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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, 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 try it out until 2004. 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 did Joomla I think, even if it’s not admitted.)

From 1995 to 2006 doing projects for other people grew into a full time service-oriented business: New Local Media LLC, incorporated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We live in northwest Iowa now, but it’s always been me, my wife, occasional contractor partners, 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 "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…

    3 days 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…

    4 days ago

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

    4 days ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 weeks ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    3 weeks 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…

    4 weeks 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month ago

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

    1 month 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…

    1 month ago

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

    1 month 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…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "New tags added are not saved", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Check your spam folder for a WP notification about a new account being generated. I'll…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Location of landscape photo", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I found it -- north coast New South Wales. I was pretty sure it was…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Location of landscape photo, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "New tags added are not saved", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It's LeadIn Pro 3.1.0. I'll email you about it.

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, New tags added are not saved, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "LeadIn tables omit WP prefix in database", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That's cool; not a problem.

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Merging Contacts", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, that's great. I'm always happy to give feedback.

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How can I change the text of the confirmation email?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks! I was just interested for future reference.

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, LeadIn tables omit WP prefix in database, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, It just works, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Way to help stop spammers?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you have a lot of listings, entering a custom form shortcode for each one…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Merging Contacts, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How can I change the text of the confirmation email?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    How would you go about doing this temporary fix? I don't see an option in…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Best simple CRM for WordPress, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Does in work on iphone, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Contact Forms, Settings and Akismet", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I can assure you it is TRUE, and it is very GOOD. :-) 1. No.…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "akismet yes or not?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I still use Akismet with Anti-Spam. Until Akismet was recently updated, it hardly stopped anything…

    2 months ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Works great, recommended for managed WP hosting, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Still supported? Alternatives?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, that's good to know. Great plugin!

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Server thrashing, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "shortcode for This Taxonomy images plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Why not share it on github?

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, How to display or list posts with most kudos, 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:
    You can edit the bylines just like tags in the posts list or post editor…

    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:
    Go to Settings > Permalinks and then save the settings on that page.

    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:
    JT - The plugin already works that way. Each name links to their archive page.…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Still supported? Alternatives?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How are you using this?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, I was curious to know the situation that inspired it. I wanted something like…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Bogs down initial HTTP lookup on Flywheel hosting (Nginx)", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Even with no traffic there would be typically a 9 second wait after the initial…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Bogs down initial HTTP lookup on Flywheel hosting (Nginx), on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, How are you using this?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Don't see "Enable Public Preview" in the Publish Box", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You have to save the post as a draft before you get the public preview…

    4 months ago

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