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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 "Elegant Themes' Bloom plugin compatibility", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks! I did see that the next release of Postmatic will support it's own customizable…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Does not work with Epoch", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Does de:comments work with Postmatic?

    1 week ago

  • Created a topic, Still works properly, many others do not, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Important - Get support via support@gopostmatic.com.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Good to know. Thanks!

    1 week ago

  • Created a topic, Elegant Themes' Bloom plugin compatibility, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Doesn't work", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Comments also disappear in IE (only tested with 11) but not Chrome, Firefox, or Opera…

    1 week ago

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

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Social sharing icons in header", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    There is actually a mix of bugginess and interface infelicity in this area: https://github.com/thethemefoundry/make/issues/271

    3 weeks ago

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

    4 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, How to purge blocked IPs?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, False positives, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 weeks ago

  • 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…

    1 month ago

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

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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 months 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 months 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 months ago

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

    2 months 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 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months 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 months ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 months ago

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

    3 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…

    3 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…

    3 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…

    3 months ago

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

    3 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…

    3 months ago

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

    3 months ago

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

    3 months ago

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

    4 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…

    4 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.

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    4 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. :-)

    4 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…

    4 months ago

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

    4 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.…

    4 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…

    4 months ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    5 months ago

Plugins

  • wpDiscuz - WordPress Comments

  • Enable Media Replace

  • Types

  • All-in-One WP Migration

  • Postmatic - Post and comment subscriptions that invite you to hit reply

    User rating

  • Eventbrite API

  • Module Control for Jetpack

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

  • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

  • Caldera Forms

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

    User rating

  • Intuitive Custom Post Order

  • WP Rollback

  • CMB2

  • Image Widget

  • Child Theme Configurator

  • Event Organiser

  • Twitter User Timelines

  • WP External Links (nofollow new window seo)

  • Simple Comment Editing

  • Caldera Custom Fields

  • MainWP Child

  • MainWP

  • Give - WordPress Donation Plugin

  • Social Metrics Tracker

  • Beautiful taxonomy filters

  • WordPress Instant Articles

  • Content Aware Sidebars

  • Better Font Awesome

  • Reusable Text Blocks

  • Series

  • Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

  • Post Connector

  • Download Monitor

  • Client Dash

  • Page Builder by SiteOrigin

  • Compress JPEG & PNG images

  • Akismet

  • WordPress Zero Spam

  • WordPress to SugarCRM Lead

  • Twitter

  • Header and Footer

  • Custom Contact Forms

  • Publishing Checklist

  • Custom Field Suite

  • Note - A live edit text widget

  • Statify

  • Save Post. Check Links.

  • Snitch

  • AntiVirus

  • Blacklist Updater

  • Checksum Verifier

  • Crazy Lazy

  • Serverstate

  • Custom Post Type UI

  • Safe Redirect Manager

  • Caldera Metaplate

  • Post Thumbnail Editor

  • WP Edit

  • Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields

  • Posts 2 Posts

  • Buckets

  • Tamed Admin Theme

  • Nested Pages

  • Taxonomy Metabox

  • WP Featherlight

  • Post Series Manager

  • Feature A Page Widget

  • Redirection

  • Taxonomy Font Icons

  • Code Snippets

  • Advanced Custom Fields

  • Simply Show Hooks

  • One-Click Child Theme

  • Custom Content Type Manager

  • Social

  • FV Top Level Categories

  • Display Featured Image for Genesis

  • Resize Image After Upload

  • WP Editor Widget

  • Admin Menu Manager

  • Zone Manager (Zoninator)

  • Styles

  • Easy Featured Images

  • XML Sitemaps

  • Customizer Export/Import

  • Genericon'd

  • Widget Importer & Exporter

  • Recurring Donations

  • Google XML Sitemaps

  • WP-DBManager

  • DW Question & Answer

  • BackWPup Free - WordPress Backup Plugin

  • Regenerate Thumbnails

  • WP-Sweep

  • Slug Control

  • WP Tab Widget

  • SearchAutocomplete

  • Tagregator

  • Graceful Pull-Quotes

  • Remove Category URL

  • Current Year and Copyright Shortcodes

  • Floating Social Bar

  • WordPress Beta Tester

  • Cache Buddy

  • Email Address Encoder

  • WP-dTree

  • Custom Upload Dir

  • CFS Custom Category Fields

  • CryptX

  • Get Custom Field Values

  • WP Remove Category prefix

    User rating

  • FV Clone Screen Options

  • Random Content

  • WP LaTeX

  • WP Author Box Lite

  • Keyring

  • WP Scroll Depth

  • Time Machine

  • Spots

  • WP Remove Category Base

  • WordPress Social Login

  • If Menu

  • PerfBar

  • Better WordPress Minify

  • Advanced Settings

  • DX Share Selection

  • Better Admin Help Tabs

  • Login LockDown

  • Advanced Excerpt

  • Quotable

    User rating

  • WP Resized Image Quality

  • WP-Markdown

  • WP Social Stats

  • Content Blocks

  • Admin Color Schemer

  • Clean My Archives

  • WP Last Modified

  • WPide

  • Auto Post Thumbnail

  • Relations Post Types

  • Markdown on Save

  • Byline

    User rating

  • Widget Builder

  • WP No Category Base - WPML compatible

  • Secondary HTML Content