Our favorite premium plugins, business software and digital tools
Here's a hand-picked list of some of our favorite tried and true tools and resources that help us build and design websites and run our business here at Surelutions.
Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. That means we get a small commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through to it. We only share links to products that we personally use and have found to be reliable and high quality.
All of these tools have been fully reviewed and tested at our agency.
- WordPress.org - Our favorite web development platform for businesses and nonprofit organizations
NOTE: There are two versions of WordPress. The subscription version at WordPress.com is a good option for personal blogs. We recommend self-hosted WordPress.org for professional websites.
PREMIUM WORDPRESS PLUGINS
We believe that supporting developers through the cost of premium plugins and paid software is a good thing. We consider the expense a good investment in helping the company provide better support and a higher quality product.
- Security: iThemes Security Pro*
- Backups: Backup Buddy*
- Page Builder: Beaver Builder Pro*
- Theme Builder: Beaver Themer*
- Form Builder: Gravity Forms*
- Site Speed Optimization: WP Rocket*
- Image optimization: ShortPixel*
- Search engine optimization: Yoast SEO
- Social Media Feeds: Smash Balloon Facebook* / Instagram Feed*
- Custom fields: Advanced Custom Fields Pro*
- Events: The Events Calendar Pro and Add-Ons (the free version is also handy, but doesn't allow recurring events)
- WooCommerce and Add Ons
*Surelutions Care Plans include annual license renewal for these themes and plugins. Not all client sites use all these tools.
DOMAIN REGISTRATION & WEB HOSTING
See more on the Surelutions Domain & Web Hosting service page
- Gsuite - Get in touch with us if you'd like to sign up for Gsuite. Nonprofits can apply for a free account, and if you are a small business we occasionally have coupon codes for new sign ups. Contact Us
- Sanebox - This software helps organize your email within gmail. It's saved me hours of time. This referral link will get you a $5 coupon.
- Project Management: Teamwork
- Accounting: Quickbooks Online
- Print and Digital Design: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign
- Online payments: Stripe
- File storage: Dropbox
- Password management: 1Password
- Software integrations: Zapier