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Dan Knauss

  • Member Since: September 14th, 2007
  • Edmonton, Alberta • en Canada
  • newlocalmedia.com
  • Design. Build.. Sustain... at New Local Media LLC
  • @dpknauss on WordPress.org, @dpk on Slack
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Bio/Description

I design, build, and support WordPress-based websites + the people who use them.

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, and then northwest Iowa with my wife, our four daughters, a dog, two cats, some fish, and a large worm farm. As of 2016 we have relocated to Canada.

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 Contact Form Not Sending Email Notifications, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks Jake! I guess this is still necessary at Flywheel. (Note to anyone thinking about…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Jetpack Contact Form not sending email, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Same here -- no emails going out from Flywheel, which uses Mandrill for this. Is…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to How do I display a name with commas in the suffix?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    How are you storing suffixes now? I would just add them to the the full…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Filter is not applied with external services like WP.com and Postmatic, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Bylines do not replace the user assigned author in Wor…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Post content in slides, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The only decent option I'm aware of is Bill Erickson's old Display Posts Shortcode plugin.

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Post content in slides, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    What content shortcodes have you tested? I'm not having any luck with this.

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Best FREE 2FA alternative to replace Clef?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    There are some Google authenticator plugins, and you could also use Jetpack. Most sites are…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Didn't meet my needs, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks!

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Post content in slides, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, that is helpful.

    6 months ago

  • Dan Knauss's profile was updated

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Extra fee instead of discount?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, I learned those things after posting here. It also violates the PayPal TOS.

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Didn't meet my needs, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Please let us know when these changes are in.

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, Extra fee instead of discount?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Is it possible to ADD a fixed fee or % for certain pay…

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, Co-Authors and Make theme, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    If you want to use the Co-Authors Plus plugin with The…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Using Co-Authors Plus with Make, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    If you want to use the Co-Authors Plus plugin with Mak…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, SPAM Magnet!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In addition to the other criticisms about the difficul…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to ReCaptcha for emma, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Yes, this is a major problem. Lots of spam subscriptions.

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Recent updates result in plugin being uninstalled, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The latest update, performed internally, worked without a problem. Usually updates are made remotely, via…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Recent updates result in plugin being uninstalled, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    No I have not made those tests. It would require creating a staging site and…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Leads 2.7.3 is broken with WP 4.6.1, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Go back to 2.6.9. Versions 2.7.1 and 2.7.2 both break your site, at least under…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Update broke my site, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Go back to 2.6.9. Versions 2.7.1 and 2.7.2 both break your site, at least under…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Update broke my site, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Seems to be a widespread problem. Rollback to previous version.

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Leads 2.7.3 is broken with WP 4.6.1, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Same here.

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Does not update without page refresh when images are inserted from media library, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I fully understand you may not want to support compatibility with these other plugins, but…

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Does not update without page refresh when images are inserted from media library, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Sorry, this was a while back and I'm not sure what I was trying to…

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Post content in slides, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Do you know a good method for including post content i…

    11 months ago

  • Dan Knauss's profile was updated

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Recent updates result in plugin being uninstalled, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This is the strangest thing I've ever seen happen with…

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Excerpt instead of the content or sanitize the content, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hey, that's great. Do you mean you just added this condition, or it is already…

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, Excerpt instead of the content or sanitize the content, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Possible false positives being blocked, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Right -- I just wanted to add it's an issue apart from plugins with server-side…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Does not update without page refresh when images are inserted from media library, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Possible false positives being blocked, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I'm seeing the ban page for legitimate visitors presumably due to Varnish caching.

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to BUG: Plugin eliminates WP Admin Contextual Help, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Great! Thanks for the heads up.

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to How?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Good question, but not something you want publicly discussed in too much detail. ;-) Presumably…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, My top choice for curbing spam, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Jetpack fails with XML-RPC disabled, site lockout possible, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks for your help resolving this!

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Jetpack fails with XML-RPC disabled, site lockout possible, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sure, no problem. I have noticed this only on one site under PHP 5.6.20, Apache,…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Jetpack fails with XML-RPC disabled, site lockout possible, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Irritating and untrustworthy, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Works well, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    How about not only making sure the notices can be dismissed, but also keep them…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to This plugin shouldn't remove the quotes from the post, it should just repeat it, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ah, now I see what you mean. The text in the quote disappears from its…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to This plugin shouldn't remove the quotes from the post, it should just repeat it, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    This can be done with a simple change to the plugin code.

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Session cookie set on every page load causes cache miss, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Great!

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to physical, virtual or downloadable, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I have the same question.

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Cannot authenticate with Google, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to A few defects and suggestions, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    This was on Lightning Base. The threshold was at the default setting of 3, and…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Performance Killer. Incompatible with Varnish and Server-Side Caching, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That is causing a PHP session cookie to be set which has the effect I…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Archived Plugins do not Update, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I just noticed that it's possible to re-install and activate an archived plugin, and then…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Session cookie set on every page load causes cache miss, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

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