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  • Member Since: December 30th, 2018
  • Location: Ramona, California
  • Website: astahr.com
  • Job Title: Founder
  • Employer: Astahr Capital Ventures
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Bio

I am an entrepreneur, web developer and open source hacker, capital markets trader, pole fitness and yoga athlete, flautist of European fife and Scottish flute, artist (oil on canvas), and advocate for a free and prosperous world. I am endeavor earning JD degree to become a constitutional lawyer. I reside in Ramona, California, and am from Cape Cod Massachusetts.

I served in the US Marine Corps for 6 years as both enlisted and commissioned officer (2006-2012). I have a passion for American heritage and its founding ideologies of individual liberty, personal sovereignty, self-government, and freedom of expression. WordPress and open source software promote such natural rights via the Internet. Thus I advocate for an open and transparent Word Wide Web—where people can express themselves fully without restraints placed on them by governments or large corporate entities.

SEE: https://calopensource.com — California Open Source Agency (Advocating Individual Liberty & Self-Government)

Interests

Web Development and SEO | Fitness, Yoga, Pole Dance and Meditation | The Great Outdoors | US Constitutional Law | Internet Freedom and Individual Liberty | Playing Flute Music

WordPress Origin Story

I enjoy WordPress open source software above all other platforms. It really was an ingenious invention. I got started in 2012 when I resigned my commission from the United States Marine Corps, and wanted to start a blog to share my views on American heritage, constitutional law and freedom.

It all started when I saw a website in the blogosphere by former CIA case officer Robert David Steele. He had a great website with many contributors—all ran through WordPress. I discovered WordPress by looking in the footer of his page: “Proudly Powered by WordPress” with the WP logo. Robert was also an advocate for open source as a solution for transparency in society.

After logging into WordPress for the first time back then, I bought hosting and built my first site. Since then, I’ve created numerous websites all powered by WordPress. Coding is something I enjoy learning, and is truly “poetry” as the company claims in its footer.

  • Posted a reply to Contact Form 7 Plugin: Form Aligned Left, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thank you, Jarret. It worked! I checked the responsiveness and it seems to carry over.…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Contact Form 7 Plugin: Form Aligned Left, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    After installing Contact Form 7 I noticed the margin p…

    2 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Introducing handling of big images in WordPress 5.3, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    This was a good idea, but it lacks attention to detail. No conscientious developer or…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Object Cache Code via .htaccess, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I recently installed the AMP plugin, but it works best…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Social Icons Redirecting to Back to Page, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, I will open a ticket there.

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Social Icons Redirecting to Back to Page, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    My social share icons are taking me back to my webpage…

    3 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post PHP Site Health Mechanisms in 5.1, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    I understand the sentiment behind this PHP health feature and I appreciate the work done…

    3 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post PHP Site Health Mechanisms in 5.1, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    Though I support helping the community update sites to the latest PHP, I have issue…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Social Share Buttons Link Issue, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Within my single posts I've inserted a reusable block …

    3 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Block Editor Support in Existing Default Themes, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    Concerning wide and full-width alignment with blocks, I noticed on Twenty Nineteen the option for…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Reducing the Header Image in Twenty Nineteen Theme to at least 50%, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello, Because you have a featured image it may affect the appearance slightly. I’m still…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to I want to reduce the height of the header and navigation menu to 120px., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello, Because you have a featured image it may affect the appearance slightly. I'm still…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Proper Enqueuing of Child Theme; Removing Query Strings, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, but I'm confused. How should the entire code look exactly? I took the part…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Proper Enqueuing of Child Theme; Removing Query Strings, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I created a child theme for customization purposes by …

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to “Read More” tag Causing Unwanted Space, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The problem seemed to disappear on its own. I would create a 'read more' tag…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to I want to reduce the height of the header and navigation menu to 120px., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi @shreen2008, Try putting this code in your custom CSS bar (at Customize). @media only…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, “Read More” tag Causing Unwanted Space, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    When I insert the "read more" tag in between text it s…

    3 years ago