If you’re thinking of starting your own WordPress site, then you’re in luck because bundleytic’s Getting Started with WordPress charity bundle has just been released. It features some really awesome stuff and best of all, LOADS of savings!
Not only will it save you heaps of money, it will raise heaps for charity as well. bundlelytic will be donating all of the proceeds to from the bundle to UNICEF’s Silent Emergencies Appeal — which is UNICEF’s emergency reserve of money which is used during emergencies around the world that doesn’t make the headlines but is still urgent and requires immediate support; providing emergency health services, and access to food and clean drinking water when they are needed the most.
So what exactly is in the Getting Started with WordPress bundle, you ask?
A 6-month Site5 hostBasic account worth up to $69
The first thing you’ll need in order to start a WordPress site is hosting, obviously (and a domain name, purchased separately). Site5 is a great web hosting company that’s dedicated to customer satisfaction. They’re responsive and friendly, and their servers are super stable — just about everything you need in a hosting company.
With every purchase of the bundlelytic Getting Started with WordPress charity bundle, you’ll receive a 6-month hostBasic account (worth up to $69), regardless of which server you pick. The hostBasic plan entitles you to unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, one website, and free assisted migration to Site5.
New customers only.
2 WordPress themes from Themify worth $118
With every purchase of the Getting Started with WordPress bundle, you’ll have the freedom to select 2 developer themes ($118 value) for your brand new WordPress blog. Each theme comes with free lifetime updates, forum access and support, and unlimited use on any number of domains. Plus, you’ll also receive the Photoshop PSD files in case you decide to customise your theme later on.
3-month Hello Bar Pro plan with 2,500 monthly click-throughs worth $90
What’s the point of starting a WordPress site and publishing great articles if you can’t promote them? The Hello Bar is one of the most essential tools that should ideally be implemented on every website. It’s the Swiss-Army knife of web promotion — the Hello Bar allows you to promote your most interesting blog posts, encourage readers to join you on social sites, drive higher subscription rates and much more.
With your Hello Bar Pro plan included in the Getting Started with WordPress bundle, you’ll get a few additional benefits over the free plan i.e. 2,475 more click-throughs, unlimited and unbranded bars, the ability to import from RSS, SSL compatibility and the ability to save customised themes.
6-month Mad Mimi Basic plan with 5,000 subscribers worth $144
Once you’ve got some great articles going, you’ll need a way to inform your readers. Get them to subscribe to your newsletter and you’ll see a lot more returning visitors — a definite good sign that your WordPress site is doing well! Mad Mimi is the perfect email marketing service to get you on your way.
With their latest redesign, Mad Mimi is even easier to use than before. You can create your own sign up forms, set up drip campaigns that roll out after set intervals to welcome new subscribers, send out your latest blog posts beautifully-designed emails, integrate Google Analytics to check on your promotional stats, and more.
New customers only.
Pippity premium WordPress plugin worth $49
How do you get more newsletter subscribers? With a tactful pop up, of course. Now, not all pop up solutions work — some tend to annoy the reader but Pippity is an awesome WordPress plugin to create beautiful and smart pop ups. Capture the lead with precision and connect seamlessly with services like Mad Mimi, MailChimp, Constant Contact, 1ShoppingCart, Get Response, Campaign Monitor, Graphic Mail and iContact.
Pippity comes bundled with 12 beautiful designs and 6 pop-up bars. You’ll also be able to customise just about every aspect of the pop-up form and how they appear to your visitor — only on pages, on specific posts, categories, after a certain number of pageviews or at the end of articles. Create as many pop-ups as you like and determine which performs better with the built-in A/B Testing feature. As a result, you’ll have pop-ups that keep on converting.
3-month Sendible Solo plan worth $29.97
You would probably know this already but a successful WordPress site needs to have a social media presence. You need to engage your readers outside of your WordPress site and Sendible is the perfect way to do just that. Sendible makes it mind-numbingly easy to establish a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, among many other supported sites.
With Sendible, you can publish updates to multiple social streams, schedule updates to be sent out at regular intervals, set autoresponders for Twitter and Facebook, automatically follow anyone on Twitter, post images to Facebook or Flickr, even update your WordPress site. Using Sendible, you can also track the performance of your social media campaigns, and monitor keywords on blogs, news, comments and social networks that are relevant to your brand.
New customers only.
6-month Basic CodeGuard plan worth $99
After you’ve started your WordPress site and managed to get things rolling, you most certainly need to look into protect your asset. Things go wrong on the Internet all the time and it’s always good practice to have a backup copy of your WordPress site and its databases. With CodeGuard, your backups will always be kept up-to-date so in case anything goes wrong with your site, you’ll be able to restore a working version in no time!
A 6-month Basic CodeGuard plan (worth $99) in the Getting Started with WordPress bundle because it’s an essential component to running a WordPress site. With CodeGuard, your site will be monitored on a weekly basis and backups are performed automatically whenever changes are detected. You’ll also get automatic monthly backups, file change details, differential version tracking, weekly malware scanning and a 2 GB storage limit.
New customers only.
Bold theme from Organic Themes worth $69
For those who enjoy modern and minimal designs, Organic Theme’s Bold theme is sure to satisfy. It has a large featured slider which is perfect for showcasing new content, a versatile home layout, customisable colors and backgrounds and is mobile friendly.
This $69 Bold theme is provided as-is without support.
5 free themes from Themes Kingdom
Themes Kingdom was kind enough to sponsor five of their themes to be included in this bundle: Appos, Hstudio, Informer, Limeni and Storyline. You will be able to download these themes along with their documentations and PSD files with every purchase of the Getting Started with WordPress bundle.
These themes are provided as-is without support.
What’s the bundle worth? A whopping $609 if purchased separately. At bundlelytic, you can get it for just $59 (that’s 90% off!) and again, everything goes to charity.