Resources

On this page you will find all the resources I use and recommend in my online business.  Some of the links on this page are affiliate links.  If you use these links I may receive a small payment at no extra cost to you.  In some cases you will receive a discount on your purchase.  If you do use any of these links then I would like to thank you for supporting the site.

I only include products and services on this page that I use and recommend.

Web Hosting

Explorewp.com is hosted with A2 Hosting.  I chose A2 Hosting for their amazing speed and performance as well as great prices.  If you have more than one website to host they are even more cost effective as they offer free SSL with every website.

Get a great discount with A2 Hosting here.


If you are on a tight budget and only need one website then you could try 1&1 Ionos.  They offer very cheap prices for the first year and a free SSL for one site.  I have used 1&1 Ionos on other sites and still have some demo sites hosted with them.

1&1 Ionos lacks the speed and performance of A2 Hosting but are a good, inexpensive starting point for your first website.

Have a look at 1&1 Ionos here.


For very large websites or if you need a lot of support then WP Engine might be worth trying.  This is a very expensive option but have great features to help manage your WordPress website.

Amazing support and very high performance come at a price, so you need to make sure you need this level of service if you are going to invest in their services.

See what WP Engine have to offer here.


Themes

The theme used on Explorewp.com is GeneratePress Premium.  This is a very flexible, great value premium theme that can be used on any amount of websites with just one licence.  I rate this theme very highly and the features and support are unmatched for the money.

A great theme for any type of website.   Take a closer look at GeneratePress Premium here.


Plugins

Yoast is a must have plugin on all my websites.  It allows you to optimise the pages and posts on your website, easily create sitemaps and provides great SEO tools.  One of the most popular plugins on WordPress with millions of installs.  There is a premium version of this plugin but the free version is more than adequate for most users.

Find more details here.


Design Tools

Stencil is a design tool with free and paid versions that allows you to create and edit images.  The tool provides lot’s of free to use images and creative visuals.

Check out Stencil here.


Snappa is similar to Stencil and provides graphic and image design tools with free and paid versions.  Both of these design programs are essential tools for my blog creation kit.

Get Snappa here.