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Finding the best tools to make things happen

At this month’s Meetup, we talked about all of the tools we use at GreenMellen to help us keep moving forward. We dig into the…

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A new user role for your WordPress website

WordPress comes with a variety of roles giving administrators the ability to grant different levels of access to specific users. These roles are important to…

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Meetup: From NOT to HOT with Javascript

JavaScript is an important part of WordPress, and will become even more so in the future, as Matt said in his State of the Word…

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WordPress 4.4. is out! Here is what’s new.

WordPress 4.4 was just released and you can download it from the WordPress.org download page right now. While it has been tested extensively by tens…

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MeetUp: WordPress security and performance for the rest of us

Have you been hacked? Worried about protecting your data and your website? Carel Bekker from ClickHOST walks through creating a secure WordPress environment, including an overview of security…

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Malware is getting worse, so keep your website secure

A popular form of malware on computers is known as “ransomware”. This malware will lock up all of your files and encrypt them, and the only…

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Don’t be too loyal to the brands you love

We all have brands that we love, whether it’s clothing, cars, electronics or any other area of life. There are reasons that we love those…

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MeetUp: PHP in WordPress – Part 2

PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be…

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How to change your WordPress username

For years, when you installed WordPress it would suggest that you set your username to “admin”. As a result, millions of WordPress sites have a…

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MeetUp: PHP in WordPress – Part 1

PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be…

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Presidential hopefuls love WordPress

As you may know, we love WordPress and use it for the core of every site we build. We have our reasons for using it,…

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MeetUp: Email marketing and MailChimp

While it’s not as hot as social media and other messaging, email marketing remains one of the best ways to reach your customers. Atlanta-based MailChimp…

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WordPress version 4.3 is here

WordPress version 4.3 has just been released (you can download it here) and includes a variety of nice additions. While there are quite a few…

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What is a custom post type?

When using WordPress, most people stick to the built-in “posts” and “pages”. However,¬†WordPress also has a powerful feature available called “custom post types”. While they…

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MeetUp: An Introduction to Classes in PHP

Many WordPress developers start out learning PHP from playing around with themes and then slowly pick up the language and start moving towards writing their…

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