I recently was a first-hand witness to the building of a couple web sites. I was impressed as the webmaster turned them into “regular” web sites – some bit of marketing, some practical functionality – and removed all the traditional blog components. Here are some of the ingredients.
Background images and logo
unsplash.com – a place to look for quality, non-copyrighted images on a variety of topics. These can serve as a background image to the home page for instance.
looka.com – a place to do your logo design.
WPS Hide Login
Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 Captcha
Ninja Forms. Note that Ninja Forms 3 includes Google’s reCAPTCHA, so no need to get that as a separate plugin. I am trying to work with Ninja Forms for my contact form.
WP Mail SMTP – my WordPress server needs this but your mileage may vary.
I don’t have this link yet.
Reference and related
To sign up for an API key for Google’s reCAPTCHA, go here: http://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin