These are the tools and services I use daily, both for my own projects and for clients. Believe me when I say I have tried virtually every top-tier host, page builder, premium WordPress plugin, email marketing service, or other online service. When all is said and done, the most important features you will find in all of my favorite tools and services are speed, stability, and high-quality customer support.


Greenshift Theme & Plugins

The GreenShift WordPress theme and suite of page builder plugins are arguably the most feature-packed, high-speed combination for WP full site editing. The page building plugins can be used with other themes, but the combination of the GS theme and plugins is potent.


GeneratePress is one of the fastest and most rock-solid WordPress themes ever. It may not have a lot of the fancy stuff found in other themes, but it is ultra-fast, ultra-stable, and has all the features you need to build a beautiful, solid, high-performance website.


GenerateBlocks is an awesome Gutenberg blocks plugin that provides the advanced blocks you need to build a beautiful, and fast WordPress website. At first glance, GenerateBlocks may seem simple, but when you actually get into all the features, you will be amazed.


RankMath is easily the most complete WordPress SEO plugin on the market. I use it on every website I build, for myself and clients, because it takes virtually every aspect of SEO into account. Now they even have AI to help analyze your content and make editing suggestions.


There are a lot of image optimization plugins for WordPress, but hands-down, I will choose ShortPixel every time. It produces high-quality optimized images, plus WebP and AVIF image formats. Unlike other optimization plugins that force you into monthly or annual contracts, you can buy bulk optimization image credits.


When it comes to a full-featured WordPress forms plugin, FluentForms is my go-to forms component on every website I build. The team at WPManageNinja are constantly releasing sought after updates and improvements and their customer support is awesome.


Why pay tens or hundreds of dollars per month for a stand-alone email newsletter service like MailChimp when you can get the WordPress-integrated power of FluentCRM and pay pennies to send your email newsletters using SMTP services like Amazon SES, MailGun, or SendGrid?

Website Hosting


When it comes to high-quality service and high-performance hosting at an extremely affordable price, Hostinger is hard to beat. I use a basic plan for all of my low-traffic and development websites, and their business level and cloud hosting plans for high traffic webs.