T.A`s Toolbox

Here you can find the tools I use that I found useful. This list has been curated after many hundreds of hours of work, testing and experimenting to find the perfect tools that would make my life easier while working on the internet. And I hope some of them can do the same for you, too!
WORDPRESS PAGE BUILDER

Elementor is at the moment the worlds #1 pagebuilder, and with good reason. I have been building my own and my clients websites with this page builder for years. 

Why I use it:
This pagebuilder is the perfect combination of powerful for advanced builders, yet easy to understand and user friendly for the beginner.

Bricks Builder is a newcomer on the wordpress builder market, but with its speed and ease of use, this website builder has been getting a lot of fans in record time.

Why I use it:
Compared to other page builders Bricks builder is lighting fast, both when you’re developing your website, and the speed of your published website. I also like that you don’t need a theme and that every part of your website is designed to work fluently together. 

WORDPRESS HOSTING

Cloudways is a managed hosting provider that emphasizes performance and simplicity. From the simple server and application launch to the ongoing server maintenance, Cloudways takes away all the hassles of server management so that you can continue to focus on growing online.

Why I use it:
Running a Vultr HF server on Cloudways gives you a blazing fast website that is simple to set up and has all the latest in technology. The ability to have all my websites on a dedicated server that can be scaled after my needs.

WORDPRESS THEMES

Kadence Theme is a lightweight yet full featured WordPress theme for creating beautiful fast loading and accessible websites. When developing websites with elementor this has been my goto theme for years.

Why I use it: 
Kadence theme is a powerful theme that is super fast without limiting what you can do on your website.

WordPress Plugins

Crocoblock is a real all-in-one toolbox mainly designed for Elementor users. It offers about twenty plugins for the famous site builder, site templates, and even a free theme. Note that a third of its plugins can also be used with the WordPress content editor (Gutenberg).

Why I use it:
Crockoblock is my goto collection of tools for Elementor. Whenever I need a feature that Elementor does not have, chances are that Crocoblock can make that possible. 

Fluent Forms is the fastest and most intuitive plugin for WordPress form building. 70+ pre-built templates and the compelling UI will make your form creation fun and playful. Build. Edit. Delete. Easily and effortlessly. From highly customizable drag and drop fields to HubSpot integration, multi-step forms to unique built-in visual data representation – Fluent Forms has it all.

Why I use it:
Sometimes the standard form in my page builder just can’t do what I need, then fluent forms are my rescue. This form plugin has everything you may ever need and more. 

FluentCRM is a Self Hosted Email Marketing Automation Plugin for WordPress. Manage your leads and customers, email campaigns, automated email sequencing, learner and affiliate management, and monitor user activities and many more in one place; without ever having to leave your WordPress dashboard!

Why I use it:
Fluent CRM gives me all the tools I need to communicate with my customers and nurture leads.

WORDPRESS SECURITY TOOLS

WPvivid Backup & Migration Plugin is an all-in-one WordPress plugin for advanced scheduled backup, restore and migration. Powerful and reliable.

Why I use it:
WpVivid is a simple backup plugin that has never left me down. And the ability to sync my backups to cloud storage saves a lot of space on your server.

WP Reset quickly resets the site’s database to the default installation values without modifying any files. It deletes all customizations and content, or just chosen parts like theme settings. WordPress Reset is fast and safe to use thanks to the built-in snapshots which provide 1-click restore functionality.

Why I use it:
Wp-Reset`s snapshot feature means that you can update your plugins and themes without being worried that it will break your website. If something breaks, just roll back to before the update. 

The iThemes Security plugin helps keep your WordPress site secure in the background, while you work on the other important things you’d rather be doing. This powerful WordPress secuirty plugin can stop automated attacks, fix common security holes, strengthen user credentials, and even lock down your WordPress site to thwart hacking attempts.

Why I use it:
iThemes security has all the features you need to keep your website safe from all kinds of threats and vulnerabilities.

SEO TOOLS

SE Ranking is an all-included SEO software that offers all SEO tools needed to successfully complete online marketing projects. SE Ranking is perfect for small business owners, SEO pros and agencies.

Why I use it:
Se Ranking has all the tools you need to analyze and improve your website search results.

Hike – the SEO solution for startups & small businesses. A platform built to help beginners navigate and conquer the world of SEO.

Why I use it: 
Hike SEO is the perfect tool if you don’t have much experience in SEO. Just follow its simple  recommendations and you will see an improvement in no time.

CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

bunny.net is all about delivery of cacheable content, including large file and video. They also offer CDN Cloud Storage, which is a block storage based in Germany integrated directly into bunny.net with infinite scaling and free internal traffic and automatic cache purging.

Why I use it:
Bunny.net makes sure that my website loads as fast as possible no matter where in the world my visitor visits from. And the price is unbeatable.

PRIVACY (GDPR)

Complianz is a GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent plugin that supports GDPR, ePrivacy, DSGVO, TTDSG, LGPD, POPIA, APA, RGPD, CCPA/CPRA and PIPEDA with a conditional Cookie Notice and customized Cookie Policy based on the results of the built-in Cookie Scan.

Why I use it:
Compliance makes it easy to comply with European and International cookie and privacy laws. It also makes it easy to generate needed documents like privacy and cookie policies.

TRUENDO is an all-in-one GDPR website compliance solution. It is a consent management platform (CMP) with built-in, auto-generated, auto-updated privacy policy and cookie policy. It is designed to allow users with any level of technical knowledge to get their website GDPR compliant hassle-free.

Why I use it:
Truendo is a fast and simple way to make sure your website complies to European cookie and privacy laws.

SOCIAL MARKETING

Social Champ is a FREE one-stop digital solution for social media management and automation to streamline all the major social media networks. Social Champ is the best way to manage your all social media efforts, day-to-day posting, A/B testing, and optimization. Social Champ brings all the automation you need to schedule your social media content.

Why I use it: 
Social champ makes it easy to schedule all your social posts on multiple social networks.

SocialBee is a social media management tool that enables posting across all your profiles: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Google My Business, and TikTok.

Why I use it:
SocialBee helps you make an automatic social presence by rotating and pre-planning posts.

VIDEO TOOLS

TubeBuddy is essentially a certified YouTube SEO tool and chrome extension that connects directly to your Youtube dashboard. Once you install it on your browser (which is very easy!) and log in, your YouTube dashboard becomes entirely upgraded! (with tons of new features!). It’s YouTube certified so you know it’s 100% safe and it’s easy to install too.

Why I use it:
As a new youtuber TubeBuddy helps me to follow proven best practices to give my videos a head start on my competitors.

Other Tools

Book like a boss is a all-in-one scheduling platform that allows you to take appointments, sell your services and manage your business. In 10 minutes you can have your own booking page where people can learn about what you do, see different services you offer, book you using your calendar and pay for the booking all in one place.

Why I us it:
Book like a boss gives my customers a smart and easy way to find time for a talk that is good for us both. And you don’t need a website to use it.  

pCloud is your personal cloud space where you can store all your files and folders. It has a user-friendly interface that clearly shows where everything is located and what it does. The software is available for almost any devices and platforms – iOS and Android devices, MacOSX, Windows OS, and all Linux distributions.

Why I use it:
Fast and reliable cloud storage with servers in Europe. I bought the lifetime deal, so no monthly payments.

Make a professional looking logo in 3 simple steps. MyBrandNewLogo`s AI algorithms are based on how a professional designer works and creates unique logos every time, no two logos are ever the same.

Why I use it:
It is a fast and simple way to automatically generate all the logo design files you will ever need for a reasonable price.