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Website & Graphic Design Resources

DLS Graphics: Nashville | Mt. Juliet | Lebanon, TN
Below are links to resources such as website hosting, theme providers and plugins that I have used as well as additional resources that I have found helpful. Many of these are free, with premium versions available, some are paid. Please note that I do use affiliate links, when these are available. This means that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  *** I have used all of these resources on various sites (many on this one) and I will not recommend anything that I do not personally believe in. I will be adding to this list as I come across new info!

Inmotion Hosting
I recommend InMotion Hosting for this. They are available 24/7 and you can secure domains as well as hosting for websites. They also offer free SSL Certificates which provide validation for ownership of a domain and visually reassure your visitors that their connection to your site can be trusted . *Please note that DLS Graphics is an affiliate of InMotion Hosting, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

WordPress Themes

I cannot say enough about Elegant Themes. I have a life-time membership and use their theme, “DIVI” on nearly every site that I create. Their support team is highly responsive and they are continually updating and adding new features to DIVI as well as their numerous other themes. *Please note that DLS Graphics is an affiliate of Elegant Themes, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Info.


“SEO is Simply A Marketing Tool.”

SEO As A Marketing Tool For Your Website This is actually a page I put together for an internet marketing class I was taking. There is some great information and I tried to boil it down to be concise.

WordPress Plugins


MetaSlider (Free & Pro) versions for WordPress

https://www.metaslider.com/ This is the slider I use on may of my sites. MetaSlider gives you the power to create beautiful slideshows on your WordPress site, through a simple and intuitive plugin interface. Show off your photographs and videos, latest work, or even the products in your online store. MetaSlider’s inbuilt SEO features ensure that people will have no trouble finding your site and the slideshows that you create!. No coding required.

Broken Link Checker

https://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/ A must-have plugin that lets you know if any of your links are out of date and need attention.

Insert HTML Snippet

http://xyzscripts.com/wordpress-plugins/insert-html-snippet/details Another must-have plugin so that WordPress doesn’t remove your html and css code. Insert Html Snippet allows you to create shortcodes corresponding to html snippets. You can create a shortcode corresponding to any random HTML code such as ad codes (adsense or any adserver), javascript codes (addthis), video embedding codes, css codes etc. and use the same in your posts, pages or widgets.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/ Helps to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects.

Wordfence Security

http://www.wordfence.com/ This plugin has helped immensley by notifying me of attempted logins, malicious code and out-of-date plugins. Wordfence checks my WordPress sites daily for plugin updates and malicious activity.

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