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  • Member Since: November 20th, 2007
  • Location: Shelburne, VT
  • Website: danyork.me
  • GitHub: danyork
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Bio

I work at the Internet Society as the Director of Online Content, responsible for content on our network of (mostly all WordPress) websites. I’ve been online since the early 1980s and got involved with the Web in its very early days of the early 1990s. My career has taken me between deep technical roles and roles communicating about technology. I live in Vermont and enjoy the sport of curling. More info about me can be found from various links off of danyork.me and danyork.com. I also regularly tweet as @danyork.

WordPress Origin Story

I started working with WordPress in early 2005 when the Voice Over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) built its website using WordPress. I had been building sites by raw coding of HTML since the 1990s and had played around with various site building tools (remember Front Page? 😉 ). What I enjoyed with WordPress was how you could easily enter text… but you could also drop back into the HTML if you needed to do so.

Soon thereafter I joined a company called Voxeo as their “Director of Conversations” and built out a whole network of about 20 blog sites using WordPress Multisite. When I joined the Internet Society in 2011, it was specifically to build a new WordPress site to communicate about deploying technologies such as IPv6, DNSSEC, and TLS. Along the way, I built my own personal network of WordPress sites – and have helped a number of nonprofit organizations launch their own sites using WordPress.

I also regularly talk about WordPress in my monthly reports into the For Immediate Release (FIR) podcast.

  • Created a topic, Feature request – add links to images in Gallery block, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    On multiple sites, we frequently need to create pages …

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Great plugin, awesome support, and a unified view across sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    At my nonprofit employer, the Internet Society, we wer…

    2 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post The Block Registration RFC and the Gutenberg RFC process, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    Riad, I very much like the initiative and process. I think it could be very…

    3 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Merge Proposal: Dark Mode, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    Thanks for this work. I like the idea of a dark mode. However, I am…

    3 years ago

  • Created ticket #43932 on Core Trac:
    Is there any admin setting to enable Do Not Track for Twitter embeds? ...

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to How to create a page with the year name? (i.e. “2017”, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thank you for confirming it is not possible. We'll come up with some other scheme.…

    4 years ago

  • Created a topic, How to create a page with the year name? (i.e. “2017”, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Not entirely sure if this is the right forum, but on a…

    4 years ago

  • Posted a reply to BROKEN with the WordPress 4.7 update, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    FYI, I opened an issue on Github where the author maintains the code: https://github.com/radgeek/feedwordpress/issues/76 and…

    5 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WordPress 4.7: What’s on your mind?, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    As a true wish-list item, I would love to see the editorial calendar functionality of…

    5 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WordPress 4.7: What’s on your mind?, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    So for this: > Also in multisite it would be great if I could switch…

    5 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WordPress 4.7: What’s on your mind?, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    This would be great to have. (Having said that, because of the changing nature of…

    5 years ago

  • Created ticket #26582 on Core Trac:
    On Themes panel, clicking 'view version x.x details' no longer shows ...

    8 years ago