My Toolbox and Work Setup

Explore my toolbox, where I unveil my daily used top tools, hardware, and software, alongside WordPress plugins that fuel my content creation, web development, and online marketing ventures.

Top Tools that I use daily

  • Shopify

    Shopify is arguably the best eCommerce hosting and website building solution right now. Shopify is an all-in-one commerce platform to start, run, and grow a business. And it is now powering millions of businesses both online and offline. Free Trial, retail tools and per country pricing are available too.

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  • Code Snippets

    Code Snippets is a functionality plugin that allows you to run PHP snippets and add custom content shortcodes from Backend without breaking your website. This means fewer plugin and much better customizations. Now comes with CodeSnippets Cloud and AI code generation.

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  • Hostinger

    Tight on budget? Get your business online with WordPress on Hostinger. One of the most affordable yet faster-hosting services out there. I use it on all my budget client websites.

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  • Bit Integrations

    Bit Integrations enables sending leads and information to other plugins and external software, streamlining contact form submissions, and eCommerce data management without writing any code or hiring a developer.

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  • SEMrush

    My favorite SEO tool for Backlink Audit and Keyword Research. Analyze sites and blow your competition away.

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  • AppSumo

    Marketplace for entrepreneurs and businesses. Get unlimited access and lifetime deals on software, templates and services. Get $3,370 in immediate value when you join AppSumo Plus. And… 10% off every tool you buy. Enjoy member-only perks that will help your business scale faster.

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  • Otter Blocks

    Otter is a user-friendly, adaptable set of page-building elements and templates, specifically designed for the WordPress block editor. It offers a dynamic and lightweight solution for creating professional-looking pages easily. Otter includes a wide range of customizable blocks and pre-designed templates that enhance the flexibility and efficiency of website design, catering to both beginners and experienced developers.

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  • Perfmatters

    A lightweight WordPress performance plugin that I use to boost loading speed, unload unnecessary elements and to make UX faster. Highly recommended.

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  • Marketers Delight

    Marketers Delight is a Marketing-First and conversion-ready WordPress Theme for bloggers, entrepreneurs and business websites. Extend it with free to use dropins (addons that enhance your website), powerful hooks and filters. Used on this website and many more incredible websites. Ideal for both developers and general users.

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  • Rank Math

    The BEST SEO plugin for WordPress. Rank Math is a comprehensive SEO plugin for WordPress that simplifies and enhances on-page and technical search engine optimization. It comes with everything that you need to rank your website higher. Go Premium if you can. Or use it for free.

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  • WP Rocket

    The #1 premium performance and cache plugin for WordPress. It helps you optimize your site in minutes. Now with extensive CSS optimization. Highly recommended and used by us on all our WP sites.

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  • NordVPN

    Browse privately and access blocked content with NordVPN. Comes with the fastest servers, unlimited bandwidth, best latency and great support.

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  • LinkWhisper

    All-in-one solution for Internal Link Building. Automation, keyword linking, broken backlink checker and more. A must-have for bloggers and SEO freaks.

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  • SendFox

    Sendfox is the email marketing tool that brought back my passion for sending emails. The most straightforward tool in the market and at the same time with a good rate of derivability. Possibly the best Email Marketing software under this budget.

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  • GenerateBlocks

    One of the finest Gutenberg/Block Editor plugins in the market. You can create almost any type of website with GenerateBlocks. Also comes with prebuilt layouts and a great customer support.

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  • WPX

    The best hosting for WordPress websites and blogs. Undoubtedly one of the fastest and most optimized. Ideal if you have a lot of visitors and want to increase conversion. I use this hosting here at this website.

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  • EWWW Image Optimizer

    Accelerate your site speed and boost SEO rankings with EWWW IO by optimizing your images with a button click.

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  • AAWP

    Best WordPress Plugin for Amazon Affiliates. With AAWP — it is quick and easy to create an affiliate box or insert the product links in a WordPress post, page or custom post type.

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Hardware Used

I use an array of hardware for different needs. At the moment, I primarily use my Macbook Air to create all sorts of content. It is fast, light and user-first.

Additionally, I have my iPad Air 11-inch that fits nicely with Apple Magic Keyboard that I use to write notes and plans on the go. The Apple Pencil is also a great tool to plan and to take handwritten notes. I use the Apple Pencil to create diagrams that I use here and there in the blog articles.

My Apple ecosystem is totally complete with an iPhone and the AirPods Pro.

In other systems, I use the Mi Notebook now and often for Windows-related needs. I also play on an Xbox Series S and a 27-inch 4K screen. I also have an HP's 21.5 inch monitor used mostly for web development needs.

Software and Apps Used

  1. Sublime Text - for jotting down notes, web development works. Free
  2. Google Docs and Chat - to handle documents created by my team. Free
  3. SEMrush - for Backlink Audit and Keyword Research. Paid
  4. Alfred for increased automation, text snippets and more. Paid
  5. Google Chrome as the default browser. Free
  6. CleanShot X to capture and annotate screenshots. Paid
  7. Filezilla for FTP. Free
  8. Pixelmator Pro - for image editing needs. Paid

WordPress Plugins

  1. Dynamic Month & Year into Posts to show an auto-updating month, year and dates in content and meta. Free
  2. Jetpack for many things; and stats.
  3. WP Rocket for performance (Read the tutorial) Paid
  4. Rank Math SEO Pro for SEO. Better than Yoast. Better than anything else. Freemium
  5. TablePress for complex data tables. Free
  6. GenerateBlocks Premium for literally everything that is not normal content. Freemium
  7. Code Snippets for useful on-need PHP functions and content shortcodes. Freemium
  8. Advanced Custom Fields - a total lifesaver. Free
  9. AAWP for Amazon Affiliates. Paid
  10. HTML Forms Premium to create forms and newsletter boxes. Incredible plugin. Freemium
  11. Tangible Loops & Logic for inserting posts everywhere and creating dynamic lists. Free

Here Freemium means that I have paid for this plugin, but a free version is available as well.

See the list of all the plugins I have installed on gauravtiwari.org.