My Favourite Resources
I often get asked about the tools, plugins and divi theme resources I use so I thought it would be a good idea to create a resources page so you have easy access to everything. If you have seen me use something which isn’t listed then please contact me to let me know what it is and I will add it here. I have split everything into sections to make it easier for you to find what you need as this list grows. Enjoy!
Resources Quick Links
CHILD THEME STORES
In case you have been hiding under a rock and haven’t heard of it, Elegant Marketplace is the first and and largest online store for Divi related resources. Child themes and plugins as well as a great blog, it is run by the people responsible for the Divi Theme Users Facebook group.
There is a wealth of information there and some great child themes and plugins by some amazing developers to help speed up your client projects. (I’m on there too 😉 )
Divi Space is another great Divi centric store for Child Themes and plugins. This is where you will find the fantastic Divi Switch Plugin as well as many others and Child Themes you won’t find on other marketplaces.
The site also has a great blog with some really useful tutorials, a lot of which focus on manipulating Divi’s PHP files to achieve greater functionality.
If you are just staring out building your list and don’t require too much functionality then MailChimp is a great choice. However, if you really want to utilise your list to it’s full potential then ActiveCampaign is an absolute must in my opinion. The sheer power of the email automation functionality is worth the price alone.
ActiveCampaign helps you increase engagement, convert more customers, and grow your business faster with smart email marketing, intelligent marketing automation, and automated sales pipelines. It’s my go to tool and it powers both Divi Soup and Divi Academy.
If you’re a Solopreneur like myself, running a web design business or any other business for that matter then you know that you wear most, if not all the hats. 17Hats is an all-in-one tool that lets you manage your business without the need for 15 different apps, most of which will likely cost you $$$.
17Hats lets you manage leads, contacts, projects, workflows, calendars, to-do lists, quotes, contracts, invoicing, online payments and bookkeeping all from a single dashboard. And as of September 2016, there is now a free account option so you can try before you buy (although it has limited functionality). I couldn’t run my business with it.
STOCK IMAGE SITES
Deposit Photos: There are some great free image resources below which you can use for both personal and commercial projects free of charge and in some cases without attribution. However, it won’t be long before you just can’t seem to find that perfect image in the free resources and that’s where Deposit Photos comes in. They have a great search function and provide photos, vectors and videos for a very reasonable price. I usually purchase a pack of pay as you go credits if I have a project coming up which I know is going to require some professional imagery. Here are some great free stock image resources, if you have a good one that isn’t listed let me know and I will add it to the list.
- Pixabay: www.pixabay.com
- Unsplash: www.unsplash.com
- FreeJPG: www.freejpg.com.ar
- Stockvault: www.stockvault.net
- Freeimages: www.freeimages.com
- Pexels: www.pexels.com
- Gratisography: www.gratisography.com
- Coverr: www.coverr.co (this one is for great free videos for your homepage)
All of these sites are fantastic, but just recently I discovered something even better! http://librestock.com is a search engine for 40+ free stock image sites, and everything you see here is released under the CC0 license, meaning you can use the images for any legal purpose, be it personal or commercial, with no attribution required. Do yourself a favour and save some time by making this your first port of call for free stock images.