A free WordPress theme dedicated to Photography. SoloStream offers WP-Gallery with responsive design and compatible for showcases and image portfolio.

Multiple Sidebar with Revolution slider and WooCommerce ready.

Top 5 Premium WordPress themes from SoloStream LLC

There are many companies who claim to have best Premium WordPress themes, but very few have the guts and develop in house and do sell to their customer over the period of time. There are companies who provides 100s of WordPress themes but themes what they provide are from third party resources. Any one can develop a theme and then submit to be the best theme but later majority of the developers either stop their support or some time even does not even provide any updates while we all know WordPress it self updates almost every month. SoloStream LLC knows WordPress updates and always provide stable updates to all of their themes and that is why its become the more reliable Premium WordPress theme provider. Here are top 5 Premium WordPress theme from SoloStream LLC.

1. WP-Port

Simple and clean WordPress theme for portfolio website as well as showcase. Easy to use and customize from back-end. Fully responsive theme compatible with latest php version.

2. WP-Explore

WP-Explore is a premium creative blog/WordPress theme which boasts a very attractive simplistic design that you can use for many types of sites including blogs, news sites, personal portfolio and more.

3. WP-Corporate

WP-Corporate is a professional multi-purpose WordPress theme.  This one page layout theme is perfect for big to small businesses looking for an online presence. This premium theme will allow you to get your business information in an easy to read for users on all devices and browsers.

4. WP-News Channel 

NewsChannel is a modern WordPress theme that lets you write articles and blog posts with ease and share your content in a unique way that is easy for your readers to follow and share.

5. WP-Radiance

As its name implies, WP-Radiance is a stunning WordPress theme (even if we do say so ourselves). Bright, clean and feature-rich, it's sure to become one of our bestsellers. Whether you're creating a business website, blog or online magazine, this theme has what it takes to get the job done for you.

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WordPress is an open-source, free, and a safe and secure content management system. The data from W3techs suggest that WordPress holds 58.55% of the total CMS marketshare which ensures the dominance of this CMS on the web. This is no surprise that presently around 30% of the internet’s websites are powered by WordPress, and with the successful plugins and extensions it is introducing for the developers, the WordPress’s future seems bright and shiny.

The trend of building online websites to sell digital and regular products, or subscriptions and services had a spin in the last decade and is now become a profitable source of business. Businessmen, website developers and designers, and the digital marketing team; everyone is now assembled and compelled to do the finest jobs that they can to establish a working and reliable e-commerce store. The number of e-commerce websites is gradually increasing as every year passes by.

Presently, $192 trillion e-commerce sales are carried out worldwide and this is only made possible owing to the presence of highly-functional and customizable e-commerce platforms. If we look over another statistic, we’ll see that WordPress e-commerce plugin named Woocommerce is one of the most popular and leading e-commerce plugin consisting of 32% of the e-commerce market at the moment. This is then followed by Magento 18%, OpenCart and,Shopify.

What makes WordPress unbeatable?

The statistical data mentioned above and the practical usage and preference of WordPress, a free, scalable and a finest CMS directs us to the fact that, without a doubt, WordPress is a python in the world of e-commerce and provided that it continues its development in different technical domains, it can soon make other e-commerce platforms obsolete. Don’t you think so?

One thing that you should clear here is that WordPress is mainly a blogging website but coupled with its highly-functional Woocommerce and the WooCommerce registration plugin; you can build one of the most challenging and highly-equipped e-stores. In comparison to WP, other platforms like Shopify, Weebly, Magento, PrestaShop, Joomla, OpenCart, and many others are the applications specifically designed to construct online stores for sales and purchases. You must be thinking that this gives other platforms an edge over WP? Well, this is where WP surprises you with its delicate, exquisite, scalable, and cost-effective approach towards e-commerce. Here are the few main things that make it distinctive in the world of e-commerce website building programs:

  1. Amazing woocommerce registration plugin

As the checkout, billing and payment system of an e-commerce website matters a lot, as its slow speed and low-quality service is the most common reason for cart abandonment,the role of Woocommerce plugin swipes in here. This plugin helps in streamlining the user’s details and data which is then saved into the unlimited custom fields that it offers. The plugin also covers the role of updating the users about the latest notifications and updates.

  1. Open source website builder and the flexibility it brings in

Being an open source website builder allows the developers, designers, and the e-commerce businessmen to control the way it functions. The access to the platform codes gives you the freedom to modify the Woocommerce website and the tons of plugins with which you can play give you a great deal of flexibility.

On the other hand, a platform like Weebly and Shopify are less flexible in its comparison. Weebly allows you to edit the HTML and CSS codes to some extent but does not grant you permission to add non-Weebly tools, unlike Woocommerce.

  1. Pricing and financial commitments

The platforms like Shopify, Prestashop, Magento, and others offer a good range of free themes and plugins but the ones with high-functionality and more extensive features are only available after purchase. Keeping this in view, Woocommerce fulfills the expectations of the majority of the users by offering a wide range of free features. It comes with 55,738 plugins till this date and each one of them is updated on a regular basis to ensure quality functioning.

