- ElegantThemes (* affiliate link) – You can get access to all of their themes for a yearly subscription fee. With a developer’s license, you can use these themes on as many client’s sites as you would like. Updates are covered as long as you have a subscription. If you can get updates for life by purchasing the Lifetime Package.
- WooThemes – You can purchase themes separately or you can purchase all themes for a discounted fee. One year of updates and support are included. You can use their themes on as many client’s sites as you would like.
- ThemeForest (* affiliate link) – Themes are sold separately and a license only covers one website. Updates are covered as long as the theme is still sold.
- StudioPress’ Genesis Framework (* affiliate link) – This framework has many hooks and is very customizable. Several child themes have built with the Genesis framework. You will need the Genesis Framework in order to use the Dynamik child theme.
- Cobalt Apps’ Dynamik Child Theme (* affiliate link) – This child theme will let you edit the CSS of almost every element through the dashboard.
- Underscores – A starter theme for WordPress designers.
- Interconnect.it Search and Replace Database Tool – I’ve used this tool several times to replace names and old URL references. Unlike most database search and replace tools, this tool keeps the widgets intact.
Photo Gallery Plugins
- NextGen Gallery – The most popular ad best free photo gallery plugin out there. I used this on all of the WordPress website that I developed in the beginning.
- Envira Gallery (* affiliate link) – A premium photo gallery plugin that I started using after being told about it at the 2014 Atlanta WordCamp. I purchased a Platinum License, so I would never have to pay for the plugin again. The customer service is excellent. They responded to me in one business day.
- OptinMonster (* affiliate link) – Ever seen those pop-up newsletter subscription windows? That’s what this is. I have it triggered when visitors are about to leave my website. I’ve picked up a few more newsletter subscriptions from people that probably would have never come back to my website.
Tips and Tutorials
- Code Alternatives to Unnecessary Plugins
- Setting Up a Child Theme
- Gravity Forms CSS Classes
- WordPress .htaccess Snippets
WordPress PHP Code
- get_permalink() Function – used to display a specific WordPress post URL.
- Remove CSS and JS Versioning – this is to be added to the functions.php file.
- Output WordPress Site URL – get_site_url()