BloggingStack’s Blueprint

We received a lot of questions about what is the best platform for blogging, the best web hosting to choose to start blogging, and also about the important plugins and tools that we use on our website to run it like a pro.

So, we have decided to reveal BloggingStack’s behind the scene look on this page. Here you will get all the information about how this blog has been developed and which web hosting, plugins, and tools we use.

So, let’s start!

Blogging Platform

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We use WordPress for our blogging platform. WordPress is the best content publishing platform among all.

There are many platforms for blogging. You can choose any of them. But we always prefer WordPress because of its freedom and flexibility to customize your website.

While it is important to know the difference between  WordPress.com vs WordPress.org and choose the right platform as per your need.

Web hosting

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Web hosting is the main thing on your website. That contains all the images and contents. It is like a house on your website.

Hosting plays a great role in the ranking of your website to google. So, always choose the best web hosting for your WordPress blog that provides great features and as well as excellent customer support.

We use SiteGround to host our website.

SiteGrounds hosts millions of websites successfully. They are the flag bearer in this industry. They offer 1-click WordPress installation with a lot of features, excellent support, and blazing fast page speed at affordable prices. Read the SIteGround hosting review here.

WordPress design/Customization

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We use the GeneratePress premium WordPress theme. To design our blog we use the Elementor page builder to customize our blog.

GeneratePress is one of the most popular, light-weight and SEO-friendly WordPress theme.

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Performance

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WP Rocket: We use WP Rocket plugin integrated with Cloudflare to do page caching and browser caching to improve site speed.

Cloudflare: We use a Content Delivery Network, Cloudflare to speed up our site and reduce server load. We use it to serve static content (images, CSS, javascript).

Smush Pro: We use the Smush Pro plugin to compress our website images without reducing their quality. This plugin helps us a lot to reduce page loading speed.

Security

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Updraftplus: We use Updraftplus pro to create automatic backup of our blog. Automatic backups are your first step to defense against any security threats. 

Wordfence: We use Login Wordfence premium plugin to prevent brute-force login attacks. It locks user’s IP address after an pre-defined number of failed attempts.

WPS Hide Login: We use Wps Hide Plugin to Protect our website by changing the login URL and preventing access to the wp-login.php page and wp-admin directory while not logged-in.

Monetization

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ThirstyAffiliates: We use ThirstyAffiliates to efficiently manage all of our affiliate links. It allows us to cloak links, automatically replace keywords, and more features.

WP Coupons and Deals (Premium): We use WP Coupons and Deals plugin premium version to show and Generate more affiliate links with coupon codes and deals.

Marketing

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RankMath: We use RankMath to improve our on-page SEO by adding Title Tags, XML Sitemaps, Indexation rules, and more.

Social Snap: We use Social Snap to add Social Share Buttons & Toolkit on our blog post. It is one of the best social sharing plugin out there.

Happy Forms: We use Happy Forms plugin to create contact us forms, lead generation forms, feedback forms, quote forms, survey forms etc.

Mailster: We use Mailster to to design, send, and track beautiful email newsletters to our readers. You can also use to send personalized email newsletter to your subscribers.

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Akismet Anti-Spam: We use the Akismet Anti-Spam plugin to combat spam comments. Akismet blocked all the spam comments. So, we don’t need to moderate spam comments.