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Poet, blogger and web publisher. WordPress enthusiast since 2006. Things I’ve learned after it was too late: always update to the latest version; “unlimited bandwidth” doesn’t mean “unlimited CPU”; don’t put all your eggs in one basket; WordPress.com with the no-ads upgrade is actually fine for most purposes; serious PHP fiddling should be left to those who actually understand PHP; even if you do everything right, your site can still get hacked. Things I believe: code isn’t poetry and poetry isn’t code; the open-source movement is a great model for creators of all kinds; love isn’t all we need, but it’s a pretty damn good start.

WordPress Origin Story

I was on Blogger from 2003 to early 2006, but grew increasingly frustrated by the lack of categories (this was several years before they introduced “topics”). I”m a librarian’s son. As soon as I heard about WordPress, I jumped on it… because of the ability to index things with categories. Seemed like forever until tags were added to core. And to this day, I maintain some sites on self-hosted installations purely because I can’t bear to give up extra categorization/indexing features not available on WordPress.com: post series, via the Organize Series plugin, and custom taxonomies.

  • Created a topic, Outstanding plugin, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Well-designed and easy to use, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, Just what I was looking for, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Error on random-redirect.php", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Jetpack 2.4.2 appears to fix this. From the Changelog: Bug Fix: Random Redirect: Add random-redirect…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Random Redirect 2 conflicts with Jetpack v. 2.4", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Jetpack 2.4.2 appears to fix this. From the changelog: Bug Fix: Random Redirect: Add random-redirect…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Error on random-redirect.php", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Brilliant. Thanks! I did have one site in which, for whatever reason, the latest version…

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, Random Redirect 2 conflicts with Jetpack v. 2.4, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Error on random-redirect.php", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Jetpack appears to have duplicated the (very simple) functionality of the Random Redirect and Random…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Error on random-redirect.php", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I've run into this too. It conflicts with the Random Redirect 2 plugin. Disabling that…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "On editing a post the series reorders it self", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, nerrad! Sorry I never reported this bug, but it has been a pain in…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Organize Series conflict with Jetpack plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yep, it's fixed on my site. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Organize Series conflict with Jetpack plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I don't, no.

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Still works great, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Brilliant plugin, but too slow for big sites, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Best basic audio player plugin, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "A Year Before displays menu items", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Awesome. Thanks.

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "A Year Before displays menu items", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, actually the title attributes — the mouseover text.

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "A Year Before displays menu items", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I should add that I'm using the anniversary mode, and have not selected pages to…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, A Year Before displays menu items, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Organize Series conflict with Jetpack plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You bet. Can you remember how long it's been happening? I only noticed it late…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Organize Series conflict with Jetpack plugin, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: On This Day] Install fails", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Too bad. There's really nothing else quite like it that I could find in the…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, [Plugin: On This Day] Install fails, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Theme: Ice Cap] Anybody have feedback about using this theme?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I wanted to try it, but "IE9 and below are not supported"!? So not really…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "help, Fatal error Call to undefined method dbrc_wpdb::deleteafter upgrade to 3.4", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Following the instructions at the above link worked for me.

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "help, Fatal error Call to undefined method dbrc_wpdb::deleteafter upgrade to 3.4", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @wooderli I think I may have found the problem: http://www.techbeast.net/2012/06/13/wordpress-3-4-fatal-error-upgrading-database/ I'm running the DB Cache…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "help, Fatal error Call to undefined method dbrc_wpdb::deleteafter upgrade to 3.4", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Same here.

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: BotBlocker] Accused me of being a spambot!", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Success! I can now leave and moderate comments. Bless you.

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: BotBlocker] Accused me of being a spambot!", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I also have CloudFlare enabled, albeit through my webhost (Dreamhost) and not through a WordPress…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: BotBlocker] Accused me of being a spambot!", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    OK, here you go: Akismet, BackupBuddy, Clean My Archives, DB Cache Reloaded Fix, Google XML…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: BotBlocker] Accused me of being a spambot!", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes, I've asked friends on Facebook to submit comments too and no one else has…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: BotBlocker] Accused me of being a spambot!", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Brandon, thanks for the prompt response. The site in question is Via Negativa. I've…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: BotBlocker] Accused me of being a spambot!", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I also found myself unable to comment either from the front of my site or…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: Responsive Video Embeds] YouTube is not auto-resizing", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I just tried it out on a video site I run and had the same…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: Post Snippets] conflict with WP 3.3?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I've been remiss in following up here: my remaining problems with the post editor page…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: Post Snippets] conflict with WP 3.3?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks. The icon does now show up in the HTML editor. I still have a…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, [Plugin: Post Snippets] conflict with WP 3.3?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "White Screen of death", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    So like the others here, I get the white screen whenever I try to edit…

    4 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, @jarod.tm. It's always wonderful when the forums work as intended.

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: Simple Taxonomies] Why doesn't yoast_term_title return titles?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thank you very much. If it requires that much tweaking of the plugin, though, I'm…

    5 years ago

  • Created a topic, [Plugin: Simple Taxonomies] Why doesn't yoast_term_title return titles?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to Upgrade to 2.8", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @alballaa Brilliant. Thanks. (I had this problem with one of the five WP sites I…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Google Gears making Firefox crash with WordPress", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I also have this problem, FWIW.

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Akismet stats: which number is correct?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Oh, in case it's relevant, my blog is here.

    6 years ago

  • Created a topic, Akismet stats: which number is correct?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 years ago

  • Replied to topic in the WPMU forums, Using WPMU to teach 9th Grade English

    6 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "New 2.5 editor is a disaster", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @gideonstrumpet - Yes. A minor annoyance, but it definitely ought to be changed.

    6 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Stuck in Maintenance Mode...", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I ran into this problem also, as did a very web-savvy friend of mine. You're…

    6 years ago