EXPLORE MY TOOLKIT
Here, I am opening up my toolkit that I regularly use while blogging & creating contents and graphics. I’ve listed my favorite apps and tools that really help me during the work. Most of these were once recommended to me and today I am recommending to you.
WordPress is my favorite blogging platform. I started my blogging journey with free platforms, Blogger and WordPress.com and I am using WordPress for almost 2 years now. Like many other bloggers, WordPress has become my choice for the blogging platform.
There are many web hosting services and Bluehost is quite popular. Even WordPress recommends Bluehost for web hosting. With an easy installation, affordable rate and 24/7 WP support, Bluehost is a great choice if you are building your first website.
P.S. Currently, I’m using Namecheap for my blog.
WordPress has thousands of themes, you just need to browse and choose the one that fits your niche. Check for the features you are looking for. You can get premium themes from ThemeForest. I have settled for ‘Smartblog’. Before that, I used ‘Lifestyle’, ‘LookFashion’, and tried few others.
Graphic Design Tools
Canva – An online graphic design tool that enables you to create graphics like a Pro.
Learn more about creating graphics like a Pro using Canva.
Gravit – Another amazing online graphic design tool that lets you easily create graphics, logo, watermark and other designs.
Pixabay – A stock photo site that offers CC0 licensed high-quality images, plus vector graphics, illustrations, and videos.
Better Click To Tweet – Add Click to Tweet boxes to your pages and posts.
Google Analytics – A statistics program
Shareaholic – A social media kit
Shortcodes Ultimate – A comprehensive collection of visual components for WordPress
WP Smush – Reduce image file sizes, improve performance and boost your SEO
WP Super Cache – Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.
Yoast SEO – An all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress
Other Tools and Apps
Grammarly – An online platform to help you with the grammar. It has an awesome Google Chrome extension as well.
Evernote – Great tool for taking and sharing notes
Lightshot – A Google Chrome extension to take the screenshot of a webpage
Pinglr – Link indexing tool
Pingomatic – A tool to update different search engines that your blog has updated.