I found the process of building this blog to be quite the journey. One that is still ongoing. Tracking down snippets of information here and there about what technologies and resources to use takes time and effort. To help others along in their quest to build or refine their blogs, I’ll list here the tech and resources used by T.B.D. If you find this valuable, let me know. On with the credits.
Of course this blog wouldn’t be possible without the amazing WordPress platform. The amount of community support and available plugins is unrivaled, as far as I’m concerned.
We’ve moved to SiteGround for our hosting provider needs. It’s early days yet, but SiteGround has a number of good independent reviews out there and a great starter price (especially if you lock in for a couple of years at a time). I was looking for a provider where I could run a WordPress site, that also supported free Let’s Encrypt certificates and the HTTP/2 protocol. SiteGround fits that bill.
If you made note of the hosting provider I used to list here, they used to be an outstanding provider. Unfortunately increasing downtime, support responses that weren’t stellar (not that I had to engage them too often – which is good), and climbing rates forced me to look elsewhere.
The WordPress theme in use on this site Hueman by
AlxMedia Press Customizr. It’s one of the better themes for WordPress, and free to boot! There is a pro version that costs a few bucks, but I haven’t yet seen any features that I can’t live without. Press Customizr has maintained the flexibility and generalized nature of the theme, continuing to make it adaptable to many different site types and needs.
Most of the icons on this site come from Font Awesome. This font has hundreds of icons which take the place of traditional graphic files. Hueman comes with Font Awesome support baked in, plus we’ve used it in a few other places here and there. Think of this as a green movement for websites. Saves on clutter and keeps your blog zippy.
To Be Continued
This is just the start. I’ll be adding more references here, both for things I’m using and anything new that comes along. Stay tuned!
Featured image photo by marfis75