Recommendations

Some services we use ourselves and recommend.

Domain names and Hosting

Use Namecheap for your domain names which includes free registration privacy.

We highly recommend Kinsta for managed WordPress hosting. For lower budgets, try MediaTemple. Purchase a security certificate when organizing hosting.

Backups

We recommend and use VaultPress to backup our site. It handles everything for you automatically, including storing the backups on its own external servers.

Mailing lists

We love MailChimp for managing mailing lists, newsletters and sending blog posts via email. It’s customizable, social media integrated, has helpful analytics, and automations.

Anti-spam

Akismet really improved the spam situation for bloggers. Free for a non-business personal site, otherwise a low cost. Worth the valuable time you’re saving not dealing with spam.

Forms

We use Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress. It makes creating forms so much simpler and it’s packed full of powerful features and integrations.

Recipes

We recommend purchasing WP Recipe Maker for SEO, adjustable servings, user ratings, nutrition label, unit conversion, and saved recipe collections.

Rachel Cunliffe

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