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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.

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.

  • Posted a reply to "Does not work with Epoch", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Nice! There's a slight lag between the comment appearing and the edit link appearing after…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Does not work with Epoch", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Does the editing option only appear and the countdown start only once a comment has…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "It's broken and may spam you", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry, I just saw your posts in my inbox. Looks like you fixed it. Thanks!…

    2 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Upgrade Counter, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "It's broken and may spam you", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry for the double post; I forgot reviews and forum posts are kind of the…

    3 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, It's broken and may spam you, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, The emails never stop..., on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Broken since at least 3.9.1, maybe earlier", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Has this been fixed in the last update?

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Are screen options saved when user is switched?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Great feature! You should advertise it here. It's a nice way to check up and…

    4 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Are screen options saved when user is switched?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Elegant Themes' Bloom plugin compatibility", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks! I did see that the next release of Postmatic will support it's own customizable…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Does not work with Epoch", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Does de:comments work with Postmatic?

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Still works properly, many others do not, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Important - Get support via support@gopostmatic.com.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Good to know. Thanks!

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Elegant Themes' Bloom plugin compatibility, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Doesn't work", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Comments also disappear in IE (only tested with 11) but not Chrome, Firefox, or Opera…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Does not work with Epoch, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Social sharing icons in header", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    There is actually a mix of bugginess and interface infelicity in this area: https://github.com/thethemefoundry/make/issues/271

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Does not work with Postmatic, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, How to purge blocked IPs?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, False positives, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Really awesome! You WILL get more comments", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Me too. :-) Postmatic is built on Mandrill, right? I'm not used to seeing Mandrill…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Use of undefined constant BULK_RESIZE_SUPER_ADMIN_ONLY, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Default compression/size", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks for explaining. I thought the compression rate was applied to the original and the…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Relationship to the Bulk Resize Media plugin?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hmm! :-) There are quite a few plugins like this that do about the same…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Default compression/size", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Phil -- How does your plugin do JPEG compression? Are you aware that WordPress compresses…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Differences from Imsanity plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Same question from me, also posted at the Imsanity forum: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/relationship-to-the-bulk-resize-media-plugin?replies=1#post-7089279 With neither plugin available…

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Relationship to the Bulk Resize Media plugin?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Appears to be dead", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry, I meant to post this as a review.

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Does nothing, can't get API key, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Appears to be dead, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, No email confirmation, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Checksum verifier is tripping over a few files in the current release, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Really awesome! You WILL get more comments, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, FInally!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Nothing works", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @mdob What theme/s gave you tried with Epoch? Older and non-standard approaches to comment templates…

    3 months ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, BUG: Custom "Phrases" fail to display if apostrophes are used, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Suggestions", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    This plugin is really great work. I have used Janis Elst's Admin Menu Editor for…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Random Content items should not be viewable at their own URL", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I may be misremembering, but isn't it impossible to modify the parameters in a CPT…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Random Content items should not be viewable at their own URL", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Right, it's the sort of thing that would go wrong by accident or through bad…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Pretty frikkin awesome!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Turn off on pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I'm glad I saw this, but a global setting would be preferred. Quotable seems to…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Random Content items should not be viewable at their own URL, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Have you seen Better WP Minify?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

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

    5 months 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…

    5 months 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.

    5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

Plugins

  • Header and Footer

  • Akismet

  • MailChimp Top Bar

  • Module Control for Jetpack

  • Epoch - A native Disqus alternative with a focus on speed and privacy

    User rating

  • Give - WordPress Donation Plugin

  • MainWP Child

  • Display Featured Image for Genesis

  • Types

  • Current Year and Copyright Shortcodes

  • WP Featherlight - A Simple jQuery Lightbox

  • WP Term Meta

  • Postmatic - Post and comment subscriptions that invite you to hit reply. Now with Optins.

