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  • Member Since: February 22nd, 2017
  • Location: Heyfield Victoria Australia
  • Website: woodensigns.com.au
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Bio

A woodworker by day tinkering on the pc at night. 3 kids 2 cats. I enjoy gardening when I have time. Love to learn, although I think it’s getting harder as I get older.
I like WordPress (although very frustrated at times)

Background in electronics assembly, Embedded Computers and A/V controllers, surface mounted soldering and testing ATmega328 Atmel 8-bit controllers. Tiger BASIC Wilkie
Worked with the development team for the first mobile EFTPOS
Inventor of Century CD (storage system for CDs – not around much anymore)
Service support & microprocessors for scientific instruments & http://www.jedmicro.com.au
Locksmithing and a few other adventures.

WordPress Origin Story

After 11 years with Godaddy (starting in 2004) using their old and slow site builder I eventually made my way to WordPress in 2015 as a matter of urgency when they decided to update the site builder and URL structure without allowing users to put redirects in place. Needless to say this was an unforeseen nightmare for my well earned rankings and business at the time.

But all good things have a silver lining I guess and I’m glad to feel part of the WordPress community even if I’m still pretty hopeless at website design and fiddling with code I know little about. (my background is hardware)

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    Please explain more. In what way were you breached?

    1 month ago

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    3 months ago

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    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to What were you thinking?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    MS and now WP have over the years ruined the excitement and enthusiasm I once…

    6 months ago

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    They love to confuse.

    6 months ago

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    6 months ago

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    6 months ago

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    6 months ago

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    6 months ago

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    7 months ago

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    7 months ago

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    7 months ago

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    8 months ago

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    8 months ago

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    8 months ago

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    8 months ago

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    Yes, lots of extra work, its getting annoying, especially if I forget which keeps happening…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Reply-To in Additional headers is being ignored, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I feel your pain. Now my form isn't even scrolling to the 'Thank You for…

    9 months ago

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    9 months ago

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    9 months ago

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    1 year ago

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    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    Well, I can't quite believe it but I think I fixed it. I simply went…

    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    3 years ago

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    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Cannot Edit My Homepage, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks Tuccimane, yes I did start my site with Godaddy website builder way back in…

    3 years ago

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    Thanks, I've looked at the wayback machine before, it's always good to see how the…

    3 years ago

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    In the meantime for those that would like to see some of my woodwork at…

    3 years ago

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    Thanks j09 for the reply and advice. As of a few hours ago my website…

    3 years ago

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    I’m really struggling with my WorPress website, I sp…

    3 years ago

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    3 years ago

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    Yes, same here. I'm really struggling with my WorPress website, I spend hours each week…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Import stuck ‘in progress’, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Oh and I should add, to get to my real home page you have to…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Import stuck ‘in progress’, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, but as I said I don't have the problem with the gallery not importing…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Import stuck ‘in progress’, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    It was happening before the migration. One of the reasons I decided to move it…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Import stuck ‘in progress’, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks I might give that a try when I have time (if my developer hasn't…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Import stuck ‘in progress’, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I can no longer use the gallery, it just gets stuck in…

    3 years ago