Hey guys, I suppose you’ve noticed that I now have a new theme. You may have been wondering why? Well, before I get to why I think OceanWP is the best free WordPress theme you need to know why I’ve had to look for a new WordPress theme. Check out the banner above. Talk about bells and whistles. Not only is it clickable, it also great for SEO as it has it’s own alt tags. Hover over it with your mouse…Cool huh?
Also, did you notice my header? Again, it has its own alt tags for SEO. More importantly its embedded with an affiliate link. Using OceanWP, you can have a different header for every post or page if that was what you wanted. I wouldn’t go that far, but it would be perfect when promoting your products or affiliate links.
It all started when I had to upgrade the PHP from 5. something to 7.1. Unfortunately, my old theme didn’t like the upgrade. Nor did several of my plugins. I could live without the plugins but not without a properly functioning WordPress theme.
Why Best Free WordPress Theme?
So, why use the best free WordPress theme instead of another professional WordPress theme? It’s because the free OceanWP theme can be upgraded to a professional WordPress theme with a whole sleuth of extra features. It’s how I chose my last professional WordPress theme.
What Should A Good WordPress Theme Have
- For me, a good WordPress theme needs to work straight out of the box.
- It has to be flexible, so I can easily configure it to look and act the way I want it to. This is really important to me as I have so many blogs and I want them all to have their individual look.
- Good SEO attributes. Very important as without good SEO a blogger will be floundering in dead water.
- Fast load times. We all know how important a site’s speed is to Google.
- Responsive on all devices including mobiles and tablets. Again, another critical Google requirement.
- Bells and whistles. Ok, that’s just me, I’ve always loved bells and whistles.
So far, OceanWP fulfils all these requirements. And it’s the free version. I can only imagine what the professional version comes with. And, I will be getting the pro version. Once I do I’ll be writing another post.
Check out the banner above which you can do with the free version of this fantastic theme. The border around it is one of several borders I could choose from. I’m still pretty new at all this but I have to say, I am really impressed with this free WordPress theme.
Notice below the post how it links to three other of my posts? That’s also great for SEO! Stay tuned for a video on how easy and remarkable the OceanWP theme is.