I thought that it would be good and helpful to create a resource page so that you can see how I construct my food blog. This food blog was launched way back in 2009 and since then it blog has undergone many changes. Many hours were spent on improving this blog and sharing them here with you is a great way to share what I did wrong and correct until I get to this. I’ll add to it as I learn more. For now I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
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WEBSITE HOSTING AND BLOGGING TOOLS
|For Web Hosting, I highly recommend BlueHost. It is easy to use, value for money, 1-click automatic WordPress installation with excellent customer service. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using BlueHost for your first site.|
|Alternatively, for domain you may also purchase it from anywhere and if you are on a budget, you should consider NameCheap. You can get you domain within a day. They provide WhoIsGuard which allows you the option to protect your identity.|
|W3School||For those of you who encounter problems coding your post or page properly, just go to W3School for help. A Fast and Easy To Follow Solution for all your coding problems.|
|Foodie Pro Theme||The current WordPress Theme that I am using now is the Foodie Pro Theme, a clean, easy to use theme.|
PHOTOGRAPHY TOOLS AND STUFFS
|Many of my older pictures are taken by this Canon 400D, a DSLR camera (before I lost it in early 2014) which allows you to take pictures in raw file. Easily adjustable images, comes with the software to edit the pictures.|
|Some of the pictures are also taken by this Canon G10, a compact camera (lost two cameras on the same day as my house was broken in) which allows you to take pictures in raw file. My wishlist is to have a new DSLR camera.|
|VCSO Cam||Currently I am using VCSO Cam on my iPhone due to the limited budget. The pictures are not as good as the ones taken with my Canon cameras, but it will do the work for now.|
|Paint.Net||A Free digital image editing software to adjust your pictures. It is advisable however to use your cameras’ own digital image editing software like the one provided by Canon and also Photoshop.|
|Flickr||A place where I store all my pictures which allows you to see all my images quickly without taking too much bandwidth on my hosting. Saves your money if you have a hosting which does not have unlimited space and bandwidth.|
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|PayPal||To accept payments, PayPal is great. You will need to register an account with them and link it to your local bank account or credit card to send and receive payment.|
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