  1. Ongoing updates, maintenance, and security

When it comes to the performance and security updates, in systems like Weebly, these are managed in the background by the system itself. Even Shopify and Magento takes care of the maintenance and security updates itself. But with Woocommerce, the developers are in charge of making sure that the update of the system, plugin, extension, theme or the template takes place on time. The website will simply pop-up a notification and you’ll have to update it on time.

Another drawback of using Woocommerce is that with so many plugins, both good and bad, there’s a constant security threat to the website (if a bad plugin is installed). With other platforms, this threat is next to none.

In conclusion:

Provided that the Woocommerce development focus on the security aspect of its program and filter out the bad quality plugins, it can make other e-commerce platforms obsolete. The WordPress is an established system extending its roots in the world of Web. With some major attention on security and continuous evolution of other features, it can definitely rise as the sole e-commerce website builder.

Author Bio:

Paul Simmons is a professional eCommerce web designer at Extendons, a company offer extensions for various shopping carts such as WordPress & WooCommerce.

Overview

This article describes how to migrate WordPress website using the Duplicator plugin.

The Duplicator gives WordPress users the ability to migrate, copy, move or clone a site from one location to another and also serves as a simple backup utility. Duplicator handles both serialized and base64 serialized string replacement. Standard WordPress migration and WordPress backups are easily handled by this plugin as are zero downtime migrations.

WP Duplicator plugin creates an installation file and an archive file of your existing WordPress files and database. You have to then move these files to the new server. The duplicator installer file on the destination will let you quickly unpack and install everything.

Follow the steps below to migrate your WordPress website.

Step 1: Prepare the existing WordPress website for migration

  • Login to your WordPress dashboard, install and activate the Duplicator plugin. The plugin can be downloaded from https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator.
  • Go to Duplicator > Packages > Create new package and create a package which contains all the essential files that are required on the new server.
  • Enter the name of the package and click on Next and the Duplicator plugin will scan your WordPress site and will show you any:
    • Extra large files
    • Other warnings

  • If you see an error, fix it and click on ReScan to let Duplicator plugin scan your site again. Please note that the Size Check notice will be triggered at 150MB and can be ignored on most hosts.
  • It is recommended that you check and remove all the backup files or any other unwanted files to reduce the disk space usage of your existing WordPress hosting account before proceeding with the migration process.
  • Once the unwanted files are removed from your account, please click on Build and the Duplicator plugin will create a package which contains an installer file and an archive file. Depending on the size of your WordPress site, it may take few seconds to minutes to complete.
  • Download both Installer and Archive files. These are the only files you need to move to the new WordPress Hosting package.

Step 2: Prepare the new WordPress Hosting package with BizzGang for migration

  • Go to your WordPress Hosting Manager and click on Install WordPress button.
  • On the Install WordPress page, enter the details and click on the Add Site button.
  • Once the WordPress installation is complete, go to WordPress Hosting Manager > More > Manage FTPand create a new FTP Account for your package.
  • Save the FTP username, IP address and password details somewhere securely.
  • Access the newly created FTP account via a FTP client and download the “wp-config.php” file to your local system. Learn how.
  • Open the above wp-config.php file in a text editor and note down the following MySQL Settings for your WordPress Hosting Account.
    • DB_NAME
    • DB_USER
    • DB_PASSWORD
    • DB_HOST

     

    NOTEThese details are very important going forward because the database details provided in this file will be required to complete the migration process.

  • Now you can delete all the existing WordPress files (Including the above wp-config.php file) on your new WordPress Hosting package via FTP.

Step 3: Start the Migration process

  • Upload the installer.php file and the archive file (.zip format) which we have downloaded in Step 1 to your newly created FTP account on our WordPress Hosting Account.
  • Edit your local PC’s “hosts” file in order to temporarily map the domain name to the IP Address of your new WordPress Hosting package. You may refer to this article for the details. On Google Chrome browser, you can use the “Virtual Hosts” plugin instead of doing this.
  • Open a web browser on the same PC where you have edited the “hosts” file and access “https://yourdomainname.com/installer.php”. Replace “yourdomainname.com” with your domain name.
  • Read and accept the Terms and Notices and click on Next.
  • Enter the database details which we have taken from the wp-config.php file on the Step 1 and click on Next.
  • On the next page, enter the new settings. (Not required to change this in most cases) and click on Next.
  • You will see the screen below once the installation completes successfully.
  • You can access the site on the new WordPress Hosting Server by entering the domain name on the browser.
  • Once you have confirmed that the site is working correctly, you can point your domain DNS to the WordPress Hosting Account. You can find the DNS details from WordPress Hosting Manager > DNS

Suhweet 1.0 + Widgets is a 3-column, widget-ready WordPress theme. It’s built to work with WordPress versions 2.2 and above.

Simplicity 1.0 + Widgets is a 3-column, widget-ready WordPress theme. It’s built to work with WordPress versions 2.2 and above.

Solostream 3-Column 1.0 is a 3-column, fixed-width WordPress theme built to work with WordPress versions 2.2 and above.

