Kadence theme is the WordPress theme that I use on my blogs. It is one of the best themes in the WordPress directory. Also, its free version has a lot of features too.
I have used a lot of SEO plugins on my website (most of them were crappy) and the best of them was Yoast. Yoast free has enough features for a newbie, but if you want more then you can go for a premium one!
Akismet Anti Spam
If you are worried about spam comments and want to remove them from your blog, then this plugin is super useful for that. It removes all the spammy comments from your blog for FREE!
This is an all-in-one tool for SEO, Keyword Research, Competitor research and Content Marketing, and a lot more. It helps me rank on the first page of Google for many keywords
I use Canva to design all my website graphics such as featured images, custom images. So, if you are low on budget to afford costly designing tools, then you must try out Canva.
Convertkit is my go-to resource for all the email marketing needs on my blog. It is one of the cost-effective email marketing platforms. You can opt for its 30 days free trial.