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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
  • @dpknauss on WordPress.org, @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 "How?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Good question, but not something you want publicly discussed in too much detail. ;-) Presumably…

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks 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!

    2 weeks 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,…

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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…

    3 weeks 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.

    3 weeks ago

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

    4 weeks ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months 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…

    2 months 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…

    2 months 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…

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Plugin Archiver but not archiving", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes, this is a mystery why some plugins won't archive. I find this to be…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Archived Plugins do not Update, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, A few defects and suggestions, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Ineffecient, Inefective, Bloated and Incompatible with Server Side Caching", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The only inaccuracies here are your irrelevant attacks on hosting environments that, by doing things…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Ineffecient, Inefective, Bloated and Incompatible with Server Side Caching", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Your verbose overreaction to simple facts speaks volumes. Please stop emailing me with your antagonistic…

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Performance Killer. Incompatible with Varnish and Server-Side Caching, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard widgets can't be moved after last update", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks!

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard widgets can't be moved after last update", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I'll take a closer look later. This was FF on a Mac. Same situation with…

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Dashboard widgets can't be moved after last update, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Still Works, Still Good!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Support for Postmatic, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Update broker Webiste", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Will deleting the plugin from the WP plugin manager wipe it's database tables also, or…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Image scaling and cropping, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, BUG: Plugin eliminates WP Admin Contextual Help, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Sync from central source", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Since the help tab content is in a custom post type, you can simply export/import…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to ""Associate image with term" button fails after upgrade", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks!

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, "Associate image with term" button fails after upgrade, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Is This Plugin Still Being Supported?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks Ben!

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Does not work", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    No, I did not know about that plugin Jose. It looks perfect, except it won't…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Not case sensisitve", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It's not a problem or a matter of SEO concerns -- I just wanted to…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Does not work", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That one works, but I noticed it doesn't let you touch the file extension and…

    7 months ago

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

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Not case sensisitve, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Licence settings", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Is the @pekastel still maintaining this plugin?

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "First three characters of email addresses and mailto links are not encoded", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That's pretty interesting; thanks for explaining. So you randomly encode a certain proportion of the…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, First three characters of email addresses and mailto links are not encoded, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Ineffecient, Inefective, Bloated and Incompatible with Server Side Caching, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Unreachable logout links are crawled by googlebot, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blocks WP Remote on some hosts", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Even with Version 1.9.6.2 I still need to have SpamShield disabled on "miscellaneous forms" for…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Blocks WP Remote on some hosts, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Does not work with Epoch", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I saw it! :-)

