100 + blogging tools, platforms and resources list

100 + blogging tools, platforms and resources list

We’ve created this handy 100 + blogging tools, platforms and resources list for your consumption. Hopefully, this list will give you a starting point for finding some of the incredible blogging-related tools out there, to help you further your blogging adventure. Not every single tool and platform here will be useful immediately usefully, but please keep returning as your blogging journey progresses.

This list will be continually updated with the very latest blogging-related tools and platforms.

If you’d like your tool or platform added to the list, please use the contact form.

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Website/blog themes
WordPress plugins marketplace
Blog idea/title generator
Proofreading tools
Image websites
Content discovery tools
Blog visitor analytics tools
Outsourcing tools
Productivity tools
WordPress productivity
Keyword research tools
SEO tools
Social media tools
Sharing link tools
Social media management
Social media imaging tools
Blog monetizing tools
Affiliate programs
Email marketing tools
Landing page tools
WebHosting tools
Specialist WordPress hosting
WordPress forms
Content marketing tools
Small business
Website design
Internet security

Website/Blog themes

Elegant themes

Houses an impressive 87  WordPress themes along with 5 premium plugins. Over the year’s they have amassed over  332,967 customers. 


Is a marketplace of website themes. It currently has hosts over 23,000 WordPress themes and website template to choose from for every imaginable sector.  If you need a template for a particular business niche, Themeforest is a good bet.

ThemeIsle WordPress Themes

210,291 customers have purchased WordPress themes from ThemeIsle. Their goal is simple, to give websites easy-to-use themes and designs that can be managed by everyone.

WordPress plugins marketplace


Need a plugin for your WordPress-powered website or blog. This is a good place to start. Any functionality you need they have probably got it.

Blog idea/title generator


The process is a simple as typing in three keywords, and in return, you’ll get your list of topics to write about.


Many don’t think of it as a topic idea generator but it’s a great tool for doing so. Just like the above mentioned, you’ll need to type in your keywords, hit return and a list of potential ideas will be visible from A to Z

Google trends

Great place to come up with fresh, trending blog post ideas. Type in your keywords and get the most recent trends via location, keyword or category.

Portents content idea generator

This is a very FUN tool to use when you have no idea about what to post about. Just hit refresh and another idea pops up.

Link Bait Generator

Add a keyword and get lots of potential title suggestions. Simple!

Upworthy Title generator

It randomly creates Upworthy-style articles. Click the button or refresh the page to see another one.

Inbound Now Blog title generator

Just keep clicking until you find the style of title you like and then add in your own keywords.

Proofreading tools


This is a widely used tool for erasing all grammatical, punctuation, spelling and plagiarism errors. It is a very easy to use and very effective. It makes sure that your blog posts are 100% readable and error free.


Polish my writing also called After the Deadline, is also another effective tool used by bloggers to proofread their posts. You just need to copy and paste your article, and all spelling and grammatical errors will be highlighted in different colours.


The Ginger Grammar Checker helps you write better English and efficiently corrects texts. Based on the context of complete sentences, Ginger Grammar Checker uses patent-pending technology to correct grammar mistakes, spelling mistakes and misused words, with unmatched accuracy.

Slick Write

Slick Write is a powerful, free tool that makes it easy to check your writing for grammar errors, potential stylistic mistakes, and other features of interest. Whether you’re a blogger, novelist, SEO professional, or student writing an essay for school, Slick Write can help take your writing to the next level.

Image websites


Picjumbo is free stock photo site created by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. It all started when any stock photo site didn‘t want his photos due to ‘lack of quality’. Two years later people downloaded almost three millions images from this site.

Lock & Stock

Free Stock Photos. Use in anyway, anywhere, anytime

Fancy Crave

Free high-resolution photos from professional photographers. Two new images every day!

Public Domain Archive

All images on this website are free to use for all purposes. There’s no link attribution required so you can also use them for commercial purposes.

Morgue File

Morguefile is a free photo archive “for creatives, by creatives.” Founded by Michael Connors in the early Internet days of 1996, the site was created to serve as a free image exchange for creative professionals and teachers to use in their workpexels.com/


Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.


On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain.

Content discovery tools


This tool is widely used by many bloggers for getting updates from their favourite blogs. Simple categorise items/content  and then read the updates at your leisure.

LinkedIn Pulse

Pulse is your daily professional news digest. It’s a single place to get your daily news, powered by your professional world.


A lot of bloggers use Scoopit to follow their favourite topics. You can add content to your own board and also search and follow other bloggers’ boards that you find interesting.


Pocket (Read It Later, Inc) was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel — even offline.

Blog visitor Analytics tools

Google analytics

Is there a blogging tool that Google doesn’t offer? Google analytics is used by most bloggers to study how much traffic they receive to their site, individual blog posts and more.


