As a WordPress Expert, I have tried out a wide range of tools and services. In this blog post, I will be sharing my top recommendations for tools and services that every WordPress developer should consider using.
No affiliate links are set on this post! I list them here because many people ask me what I can recommend for their projects. As this depends heavily on your personal preferences and project needs, I recommend you test them yourself.
The Astra WordPress Theme is a lightweight and customizable theme that is perfect for bloggers and small business owners. It’s also a great starting point for customization because it is clean and fast, making it easy to build upon and create a unique website.
GeneratePress is a very lightweight WordPress theme that focuses on speed, stability, and accessibility. It fits perfectly for sites such as hobbyists, freelancers, or agencies.
TailPress is an awesome minimal boilerplate for developing custom WordPress themes with Tailwind CSS and comes with block-editor support out of the box. TailPress uses the Tailwind CLI, PostCSS and esbuild.
With WPML, you can translate pages, posts, custom types, taxonomy, menus and even the theme’s texts and plugins such as WooCommerce or BuddyPress. Besides that, it also offers a wide range of translations to choose from, such as automatic translation via Google, Microsoft Azure and DeepL or direct integration to professional translation services such as Transline, Textmaster, acclaro and more. (I work for the company behind WPML.)