Best Free Pingdom Alternatives

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Best Free Pingdom Alternatives

If you are a Pingdom user, then now is the great time to look for the best free Pingdom alternatives since on February 6, 2019, the free plan will cease to exist.

By this time I am sure that you have received an email from them saying that they won’t offer the free plan anymore because they want to “ensure the best possible product experience for SolarWinds Pingdom users”.

OK. That’s great. But, what about us who only want to monitor 1 site and don’t want to pay $11.95 a month?

In this article, I will tell you about two of the best free Pingdom alternatives that I personally use to monitor News47ell.com and all the features that they offer for free.

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LiteSpeed Cache Review: Best WordPress Caching Plugin

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LiteSpeed Cache Review: Best WordPress Caching Plugin

While writing my 3000+ words review of the Managed WordPress hosting provider Lightning Base that uses LiteSpeed in the backend, I mentioned briefly the LiteSpeed Cache WordPress plugin made by LiteSpeed Technologies. Today, I’m gonna share with you my full LiteSpeed Cache Review: Best WordPress Caching Plugin.

In this in-depth review, I will tell you about all the exclusive and non-exclusive features that this plugin has to offer and how this plugin, can replace 7 other very popular plugins that you might already have on your WordPress site.

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Lightning Base Review: Managed WordPress Hosting

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Lightning Base Review: Managed WordPress Hosting

If you’re looking for the best managed WordPress hosting provider then you’ve come to the right place.

Since Day one, back on March 26th, 2016, the day I signed up for Lightning Base, I knew that it was going to be the place I call home for News47ell.

As I begin this Lightning Base Review, I’m going to say it now: Sign up. If you are looking for the most secure, fastest and the best managed WordPress hosting provider, look no more, because Lightning Base is all of this and much more.

Keep reading my Lightning Base review to get an in-depth look at Lightning Base and it’s exclusive features that make it one of the best managed WordPress hosting providers out there.

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AirDroid Review: How to Sync Android Notifications with Mac

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AirDroid Review: How to Sync Android Notifications with Mac

Sometimes my Android phone is a bit far from my reach and I have received an “important” SMS that I need to access in 30 seconds 1 . Instead of having to go grab my phone from the other room, unlock it, open the SMS app, read the code, memories and then type it on my MacBook. I have found another, much easier way to do all of this right from my MacBook using an app called AirDroid that allows me to Sync Android Notifications with Mac as well as having full access to my Android device.

Meaning that as soon as that SMS is received on my Android phone, I will get a notification on my MacBook. I can copy part of it like the TFA code or reply to it if it’s a person I’m talking with.

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Slack Notifications by dorzki WordPress Plugin Review

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Slack Notifications by dorzki WordPress Plugin Review

These days, our phones are in our pockets all the time. Yes, phones as in multiple ones, is it just me?

Back to the main subject, most of the time you have your phone with you and you are out of the house doing your job and all you can think about is your precious WordPress site and what’s happening with it. Again, it’s not just me, right?

When I am out, I like to always know whenever a new plugin, theme or core update is available. Whether someone managed to log in to my account, edited something without my permission or when an article is published on schedule.

You can push all of these notifications easily to your phone and as a bonus, they can all be pushed to your Slack channel, which is what I do.

Let’s dive into this Slack Notifications by dorzki WordPress Plugin Review and learn How to integrate Slack with WordPress.

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Keyy Review: Best Clef Alternative

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Keyy Review: Best Clef Alternative

I still remember the excitement that I felt when I found out about Clef, the no-longer-available two-factor authentication app that helped me get rid of the password that I use to login to News47ell’s admin dashboard. It was magical, but sadly, the excitement didn’t last for too long. Clef shut down and the team moved to join Twilio to work on Authy.

I was left with the same old, boring login method for my site.

Today, I get to be excited again thanks to the great people over at UpdraftPlus because they released their promised app they claim is going to be the heir of Clef.

Keyy two factor authentication, a brand new WordPress plugin, iOS & Android app by the developers of the popular WordPress backup plugin UpdraftPlus, is going to bring back the good old days of not having to enter that hard to remember password 1 every time I want to login to my admin dashboard.

So go ahead and read my Keyy Review: Best Clef Alternative and kiss your WordPress login password goodbye

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Refind Discovery Tool. No 140 Characters Needed!

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Refind Discovery Tool. No 140 Characters Needed!

There’s a new site with a rapidly growing community called Refind that caught my attention quickly. It’s become a site that I visit all the time even without entering its domain name in my address bar.

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How to move WordPress media library to new host

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How to move WordPress media library to new host

I’ve recently talked about how I moved this site to Lightning Base. In the process of moving, I was worried about one thing only: How am I going to move WordPress media library to new host?

I’ve always been interested in trying the free migration offer from hosting companies but when I stop for a moment to think about the requirements, I quickly cancel the idea from my head because it involves giving my site credentials to a stranger so they can access my site.

One popular way to move WordPress media library to new host is by using the official WordPress Importer Plugin but it has a tiny issue for XML files with a lot of media files. It simply doesn’t work.

Taking a look at the reviews, you will see that many people get frustrated when they try to use the plugin to import their media files because when you try, the request gets timed out due to the amount of text that the server needs to go through, parse and process.

A lot of people suggest splitting the XML into multiple files, but even that didn’t work. I got duplicate media files and I had to start from the beginning.

I did a bit of research and came across a great WordPress plugin that does only one thing. It imports your media files.

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Tap Hosting Review: A Modern Free WordPress Hosting

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Tap Hosting Review: A Modern Free WordPress Hosting

Looking for free WordPress hosting on Google is a bit dangerous and scary. Most of the time you end up in websites that offer a service that is too good to be true. Trying them could lead to bad things or you won’t even be able to try because you will be bombarded with ads, pop-ups and “click here” in order to sign up but it doesn’t actually work.

When you happen to find one that is true, it looks ugly, horrible UI and it’s so confusing for people who just want to start a website.

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Microsoft OneNote Publisher WordPress Plugin Review

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Microsoft OneNote Publisher WordPress Plugin Review

This might sound weird, but I’m writing this article in OneNote to test out the newly released Microsoft OneNote Publisher WordPress Plugin, which allow you to import your notes to WordPress and then publish them.

I want to see if my format will still look the same, and if it’s easy to use, and If it actually work.

Let’s see how it will go

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