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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 "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…

    4 days ago

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

    1 week 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 weeks 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…

    2 weeks 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…

    2 weeks 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…

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks 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…

    2 weeks ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    1 month ago

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

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 months ago

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

    2 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…

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    3 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…

    3 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.

    3 months ago

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

    3 months ago

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

    3 months 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…

    3 months 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…

    3 months ago

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

    3 months ago

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

    3 months 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. :-)

    3 months 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…

    3 months ago

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

    3 months 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.…

    3 months 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…

    3 months ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    4 months 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.

    4 months 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!

    4 months ago

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

    4 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:
    Thanks, I just replied. What you're dealing with is a theme that has its own…

    4 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:
    Either way is fine, just email me.

    4 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:
    That sounds like it's just a matter of getting your CSS right. Can you provide…

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    4 months 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.

    4 months ago

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