    User rating

  • Force Strong Passwords

  • MainWP

  • Advanced Settings

  • FV Top Level Categories

  • Custom Contact Forms

  • WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam

  • Social Media Feather - lightweight social media sharing and follow buttons

  • Feature A Page Widget

  • WordPress to SugarCRM Lead

  • Publishing Checklist

  • Caldera Custom Fields

  • wpDiscuz - WordPress Comments

  • Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

  • WP Term Order

  • Caldera Forms

  • Recurring Donations

  • Simple Comment Editing

  • WordPress Instant Articles

  • Buckets

  • WP Edit

  • Get Custom Field Values

  • Custom Upload Dir

  • Widget Builder

  • Download Monitor

  • Advanced Custom Fields

  • All-in-One WP Migration

  • Custom Field Suite

  • Adminimize

  • BackWPup Free - WordPress Backup Plugin

  • Nested Pages

  • Note - A live edit text widget

  • WP-dTree

  • Clean My Archives

  • Child Theme Configurator

  • WP Tab Widget

  • Image Widget

  • Page Builder by SiteOrigin

  • Eventbrite API

  • AntiVirus

  • What The File

  • Post Connector

  • Spots

  • WP Remove Category Base

  • WP Editor Widget

  • Custom Post Type UI

  • Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields

  • Widget Importer & Exporter

  • Genericon'd

  • Event Organiser

  • Twitter

  • Post Series Manager

  • WP-Sweep

  • WP-DBManager

  • Email Address Encoder

  • GoodBye Captcha

  • Tagregator

  • CMB2

  • Caldera Metaplate

  • Enable Media Replace

  • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

  • Intuitive Custom Post Order

  • WP Rollback

  • Twitter User Timelines

  • WP External Links (nofollow new window seo)

  • Social Metrics Tracker

  • Beautiful taxonomy filters

  • Content Aware Sidebars

  • Better Font Awesome

  • Reusable Text Blocks

  • Series

  • Client Dash

  • Compress JPEG & PNG images

  • Unsplash WP

  • WordPress Zero Spam

  • Statify

  • Save Post. Check Links.

  • Snitch

  • Blacklist Updater

  • Checksum Verifier

  • Crazy Lazy

  • Serverstate

  • Anthologize

  • Safe Redirect Manager

  • Post Thumbnail Editor

  • Posts 2 Posts

  • Tamed Admin Theme

  • Taxonomy Metabox

  • Publish to Schedule

  • Redirection

  • Custom Functions Plugin

  • Taxonomy Font Icons

  • Code Snippets

  • Comment Blacklist Manager

  • Simply Show Hooks

  • One-Click Child Theme

  • Custom Content Type Manager

  • Social

  • Resize Image After Upload

  • Admin Menu Manager

  • Zone Manager (Zoninator)

  • Styles

  • Easy Featured Images

  • XML Sitemaps

  • Customizer Export/Import

  • Google XML Sitemaps

  • DW Question & Answer

  • Regenerate Thumbnails

  • Slug Control

  • SearchAutocomplete

  • Graceful Pull-Quotes

  • Remove Category URL

  • Floating Social Bar

  • WordPress Beta Tester

  • Cache Buddy

  • DesktopServer for WordPress

  • Lock Your Updates Plugins/Themes Manager

  • CFS Custom Category Fields

  • CryptX

  • Press75 Long Form Storybuilder

  • WP Remove Category prefix

    User rating

  • FV Clone Screen Options

  • Random Content

  • Custom Admin Bar

  • WP LaTeX

  • WP Author Box Lite

  • Column Shortcodes

  • Keyring

  • WP Scroll Depth

  • Time Machine

  • WordPress Social Login

  • Minimum Comment Length

  • Widget Output Cache

  • If Menu

  • PerfBar

  • Better WordPress Minify

  • DX Share Selection

  • FV Gravatar Cache

  • Better Admin Help Tabs

  • Login LockDown

  • Advanced Excerpt

  • CC Admin Emails

  • Quotable

    User rating

  • WP Resized Image Quality

  • cbnet Multi Author Comment Notification

  • WP-Markdown

  • WP Social Stats

  • Content Blocks

  • Admin Color Schemer

  • WP Last Modified

  • WPide

  • Auto Post Thumbnail

  • Relations Post Types

  • Markdown on Save

  • Byline

    User rating

  • WP No Category Base - WPML compatible

  • Secondary HTML Content

  • Clean Notifications