I get asked all the time - what tools do you use and recommend to build a WordPress website? Well, this page runs through all of the tools that I use on the websites that I build. I personally use and test all of the tools listed on this page.
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I highly recommend FlyWheel WordPress hosting. Flywheel hosting works great from single sites to an agency designing and building WordPress websites for clients. They have a clean interface for managing multiple sites, tools built for designers, and many many more features.
What I love:
- Clean, easy to use interface for setting up a new site
- Amazing customer support
- Daily backups kept for a rolling 30-day period. PLUS it's as easy as a few clicks to restore a backup copy of the site.
- Site security - Flywheel is constantly monitoring your website for malware and malicious code
- Includes free access to the Genesis Framework and child themes with hosting plans
Price: Starting at $15/month for single sites and $115/month for bulk plans (10 sites).
Astra is a free WordPress theme that also has a premium version available as an upgrade. Astra Pro offers additional customization options to help you build a custom website using a user friendly interface. I recommend Astra Pro for WordPress users that aren't comfortable editing HTML, CSS, and PHP files but are still looking for additional customization options.
WordPress Page Builder
Elementor is one of the most installed WordPress Page Builders, with over 1,000,000 active installs. Elementor helps you create beautiful websites using a simple, intuitive drag and drop Interface. The plugin is compatible for most WordPress themes.
Price: Elementor Lite is available free. Upgrade to Elementor Pro starting at $49 for a single site license.