I’ve been working in the WordPress environment since July of 2010. My technical knowledge grows wider each year. The following is a list of links to sites I’ve built.
Note: Most of my work is with implementation as opposed to development. So for example, I find and put all the pieces together so things look nice and work as they should. I don’t build tools from scratch but use what already exists. I may write some CSS and HTML edits but only modifications to what already exists. That being said, I’m an implementer, not a developer. I’m still incredibly productive and effective. I’m great with SEO and with certain strategies, I can get my pages to rank on Google’s front page.
Another Note: Duration of site builds can range from a couple days to, in some cases, up to four months depending on the requirements.
Completed & Active Projects:
These are projects that have been completed and are still in active status today.
Went live: Summer 2012. This site was implementation heavy. The name of this organization was previously titled, SoCal AMA, and had a site, socalama.org, built in the Joomla! environment. When the organization was rebranded as AMA Los Angeles, I built a new site, amalosangeles.com, to reflect the new name. Since I built the new site in the WordPress environment, I had to perform a comprehensive migration from Joomla! to WordPress. Another building block was to create a subdomain, careers.amalosangeles.com to house the Job Board managed completely by third party vendor, Boxwood Technology. The new site also required complete and consistent branding that included a new logo, and brand identity. I led a committee of board members and ran a campaign to invite members of the organization to submit their logo designs for possible selection. Our committee selected a logo that best represents the Los Angeles image, which is what you see on the site, and all of the respective social profiles. This site took four months to build from fresh WP install to public beta.
Note: As of 2015, all AMA affiliate chapters have consistent National Branding. The logo is now consistent across all chapters.
Went live: March 2011. This is the website you are currently viewing. It was built specifically for archiving, and referencing my work and background. It features pages that showcase each of my skills. This is a great addendum to my resume, and/or social pages.
Went live: July 2010. This is the first website I ever built. It’s a blog about sports cards (primarily baseball) and sports memorabilia. The site was originally built on the fully hosted WordPress.com environment and then in December 2010, I moved it over to the self-hosted WordPress.org environment so I could interact with more options and customizations.
Subdomain of radicards.com. This is an image gallery website for a single product category. It features easy navigation between pages. Light boxes are used within image portfolios that are run on jquery and no page refresh is required to view images. A Comments page is hard coded into the site that allows user to leave comments.
Subdomain of radicards.com. I built this site so I could have a place to sell products I invent related to sports cards. Yes, you read that correctly; I invent things.
Completed & Retired Projects:
These are projects that have been completed but have been retired and are no longer active or online in any capacity.
Retired 7/7/2017. Subdomain of radicards.com. Developed in 12/2010, this was originally integrated with radicards.com as radicards.com/forum. Over time, the forum significantly compromised page speeds and created several other problems so I moved it to its own site with its own domain. Really what I did here was export the XML file at radicards.com, re-pointed the DNS name servers to a new domain, forum.radicards.com, imported the XML file back to radicards.com, then redesigned the layout of both sites so that it was as if no change ever took place on radicards.com and the forum has its own domain and layout. The XML files only included the blog posts and pages, not the forum, which was why this whole process was necessary. This was a monster task. As of 1/2016, I migrated this subdomain to its own database and reinstated the blog back to its original database. I then took lots of advil.
Retired 7/7/2017. This site was built using a self-hosted WordPress install. Much like the Radicards™ blog, it’s a hobby blog but instead of sports cards, comic books are covered. It was built with the purpose of sourcing writing talent to add content, which may change. I had the idea for this site while out enjoying tacos with a friend after buying a few comic books at a local shop. I thought it would be fun to create something uniquely targeted to the comic book market. This is sort of an experiment. It was originally called, radicomics.com but after I built the site and did a bit more research, I discovered that the mark was being used by an independent in the Houston, TX area. While I own the domain, they own a variety of the social handles and since their content is also about comic books, I decided to move onto a different mark. Now radicomics.com redirects to atomotley.com.
“As a Board Member of AMA Los Angeles, I’ve been consistently impressed with Patrick’s ability to keep a well-maintained site for our organization. He’s built a site that is informative, engaging, easy to navigate and highly professional. Patrick’s excellent work has been recognized by our Board on several occasions and our members have also provided positive feedback about the information and layout of our website. I highly recommend him.” – Irene G., VP Membership 2013-2014 AMA Los Angeles.
“Patrick Greenough has been a colleague, and now a friend, since I began my personal involvement with my local chapter of the American Marketing Association Los Angeles. During my journey from volunteer to chapter President, I have worked alongside Patrick for that time, and have found his professionalism and vigilance towards being the best person he can be a real beacon to model my own behavior and conduct after. I consider Patrick a peer role model. It is a rare find to meet such a driven, personable, well-rounded individual and I’ve been pleased to work with Patrick for the past three years or so. With regard to Patrick’s technological skill set, I feel that I can speak well to it. I am a professional IT/IS service provider for a small to medium sized print and data/document management company and I work with technical support and solution providers often. As our main technical solution provider to the AMA Los Angeles, Patrick’s work with us has been nothing but stellar. He is responsive, intelligent, and quick to meet needs and a willing collaborator. Our website speaks for itself, and this is completely Patrick’s project. He has built http://www.amalosangeles.com from the ground up, singlehandedly, and has only continued to improve our website as new products and features avail themselves to the marketplace. I can’t sing Patrick’s praises enough, and I look forward to a long professional relationship and friendship with him.” – Rob L., President Elect 2013-2014 AMA Los Angeles.