My Recommendations

Communities

Tools for building, maintaining, or enhancing online communities: community functionality, engagement and participation, and user experience.

BuddyBoss

MemberPress

Ultimate Member

Design

Software components or services you can add to your site to aid in your design work, or to support content design over time.

BeaverBuilder

Bootstrap

UABB

Development

The development process includes site construction, customization, and resolution of code and config challenges that inevitably arise. These tools will help.

BeaverBuilder

DesktopServer

GF Encrypted

Gravity Forms

roots.io

UABB

Hosting

Web host selection is one of the most critical decisions you will make, and there are three types: Economy, Managed, or DIY. Here are my favorites in each.

DigitalOcean

Flywheel

SiteGround

WP Engine

Mobile

You need a mobile solution. Here are my favorites in each of the 4 common approaches: Responsive design, special themes, mobile menus, and apps.

AMP For WP

AppPresser

WPtouch

Performance

Always be concerned with performance! Here are some choice tools to consider as you attend to the perf requirements of the various layers of your site.

WP Offload Media

WP Optimize

WP Rocket

Privacy

Privacy is not the mere buzzword it once seemed to be. There are critical risks in poor privacy practices from both malcontents and regulatory forces.

Auto Terms

ExpressVPN

WP GDPR