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Birgit Pauli-Haack

  • Member Since: January 14th, 2010
  • Naples, Florida
  • nptechprojects.org
  • nonprofit consultant at NPTechProjects, Inc
  • @bph on WordPress.org and Slack
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Bio/Description

Owner of Pauli Systems, LC paulisytems.net
Co-Founder Relevanza, Inc. relevanza.com
Co-organizer Tech4Good SWFL (www.tech4goodswfl.org)
Organizer WordPress Meetup SWFL
Netsquared Regional Ambassador Eastern USA www.netsquared.org
Web & Mobile developer & Project Manager for business and nonprofits
Personal mission: “Making the web suck less”

WordPress Origin Story

Also a website creator from the early days 1996, using all kinds of tools over the years and started building my own content management system in ColdFusion.

I am also the program manager of NFN4Good, a nonprofit technology support and training program. Here we used a proprietary CMS for seven years, the last 5 of them without any updates. When I took over the program in 2009, my first research was CMS system, that would be easy to deploy and easy to use for local small and not so small local nonprofits. We decided to use WordPress, and migrated about 40+ nonprofits. We hold monthly WordPress Walk-in Clinics and I just started up the WordPress User Group for Southwest Florida. Over the last four years we probably helped with 20 or 30 sites more.

At that time I put all my thoughts the led to the decision in a blog post: Why WordPress? – I did a brief Why WordPress presentation about a year ago at our local 501TechClub with updated numbers.

Once I did the research I was hooked and also use WordPress as our preferred tools for our Social Media clients, should they need a more modern system. Here we also experimented with WordPress Muli-User and find it quite promising.

Right now we are working on our first project CiviCRM on top of WordPress. It’s a bit of learning curbe, not so much because of WordPress, but because I am total n00by in CiviCRM.

Apart from above WordPress experience, I write code in Coldfusion for mobile and web, test social media integration and monitoring tools and follow the technology news sites.
When I am not in front of a computer or reading on my mobile phone, I play a mean tennis game, watch almost every movie, enjoy traveling, and take photographs and post them on Instagram

  • Created a topic, Is this plugin multisite ready?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This plugin seems amazing. Did you consider making it …

    4 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Updating the Community Team Glossary, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    mentor, community team, central

    4 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post JavaScript Chat Summary for May 23rd, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    Also: How Facebook flouts Holocaust denial laws except where it fears being sued

    1 month ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post JavaScript Chat Summary for May 23rd, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    I worry about the tie to Facebook. From a birds-eye view, WordPress's codebase having a…

    1 month ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Premium Plugin in exchange for promo favors for Meetup Organizers, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Using Eventbrite's integration tools with the WordPress site and Mailchimp allows me to connect with…

    1 month ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Premium Plugin in exchange for promo favors for Meetup Organizers, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Yes, that's true outside of metropolitan areas. On a different meetup, we also use Eventbrite…

    1 month ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Premium Plugin in exchange for promo favors for Meetup Organizers, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Oh no. They don't want to send the email themselves. They asked the organizer to…

    1 month ago

  • Wrote a new post, Premium Plugin in exchange for promo favors for Meetup Organizers, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    We've had a lot of discussion with Meetups and organizers in the past about how…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Problem with latest version of plugin, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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    2 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Community Team badges for user profiles, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Totally agree regarding the meetup organizers. The ongoing work putting events together on a monthly…

    2 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Agenda for Community Team Chat May 4th, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Link to Summary of the 2017 Goals is

    2 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Bi-monthly meetings, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    1) I'd prefer 1st & 3rd Thursday - makes for consistent scheduling of my months…

    2 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Community Deputy Slack Group, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    1) Excellent idea. 2) I am in.

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Works on one site but not on another…, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Joe! Was a little weird. I assume some caching was going on, that didn't refresh…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Marketing at Community Summit / Contributor Day, on the site Make WordPress.org Marketing:
    Looking forward to meeting you at Contributor Day at WordCamp Europe!

