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Chris Barrett

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  • Member Since: April 29th, 2012
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • www.chris-barrett.ca
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Bio/Description

If your organization needs a proven communicator, with a passion for technology and programming, please read on. Java, HTML, CSS, and PHP are what I do. I love the coding challenge of problem solving. When I’m not coding or writing blog posts, I’m being a Dad to my two awesome kids.

I also frequently give back to the industry through volunteering here and in the http://coderanch.com forums

Interests

Coding, Vancouver Canucks, Being a Dad

WordPress Origin Story

In 2012, my wife needed a website for her growing business. The last site I had built was in 2004 using Dreamweaver. Three months of hard work later, she had a great multi-language WordPress site that was featured on http://wpml.org.

During the process of learning WordPress, HTML and CSS, I connected with one of the largest theme developers on ThemeForest. He offered me a job providing support to his 37,000+ clients. That experience changed my life. Two years later, I left a very successful 15 year career in finance to return to school and become a ‘coder’.

For giving me a new focus in life, I try to pay back WordPress as much as I can through volunteering here, at http://wordpress.org

  • Posted a reply to "Search - name="s" change to name="Search"", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Joe, Thanks for the push. This maybe a misunderstanding on the developer's part of…

    2 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Search - name="s" change to name="Search", on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress via GIT", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That's a great idea to build a localhost testing environment. The process is pretty straight…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to Remove Malware Hack of SEO Spam links in Header", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Unfortunately, resolving a hack is a complex process. Hopefully, you have a back up you…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Site issues", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The code is part of Facebook's sharing system, so you might want to start with…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Site issues", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    This looks like you might have an issue with the html code. Whenever you see…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can't login to my admin page after updated to 3.9.2", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Looks like you might have a plugin conflict that is interfering with the basic operations…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Specifing exact URL's in WordPress", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I guess that would depend on how the products are organized. WordPress Pages have the…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Origami Theme Menu", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The sidebar in the WordPress dashboard can be opened and closed by pressing the circular…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Images Showing Outside of Frame", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    This looks like you might have an issue with the HTML code on the page.…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Problem with Permalink", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Issues with Permalinks are usually a result of a host level configuration issue, such as…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "html to wordpress", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I would start with your host and find if they support WordPress. If not, you…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Read more line not showing", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The browser is looking for a button image that should be part of the theme's…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Image uploading error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That's great to hear! If you have a second, it would be great, too, if…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Image uploading error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thank you for clarifying. "Failed to write file to disk" is a somewhat generic error…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Do not show expired posts in search results", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks for clarifying. WordPress has no native "expired" post tracking mechanism. You would want to…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Why is my xml sitemap throwing up this error?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry, I'm a Mac guy and don't use notepad++. However, a quick Google search for…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Why is my xml sitemap throwing up this error?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, before checking the files I would narrow down the possible file sources. Try deactivating…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "how to use my time function", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Time formats can be configured from within the WordPress dashboard under Settings → General. For…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Force audio player to use Flash?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I would love to help, but without your site address, it's really tough to know…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Site not reachable after deleting Visual Composer plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Using your host's control panel (cPanel) or FTP access, check and see if there is…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How do I add three dots [...] to my post excerpts? (Point theme)", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Looks like the theme doesn't provide you the normal "Action Hooks", or Excerpt controls, or…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "cashe", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Many themes store option settings in the WordPress database. When you reactivate an older theme,…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Add a Mailchimp form via HTML", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you don't want to use a plugin, Google "Mailchimp HTML form" and you will…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress.com Forums » Support 3 Buttons on a row - HTML", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
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    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "No three columns template for pages in the Adventure theme (Organic themes)", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It would be best to post a support request in commercial developer's forums, as most…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Do not show expired posts in search results", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The search engine isn't really concerned with CSS Classes and IDs. Search engines use a…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Cant upload images over 150kb", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I recommend you contact your host and ask them to review the error logs to…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Domain Authority", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Domain Authority scores are a SEO ranking matrix created by a SEO Consulting business called…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can't add pages and persistent 404 pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    To make sure it's not something in your theme or plugins, deactivate any active plugins…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Why is my xml sitemap throwing up this error?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Check your themes functions.php file and other plugins for trailing whitespace (or opening whitespace) outside…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How To Change Magnifying Search Icon Color In Suits Theme?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Great to hear you are enjoying WordPress! Taking a quick look at the theme you…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Pages with short meta descriptions", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    WordPress automatically creates an "attachment_id" link that allows you to see all Media Library content…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to add several captions to one image?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    When you insert an image into a Page or Post, you have the option of…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Soundcloud player with playlist crashes my iPhone 5 with iOS 7", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I tried both links you provided on my iPhone 5 (model A1428) using iOS 7.1.2…

    1 month ago

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    Looks like WordPress is installed - the link you provided goes to the standard wp-admin…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Transfer Posts From One WP Blog to Another and Keep PR", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Is it possible to keep the page rank? If you use a 301 Redirect (Permanent),…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Do I need a second blog", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you plan to setup a completely separate WordPress site, then the content of that…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Highlighting Text", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Looks like your site is currently offline, as I get a "Error establishing a database…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If two pages are assigned the page URL of "home", WordPress will automatically append "-2"…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can't edit some sections with visual composer", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    How can i plead my case if i don't have a purchase code to create…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "changing image of site address", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That image is called a "favicon". It is a special type of image that usually…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Box Headings in Black Hero", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry, I'm not able to find a "Black Hero" theme via the listed themes in…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to ".wordpress.com domain from .org", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    How can I can to turn back to the wordpress.com with THAT exact domain address?…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Post not updated in Chrome", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If the problem is exclusive to Chrome, than it's most likely a caching issue. I…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can't edit some sections with visual composer", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It would be best to post a support request in Visual Composer's forums, as most…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Readmore button: No display by default", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Looks like you use a commercial theme sold via ThemeForest. It would be best to…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "trouble uploading videos to my laboreal video gallery", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Just to clarify, are we discussing this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/laboreal-video-gallery/ If so, looks like the Laboreal…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Image uploading error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Unfortunately, you haven't really provide much information (such as the error message or site address)…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "WP 3.9.2 - qTranslate with codes", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    qTranslate is currently not compatible with WP3.9+ as outlined in the plugin's support forums. You…

    1 month ago