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Good read and great points. I'm still trying to figure out #2.
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A new Genesis site is in the wild.http://www.theposhpeach.com/ 
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Thanks for the critic. 
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Need the Community Help!

I trying to modify the loop to include ALL of the styling of the post, but to use a limited number of characters. I know that "Display Post Content" and limiting to a number of characters stips away all styling.

What is the best way to display a portion of the post and maintain ALL of the styling of the post (especially the paragraph breaks).
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When you trim content without pulling the HTML, you are at high risk for outputting broken markup.

If you only need the line breaks and paragraphs, strip out the HTML, grab the characters you need, then run it back through `wpautop( $content, true)`
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I have a csv file with all my SEO data from an old non-WordPress site. I need to get this data imported into my site on the correct pages. I have imported all my pages from the old site. Ideas?
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Looking for some help . . .

I've used AgentPress-Listings plugin with a custom child theme. When using the property search function, the search results page is populating the entire listing, but it should only result with the featured image and basic details. I can't figure out how to alter the output of the search results. 

http://bestdarnrealestate.com/buy/ and do a search in the sidebar.

'thanks!
Buying A Home TAKING THE 1ST STEPS In our experience, a home isn't a dream home because of its room dimensions. It's about how you feel when you walk through the front door, and the way you can ins...
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I did get it fixed. Thanks. It is a modification of the Agency theme. 
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As a WordPress designer and developer, I like the direction WP is going.
 
There’s been some interesting threads going around on Jetpack and the future of WordPress, here’s Chris Lema’s take: Is the Future Success of WordPress tied to Jetpack?.
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Is your site mobile friendly? If not, you stand to take a hit is search results. Google is adding mobile friendly as a factor in the algorithm. Make sure your site is mobile ready immediately.
http://media317.net/wordpress-responsive-web-site/
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+Yoast How can I import my SEO data into WordPress SEO plugin using a csv file? The data comes from a non-WP site.
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Developers: how are you developing sites for clients? Local to Live? Multisire? Sub domain? what methods are you using to build sites and allow clients access for review?
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I develop locally using MAMP PRO, when needed. Otherwise, I create a subdomain .dev on the client's host's server and develop there. When approved, I migrate the site to the live area using BackupBuddy.
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Latest site launch using Genesis Framework. This was a modification of a child theme for a local Dr office. Nothing groundbreaking, but always nice to have another Genesis site live in the world.
Occupational Medicine of Columbus needed a website solution that was modern, clean and represented their business professionally.
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    B.S. Biology and B.A. Theology
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WordPress enthusiast and a StudioPress fanatic. I make websites that are simple to use.
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I am a husband and father who loves spending time with my family.  I teach sunday school at Calvary Baptist Church and go to Starbucks as much as I can.

I build and design websites on Wordpress using the Genesis Framework from StudioPress.  I think this is the perfect combination for most small business websites.  

I make websites that are simple to use.

I also provide SEO consulting for small business owners.  Getting found is critical for your business and I can help you get found by your customers.
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WordPress Designer/Developer
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CSS, HTML, Photoshop
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  • Media317
    Owner, present
    Develop child themes for the Genesis Framework for clients.
  • Realtree
    Producer, 2008 - 2013
  • Calvary Christian School
    High School Science
    High School Science teacher
  • Calvary Baptist Church
    Church Administrator and Creative Director, 2013 - present
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