Recommended

WordPress Hosting

GreenGeeks Hosting

GreenGeeks is known for being an environmentally friendly hosting provider. However, they’re also quickly becoming known for their solid speeds, service, and low beginner-friendly pricing.

SiteGround Hosting

SiteGround offers some of the best support for WordPress websites in the industry. They’ve also scored above average in both uptime and speed tests that I’ve conducted. They’re a great all around option.

WPX Hosting

WPX Hosting has a higher upfront host than the other two listed here. However, if you’re serious about speed and support they offer some of the best premium hosting packages around.

WordPress Builders

Elementor

Elementor is an all around amazing WordPress builder. They offer both a free version and a pro version that packs a more powerful punch. I highly recommend getting it for yourself!

Divi

Divi was created by ElegantThemes. It comes with hundreds of pre-made layout packs or templates that significantly cut down on your development time. Plus, they offer a lifetime deal.

Brizy

Of the three WordPress builders here Brizy is the newest kid on the block. Brizy offers both a free and pro option. Like Divi, it comes with lots of pre-made blocks and layout pack templates.

WordPress Themes

Astra Theme

Astra is a theme that I often use in my WordPress tutorials. They have both a free and premium theme option. Both come with dozens of starter sites to help you get a design up quickly.

OceanWP Theme

Many people argue that OceanWP is better than Astra. I personally think both themes are awesome, and great options for beginners. In my opinion OceanWP is a bit better for eCommerce sites.

GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a very well-coded lightweight theme. In particular it’s my go to theme for making blog focused websites. Their premium version comes with some great templates.

Elementor AddOns

Premium Addons

Premium Addons has some Elementor addons that pack a big punch. They have both a free and pro version. In particular I’m a big fan of their image layers option and background transition.

Happy Addons

Happy Addons also comes with both a free and pro version. What makes them different is their easy to use live copy feature as well as their presets and cross domain copy and paste.

CrocoBlock

Crocoblock is packed with plugins, 150+ widgets, templates and more. Many widgets are eCommerce focused. Each plan also comes with 50+ pre-designed Elementor templates.

Speed Optimization

WP Rocket

WP Rocket is one of the easiest ways to make your website faster. I’ve used it on websites for years. With their money back guarantee there is no risk to try it and see if it speeds up your site.

ShortPixel

ShortPixel helps speed up your website by optimizing images. There are several options that let you find the perfect balance between image optimization for speed and image quality.

GT Metrix

GTMetrix is a website that allows you to check your websites page speed. In fact, it’s a great resource to test your site speed out with before and after using WP Rocket and Short Pixel.

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