Site Meter’s comprehensive real time website tracking and counter tools give you instant access to vital information and data about your sites audience

Outsourcing tools


Instead of going through all the trouble of posting your job, the freelancers are the ones who post their skills there and charge $5 for it. You get to pick the one you need.


Previously known as Odesk is also another good site to outsource. The site allows you to go through each freelancer, check their skills and also read feedbacks from previous clients they worked with. It is a perfect and efficient place to post any kind of project.


This website is filled with various web designers that are ever ready to tackle all your blog design issues at pocket-friendly prices.

Productivity tools


Sometimes one just takes too much time doing one task which ends up wasting a lot of precious time. With EggTimer you can set up a time frame for each specific task to maximise your productivity. Every time your time runs out, the alarm goes off reminding you it’s time to switch to another task.


This is an online timer that lets you put details of the task ahead then start the timer. Once done, hit stop and every detail will be stored for future reference. This is a good tool when working in teams. It is free for basic features but it will cost you more for all the bells and whistles.


A good place to have all your files organised. You no longer have to spend hours looking for important documents. Store them all on DropBox and access them anywhere anytime no matter the device used. DropBox also makes it easy for you to share these documents whenever needed.


Trello allows you to create boards for various tasks ahead. You can also add small cards for a detailed description for each task e.g. due dates. It is a free service for all basic features.

Teux Deux

If you like making to-do lists, you will love TeuxDeux. The idea was to build a bare-bones, but visually compelling and highly usable to-do app.

WordPress Productivity

Manage WP

Manage WP is used to Manage multiple WordPress websites from one dashboard. Schedule backups, migrate WordPress website, automate updates, monitor website traffic and SEO.

Keyword Research Tools

Google Keyword Planner

It helps find both new and related keywords suitable for your blog. You can search for keyword and ad group ideas, get historical statistics, see how a list of keywords might perform and even create a new keyword list by multiplying several lists of keywords together.

Yoast Suggests

Yoast suggest helps get some ideas on new long tail keywords: just enter a keyword and this tool will expand the keywords the way Google would show keyword suggestions.

Google Trends

Not just perfect for deciding what topics to write about but also which keywords are trending. It also gives you a chance to compare different keywords and decide which ones to focus on.


Use Übersuggest to quickly find new keywords not available in the Google Keyword Planner.


KeywordSpy helps to gather, compare and create effective keyword ad campaigns in any given online niche.

SEO tools


SEMrush is a powerful and versatile competitive intelligence suite for online marketing, from SEO and PPC to social media and video advertising research.

Google PageSpeed Insights

This site comes in handy when you want to know how long  your blog takes to load. It shows you how much time it takes when accessed through mobile phones, tablets and computers. Get insights that help you rectify any areas to reduce page loading time.

Google/Bing Webmaster

These two tools are constantly analysing your website ready to report any issues such as indexing problems. You will need to create and account and implement it to your site which can be easily done through WordPress plugins like Yoast.


Want to have a full report on how your blog/website is doing? Quickspout does exactly that. With it, you can finally see which parts need improvement and which ones have been performing well.

Social media tools


Buffer helps you share any page you’re reading, then automatically shares it to your favourite social platform.


Discover what people are saying online about your brand. Brand24 gives you instant access to mentions about your brand across the web, from social networks to influential publishers.


SecureMySocial addresses the business, legal, regulatory, physical, and human risks of social media by warning people in real-time if they post problematic material so as to ensure immediate removal.

Sharing Link Tools


When you share content across social media, Openr also shares a call to action you have pre-defined, thus promoting your own content.


Sniply adds your custom call-to-action to any page on the web, allowing you to engage your followers through every link you share.

Social media management


Calls its self a social relationship platform. There various things you can do via their dashboard including managing your social accounts, monitoring conversation and measuring your social growth. Basically, it’s one big time saver!

Social Pilot

This is similar to Hootsuite but has a unique e-commerce twist. SocialPilot is an online social media scheduling and marketing tool for Individuals, eCommerce store owners.

Social media imaging tools


Canva makes it super easy for you to create stunning images for your social media posts and social updates. Its tools and templates and sizing guides help you come up with high quality and professional images every time.


CloudApp is more than just screenshots & quick recording.Share images, videos, music, documents, code snippets, markdown files directly from Photoshop, Sketch and dozens of other apps!


This tool enables you to resize any image, so it suits any social media platform you would like to use it on.

Blog monetizing tools


Maximise your profits by creating an online shop that connects to your website. With this virtual shop it becomes easier for people to buy your products with safe payment methods.


With E-junkie you can easily sell digital items like e-books. They provide a lightweight, embeddable shopping cart that can go anywhere, including your website or blog


Flippa is the entrepreneur’s marketplace, where you can discover new business opportunities. It claims to be the world’s number 1 destination for buying and selling web businesses, domain names and mobile apps.

