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Dan Knauss

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  • Member Since: September 14th, 2007
  • Northwest Iowa / Siouxland
  • newlocalmedia.com
  • Design. Build.. Sustain... at New Local Media LLC
  • @dpk on Slack
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Bio/Description

I plan, design, build, and support websites that people enjoy using, that help them do great work, and are simple to maintain. Typically that means they’re using WordPress. :-)

Interests

Anything, everything. If there is something uninteresting in the world, that in itself would interest me.

WordPress Origin Story

After years of hand-coding, Movable Type was the first content management / web publishing engine I used heavily, starting in 2001. A great community grew up around MT, which had some fantastic plugins contributed by Alex King (Crowd Favorite) and John Gruber (Daring Fireball). All that goodness came over to WordPress later when people realized the value of working under an open source license.

I remember trying b2 and hearing about the birth of WordPress, but I didn’t get into WP until 2004 or so. I started building blog sites with WordPress and Textpattern the following year and dipped into Drupal as well, but most of my work dealt with Mambo and then Joomla (1.0-1.5) until WordPress 2.9 came out. Textpattern had some great influences on WordPress, and so (I suspect) did Joomla.

From 1995 to 2006 doing web projects on the side for other people grew into a full time service-oriented business. New Local Media LLC was first incorporated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I lived for about 12 years. I live in northwest Iowa now with my wife, our four daughters, a dog, two cats, some fish, and a large worm farm.

I still like to get back to the nineties’ simplicity from time to time with hand coded pages, and I have a strong attraction to flat file content management applications, but WordPress has been my go-to web publishing tool since 2009.

  • Created a topic, Basic, useful, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "change font in Schedulista widget", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yeah, there's nothing to be done about it as long as they force in their…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "15 days trial. Not free plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Is is a free plugin, but the Schedulista service is not free.

    1 week ago

  • Created a topic, Use a proper media insert button, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "How about not highlighting the post editor button in purple?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Super!

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Search is Broken", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I'm finding that the search fails to produce any results periodically, even with your own…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Licence settings", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    This looks like a bug. It should be possible to multiselect license types, but currently…

    1 week ago

  • Created a topic, Variable metrics?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Useful, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Defect: Long glossary term descriptions flood the tooltip", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Awesome! I've updated my review. :-)

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Support for comments?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, that's great! I think you've got a lock on the perfect minimum necessary functionality…

    2 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Defect: Arbitrary URLs all load the Custom Output HTML, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Licence settings", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It looks like you can only select certain combinations of licenses, which may be intentional.…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Search is Broken", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I thought I already had one in there, but adding a new one does the…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Authenticating Google Analytics now OAuth 1.0 is officially deprecated", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Still having this problem even after today's upgrade to address it.

    4 weeks ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "shortcode for This Taxonomy images plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @Evan Today it probably makes more sense to use ACF or something similar.

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How about not highlighting the post editor button in purple?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ha! Thanks, that's great!

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, How about not highlighting the post editor button in purple?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to display an "and" between the last or only two Byline terms", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, I just replied. What you're dealing with is a theme that has its own…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to display an "and" between the last or only two Byline terms", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Either way is fine, just email me.

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to display an "and" between the last or only two Byline terms", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That sounds like it's just a matter of getting your CSS right. Can you provide…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "White screen of death when editing", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Same problem still with Firefox 36.

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Does what it says, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Useful but needs some work, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Search is Broken, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Is it possible to exclude pages and other post types?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, that's helpful.

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Is it possible to exclude pages and other post types?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Fast. Simple. Effective., on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Get everything out of Joomla and into WordPress!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Doesn't always work", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes we have no results now.

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Broken shortcode output after 1.2 update", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks! Glad to help a little.

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Old themes no longer listed in the .org directory receive auto-updates?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It was running 1.1.4. I've switched it to the .com 1.2 version since I know…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to display an "and" between the last or only two Byline terms", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you haven't edited your page templates yet, you'll need to do that now to…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Old themes no longer listed in the .org directory receive auto-updates?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Broken shortcode output after 1.2 update", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes, that's it Jordan. :-) Dave Bonds, the plugin's developer, just merged my commit, so…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Broken shortcode output after 1.2 update", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I created a patch and made a pull request tonight simply changing the internationalization function…

    2 months ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 months ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Super awesome, and surprisingly free, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Broken shortcode output after 1.2 update, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "May not play well with Backstretch fades and possibly other effects in Firefox", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Kraken's plugin and others like it give you the global option to optimize on upload…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "May not play well with Backstretch fades and possibly other effects in Firefox", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sure, no problem. Here's one of the images: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/878923/slide-18.jpg When loaded by Backstretch, often something…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Does in work on iphone", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It might be better to make it disable below a certain user specified viewport or…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Does in work on iphone", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Super! thanks

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "New tags added are not saved", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks Andy -- that was surely self-inflicted damage. WPDBSpringClean identifies this table as an orphan…

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, May not play well with Backstretch fades and possibly other effects in Firefox, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Does in work on iphone", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Title should be "doesn't work..." Specifically I'm looking at a responsive menu situation where the…

    3 months ago

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