This page contains the current list of plugins and cloud services used on and in our online marketing efforts. Of course we only list and recommend services & products we are using ourselves on this blog.

WordPress Hosting

We host this site with Raidboxes, a dedicated WordPress hoster based in Germany. They combine NGINX + HTTP/2 + PHP 7 which provides excellent speed in Europe. The support is fast and solution oriented – even specific required features have been impletemented. Another option might be SiteGround, which provides an afforable option with good results.

Site Speed and Optimization

We use Azure CDN to male his site turbofast and available with great performance around the globe! If you want your site to load fast and you need a quality CDN provider, Azure from Microsoft is a great choice. Check out our in-depth article on Azure CDN. A small site will cost you only a few dollars per month. Another great add-on is the ShortPixel image optimization and Swift Performance plugin for compression.

WordPress Theme

This site uses the GeneratePress WordPress theme. In fact, we’ve even bough the Premium version of GeneratePress. The developer behind GP is Tom Usborn and he knows how to code properly, keep things lightweight, and still include schema markup & rich snippet.

WordPress Plugins


  • Akismet Anti-Spam: installed by default, used by millions to protect the blog from spam
  • Better Font Awesome: to include “Font Awesome” icon plugin
  • Posts in Sidebar: does show a random post in the sidebar
  • Related Posts by Bibblio: uses AI to show recommended posts in an article
  • WPForms Lite: This plugin powers our contact form
  • WP Mail SMTP: Together with Sendgrid, this gets the mails delivered


  • GeneratePress Premium: gives us the entire collection of GeneratePress premium modules
  • ShortPixel Image Optimizer: optimizes images automatically, while guarding the quality of the images
  • Social Warfare Pro: our social sharing plugin used to simplify sharing posts
  • Swift Perfomance: the performance optimization tool to boost WordPress
  • Yoast SEO Premium: all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress