If you’re thinking on getting into food blogging, or blogging in general, or perhaps you’re already up and running and looking for some good plugin tips, this list of blog resources should help. If you’ve something you think is a must-add, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Last updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
When it comes to blogging platforms, there’s only one that I ever recommend – WordPress. And by that, I mean the self-hosted version of WordPress. Ken On Food is powered by WordPress, as are countless client builds I’ve delivered since I began using the platform back in 2004.
When it comes to running a blog, particularly the complexities that can come with a food blog (think recipes, eCommerce), there’s nothing I would rather put the time into. It’s not going to cost you anything to get stuck in, and you can use WordPress.com for free to check it out in advance.
Domain Name Registration & Web Hosting
I’ve been involved in the web game for a long time, I’ve used hosting companies in the US, Spain, Netherlands, I’ve gone to the bargain basement and the top shelf, but it’s an Irish company I come back to time and time again. If you’re serious about your personal brand and blogging, then you’ll definitely need your own domain name and web hosting.
When it comes to product offering, customer service, bang for your buck and a team of people who really appreciate what you’re trying to do, I’ll go to Blacknight Solutions, head quartered in Carlow, Ireland, with Irish-based data centres.
Through Blacknight I’m hosting Ken On Food, along with countless other blogs, sites and stores that do anything hundreds to millions of pageviews monthly, effortlessly.
WordPress Plugins For Food Bloggers
- Recipe Maker
- Instagram Widgets