Favorite Tools + Resources
I regularly use and rely on each of these tools myself! Note that some of the links are affiliate or referral links, which means if you make a purchase I may receive a small commission or “store credit,” at no additional cost or effort to you. 🙂
I custom designed this site myself using Astra Pro as my “base” WordPress theme, and Elementor Pro to customize the theme structure and design. Astra is a fast, lightweight theme that’s made to work well with page + theme builder plugins like Elementor, and Elementor Pro allows me to make all kinds of customizations, and then change them whenever I like! It’s like the never-ending theme of creativity!
SEOPress – My SEO plugin of choice! The free version is great, the paid version is even better, and very affordable compared to competitors like Yoast! It can also be used on multiple sites for 1 low price.
LuckyWP Table of Contents – My favorite table of contents plugin, and it’s free!
Tasty Pins – Totally essential for serious Pinterest marketers, $29/year makes tons of WordPress Pinterest optimization tasks easier, and does a couple things that I haven’t been able to do otherwise.
UpdraftPlus – Awesome, easy to use free backup plugin. I can set up scheduled backups to go to my Google Drive, or manually send backups with the click of a button whenever I like.
WebARX – My security plugin of choice. It’s powerful, doesn’t slow down my site and is easy to use, unlike free plugins I’ve tried.
Revision Control – A simple free plugin that makes it easy to keep my number of post and page revisions in check so they don’t clog up my site indefinitely. I can also delete revisions on individual posts manually with the click of a button. NOTE: It hasn’t been updated in a while, but I still like it better than newer options I’ve tried so far.
Tailwind really is the best way I’ve found to schedule pins to Pinterest, and Tailwind TRIBES are an amazing way to get more Pinterest shares and traffic, even for a new or smaller blogger! You can try Tailwind + tribes FREE for a month here when you sign up for a new Tailwind account.