Resources

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

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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.

Page Builders

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.

Plugin Extensions

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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.

WordPress Themes

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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.
  • Many times, render blocking jQuery comes in the way of performance optimization. So Astra uses Vanilla JavaScript instead.
  • With default WordPress data, Astra loads in less than a half second. It is built for speed and fully optimized for performance.