I thought it would be helpful to create a page listing out valuable resources to help you as you create your website. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. I will continue to add to this list as I continue throughout my journey of creating websites.
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I highly recommend using Bluehost when creating your websites.
There are 1,000s of WordPress plugins that can help you do a number of different things with your website. Plugins extend and expand the functionality of WordPress, and below is a short list of free ones that I’ve tried and recommend.
WP Super Cache – A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
Yoast SEO – Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast SEO plugin.
Contact Form 7 – Can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.
Easy Google Fonts – Adds google fonts to any theme without coding and integrates with the WordPress Customizer automatically for a real-time live preview.
Black Studio TinyMCE Widget –Adds a new visual editor widget type that allows you to insert rich text and media objects in your sidebars with no hassle.
You can find more WordPress plugins by going to the WordPress Plugin Directory at wordpress.org/plugins.
Free Icons and Images
Unsplash – Free high resolution photos
Logomakr – Allows you to design a logo for free using their simple editor. Their logo maker will help you build and design a logo in minutes!
Iconfinder.com – Provides beautiful icons to millions of designers and developers.
WPThemeDetector – A free tool that allows you to find all the details about the WordPress theme and plugins currently being used by a site.