Digital Tools I Use

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Non-WordPress Platforms I Use

ActiveCampaign CRM/Email Marketing

Activecampaign is a robust CRM/Email marketing platform that helps you engage with anyone entering your marketing funnel.

Go to ActiveCampaign …


Bench

Bench uses professional bookkeepers on a monthly basis for your account. They categorize all your transactions, reconcile your bank accounts and more.

Go to Bench …


Calendly

Calendly is the scheduling platform I use that lets people automatically schedule appointments and syncs with my Google Calendar and ActiveCampaign.

Go to Calendly …


Canva

Canva is a free graphic design platform that’s great for making invitations, business cards, Instagram posts, and more. A drag and drop interface makes customizing thousands of templates simple and easy.

Go to Canva …


Cloudways Vultr

Cloudways Vultr is the hosting platform I use for all my WordPress sites. IMO it’s the best hosting you can get for the price compared to over a dozen hosts I’ve used.

Go to Cloudways …


Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio, and files, as well as react to other users’ messages.

Go to Facebook Messenger …


FreshBooks

FreshBooks is the bookkeeping platform I use for bookkeeping. It integrates with PayPal, my credit card and syncs with my bank account.

Go to Freshbooks …


Google Analytics

Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics service that allows you to analyze in-depth details about the visitors on your website.

Go to Google Analytics …


Google Domains

Google Domains is where purchase and register my domain names in addition to using Google’s domain name service.

Go to Google Domains


Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot your site’s web presence.

Go to Search Console …


Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a tag management system that allows you to update measurement codes and related code fragments collectively on your site.

Go to Tag Manager …


Google Workplace Business Email and Tools

Google Workplace is where I purchase my business domain name. Workplace also has a lot of tools I use such as docs, sheets and other handy tools.

Go to Google Workplace


HelpScout

HelpScout is the cloud-based help desk platform I use to provide support because it integrates with the CRM and automation in ActiveCampaign.

Go to Help Scout …


Loom

Loom is a easy to use video recording tool that helps get your message across through instantly shareable videos for your website or in email.

Go to Loom …


ManyChat

ManyChat is a social media marketing tool that has option that helps you connect with people using Facebook Messenger and automation.

Go to ManyChat …


LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator has tools that focus on helping you connect with like minded people so you can help each other in business.

Go to LinkedIn Sale Navigator …


PayPal

PayPal is a service that enables you to pay, send money, and accept payments. I have PayPal set up so it syncs with Freshbooks.

Go to PayPal …


Process Street

Process Street is the business process management platform I use it to create checklists and recurring workflows for my own use.

Go to Process Street …


Publer

Publer is a virtual social media superhero that lets you collaborate, schedule & analyze your posts for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest & Google My Business from the same spot.

Go to Publer …


SEMRush

SEMRush is an all-in-one tool suite for improving online visibility and discovering marketing insights. This a feature rich SEO tool.

Go to SEMRush …


SendOwl

SendOwl makes it easy for you to sell digital products direct to your audience from your blog, social media or anywhere you can paste a link.

Go to SendOwl …


StreamYard

StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms.

Go to StreamYard …


Stripe

Stripe is a suite of payment APIs that powers commerce for online businesses of all sizes, including fraud and you can use its checkout page.

Go to Stripe …


WordPress Themes and Plugins I Use

404 Page WordPress Plugin

404 Page is the WordPress plugin I use to create the 404 page on a website. You can use .php code to create a 404 page so you don’t have to use a plugin, however I find it faster and easier to use the 404 page plugin.

Go to 404 Page


Akismet

Akismet is a spam filtering service that filters spam from comments, trackbacks, and contact form messages. Akismet an Automatic product.

Go to Akismet …


Bot Protection

Bot Protection plugin is included with Cloudways hosting. It is used to identify and block malicious traffic along with helping protect your site from hackers.

Go to Bot Protection …


Breeze

Breeze is a caching plugin by Cloudways to help with site speed. It’s included free with your Cloudways Vultr hosting account.

Go to Breeze …


Disable Comments

Disable Comments allows you to globally disable comments on any post type so that settings cannot be overridden for individual posts.

