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EMG

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  • Member Since: April 30th, 2009
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Bio/Description

I am a self-professed WordPress.org junkie since 2.5 and a WordPress.com fan since before then!

I love WordPress for the creativity it encourages and unleashes – it’s amazing the things you can do with WordPress! – and I love how it has given me both another avenue of communication and another road to helping others express themselves.

Where I’m no PHP rockstar, I know how to rock out the XHTML, CSS, and graphic design and I enjoy helping people get their WordPress to work and look right for them.

Interests

WordPress, front-end web design, graphic design, writing, illustrating, being creative, creative communications, helping people to get their WordPress to work for them, providing comprehensive customer/client support

WordPress Origin Story

My WordPress origin story begins with WordPress.com just a little bit before the time of 2.5.

As someone who was working with front-end web design and was looking to build a personal site that would be more blog-integration friendly, I investigated Movable Type and then TypePad… which ultimately led me to WordPress – specifically, WordPress.com.

After working with multiple blogs at .com, a time came where I started wanting more administrative freedom in terms of website management and also wanted to work on my own themes and so right after 2.5 was released, I moved on to self-hosted, self-installed WordPress which moved me to the .org community and I have been there ever since.

Besides being a front-end web designer, I’m a writer and an illustrator and for the longest time before meeting WordPress, I thought that the only way for someone like me (who wasn’t the most familiar with scripting and the like) to seamlessly integrate static content with dynamically generated content was to totally hand over the building of my website to someone else or for me or try and customize and juggle multiple web applications at once on one website to get the functionality that I wanted and needed.

Then I met WordPress and everything changed… and for the better.

WordPress has not only given me the ability to give my websites the functionality that I have been looking for, but it has also fostered within me a greater and better, “I -can-!” attitude.

From, “Yes, I CAN create Child Themes to make stylistic changes,” to “Yes, I CAN build my own standalone theme,” to “Yes, I CAN help others with their WordPress installs and make contributions to the WordPress community and project,” I’m personally kind of amazed at just how much WordPress has enriched my life beyond the scope of website design and development and that right there is probably the most important thing of all.

WordPress isn’t perfect (but since when is anything ever perfect?), but it’s for me and I sincerely love it.

  • Posted a reply to "Product Designer Vinyl Letters", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! Can you please clarify something for me? Do you already operate a WordPress…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "How can I back up my site without using plugins?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! I'm a little confused with what you said so please bear with me.…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table borders not showing anywhere on website", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! Can you please link to your website? There is probably a bit of…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to purchase Sugar and Spice Pro", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! You can find the information here: http://webtuts.pl/sugar-spice-pro/ assuming it is the same theme…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "My comment is closed", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! Is this setting with comments being closed still having problems when you disable…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "directory shown in footer", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) By any chance is it a broken link or a PHP code…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "''The webpage is not available''", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) Funny enough, when I first clicked the link, I saw the page…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Unable to change Permalink for a New Post", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) Topics like permalinks are also handled via the Permalinks feature in your…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Remove Facebook and Twitter fields from user profile", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there Ran! Thank you so much for reporting back and thank you for your…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Widen text in primary column", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Whooops, I forgot the closing tag: #content { margin: 0 38.020833333333% 0 3.645833333333%; max-width: 560px;…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Widen text in primary column", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) From what I can tell: #content { margin: 0 38.020833333333% 0 3.645833333333%;…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Remove Facebook and Twitter fields from user profile", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It is more than likely that your theme or a plugin might have added it…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Remove Facebook and Twitter fields from user profile", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) Can you please elaborate on what user profile you are talking about?…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Centering a video into a picture", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) If the theater image is a background image rather than a foreground…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Why is WordPress backend so slow on Dreamhost?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi vmallder! I'm sorry to hear you're having a frustrating experience. Have you always had…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Title showing BEFORE href?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello again! :) I can understand how tag output inconsistencies can be frustrating and you're…

    1 year ago

  • Created a new ticket, #28191, in Core Trac:
    Visual Editor Changing Order of Outputted HTML Tags

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to edit the picture banner on my site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there again! Sorry to be late in getting back to you. Can you please…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Help!!My Posts turn into html tags and CODE blocks !!!!", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) Has deactivating the plugin and using a default theme helped your situation?…

    1 year ago

  • Created a new ticket, #28188, in Core Trac:
    Make Natively-Outputted .widget_rss CSS Selector HTML5-Appropriate

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Image padding and border issues with WordPress 3.9", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I know that it doesn't seem like it at times, but I want to reiterate…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Title showing BEFORE href?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    ... You're probably right Dave. If the title appearing before href doesn't cause coding errors…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Title showing BEFORE href?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You're welcome and I'm sorry that the other options didn't work for you. Out of…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Title showing BEFORE href?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi again! :) It's a little hard to explain the situation, but I will try…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Help!!My Posts turn into html tags and CODE blocks !!!!", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! Are you using the Visual Editor to do your posting by any chance?…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Title showing BEFORE href?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! Actually, if it's an issue with the Visual Editor then it's more of…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "No option to turn off header text", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi again! :) Hopefully that works for you. One other thing, too: sometimes funny things…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to log in to wordpress", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello there! The admin panel is typically available through domain.com/wp-admin and not domain.com/wp-login. If you…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "New User Registration", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi again! Thanks for the apology and I understand; it can be frustrating to get…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "No option to turn off header text", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) Assuming it is the website linked in your username: <div class="title-area"> is…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "text is wrapping around image to the right", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! When you upload an image, what is the alignment of the inserted image?…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "New User Registration", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there, I am sorry you feel that way; I will be more than happy…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can't add horizontal line under post title?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You know, I rechecked my sources and I stand corrected. The <hr> tag itself was…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "New User Registration", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) If you are talking about receiving new user registration information, in your…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "My own login page.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) Yes, if you make a direct edit to the Core files, the…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to edit the picture banner on my site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) The first thing to do is check what Theme you are using…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Site Title & Tagline blocked for search engines", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi again! :) Yes, most likely a theme issue. It seems like your theme isn't…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Change Link To", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) Unfortunately, to my understanding and knowledge, there isn't a native way to…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "SVG Support", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    auniquename, I can understand your position; as experienced site administrators, we know we can trust…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "How do you edit the css on the page of a certain woocommerce product?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! Have you tried this? .postid-254 .entry-summary { margin-top: -506px !important; margin-left: 331px; padding-bottom:…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Add Widget To Sidebar Not Menu", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes, there ought to be. :) In your 3.9 install, in the Widgets section, there…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Why on earth isn’t the body class outputting?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! Looks like there's one to me (viewing the source code), but I'm using…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Site Title & Tagline blocked for search engines", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) Let me see if I can explain what is happening. Google (I…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Trouble embedding audio tracks", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there again! Admittedly, I'm kind of stumped. I tried to replicate the issue on…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Trouble embedding audio tracks", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) I'm not sure how much help I can be on this issue,…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Noob trying to build a complex site - lost in information overload", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry for the late reply, but I wanted to reaffirm my stance that a piece…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "where is my website?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there, You can still access the WordPress admin from that panel you linked to.…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Noob trying to build a complex site - lost in information overload", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there! :) Let me see if I can break a few things down for…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Half page, widget second half?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you are able to view that Page in your list of Pages, then that…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "No spacing after paragraphs (after hitting "enter," twice)", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    LOL I used to live in MO! :) And you are VERY welcome. I have…

    1 year ago

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