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Works on one site but not on another…, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    We were able to add your nifty little plugin to https:…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Meetup Video Testimonials — We need your help., on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Was that in your original post and I overlooked it:-) Sorry.

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Meetup Video Testimonials — We need your help., on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Some people are more comfortable answering a specific question. Would you have a set of…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Deputy Training is ready!, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    @chanthaboune Is there still space in the 2/28 - 3/7 for me?

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Grants Program: Update and Next meeting, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Tuesday 2/21 or 2/28 at 13:00 UTC both would work.

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Grants Program: Update and Next meeting, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Thursday, I will be traveling. If the airport section I'll be waiting has decent WiFi,…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Thursday, I’ll be traveling. If…, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Thursday, I'll be traveling. If the airport has decent wifi, I'll be able to participate,…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Moving from SupportPress to Help Scout, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    This is awesome! Testing is hard work! Thank you!

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Microgrants Program: call for volunteers, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    It fits in nicely, what we try to do with WordPress in the nonprofit community…

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Summary Community Team 2017 Goals, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    On January 2nd, Josepha posted the call for a brainstorming thread among all team members,…

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Team Reps and Monthly Community Team Chat Schedule, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    @_dorsvenabili might need to update the Community Summit post with the name. https://make.wordpress.org/summit/2017/01/26/community-summit-2017/

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Team Meeting 19:00 UTC Today, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    That's right:-) That!

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Team Meeting 19:00 UTC Today, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    I'll be there:-) Don't have any particular topic at this time. Although, I could use…

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Discussion: Should We Pay for Speaker Travel, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Thank you @estes.chris - you stated it very well; Money messes things up. It's about…

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Discussion: Should We Pay for Speaker Travel, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    @siobhan I am with you on the large, regional WCUS and WCEU - Both highly…

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post What Are Little Blocks Made Of?, on the site Make WordPress Design:
    My experience is that quite a few users, if not the majority, don't know that…

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Team Reps and Monthly Community Team Chat Schedule, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Thank you to @francina & @hlashbrooke for being our team reps!

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Discussion: Should We Pay for Speaker Travel, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    I don't think that paying travel cost will be a means to raise the diversity…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Facebook may not be working correctly, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Seems that fixed it. Thank you @jeherve -

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, Facebook may not be working correctly, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    We are trying to get Facebook connection working, and …

    6 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post 2017 Goals, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    The local WordCamp team really could use some support w/ promoting WordCamps. I also would…

    6 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post 2017 Goals, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Switch out SupportPress to HelpScout (or any other service of choice)

    6 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Meetup Vetting Sprint, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    I blocked out the time on my calendar! Groovy idea!

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Installin wordpress on my desktop, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Another way: Desktop Server: (no affiliation)

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Stylesheet doesn’t seem to load, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, we installed the plugin and created a page …

    8 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post How about a new support desk?, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Just started setting up HelpScout for our company. Here are the specs for the free…

    8 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Reminder: Community Team Chat is this Thursday, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Chatting with y'all later in #community-team channel!

    8 months ago

  • Birgit Pauli-Haack's profile was updated

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Not using Cover image from settings page in feed, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ah, well I guess I am using the wrong podcast feed. http://nptechprojects.org/feed/podcast this is the…

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, Not using Cover image from settings page in feed, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, For iTunes and Overcast the feed seems to b…

    9 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post How about a new support desk?, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    We tested Zendesk at our company. It does a terrible job in notification and the…

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, Very easy to publish your podcast’s episodes!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Once you enter all the settings, it’s very easy to p…

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, Very easy to publish your podcast’s episodes!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Once you enter all the settings, it's very easy to pub…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Need help, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thank you. Great help! I need to learn more about wp_get_object functions really! For those…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to REMOVE FEATURE IMAGE, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    under Settings > View events you find an option "Hide featured image from event details…

    10 months ago

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