March WordPress Training

This seminar is designed to give WordPress editors the knowledge and tools necessary to make the most of their online presence.

Date: March 23, 2017

Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free for Southern Web customers. Just $99 if you’re not yet a Southern Web customer.

Location: Piedmont Center North, 3575 Piedmont Road, NE, Building 15, Suite P-140, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Map & Directions

Fees cover the cost of the facility, course materials, and refreshments. Southern Web, LLC does not hold the WordPress Training Seminars as a for-profit project.

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February 16, 2017

Office Hours

Do you have a specific question about your website that you’ve been wanting to ask? Maybe you want to optimize the way your site runs, or maybe you’d like to become more comfortable updating your site content in WordPress.

Our team is holding online office hours on Wednesday, December 14th at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT). We’ll be available to answer questions for a full hour. If the room is full, hang tight or come back later in the hour.

Whether it’s increasing your site speed or writing more effective meta and title tags, we look forward to helping you.

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(GoToMeeting link will be active during Office Hours)

December 7, 2016
How to fix the Yoast indexing error in Wordpress

How To Fix The Indexing Error in WordPress After Yoast 3.0 Update

You may have logged into your WordPress dashboard this morning and noticed a strange error stating “Your homepage cannot be indexed by search engines. This is very bad for SEO and should be fixed.”

Index error message in Yoast
Do not worry, your homepage is still being indexed by the search engines (assuming it was being indexed before). With the launch of the Yoast 3.0 update, some changes were implemented in an attempt to enhance the plugin’s capabilities.

Whether you found this error or one of your client’s sent in a disturbing email, there is a simple fix to ease everyone’s nerves.

How To Fix The Yoast Homepage Indexing Error:

  1. Step 1:

    Login to WordPress and go to your Dashboard (which usually opens upon logging in).


  3. Step 2:

    Scroll down until you see the “Yoast SEO Posts Overview” section.

  4. Step 3:

    Click the “Fetch the current status” button.


..and VOILA!

The plugin will rescan your website and the error message should be gone (again, assuming your page is actually indexable by the search engines).

If you have any other SEO-related issues you need assistance with, we’d be happy to help.

December 7, 2016

Before & After: Sandy Springs United Methodist

Since 1848, the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church has served the greater Atlanta area. We are thankful to be selected by the established institution to help redesign their website. The new site is responsive and built on the WordPress platform to enable this very active church manage their content and event calendars with ease.

Client’s Name: Sandy Springs United Methodist Church

Location: Sandy Springs, GA

Services Provided: WordPress content management system, Web design, and Cloud Hosting

Website Link:

SSUMC Before and After

December 4, 2014
WordPress Smith

What’s New in WordPress 3.9?

The latest version of WordPress, “Smith,” was released this week. The new update, named after jazz musician Jimmy Smith, brings with it core enhancements, most notably changes to image editing, galleries and media.

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March 4, 2015
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