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Dan Knauss

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  • 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 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, and then northwest Iowa now 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.

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

    1 month ago

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

    1 month 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…

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 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.

    2 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.

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 months ago

  • Dan Knauss's profile was updated

    2 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…

    2 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…

    4 months ago

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

    4 months 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…

    6 months ago

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

    6 months 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.

    6 months ago

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

    6 months 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…

    8 months ago

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

    8 months 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!

    8 months 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,…

    8 months ago

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

    8 months ago

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

    8 months 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…

    8 months 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…

    8 months 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.

    8 months ago

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

    8 months ago

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

    10 months ago

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

    10 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…

    10 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…

    10 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…

    10 months ago

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

    10 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…

    10 months ago

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

    10 months ago

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

    10 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…

    10 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…

    10 months ago

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

    10 months ago

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

    10 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…

    10 months ago

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

    10 months ago

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

    10 months ago

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

    11 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…

    11 months ago

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

    11 months ago

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

    1 year 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…

    1 year ago

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