Toolbox

This is the current list of services, plugins, and tools used on woorkup and in our online marketing efforts. We only list things we actually use.

WordPress Hosting

We host this site with Kinsta. They combine NGINX + HTTP/2 + PHP 7 + Google Cloud Platform for speeds that cannot be beat! Check out our in-depth Kinsta review. If you are looking for an affordable host we use SiteGround for our other sites and have had great results. Click here to get an exclusive 60% off any plan!

Kinsta Managed WordPress Hosting

Site Speed & Optimization

We use KeyCDN to turbocharge this site! If you want your site to load fast around the globe then you need a quality CDN provider. When compared to MaxCDN it provides 10 more POPs at less than half the price, free origin shield, HTTP/2, and free SSL with Let’s Encrypt! A small site will cost you less than $3.50 per month. Check out our full in-depth review of KeyCDN. Get $10 in free KeyCDN credits using our link.

Cheap CDN

WordPress Theme

This site uses the GeneratePress WordPress theme. In fact, I am moving all of my sites over to it! Kudos to the developer because he knows how to code properly, keep things lightweight, and still include schema markup & rich snippets, which are things most competitors don’t. Check out our full in-depth GeneratePress review.

GeneratePress

WordPress Plugins

Free

  • CDN Enabler: Used to quickly deploy our CDN service, KeyCDN.
  • Pretty Link Lite: Lets us keep track and create our nofollow affiliate links.
  • Q2W3 Fixed Widget: Used for our scrolling widget on our sidebar.
  • WP Review: This adds stars for our reviews and schema data in SERPs.
  • Yoast SEO: Still the best SEO plugin out there, even with the bad 3.0 updates.
  • WPS Hide Login: Free plugin to change your default WordPress login URL.

Premium

  • perfmatters: Speed up your WordPress site by reducing HTTP requests, disabling scripts on a per-post basis, and minimize database bloat. (developed by woorkup)
  • WP Coupons: Creates our deals page and randomized coupon widget you see around the site. (developed by woorkup)
  • Optimus: This plugin automatically compresses all of our images and converts them to WebP to ensure our site loads fast. Read our Optimus review.
  • Social Warfare: Our social sharing plugin you see on the sidebar of our posts.
  • Custom HTML Notification Bar: Lets us add announcements to the top of our site.
  • WP Subscribe Pro: Our newsletter subscribe widget and popup.

SEO, Marketing & Analytics

MailerLite

If you want a simple and easy to use newsletter software then try MailerLite! Send unlimited emails to 1,000 subscribers for free. They also offer an automated RSS to email newsletter which can be very useful for bloggers. Woorkup’s weekly newsletter is powered by MailerLite.

MailerLite Email Marketing

SerpBook

SerpBook is the best keyword rank tracker we have ever used. It’s simple, cheap, and fast. This is what we personally use to keep track of all of our keyword rankings across this site and niche sites. Local keyword tracking, Mobile, YouTube, and Google Maps. Plans start under $10! Read our review on SerpBook.

serpbook keyword tracker

99Club

The 99Club, by Stock Photo Secrets, has become my favorite place to get all my photos. You can grab them for as low as $0.49 per photo! It is the best Dollar Photo Club alternative out there. Make sure to check out my review on 99Club.

99Club - Cheap Stock Photos

Grammarly

We absolutely love Grammarly and use it every day! It is free and has browser extensions which you can use to proofread and autocorrect your spelling and grammar.

grammarly

NameCheap

We have used many domain registrars over the years, from GoDaddy to eNom. NameCheap has the best user interface out of any we have used and they offer a free year of private WhoisGuard with every domain registration! They also now offer two-factor authentication to keep your account safe.

NameCheap Domains