This the current list of themes, plugins, services and tools used on TechieSteps.com and in our Online marketing efforts.

Behind every successful blog, there are some great tools.

Blogging

Blog Platforms

My recommendation for blog platform is straight choice WordPress.org. and it is also the blogging platform of choice of most other bloggers today.

Couple of other free hosted blog platforms

  • WordPress.com – a free hosted blog platform.
  • Blogger – another free hosting option, from Google.

WordPress Hosting

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We host this site with Cloudways. a new way of managed cloud hosting. They combine Nginx + HTTP/2 + PHP7 + MariaDB with Varnish Cache or Redis with Memcached for speeds that cannot be beat! Check our Cloudways review and get your discount here.

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BlueHost – is a great option for building your first website or blog.With 1-click WordPress installation, 24/7 support and an affordable rate is a great option.WordPress has been recommending Bluehost for web hosting since 2005.
DreamHost – is also a great option with great 24/7 support, free SSDs and free SSLs.
SiteGround – With latest speed technologies, Unique security solutions, amazing technical support is a great option for someone who wants to go bang at start.

WordPress Theme

Our website loads in split second powered by Schema Theme Thanks to MyThemeShop because they know how to code properly. It’s hard to find such a theme with SEO optimized, keep things light weight, yet include schema markup and rich snippets. Schema Theme does come with all the features with blazing fast speed in split second. Grab discount here.

  • StudioPress – secure, beautifully designed,SEO optimised and well coded responsive themes with Genesis Framework.
  • ThemeForest – this is a marketplace with thousands of WordPress themes from many different designers.
  • Themify – Best themes with drag and drop framework.

Get MyThemeShop Schema Theme

WordPress Plugins

Free

Premium

  • Gonzales: Lets us disable scripts on a per-post or page level basis.
  • Easy Social Share Buttons: Our social sharing plugin you see on the sidebar of our posts.
  • Thrive Leads: a tool to help you collect email addresses through a variety of popups,optin forms, hello bars, welcome mats and other innovative tools.
  • WP Rocket: a complete caching plugin, that helps running your site blazing fast.

SEO, Marketing & Analytics