BEST FOR WORDPRESS

Here are our picks for the very best hosts/tools for WordPress

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The Pick

Rating

Highlights

Verdict

Next Step

4.9
4.9/5
  • Automatic daily backups
  • Lots of flexibility
  • Great value
  • Free encryption (SSL)
  • Spam filtering
  • Recommended by WordPress

Siteground is an extremely popular wordpress host and is even listed as a recommendation from wordpress.org themselves.  Siteground offers fast and reliable hosting services along with some great wordpress tools

4.8
4.8/5
  • Free domain
  • Free SSL encryption
  • Incredible speed
  • Fantastic up-time (99.99%)
  • 30-day guarantee
  • 24/7 phone support
  • Recommended by WordPress

Bluehost has been #1 for years until recent changes brought SiteGround slightly ahead in our opinion. BlueHost is an easy host to recommend, especially for their incredible speed and uptime.

4.8
4.8/5
  • Very affordable
  • Great speed
  • 24/7 email support
  • Great for non-profits
  • Recommended by WordPress

DreamHost is the third and final host recommended by WordPress.org and like the first two, is very popular.  DreamHost offers great hosting features and reliability at a fair price.  

3.5
3.5/5
  • Free domain
  • Free backup and restore
  • Free Office 365 email
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • PRICES INCREASE AFTER RENEWAL

GoDaddy offers a lot for websites, including a website builder, domain hosting, and of course wordpress hosting.  We primarily recommend their small business packages.

BEST ECOMMERCE PLUG-INS

Here are our picks for the best online store builders on WP

The Pick

Rating

Highlights

Verdict

Next Step

5.0
5/5
  • Cart function
  • User ratings
  • Many payment options
  • Compatible with drop shipping plugins
  • Powerful analytics

When it comes to eCommerce with WordPress, Woo Commerce is the only one we recommend.  It is reliable and trusted by countless users.  WooCommerce is ideal for larger online stores.

BEST PAGE BUILDERS FOR WORDPRESS

Find out which page builder will make your site beautiful and effortless

Category

Pick

Highlights

Verdict

Next Step

4.7
4.7/5
  • Powerful template builder
  • Powerful pop-up builder
  • Create global widgets
  • Excellent widget library
  • Affordable (free for basic)
  • Drag and drop – easiest use

Elementor is very popular for its massive and in-depth feature set, and free version that can easily be added and integrated into any WordPress site, regardless of skill levels.

4.5
4.5/5
  • Offers Divi unique themes
  • Create global elements
  • No popup builder
  • Editor is live and elements are just rearranged instead of dragged and dropped like Elementor does

Divi is popular for its theme and page building duos which offer a robust and easy-to-use experience.  Divi does not have a free version, and the pricing is slightly higher than Elementor.

BEST THEMES FOR WORDPRESS

Make a stunning website in less time with the right theme.

Category

Pick

Highlights

Verdict

Next Step

4.9
4.9/5
  • Offers Divi unique themes
  • Create global elements
  • No popup builder
  • Editor is live and elements are just rearranged instead of dragged and dropped like Elementor does

Divi is popular for its theme and page building duos which offer a robust and easy-to-use experience.  Divi does not have a free version, and the pricing is slightly higher than Elementor.