Web design tools are what I use on the regular too complete projects for our clients. Which tools work and which tools don’t is always a good subject for a blog post. So in this article today, I’m going to discuss my favorite web design tools for 2021.
Using WordPress is the best for our clients and for the quality of our projects, so the majority of these tools are going to be WordPress related.
The first tool is the WordPress plugin WooCommerce. WooCommerce is a great tool for setting up an ecommerce website. It is a plugin that handles the transactions and shopping cart with ease and makes customer check out work extremely well.
Another tool I like to use is White Label CMS, which allows branding to be put over the typical WordPress logo in both the login and in the backend of the website. I do this for all of the websites that are handed over to clients who will be logging in to use them, to give them a custom feel.
Next tool is SEO Yoast. SEO Yoast is one of those tried-and-true tools that always seems to be the best, many people are using this tool and it is the most popular SEO plugin for WordPress.
Some people to try to encourage using the plugin Rank Brain versus using SEO Yoast, and after trying it out I am confident that as Yoast is better.
The next tool I’m going to discuss is the WordPress plugin WordFence. WordFence is a great plugin for WordPress security. It blocks malicious actors from being able to access the website and provides a real time scan tool for finding malicious code.
In correlation with WordFence is a tool for cleaning and actively protecting cPanel servers which is called him ImunifyAV. It needs to be installed on a cPanel server where it will actively monitor the traffic and make sure that there’s no malicious actors on the server.
It has a scan tool that can be run daily to check and see if any of the files have been edited and malicious code added. If it does find malicious code in the files, it has a clean tool that can be ran to remove them.
I highly encourage running both WordFence and ImunifyAV if you’re running WordPress because it will keep out the bad actors and keep the website running smoothly. There’s nothing worse than getting an infection on a WordPress website!
That’s all I have for web design tools in 2021 for now.
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