Welcome to the Resource page of Simple Vegan Blog!
It can be hard to create and maintain a blog, especially at the beginning. Sometimes, when we started our first blog (Danza de Fogones, a food blog in Spanish), we felt kind of lost, so we thought it could be useful to make a resource page where you can see what we use on the blog.
We also have a page where we sharehow to start a food blogin 5 minutes.
If you have any question, you can email info (at) simpleveganblog (dot) com.
We hope you find it useful!
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WordPress.org– It’s the most popular system to build blogs because of its functionality, license and features. While in Blogger and WordPress.com they host your blog, in WordPress.org you are in charge of hosting your blog, meaning that you have much freedom and control.
Bluehost– Bluehost is one of the leading companies in the hosting market. Their prices are economical, they offer one domain name for free and a system that you can use to create your WordPress blog in 5 minutes in an easy way and without needing tech knowledge. In addition, when we have needed their technical service, they’ve been really nice and have solved our questions. With the most basic hosting plan of Bluehost, you will be able to receive up to 25,000 visitors per day.
WP Engine-如果你准备把你的博客带到下一个水平，WP引擎是选择的主机。这比其他公司更贵，但他们的服务、功能和支持团队值得额外的钱。因为它们是为WordPress优化的，你会得到一个更快、更可靠的网站。You havethree plansto choose, we useScaleand love it. In addition, they own Studiopress, so you’ll have access to 35 premium Studiopressthemesfor free when you sign up for yourWP Engine account.
Genesis Framework-创世记是我们主题的基础。It protects our web, making it safer, it provides a clean and cared code that enhances our blog’s performance, so the website load faster, it’s optimized for Search Engine and mobile devices and it’s the base of ourchild themeFoodie.StudioPress(their developers) use a car as an example to explain what Genesis is, WordPress.org would be the engine of your car, Genesis the frame and body and theGenesis themesas the paint job. Genesis has its own plugins and widgets.
Foodie– We wanted a clear and simple design for our blog, so when we saw Foodie, we loved it! In the web of her designer, Shay Bocks (who is very kind and helpful) you can find tutorials about theme customization and a FAQ section.
WordPress Free themes– WordPress has a lot of free designs which are a good point to start your food blog, in fact, we used one of them at the beginning ofDanza de Fogones. However, we reached the conclusion that it’s better to purchase a good pro theme because the design is better, esthetically and technically, they have a better support and are easier to customize. It’s a worthy investment.
Our current photography equipment:
First set up:
Nikon D3100 (Body)-这台尼康相机是我们在简单素食博客上使用的。巴西vs瑞士历史战绩When we bought it, we were hesitating betweenCanon EOS Rebel T3and Nikon D3100, but the last one had better features and the investment was only a bit bigger, so we bet for Nikon (I’m sure Canon would have been a great choice too). You don’t need a reflex camera to make great photos, but it gives you more control and usually more image quality.
Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm VR– This lens is the one coming in our Nikon D3100 pack. It’s OK to start with, especially if you want to try other kinds of photography because it’s very versatile. The good thing of a zoom is that you can use it to make a general view of the recipe or you can take a close up. In case you’re wondering, the acronyms mean: VR (Vibration-Reduction), AF (Autofocus, it allows you to focus automatically, even if your camera doesn’t have afocus motor) and S (focus silently).
Nikkor AF-S 50mm F1.8 G-这个很棒的镜头是我在我们的照片中使用最多的，事实上，我建议你买一个50mm的相机机身，因为它很适合做美食摄影(它在人像摄影中也很有用)。It’s brighter than 18-55mm and it gives you more image quality,sharpnessand shallow depth of field. If you have Canon,this 50mm macro lenslooks great (I haven’t tried it).
Lexar 16GB Platinum II SDHC Memory Card-如果你正在为你的相机寻找存储卡，这是一个很好的开始卡。拥有16GB的内存，你可以在存储卡满之前拍摄1000-1200张RAW格式的照片。它的速度也很快，如果你想在突发模式下拍摄(拍摄动作图片)或录制视频，这是很好的选择。
Lowepro Adventura 140 Camera Case-这是我们不用相机时用来放相机的包，也是用来运输相机的。你想买的尺寸取决于你想带多少东西。这款包有主口袋(相机的镜头和一个镜头)，一个前面的口袋有拉链，两个横向口袋和一个后面的口袋。