You always think of free WordPress themes are not the one that you should use because of many reasons. They are often not complete, not proper support and developed by amateur developers who have not followed the standardization. Here we are discussing the top 5 cons of the Free WordPress themes.

  1. Not enough features: When you wish to develop full fledged and fully dynamic website for your self or for your clients and you choose Free WordPress themes, you often found that free themes have less features compare and what ever you have they are not quite enough. There are many themes out there were they lack of even simple functionalities of WordPress and that is missing  so it needed very pro hands to developed a standard website using Free WordPress themes.
  2. Un-managed Codes: Often Free WordPress themes are  developed by the amateur and that is why they use very basics in codding and even the html and css, We have even seen the theme with In-line CSS that is something you never expect to have. As you update your theme which in many case on free WordPress themes you do not get but in case you have new update then it becomes really worst when you update as the themes are developed with in-line css.  Now a days security becomes the major issue and that is why the dynamics like PHP and MySql versions are often upgraded and Free WordPress themes are really the one who failed to meet the requirements.
  3. Amateur Designs: Now a days every themes are presented with sample data and a showcase view but you can easily figure out what is the free theme and premium theme upon checking the layout and infrastructure of the demo site or showcase. Any of the Website or Blog should be properly developed considering the infrastructure or design. Search engine like Google, Bing and others are very peculiar when they crawl your website and their crawlers follow the standard format and architecture so if your website is not upto the mark or meeting their requirements, there are chances they will not crawl and mostly they will not even rank into the google.
  4. Compatibility & Updates with WordPress and WordPress plugins: May times the free themes failed to update with WordPress and WordPress plugin updated and that time you needed an expert help to bye pass any error or any of the codes or update them into the latest WordPress compatibility. In many case it is found that some plugins or themes creates malfunction and failed to work smoothly, often takes lots of time to load and even give 500 error, which is very common.
  5. Support: One of the major and most focused point is the support when you have the website or blog and you want to have that up and running when ever your clients and search engines visit your website. So let’s consider when you have the website which is running on the free themes and you found one of the above things which stops your website and you are no where, you have to hire pro-developer who often put big hours and top dollars to fix your website. But when you have the Premium themes or paid themes you can always ask them and you always get response as they are bound to give you.

Now the conclusion is, when you want to learn WordPress the Free WordPress themes are the best option where you do not have any risk on loosing any of the data while if you have your website running with Free WordPress themes, it is highly not recommended, there are many of the Premium WordPress theme providers and developers are there who can give you good support and quality themes with subscription and individual theme price. SoloStream.com is one of the player who not just provide the Free WordPress themes with support but also the Premium WordPress themes and Custom Developed Themes as well. SoloStream.com is also developed each of the themes so you can always expect extensive and quality support every time.

How to Create Fastest WordPress Website or Blog.

WordPress is an online open source tool that helps to build Websites and blogs with wide range of plugins, framework, themes which can be download from the www.wordpress.org

If you are looking for a quickest solution to have your website or blog setup in no time then WordPress is the right solution for you.10,000 Plugins, 15,000 themes and and plenty of resources are there to help you and your site to be published in no time. Here we are going to show you the quickest way to create your basic website in no time.

To have the website there are few basics needs to be active which are domain and hosting. You can buy the domain from many providers like votechnolabs.com, godaddy.com and many other and they also offers the hosting as well. To start a WordPress website you may need at least 100MB hosting space with PHP Database. Once you have them, you are ready to develop your first WordPress website or blog.

Download the WordPress framework from the wordpress.org
Open your hosting panel and find the public_html depending on your hosting configuration but normally public_html is your default directory and upload the WordPress package file in the public_html
Unzip the package folder and make sure all the files and folders should be in the main public_html instead of public_html -> WordPress -Files. It should be public_html - > files
As soon as you open the respective url or domain it will have the WordPress setup screen which normally have Database name, Username, Password and Database host and table prefix. You can easily get the all the details from your hosting panel and note down in the respective area. Please be sure each server and setup have different configurations so the host name may get varied

Once you successfully entered all the details and you hit the submit button you will be ready with the WordPress

Now they might be asking you to enter login credentials where you can create your login credentials which can help you to access your CMS framework by your WordPress backend. Normally the WordPress backend will be yourdomain.com/wp-admin and once you access your WordPress backend, you might need to change little bit of configuration but that is depend on how you want your WordPress site or Blog to be configured. Normally these are the questions that should be raised when you have your WordPress is setup.

How you want your Homepage - It can be a post or page which easily manageable from the wp-admin and setting area
What will be the menus - The menu can be created and managed from the Appearance section - > Menu
How to create pages and post - Now this is tricky, it depends how you consider the your content in a page or post. The only difference between page and the post is categorise and characteristics of the content to be displayed.

Once you setup above basics then you should be ready for the visualization. Now WordPress offers the Free and Premium themes which you can get it from the various theme providers like SoloStream.com and also you can customize the theme with the specific requirements.

Again when you start with the WordPress initially you may get little complicated but its one of the easiest and efficient way to develop your website or blog instantly.