Website & Graphic Design ResourcesDLS 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!
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.
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.
EasingSlider “Lite” and “Pro” versions for WordPress
http://easingslider.com/ This is the slider used to display my websites. Easing Slider is a lightweight, easy to use slider plugin. Built for everyone, with over 500,000 downloads, it makes creating the perfect slider easy. 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https://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/ A must-have plugin that lets you know if any of your links are out of date and need attention.
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WordPress SEO by Yoast
https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/ Helps to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects.
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.