    8 months ago

  • 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…

    9 months 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…

    9 months 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!…

    9 months ago

Plugins

  • @Reply Two

  • Admin Color Schemer

  • Admin Menu Manager

  • Adminimize

  • Advanced Caching

  • Advanced Custom Fields

  • Advanced Excerpt

  • Advanced Settings

  • Akismet

  • All-in-One WP Migration

  • Anthologize

  • AntiVirus

  • Archived Post Status

  • Assets Manager

  • Async JS and CSS

  • Auto Post Thumbnail

  • BackWPup - WordPress Backup Plugin

  • BBQ: Block Bad Queries

  • Beautiful taxonomy filters

  • Better Admin Help Tabs

  • Better Admin Pointers

  • Better Blockquotes

  • Better Font Awesome

  • Better WordPress Minify

  • Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

  • Blackhole for Bad Bots

  • Blacklist Updater

  • Buckets

  • Byline

    User rating

  • Cache Buddy

  • Caldera Custom Fields

  • Caldera Forms - Drag and drop responsive form builder

  • Caldera Metaplate

  • cbnet Multi Author Comment Notification

  • CC Admin Emails

  • Cerber Limit Login Attempts

  • CFS Custom Category Fields

  • Checksum Verifier

  • Child Theme Configurator

  • Clean My Archives

  • Clean Notifications

    User rating

  • Client Dash

  • CMB2

  • Code Snippets

  • Column Shortcodes

  • Comment Blacklist Manager

  • Compress JPEG & PNG images

  • Content Aware Sidebars

  • Content Blocks

  • Crazy Lazy

  • Crowd Control by Postmatic - Comment moderation decentralized

  • CryptX

  • Current Year and Copyright Shortcodes

  • Custom 404 Error Page

  • Custom Admin Bar

  • Custom Contact Forms

  • Custom Content Type Manager

  • Custom Field Suite

  • Custom Functions Plugin

  • Custom Post Type UI

  • Custom Upload Dir

  • Customizer Export/Import

  • Dashboard Widgets Suite

  • DesktopServer for WordPress

  • Disable XML-RPC

  • Disabler

  • Display Featured Image for Genesis

  • Download Monitor

  • DW Question & Answer

  • DX Share Selection

  • Easier Excerpts

  • Easy

  • Easy Featured Images

  • Easy Pull Quotes

  • Email Address Encoder

  • Enable Media Replace

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

    User rating

  • Event Organiser

  • Eventbrite API

  • Feature A Page Widget

  • Flickr - Pick a Picture

    User rating

  • Floating Social Bar

  • Force Strong Passwords

  • FV Clone Screen Options

  • FV Gravatar Cache

  • FV Top Level Categories

  • Genericon'd

  • Get Custom Field Values

  • Give - WordPress Donation Plugin

  • Google XML Sitemaps

  • Graceful Pull-Quotes

  • Header and Footer

  • I Recommend This

  • If Menu

  • Image Widget

  • Instant Featured Image

  • Intuitive Custom Post Order

  • Keyring

  • Lazy Load

  • Legull

  • LH Archived Post Status

  • Lightweight Social Icons

  • Lock Your Updates Plugins/Themes Manager

  • Login LockDown

  • MailChimp Top Bar

  • MainWP Child

  • MainWP Dashboard

  • Make Filename Lowercase

  • Markdown on Save

  • Members

  • Minimum Comment Length

  • MinQueue

  • Module Control for Jetpack

  • Multi Plugin Installer

  • My Eyes Are Up Here

  • Nested Pages

  • No Category Base (WPML)

  • No Self Pings

  • NoSpamNX

  • Note - A live edit text widget

  • One-Click Child Theme

  • Page Builder by SiteOrigin

  • PDF Embedder

  • PerfBar

  • Perfect Pullquotes

  • Plugin Organizer

  • Pluginception

  • Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields

  • Poetica

  • Point and Stare CMS Functions

  • Post Connector

  • Post Series Manager

  • Post Tags and Categories for Pages

  • Post Thumbnail Editor

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

    User rating

  • Postmatic Social Commenting

  • Posts 2 Posts

  • Pre-Publish Post Checklist

  • Press75 Long Form Storybuilder

  • Publish to Schedule

  • Publishing Checklist

  • Query Monitor

  • Query Wrangler

  • Quotable

    User rating

  • Random Content

  • Rating System

  • Really Simple SSL

  • Recurring PayPal Donations

  • Redirection

  • Regenerate Thumbnails

  • Related Posts for WordPress

  • Relations Post Types

  • Remove Category URL

  • Require Featured Image

  • Requirements Checklist

  • Resize Image After Upload

  • Reusable Text Blocks

  • Revision Notes

  • RICG Responsive Images

  • Safe Redirect Manager

  • Save Post. Check Links.

  • SearchAutocomplete

  • Secondary HTML Content

  • Series

  • Serverstate

  • Show Parent Comment

  • Simple Comment Editing

  • Simple Image Widget

  • Simply Show Hooks

  • Single Post Template

  • Slug Control

  • Snitch

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

  • Social Metrics Tracker

  • Spam Destroyer

  • Speed Booster Pack

  • Spots

  • Statify

  • Styles

  • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

  • Tagregator

  • Tamed Admin Theme