Best Free WordPress Theme

Best Free WordPress Theme 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…

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The Need For Mobile Speed

Improving Mobile Speed Mobile Speed is important! As much as it pains me to say this, if we want to get more traffic we need to keep Google happy. Failing this would cause us to lose our standing in the search engine causing a huge drop in traffic resulting in less income. And we don't want that do we. I've written several posts on how to boost the speed of your WordPress blog. One of the later ones was when I moved to Inmotion Hosting a VPS host because a shared hosting was just too slow. That post was called WassupBlog Now Hosted On A VPS Host. Yeah, I come up with some killer titles :tongue_laugh_ee: I followed that post with How To Optimize Your WordPress Blog. Although I would have been more than happy to leave it at that I happened to come across one of Mitch's Mobile Friendly vs Mobile-Speed post. I already knew my blogs are mobile friendly because I use Flexsqueeze. I assumed that the mobile speed would be the same as the desktop speed but alas, this is not the case. This post is about increasing the mobile speed of my Best Online Sports Betting blog. Unfortunately I didn't take a screen shot of the results before I started updating the mobile speed of that blog but I did leave a comment on Mitch's post and it was 60. The image below shows the current speed after all my tweaking. Pretty good huh? You can see how…

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How To Secure Your WordPress Blog From Hackers

I really like the guys at Inmotion Hosting. Normally when your blog get puts a huge load on their server the host usually shuts you down. The then send you and email and tell you to fix the problem. On the weekend I was notified that Ez eSports Betting had suffered a brute force attack! Instead of the usual "Hey dude, your site is stressing out our server fix it or else" email the guys at Inmotion Hosting they temporarily disabled the login script. This is so much better than taking your blog offline as you're the only one affected. As for everyone else business goes on as usual. They also provided a link as to how you can prevent these type of attacks. As I wanted to make my WordPress blog as secure as possible I took their advice. Secure WordPress From Devilish Hackers As you can see I produced a step by step video as to how you can secure your WordPress blog from hackers. As some brute force attacks focus on your wp-admin and wp.login.php scripts the following fixes will require them to provide a username and password before they can have access to your wp-admin! This takes all the stress off the servers making for happy hosts, secure WordPress sites and disappointed hackers. I give credit where credit is due so I'm going to link to the tutorial that helped me to secure my blogs. Now where there is nothing wrong with that tutorial there was a couple of points…

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