Useful Tools

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Useful tools and links to help you save time and achieve great looking results

Elementor is THE visual builder of choice for WordPress with millions of downloads worldwide. For the total beginner it’s an easy to use drag and drop interface that lets you create whatever design you like. For the professional it’s a highly customisable tool to create World-Class websites.

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Number one in our useful tools is Elementor and with it comes lots of choice. Customisable features allow for lots of integrations. Ultimate Elementor is just one of a number of businesses that have set up and offer a selection of customised widgets dedicated to Elementor. Their selection is over and above what you’ll find in Elementor and the Elementor Pro plugin.

Want to start a great looking online store quickly and effectively? Then take a look at Shopify. Use the built in responsive templates or choose to buy and customise off the shelf website templates. Easy to use eCommerce software that you pay a subscription to use rather than going to the expense of commissioning a whole new webstore. This is a great option if you’re starting out selling products online as everything is easily integrated for you with next to no technical knowledge required.

Just like Ultimate Elementor, Essential Addons for Elementor offer a repository of customised widgets to expand your web designs.

Looking for a creative widget you can’t find within Elementor Pro or Ultimate Elementor, Essential Addons may just have it and it’s another of our recommended useful tools.

Social Media Management can get very time consuming if you’re not using the right tools. Sprout allows you to attached multiple social profiles from different platforms and schedule great content which will post for you at future dates. Use it’s intuitive reports section to identify where your campaigns are lacking and what is doing well. Saves a lot of time!

Another very useful addon to Elementor, Premium Addons includes some very cool transition widgets allowing you to develop a horizontal scrolling section on your site, easily integrate your Instagram post feed and bring in your Facebook and Google Reviews. Premium Addons also includes Lottie animations so you can bring your web page to life.

Waave helps you create animated videos to promote your podcasts and sound clips. Got an audio clip you want to promote on social media, on YouTube or your website then animate it with a great image and add cool waveforms over the top. You can also add subtitles and captions to your video which works especially well on Instagram.

You may already have heard about MailChimp, it’s a great tool to reach out to lots of people quickly. We use MailChimp to send out our email newsletters and information helping people with tips and ideas. The easy to use interface allows you to upload contact lists, subscribe people and email them quickly and efficiently creating great looking templates.

Milanote is a tool for organizing creative projects into beautiful visual boards. By design, it feels a lot like working on the wall in a creative studio – visual, tactile and sometimes a bit messy – Milanote is a great fit for designers who work in teams remotely.

Slack is a very powerful project tool for teams. If you’ve used Whatsapp then you’ll understand how group messaging can work. Taking things to the next level Slack allows you to have private conversations, group conversations, conversations on a particular topic and share images and video. A fast growing resource and a great option if you’d like to replace all those internal company emails.

Running a WordPress website? Then you need Imagify. This beautifully designed web app allows you to compress image files without losing definition. Using images with smaller file sizes will mean your web pages load faster! Not only that but there’s a WordPress Plugin that will automatically compress your images for you as soon as you load them to your site. Very easy drag and drop interface, this tool is a must have for eCommerce sites.

If you’re using Facebook as part of your online strategy then this WordPress Plugin may help. It’s a simple and easy way to add the Facebook tracking Pixel to your website. No coding required! Simply fill in the boxes and the plugin does the rest. It’s of especial use if you’re running an eCommerce store where the paid for version of the Plugin will help you track a number of customer led actions and conversions.

I’m sure you’ll have heard and used Skype and Facetime but what if you could conduct video calls intuitively? Zoom allows high definition video calling with one or more people. Share your screen to walk a client through a demo, record the conversation or demo for future use, pass notes and collaborate. It’s the best video conference tool we’ve found so far.

If you’re running a website with video content you don’t have a lot of options. Hosting the video on your site will only slow down the page load speeds so the usual practice is to host the video elsewhere. YouTube and Vimeo are the go to places. Vimeo however, is the professionals choice. Higher definition video content that loads faster and is hidden from general searches.

Last on the list of our useful tools Fount is an interesting link we found. Like the look of a font on a certain website and want to us that on your project? Simple, install the Fount web brower addon, click on the text and Fount shows you what font is being used on any website. Very quick and easy to use especially as it’s there in your web browser.