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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. Textpattern had some great influences on WordPress, and so (I suspect) did Joomla.

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.

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

    15 hours 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.…

    5 days 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…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Authenticating Google Analytics now OAuth 1.0 is officially deprecated", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Still having this problem even after today's upgrade to address it.

    6 days ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "shortcode for This Taxonomy images plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @Evan Today it probably makes more sense to use ACF or something similar.

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "How about not highlighting the post editor button in purple?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ha! Thanks, that's great!

    2 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, How about not highlighting the post editor button in purple?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to display an "and" between the last or only two Byline terms", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, I just replied. What you're dealing with is a theme that has its own…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to display an "and" between the last or only two Byline terms", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Either way is fine, just email me.

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to display an "and" between the last or only two Byline terms", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That sounds like it's just a matter of getting your CSS right. Can you provide…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "White screen of death when editing", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Same problem still with Firefox 36.

    3 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Does what it says, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 weeks ago

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

    4 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Search is Broken, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Is it possible to exclude pages and other post types?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, that's helpful.

    4 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Is it possible to exclude pages and other post types?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Fast. Simple. Effective., on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Get everything out of Joomla and into WordPress!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Doesn't always work", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes we have no results now.

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Broken shortcode output after 1.2 update", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks! Glad to help a little.

    4 weeks ago

  • 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month ago

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

    1 month ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    1 month ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    1 month ago

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

    1 month ago

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

    1 month ago

  • Dan Knauss’s profile was updated

    2 months 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…

    2 months 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…

    2 months 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…

    2 months ago

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

    2 months 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…

    2 months ago

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

    2 months 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…

    2 months 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…

    2 months 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…

    2 months 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.

    3 months ago

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

    3 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.

    3 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.

    3 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.

    3 months ago

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

    3 months ago

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

    3 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…

    3 months ago

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