This is the list of tools I use in my WordPress projects. I focus on the tools that make web projects more efficient, secure, lightweight, and simple.

Content Management System (CMS):

  • WordPress – an open-source, highly customizable CMS

Web host: 

  • Krystal – a UK-based web host with data centers in the US. Krystal uses 100% renewable energy to run its data centers.

Code & file supporting tools:

  • Brackets – An open-source code editor
  • Local – A tool that enables local web development on your computer
  • FileZilla – A File Transfer Protocol (FTP) that enables file transferring over the internet


  • Neve – “Neve is a super fast, easily customizable, multi-purpose theme. It’s perfect for blogs, small business, startups, agencies, firms, e-commerce shops (WooCommerce storefront) as well as personal portfolio sites and most types of projects.”
  • Astra – “Astra is fast, fully customizable & beautiful WordPress theme suitable for blog, personal portfolio, business website and WooCommerce storefront. It is very lightweight (less than 50KB on frontend) and offers unparalleled speed.”
  • Mission News Child (Pro) – A news theme that is easily customizable and responsive


3rd-party tools integrated with WordPress

  • Google Analytics – tracks website traffic
  • MailerLite – enables email signup and automation 
  • Mailchimp – allows email signup and automation
  • MailPoet – an email management plugin that allows WooCommerce email customizing and prevents emails from landing in the spam box.

Tools for workflow and collaboration

  • Notion – a project management software
  • Figma – a free wireframes maker
  • Canva – a free tool for making graphics
  • Google Docs – an online document editing software

Tools that help monitor web carbon emissions and page weight

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