Affiliate programs


Promote the Udemy course and earn high % affiliate sales.

Pretty Link (WordPress plugin)

You will need this tool whenever you want to shorten and/or customise your affiliate link before sharing. It has a lite version which is free.

Email marketing tools


AWeber is an affordable and easy to use email marketing and autoresponder tool.


Email marketing from GetResponse. Send email newsletters, campaigns, online surveys and follow-up autoresponders. Simple, easy interface. FREE sign up


This is the most trusted email marketing tool among many bloggers. The drag and drop system makes it easy to use, with a free plan to get you going.


SendinBlue’s campaign design tools are easy to use and enable you to create emails that continually convert. It has free membership option with the majority of the features needed except for the fact that you are limited to the number of emails you can send per month (9,000).

Subscribe2 HTML (WordPress plugin)

Subscribe2 provides a comprehensive subscription management and email notification system for WordPress blogs that sends email notifications to a list of subscribers when you publish new content to your blog.



Powerful lead generation software that converts abandoning visitors into subscribers.


Pippity makes it easy for publishers who respect their readers to create popups that convert.

Landing page tools

Thrive content builder (WordPress plugin)

You will need this plugin for designing an outstanding landing page. It uses drag and drops features for ease and has over 150 landing page designs to choose from.

Beaver Builder (WordPress plugin)

Another useful drag and drop tool that has a good looking set of templates, useful for landing pages.


Start with High-Performing Templates, Then Make Them Yours. Choose from hundreds of mobile-responsive landing page templates for every industry. Each one is designed to get more customers to join your email list, sign up for your event, or buy your products.

Crazy Egg

With this tool, you can tell where people are clicking your landing page. See all pages that are attracting the most visitors and which ones aren’t. With just $9 a month, you can test all your pages and find which ones are bringing more leads.


A drag & drop landing page builder lets you create responsive pages without any help from a technical team. The Unbounce “code-free zone” means you can easily build a high-converting landing page, then publish to the web in a single click – all without any knowledge of HTML.

WebHosting tools


One of the oldest and definitely the most widely used tool for most bloggers. It is very easy to use and very affordable. Your blog will always be up and running no matter how much traffic it receives with this web hosting brand.


Want a reliable web hosting company? Think InMotion. It’s got a good customer support and is great for anyone looking to start blogging.

Web Hosting Hub

This is perfect for small businesses. It is very useable and also has a great customer support that can be easily contacted. Many prefer it because of the price point.


It’s also popular choice just like BlueHost. It hosts over 8million domains and counting. Their customer service team can be accessed anytime of the day or night.


A lot of WordPress sites are hosted here too. With security and speed monitoring features, you can be rest assured that your site won’t have any problems when hosted here. There is a 50% discount for WPBeginner readers too plus a free domain name. What more do you need?

123-reg UK’s leading domain registrar

From domains to web hosting, email and website builder – 123reg, UK’s largest registrar, makes it easy to get your personal or business website online.

Specialist WordPress hosting

WP Engine

This might be obvious, but WP engine is a WordPress-only hosting solution. They boast over 30,000 customers in 120 countries. If you are looking for a dedicated WP hosting service check them out.


WP Land are a WordPress specialised web hosting company that is focused on simplicity and keeping your website online.

WordPress forms


WPForms is the best WordPress forms plugin. Our drag & drop online form builder allows you to create powerful WordPress forms in minutes, not hours!

Content marketing tools


This is a one in all marketing tool. It finds trends and then finds writers to create content.


Get all your publishing and distribution problems sorted out with this tool. With it, you will be able to get your content read by a wider audience thus increasing traffic to your blog.


Get analytical and social sharing results on the most trending blogs and topics around the globe whenever you need them with Buzzsumo. Just search your topics, see what’s being shared the most, and then gather your own ideas!

Small business

Fresh Books

FreshBooks is the is invoicing software for small business. Easily send invoices, track time, manage expenses, and get paid online.


Design and print customised Business Cards with MOO! Print a different image on each business card – upload your own design, logo, text and photos online.

Website design

99 Designs 

99 Designs is a marketplace for graphic design, including logo design, web design and other design contests.

Internet security


Antivirus and malware protection. Tune up your PC, Mac and Android devices for peak performance. Surf safely and privately.


Kaspersky antivirus & internet security software offers premium protection against viruses, malware, spam & other threats for your home or business.


So there you have it, bloggers, the ultimate list of tools for becoming a master blogger. Some bloggers prefer designing their own tools which is not bad too as you get to save some money. However, why do so when you can get some of these tools online for free?

Start implementing some of these ideas and see just how easy blogging can get when you have the right tools with you. One thing is for sure; you will need this list sooner or later so better add it to your bookmarks for future reference.

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