Website & Blogging Tools

I get asked occasionally about setting up websites and blogging, so I thought I would add this page with the tools that I use. These are affiliate links, so I may be paid a small advertising fee (no extra charge to you), if you purchase a product or service through one of the links. You’ll find that you can become an affiliate for just about every product, service or tool out there and it just makes sense to sign up as an affiliate if you are going to share anyways.

Domains

I’ve purchased domains through all 3 of these companies.

Blue Host – I have a couple domains currently registered with Blue Host.

Hosting

Blue Host – I currently have a couple websites that are hosted with Blue Host, including this one.

Platform

WordPress – I use WordPress.org for every single one of my sites.

WordPress.org is usually free through your domain hosting and easily installed in your cpanel once you have set up your hosting account.

Themes

Genesis Framework – I currently use Genesis as the Framework for another site and did use it on this site prior to adding the integrated storefront.

Genesis Framework for WordPress

Magazine Pro Theme – I currently use this theme on top of the Genesis Framework for another site and did use it on this site prior to adding the integrated storefront.

MAGAZINE THEME

Web Page Builders

Beaver Builder – I currently using Beaver Builder on quite a few pages at one of my other sites and have started using it here to build some of my Products & Services Pages.

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SEO

Rich Snippets – I currently use the Rich Snippets plugin for my reviews and the SEO within those reviews.

RICH SNIPPETS

Genesis – Outside of my reviews, I use the SEO tool within the Genesis Framework

Genesis Framework for WordPress

Imaging

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud for Photographers – I recently subscribed to the Creative Cloud for Photographers and use Photoshop CC to make some of the image/cover icons for the training plans, coaching plans and workouts. I also used it to create the images to show the colors of t-shirts. It has come in pretty handy for only $9/ month.