Resources

In the process of learning how to build Websites and Online Stores, I’ve done a lot of trial and error to find out what works for me (and what didn’t). I thought you might like to know the best resources that I’ve personally used, that will save you the time I spent going in circles.

Getting started on the right foot is critically important. These are my best resources to start your Website/Blog/Online Store journey.

Most Recommended

Without a doubt, the best recommendation I can give to build a website in an easy to set up, easy to maintain, super affordable way, is Brizy Cloud.

Setting up websites via Brizy is easy, peasy, breezy!

The best place to search, purchase (at a low price) and maintain your domain name is Namecheap. I've given up purchasing domain names through webhosts or other 3rd parties. Namecheap offers easy management of all your domains, have a wide variety of domains to purchase, and doesn't charge you extra to protect your identity.

Shopify: Probably the easiest way you can use to build a full-fledged Online Store, complete with a blog, pages, sliders. Integrates the payments and checkout processes seamlessly. Great for starting an Online Store with no technical experience. Make use of their 14 day free trial to try it out. How to set this up.

Wordpress Resources

If you choose to set up your website with Wordpress instead, below are resources that would be helpful to you.

Bluehost: The webhost that I initially used for Bootstrap Website for its reliability and attractive starter package. I used them for 7 years. Makes it easy to run your own website. Their level of support is top notch, which I experienced first hand over a phone call during a false alarm with Bootstrap Website. 

Elegant Themes: One of favorite place to get a premium theme for WordPress, only because their themes are beautiful, plentiful and easy to use. Make sure to check out the wonderful, easy to customize, multi-purpose Divi Theme.

Thrive Architect: The page-builder that I’m used to write all my guides when I was using WordPress, which is so much more than just a page-builder. This page builder makes it super easy to create columns, buttons, email opt-in areas, testimonials, responsive videos, google maps, landing pages.. Once you use it, you’ll wonder what you’ve been doing prior to this!

Thrive Leads: These are the best email opt-in plugins that I’ve found. They allow the average person (like me) to create beautiful opt-in forms, that can be placed below posts, within posts, as a pop up, side bar widget and squeeze page. Beautiful forms encourage sign ups!

Most Recommended Wordpress Themes

Divi Theme

Astra Theme

Themeforest Themes

Most Recommended Plugins

Thrive Architect

One of the easiest way to edit your pages, creating landing pages and more.

Thrive Leads

One of the best ways to create pop ups and generate leads on your website.

Shortpixel

Super compress your website images automatically - small images = fast websites!

Online Stores / Shopify

Shopify: Probably the easiest way you can use to build a full-fledged Online Store, complete with a blog, pages, sliders. Integrates the payments and checkout processes seamlessly. Great for starting an Online Store with no technical experience. Make use of their 14 day free trial to try it out. 

Themeforest: A great resource to look for great Shopify themes. Much cheaper than themes offered on the regular Shopify store.

Recommended Shopify Themes

Ella Theme

Fastor Theme

Themeforest Themes

Recommended Shopify Apps

Shippo

Connect your Shopify store to carriers and discounts.

Aftership

Provide shipping notifications and tracking to your customers. Save time replying to emails on "where is my order?"

Elfsight

Utilize the suite of tools on Elfsight. Especially social tools like Instagram feed.

Top Guides By BootstrapWebsite

Create Your Website

(the EASY way)

Build a Website on Wordpress

Build your Online Store

Some of the links to this page provides a small commission to me, at no extra cost to you! The tools I recommend here are tools that I've personally used and tested, and came to embrace after a lot of trial and error. This helps contribute to maintaining this site and sharing this guide. If you do end up using them, thank you for supporting this site, but no worries otherwise if you don't!

WEBSITE GIVEAWAY! We are GIVING away a FREE website to 1 lucky winner! Enter now to WIN! (it's free to join).

00
days
:
00
hours
:
00
minutes
:
00
seconds

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEBSITE?

Enter your email below and I'll send you actionable steps and helpful tips to get you started RIGHT AWAY. No technical skills needed.

Want to create your Wordpress website?

Enter your email and I’ll send you to my video walkthrough.

Want to create your Online Store?

Enter your email and I’ll send you to my video walkthrough.

50%

Watch this Website Creation Video Course

Enter your email below and I'll send this video guide right on your way!

Download this Website Creation Checklist.

50%

Enter your email below and I'll send this checklist to you!

Don't worry, I don't like SPAM either and will respect your email.