Go to Disable Comments …


Duplicate Page

Duplicate page and post plugin provides functionality to clone a page or post. You can duplicate pages or posts with one click.

Go to Duplicate Page …


FluentCRM

FluentCRM is a Self Hosted Email Marketing Automation Plugin for WordPress. Manage your leads and customers, email campaigns, automated email sequencing, monitor user activities and many more in one place; without ever having to leave your WordPress dashboard.

Go to FluentCRM …


Getwid Blocks

GetWid is a free collection of page-building blocks for the WordPress block editor. It is used on this site for the pulsating video feature.

Go to Getwid Blocks …


GeneratePress

GeneratePress is the theme I use. The theme itself is free. If you want to use pro features GeneratePress has a plugin  called GP Premium you buy for those pro features.

Go to GeneratePress …


GeneratePress Child Theme

I always use a child theme when I build a website. If you don’t use a child theme then every time there is an update by WordPress or theme/plugin developers, your site would be altered and you would lose any customizations you made to your website.

Go to GeneratePress Child Theme …


GenerateBlocks

I always use a child theme when I build a website. If you don’t use a child theme then every time there is an update by WordPress or theme/plugin developers, your site would be altered and you would lose any customizations you made to your website.

Go to GenerateBlocks …


GP Premium

GP Premium is a plugin used to add awesome features to the free GeneratePress theme.

Go to GP Premium …


Login or Logout Menu Item

Login or Logout Menu Item is a plugin to show or hide the logout link in the menu.  It’s simple to use.

Go to Login or Logout …


MemberPress

MemberPress is the WordPress membership plugin that allows you to protect content on your sites and to control access to bbPress forums.

Go to MemberPress …


MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights allows you to set up analytics in just a few clicks, and easily see at a glance how your site is performing.

Go to MonsterInsights …


Nav Menu Item

Nav Menu Item lets you hide custom menu items based on user roles. So if you have a link in the menu that you only want to show to logged in users, certain types of users, or even only to logged out users, this plugin is for you. 

Go to Nav Menu Item …


Nav Menu Roles

Nav Menu Roles is the plugin lets you hide or show menu items depending on the users role as a logged in or logged out status.

Go to Nav Menu Roles …


Ninja Tables

Ninja Tables is a plugin used to build tables. It is easy to use and it lets you organize lists with links. There are a lot of good features in this plugin.

Go to Ninja Tables …


Post Types Orders

Post Types Orders allows you to reorder the posts for any custom post types you defined, including the default posts and pages.

Go to Post Types Orders …


SearchWP

SearchWP is a search plugin you can use to replace the default WP search.

Go to SearchWP …


ShortPixel

Used to automatically compress and optimize images on sites.

Go to ShortPixel …


SEOPress

SEOPress is a WordPress SEO plugin used to optimize SEO, create sitemaps, optimize breadcrumbs, manage redirects and much more.

Go to SEOPress …


Ultimate Dashboard

Ultimate Dashboard is a clean & lightweight plugin that was made to optimize the user experience for clients in the WordPress admin.

Go to Ultimate Dashboard …


ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates is the WordPress affiliate link management plugin I use to add, manage, and insert affiliate links into post and pages.

Go to ThirstyAffiliates …


Widget Context

Widget Context to show and hide widgets on certain sections of your site — front page, posts, pages, archives and search.

Go to Widget Context …


WP Fluent Forms

WP Fluent Forms is a drag-and-drop WordPress contact form plugin used for creating all types of online forms. It is lightweight, fast form builder.

Go to Fluent Forms …


WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular ways to create your own website or blog. They claim that WordPress powers over a third of all the websites on the Internet.

Go to WordPress …


WPPay Form Pro

WPPay Form Pro help process payments so you can receive payments for single products or services, event registration fees or take donations via your Stripe or PayPal account.

Go to WPPay Form Pro …


WP Maintenance Mode

WordPress Maintenance Mode is a plugin used to prevent people from viewing a website when they are in development.

Go to WP Maintenance Mode …


WP Video Popup

WP Video Popup lets you add a responsive YouTube or Vimeo video lightbox to your site. It’s a way to load videos on your site—fast.

Go to WP Video Popup …

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