Visual Composer, Divi, etc.
- With default WordPress data, Astra loads in less than a half second. It is built for speed and fully optimized for performance.