This page consists of the tools I use to run this site, just in case you were wondering.
Obviously, I'll be an ambassador who represents the companies I use and therefore I'll be an affiliate for most of them. If you buy through any of the links chances are that I'll receive a small commission for which I am super thankful because it does take money to run a site as it does with any business. But you will not be paying a cent more for the product or service and these are tools I use, so obviously, I trust them.
Domain name and Hosting:
I'll start off with Domain name and Hosting because, without them, this site would not be here or be seen.
The domain name, as well as the Hosting of All-about-life-tips, is at D9 hosting.
I've been with them since the beginning of this site and love them, especially when they help me so fast when I messed stuff up.
I've changed my theme twice since I bought themes, but the one I'm currently using is the Smart Passive Income Pro Theme from Pat Flynn.
I love this theme and there is so much you can do with it.
If you don't know anything about Sudiopress or Genesis or their themes, StudioPress 101 will be a great place to start to learn more about this powerful software.
Because when we write articles we do it at high speed and are always in a hurry (okay, maybe not you, but me because I Transcribe for extra income in between as well ;-)) I use Grammarly to check everything for me and fix the mistakes before I publish the post.
My previous header
My previous more professional header banner was created by Logo Nerds, for Crazy Custom WordPress Headers - Click Here: Logo Nerds
They can also do Crazy Custom Logo Designs - Click Here for you.
Why did I remove it? Sadly, I'm not staying young forever and do not look like I did on the banner image, so advice from me - your header is going to be on your site for a long time, if you have it custom made and created by someone as awesome as Logo Nerds, don't use your own pic in it.
Why didn't I let them do a new logo for me if they are so awesome? Because since my hubby died, I am left with a lot of debt and nothing to compensate for his income. Everything I make online goes towards paying debt and providing for my kids.
Here are just some of the most important plugins I use:
Thirsty Affiliates or Affiliate links
YARPP (Yet Another Related Post Plugin) for Related posts and Yoast SEO for help with SEO.
Sumo for those awesome sharing buttons and the Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter sharing buttons in the pictures.
Wordfence o protect my site, you can read more about them in this post.
For competitions and Quizzes
Between the programs I used to create competitions over all my site, I like Gleam the most.
For Quizzes, I use Quiz And Survey Master.
Mostly I use pictures from Pixabay (I love them) and edit it with either CorelDRAW or Photoshop.
I only just recently started using Photoshop because it felt so difficult, but since I did this course in Photoshop, I truly feel like a Photoshop Expert and use it more often.