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WordPress releases important security patch, version 4.0.1

WordPress has just released version 4.0.1, which is a small update that helps to resolve some potentially nasty security holes and everyone is encouraged to…

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The state of WordPress in 2014

This past weekend at WordCamp San Francisco, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg delivered his annual “State of the Word” speech and had some interesting things to…

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What is the “duplicate content penalty”?

If you’ve done much research into search engine optimization, you’ve likely heard that you should be wary of duplicate content to avoid a penalty from…

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The obvious choice isn’t always so obvious

Imagine you’re at a baseball game, waiting for it to start. At the conclusion of the singing of the National Anthem, everyone cheers and applauds….

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5 Years of GreenMellen

If you had asked Mickey or me five years ago where we would be today, our answer would be far fetched from reality. Five years ago…

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WordPress 4.0 has Arrived!

WordPress 4.0 is now available for update.  Although the features introduced with 4.0 are cosmetic and not security related, we recommend that you update soon,…

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Should outgoing links open in a new window?

It’s a question we are asked quite a lot, and the answer is… “maybe”. To understand what this question is asking, take a look at…

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Come join us to talk about customizing WordPress themes

Tomorrow at 11:30am at our monthly Meetup we’ll be discussing simple ways to customize your WordPress theme. It’s a different approach than the process we…

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SEO and single page websites

One of the hotter trends lately are single-page websites; long scrolling pages that put all of the site’s content on a single page. Many of…

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The Website SEO Checklist

When taking a look at a new site, we have a variety of things that we look at as we work on creating a plan…

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Come join us at WordCamp Birmingham

WordCamp Birmingham is coming up in a few weeks (August 16) and we’re getting excited about it! Jenny Munn and myself will be leading a…

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WordPress 4.0 Available for Beta

WordPress is preparing to launch version 4.0 on August 13, 2014. The first beta versions are already available for testing. Despite the major version number, this…

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WordPress Plugins: The Basics of These Powerful Website Add-Ons

There are over 31,635 WordPress plugins in the WP Directory. The GreenMellen team joined up with the All Things WordPress Meet-up and worked up a…

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GreenMellen’s First 10 years with WordPress

WordPress will be turning 11 soon, but tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of when I first tried it out. My original blog post is no…

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GreenMellen speaking at Georgia URISA on May 13

Ali and I are excited to be heading to speak at the Georgia chapter of URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association). We’ll be speaking…

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