I thought that it would be helpful to create a page full of resources for food bloggers. This page will show you how i started my food blog and everything that i use for creating a managing it. This page will constantly be evolving and changing as I add more sections to it update my blog.
Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links listed below are affiliate links and i will earn a commission if you buy through the links at no extra cost to you. I recommend these products because i personally use them and think that they are helpful and useful to food blogging.
How to set up your food blog – check out my tutorial which will step you through how to set up your food blog from the very beginning. It cover’s picking a domain name all the way through to publishing your first blog post!
Below i cover a list of different blogger resources.
If you don’t already have a domain name then you are going to want to buy one. Most of the time you can buy them through your web hosting site.
Site Ground – When you sign up for web hosting with Site Ground you can either use an already registered domain name or you can register a new domain name. If you choose to host your website with Site Ground then i would recommend registering your domain through them as well. It just means that its all taken care of by one company. If you need some help getting started with Site Ground then head over to my post on How to start a food blog.
Bluehost – You can also register your domain with bluehost. As i said above i would recommend registering your domain with which ever web hosting company that you chose as it makes life a little bit simpler. If you need some help getting yourself set up with bluehost then head over to my post on How to start a food blog which will step you through the whole process.
Site Ground – I currently use Site Ground to host my website. They are extremely easy to use and offer amazing customer service. I find this is especially important when you are new to setting up a website and are not 100% sure how everything works. They were extremely helpful over the course of getting my website up and running.If you need some help getting started with Site Ground then head over to my post on How to start a food blog.
Bluehost – When i first started blogging i set my hosting up with bluehost. They offer competitive prices and have an easy to use interface. Bluehost have been recommended as the number 1 interface for wordpress.org. They offer 24/7 customer service and are usually quite easy to contact if you have any problems. I personally switched to site ground because they were offering a deal at the time which was slightly cheaper than BlueHost, however both are still great hosting sites.
If you need some help getting yourself set up with bluehost then head over to my post on How to start a food blog which will step you through the whole process.
VaultPress – Vaultpress is the company that I use to backup Sarah Emily’s Kitchen. I would recommend setting up vaultpress when you first start your blog. It basically backs up everything that you’ve posted on your blog, including comments and likes. This is so important if anything goes wrong. Just think all the time and hard work you’ve put into your blog, suddenly all gone. Vaultpress stores all of this information for you just incase your blog is wiped, so you can get all your content back.
Food Blogger Pro – Food blogger pro is an awesome resource for any food bloggers, new or advanced. It’s a subscription based community, which offers videos and information for everything you could ever want to know about starting a food blog. Food Blogger Pro is run by the same people who run Pinch of Yum and I would highly recommend investing in it to get yourself started.