In my last post (first post) I talked about putting this site up and had not really done anything. Since then I took a little bit of time to start customizing but it’s not finished. Don’t judge me. Yes I need a logo. Yes the header image is a poor cropping (the theme cropped it not me) of a creative commons Horse Head Nebula image. Time is not something I have a lot of but I am moving stuff around and getting a little better look. Additionally, I snagged a few WordPress plugins to try to improve the functionality. SEO. Security. You know the type.
Now, about what I am using. I already mentioned Linode (my host) in the previous post (which I have just now found is broken thanks to my changing title naming conventions) but I thought I would also mention other things I have recently used.
- .PM registrar – 101Domain.com Honestly, I’m not a huge fan but you can’t get .PMs just anywhere. .PMs are a little pricey, so I don’t really recommend them. Unfortunately, some of us have to compete with pornographic actors and actresses for domain names.
- Other registrars – The first I ever used was GoDaddy. Reasons for not using them are well-known and documented by others but I do like that they have a mobile app. When I left GoDaddy I went to Hover. I really like Hover. They have a good interface and don’t harass you. I wish they had a mobile app. My most recent registrar, whom I chose from a list of registrars based on pricing and some other criteria is Porkbun. They are a little cheaper than Hover and I like what I’ve seen from the website and DNS menus.
- Stock Photos – I’m going for free here. This is a little personal website. I’ve pulled from 2, Skuawk.com and StockSnap.io. They both have some nice photos. My only complaint would be that Skuawk made me create an account to download but that’s a small barrier to entry.
- Theme – I had an annual subscription to Elegant Themes for some time. I have used and liked Divi a good bit. It’s been a while since I used it so I went back to what I know.