MainWP is a self-hosted WordPress management suite that allows you to efficiently manage multiple WordPress websites from one single dashboard. While the free version is fine for most people, I would recommend buying a few optional add-ons to extend the range of functionality (i.e. backups, reports, uptime).
Helpful Resources for Web Designers
When it comes to web design, the applications and services you use play an essential part in your productivity and results. Check out my list of 42 greatly useful tools and resources for web designers and front-end developers below.
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Uptime Robot is a reliable website monitoring service I use to get immediately notified if a client’s website is down. Up to 50 monitors, checked every 5 minutes, are included in their Free plan. Uptime Robot’s user interface is clean and site monitors are very easy to set up. Also, website stats are not affected, which is great.
Font Awesome is an open source icon font that you can use for both personal and commercial projects. As I write this, Font Awesome includes a growing set of 675 vector icons. I like to use Font Awesome icons on clients websites because they are scalable, they load fast and you can easily customize them via CSS.
When developing a website, you constantly juggle between applications and multiple windows. Here comes Magnet, a Macintosh program that focuses solely on window management. Drag windows to the corners and Magnet snaps them into quarters. Use side edges to arrange horizontal and vertical halves. That’s it!
Color Picker is a Macintosh utility application that allows you to choose any color from everywhere on your screen then preview its Hexadecimal, RGB, NSColor and UIColor code values. The features I like the most is the magnifier tool and the librairies where you can save as many colors as you want for future use.
Available for both Chrome and Firefox, OneTab is a free extension you should definitely get. Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs opened (hint: all the time), close them all with a click and save them as a simple list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.