Starting a food blog is actually really simple and with the information below I’ll show you the tools and resources I used to start The 20 Minute Kitchen.
Genesis Framework: I absolutely love the Genesis Framework. Studiopress has done an amazing job of building a solid and secure foundation while at the same time giving you the flexibility to design your child theme as desired. All of their themes are responsive and built on the latest code.
Vaultpress: Backing up your website is a definite must! As soon as I started The 20 Minute Kitchen one of the first things I did was get a website backup plan. Vaultpress is also built by the same developers of WordPress so the integration is easy and hassle-free. Plans start at $3.50 per month.
Mailchimp: Setting up your email list shouldn’t be complicated and Mailchimp offers a pretty simple and easy to use solution. I have been using Mailchimp way before I started The 20 Minute Kitchen and I can definitely say it’s super user-friendly. They’re also free for up to 2,000 subscribers.
Yoast SEO: What would I do without Yoast SEO. It’s an amazing plugin that helps you create your sitemap, edit your permalinks, keep track of your keyword density and much more. I can only say positive things about this plugin.
WP Recipe Maker: This is the recipe plugin I now use since it’s the most Google-friendly. It’s very easy to integrate your recipes into your posts and also super simple to import from another plugin.
Akismet: Nobody likes spam. Akismet does just that, keeps your website free from spam. A must for every food blogger.
Tools & Equipment
Nikon D3300: This is the camera I’ve been using since I started. It’s a really good DSLR that’s not overly expensive and I am very happy with it.
Nikon 50mm: I love this lens. It’s perfect for close-ups and has an aperture of 1.8 which is great for focusing on dishes.