Tools We Use and Recommend

Here, you will discover what goes on behind the scenes at PassionWP. We have listed every tool that we are currently using on our blog.

Please note: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links to products and services that we use and vouch for.

Web Hosting

We are using Dreamhost to host our websites. We get unlimited storage, traffic, emails, fast support and much more with more than 99.9% uptime. In addition, we get a custom user panel that is very easy to use. Couldn’t be happier.

WordPress Theme

We are currently running the GeneratePress theme on PassionWP. You can read the review here. Earlier, we were using the Astra theme but switched over since we felt that the boxed layout feature in GeneratePress was better than that in Astra.

Tip: You can get a lifetime updateable GeneratePress Premium license for just $5, directly sourced from the theme author. Click for details.

WordPress Plugins

We use a number of plugins on PassionWP and it will be pointless to list all of them here. Rather, you can go through our list of the Essential Plugins for WordPress to know more. Here, we will list just the most important ones.

Akismet: Stops spam right on its track. Must use anti-spam commenting plugin.

WP Rocket: The fastest and easiest caching plugin to use for WordPress. Read about the ideal WP Rocket settings.

Perfmatters: The best supporting performance optimization plugin for WordPress. Read about the best Perfmatters settings.

Wordfence: The best plugin for WordPress security by a wide margin.

Thrive Architect: Our page builder of choice. Read our Thrive Architect review.

Sassy Social Share: Social sharing at its best with a number of customization options.

Forminator: The best contact-form and opt-in plugin, combined with unlimited customization options.

SEO Tools

We use multiple SEO tools for different purposes.

We use Ahrefs as the all-in-one SEO tool for keyword discovery, backlink analysis, and competitor research. Couldn’t imagine using a different SEO tool.

We use Seobility for website audit and keyword rank tracking. It is such an useful SEO tool, that we would recommend you to sign up for a free account to experience its power for yourself.

For checking the keyword volume on the Google search page, we use the free Chrome extension WMS Everywhere. It’s not as accurate as Ahrefs, but it gets the job done when you want search volume on the fly.

Social Media Management

At one time, we had simply given up on social media marketing until we discovered Publer that gave us superhero powers. Now we can easily schedule posts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. from a central dashboard and analyze the stats to fine tune our marketing efforts. Read our detailed Publer review.

That’s it folks. We will keep updating this page as and when we use a new tool that is worth sharing with you.