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Chris Barrett

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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 "WP runs "page.php" rather than my "homepage.php"", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That's great to hear! If you have a moment, it would also be great if…

    21 hours ago

  • Posted a reply to "how to login from URL", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I appreciate that, however that doesn't change the root of the problem. The problem is…

    22 hours ago

  • Posted a reply to "Admin Login Does Nothing", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @AVision - While I appreciate that on the surface two issues can look the same,…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "CPU Usage spike when editing WordPress", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Outside of malware, spikes can also be caused by resource intensive plugins or themes -…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "Comment Spam", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Spammers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are robots, which programs like Askimet are…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "how to login from URL", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The error message points towards a problem within a theme you have installed under the…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "There is nothing in my cpanel directories", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Best to contact your host and discuss with them the issues you are having, and…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "What happens to Godaddy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Unfortunately, there isn't much we can do here - except sympathize with your frustrations. These…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "WP runs "page.php" rather than my "homepage.php"", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    WordPress has a specific template sequence that it will use for the front page, depending…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Change date and time language (and format)", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Date and Time format can be changed through the WordPress dashboard under Settings → General.…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Display source code on my local copy of wordpress", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The "Posting Source Code" embed code you have referenced is only available natively through WordPress.COM.…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "entering a new thread from home page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    For WordPress.COM, there is an orange "Get Help" button in the middle of the page…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Admin Login Does Nothing", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You're welcome - sometimes it's the little things. :) If you have a moment, it…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Please help me", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That's great to hear! If you could take a moment and mark the thread as…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Add a link to a menu tab", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You could use the "Custom Link" menu item under the WordPress menu system (Appearance &rrar;…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "widgets", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That is an internal page that would only be accessible when signed into the site.…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How can I reduce the number of widgets needed?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Widgets are convenient ways to insert blocks of standardized code into your site. In many…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "In my wordpress hosting I found someone logged in from my hosting providerd", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You will want to contact your host and ask them to review their log files…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Sticky Post not working in Karma Theme", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If I remember correctly, Karma is a commercial theme sold through ThemeForest. Therefore, it would…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "You Tube looping, autoplay, customization", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Parameters to YouTube are passed as part of the URL address. Each parameter name is…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Admin Login Does Nothing", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Trying your link in Firefox with a made up username/password, I received the expected "ERROR:…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Unable to load WP Login page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, the pages did not load for me either. In either Firefox, Chrome or Safari.…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "connecting to ms sql link database", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    WordPress is not designed to work with SQL Server. It's designed to work with MySQL.…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "entering a new thread from home page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I need step by step of how to enter a new thread from the word…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress and Wamp", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Make sure that the WordPress dashboard setting under Administration → Settings → General point to…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Loss of vertical space between paragraphs", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thank you for the link. Looks like everything is correctly currently. Now, if you switch…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Error message popping up- ? How do I fix?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Looks like the problem is with the reader plugin. The get_blog_status() is a function used…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Number of website hits", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Two popular methods of tracking user visits is via Google Analytics, and/or the Jetpack plugin's…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Spam comments", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sure, that's a pretty common question. When you write a blog post and allow comments…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How do you share a development site without a remote server or web host?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The DesktopServer program is built on XAMPP, so you could export the database and contents…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress in Localhost doesn't see theme .zip file.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you can install other themes, such as the default themes like TwentyFourteen that you…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    As clouder said, it will take a while for your changes to be reflected in…

    4 days ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Team chat agenda for week #30, on the site Support Everything WordPress:
    Just a FYI, I noticed the blog MacManX referenced now says they have confirmed the…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The link you specified is a xml file. You can see that the format is…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Please help me", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    What you describe would indicate your site has been hacked. I would check with your…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How can I restore my website?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Contact your host and ask them to confirm they have set everything up exactly as…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Need help with my Contact page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thank you for the long code block, however posting such code with little context as…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Bilingual categories", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    For multilingual installation on a single site, you will need a plugin such as WPML.…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress in Localhost doesn't see theme .zip file.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Looks like Stark is a commercial theme sold through ThemeForest? If so, it would be…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress and Wamp", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    When you have completed the site and are ready to move, you will want to…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Loss of vertical space between paragraphs", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The WordPress forums do not allow image attachments. As these forums are moderated primarily by…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Removing http:// from all links in pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    In the WordPress codex, you can find instructions pertaining to WordPress & HTTPS. For your…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Data Protection", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry, but your friend will need to seek their own legal council. I don't believe…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_users_drafts", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Older versions of WordPress had the get_users_drafts() in a different location. Looks like the manual…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "I have install Wp but i cant access normally", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Please note the message at the top of the WordPress login page - Only registered…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Infinite Loop Problem", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    A redirection can happen at multiple levels - a plugin designed for such things, a…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Scrolling Issue", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Without your site address, it's really tough to know without seeing the page in question.…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "The Advantages of Using WordPress Thesis Theme", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    modlook

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "can i install on single database", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    v bulletin is a completely separate system from WordPress, so it would be best to…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blank page after installing on live server", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Looks like you resolved it. When I visit the link you specified, I can see…

    5 days ago