Website Resources

If you are building a website, there are a few things you will need. The following are some services that I use and can recommend. Note that some links may be affiliate links – which means I will make a small commission from any sales, but you will not pay any more.

Website Hosting and Domain Name

Web HostingSiteGround

SiteGround is the hosting service I use for this site, and for my client sites. They have excellent customer support, and fast, reliable and secure servers. WordPress can be easily installed from their web admin panel.


I have hosted some of my websites with DreamHost for many years. I have found them to be reliable, always upgrading their hardware to keep up with demands. They also offer easy “one-click install” for WordPress and other applications, and even have specialized WordPress hosting for high volume sites.

The Divi Theme

Elegant Themes

To use one of my child themes, you will need the parent Divi theme from Elegant Themes. Elegant Themes offers an annual subscription which includes all of their themes. Their Monarch (social sharing) and Bloom (email optin) plugins are also very popular, and are available with the Developer or Lifetime subscriptions.

Divi Child Themes, Layouts and Plugins

Elegant Marketplace

My child themes and layouts are also available for sale on Elegant Marketplace. Originally developed as the primary source for all things Divi related, they have now expanded and you can find all kinds of WordPress resources.

Elegant Themes Divi Marketplace

Elegant Themes has recently launched their own Divi marketplace, and you can now purchase Divi child themes, layouts and plugins directly through your Elegant Themes account.

Inspiration, Child Themes, Layouts and Plugins

Divi Theme Examples

I check out Divi Theme Examples often for inspiration – you will find links to over 2000 of the best websites using Divi. You will also find links to all the best Divi child themes, layouts and plugins available at different marketplaces – a great time saver to be able to view everything in one place.

WordPress Plugins

iThemes Security Pro

I use the iThemes Security Pro plugin on all of my websites. When you are running a WordPress website it is very important to keep it as secure as possible. There are “bad guys” constantly trying to hack into websites to use them to display spam content, or to send out spam emails. iThemes Security Pro helps keep your WordPress website safe.

Formidable Forms

If you need reliable forms on your website, I think Formidable Forms is one of the easiest form plugins to use. You can easily design your forms within their drag and drop workspace, and form submissions can be saved to your database to ensure you don’t miss any valuable leads. They do have a free version available in the WordPress repository, that offers basic functionality. For additional features they offer a premium version.



If you are developing a website, chances are you will need some stock photography or graphics. You can find many images on Pixabay that are free to use. However the selection in certain categories may be limited and not as professional as you might need.

DepositphotosDeposit Photos

I use images from Deposit Photos quite often. They are relatively low cost, and you can find excellent quality images.



Video is becoming a popular element used on websites. You can find a selection of videos on Videvo that are free to use (be sure to check the licensing requirements as some require attribution. However the selection is limited and not as professional as you might need.

video_hive_125x125Video Hive

You can find many excellent quality videos that are reasonably priced at Video Hive (part of the Envato network).

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