Technical Site Details

I've been working in IT professionally since 1995, and I've been working with WordPress for more than 10 years.  This page is for anyone interested in what I've used to build and run this website.

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Some of the links on this page, and elsewhere on this site are affiliate links.  If you click one of the affiliate links and make a purchase or sign up for an associated service, I earn a (usually quite small) referral fee without any additional amount paid by you.  Unless otherwise noted, I have personal experience using all products and services listed on this page.  When I come across an item or service that I think could be useful to my readers, I provide a link.  Any fees earned enable me to spend more time and money making this site better for my readers.

Thanks in advance for your support!


Web Hosting

This site is currently hosted on SiteGround.  I have previously used other hosts, but I've found that SiteGround delivers the best bang for the buck reliably, and they have awesome support!

My other recommendation for hosting is Kinsta.  Kinsta is truly the best managed WordPress hosting I've ever used, and I've used quite a few hosts both professionally and personally.  Kinsta's hosting runs on the Google Cloud Platform exclusively, so you know it's reliable, secure, and powerful.

For me, using Kinsta has made supporting over 100 sites easy-peasy.  Support response is always fast, friendly, and super-knowledgeable.

Whether you're just starting out with a new site or blog, or you need rock-solid WooCommerce hosting or, enterprise-level hosting, you can't go wrong with Kinsta.

Avoid cheap hosting


Hosts I would recommend avoiding (from personal experience) are GoDaddy and HostGator.  They're not just inexpensive, they're cheap. You get what you pay for.  Nuff said.

If you really must use cheap hosting, at least do yourself a favor and keep a current local backup of your site, at least then if things go sideways you won't lose hours or months of work.  And migrate to quality hosting as soon as you possibly can.

CMS, Theme, Page Builder

CMS: This site is powered by WordPress.

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Page Builder, Theme, and Customization: This site was built with the Beaver Builder theme and child theme, page builder plugin, and Beaver Themer customizer, all are available from The Beaver Builder Team.

All their stuff is top-notch, I wouldn't use anything else!!!


UpdraftPlus: the world’s most trusted WordPress backup, restore and clone plugin.
I've been using UpdraftPlus personally and professionally for YEARS.  Backup automatically to Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.  Hands-down, the best backup solution for WordPress.

Essential Plugins

Ajax Search Lite

A powerful ajax search engine for WordPress.

Antispam Bee

Comment Spam filter for WordPress.

Caldera Forms

A great forms plugin  with a simple drag and drop editor.

Classic Editor

Restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor.

Duplicate Post

Duplicate any post type.

Google Analytics Dashboard

 Google Analytics integration for WordPress.

Google Authenticator

Add 2FA to your WP login.

Header, Footer and Post Injections

Easily add code snippets to your header and footer.


The best image compression plugin for WordPress.


Build your mailing list, from inside the WordPress admin.

My Custom Functions

Easily add custom PHP code to your WordPress website.


Newsletter and email marketing system for WordPress.

Tracking Code Manager

Manage your tracking codes and scripts from one page.


THE best eCommerce solution for WordPress.

Embed Plus for YouTube

Embed YouTube videos, galleries, channels, playlists.

WP Sitemap Page

Newsletter/email marketing system for WordPress.

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