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

    4 days 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…

    1 week ago

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

    1 week ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    3 weeks 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…

    1 month ago

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

    1 month ago

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

    2 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…

    2 months ago

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

    3 months ago

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

    3 months ago

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

    3 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…

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    5 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…

    5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

  • Created a topic, Best current comprehensive spam solution, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    5 months ago

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

    5 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…

    5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

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

    5 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…

    6 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…

    6 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!…

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, Upgrade Counter, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "It's broken and may spam you", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry for the double post; I forgot reviews and forum posts are kind of the…

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, It's broken and may spam you, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, The emails never stop..., on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Broken since at least 3.9.1, maybe earlier", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Has this been fixed in the last update?

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Are screen options saved when user is switched?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Great feature! You should advertise it here. It's a nice way to check up and…

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, Are screen options saved when user is switched?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 months ago

  • 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…

    7 months ago

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

    7 months ago

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

    7 months ago

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

    7 months ago

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

    7 months 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…

    7 months ago

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

    7 months 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

    7 months ago

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

    7 months ago

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

    7 months ago

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

    7 months 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…

    8 months ago

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

    8 months 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…

    8 months 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…

    8 months ago

Plugins

  • Page Builder by SiteOrigin

  • Publish to Schedule

  • Code Snippets

  • Require Featured Image

  • DW Question & Answer

  • WP No Category Base - WPML compatible

  • Social Metrics Tracker

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

  • Taxonomy Images

  • Beautiful taxonomy filters

  • Cerber Limit Login Attempts

  • Event Organiser

  • WPBruiser {no-Captcha anti-Spam}

  • Custom Contact Forms

  • Content Aware Sidebars

  • Get Custom Field Values

  • Custom Post Type UI

  • Adminimize

  • Header and Footer

  • WP Author Box Lite

  • wpDiscuz - Supercharged native comments

  • MailChimp Top Bar

  • Caldera Forms

  • MainWP Child

  • MainWP Dashboard

  • All-in-One WP Migration

  • Post Connector

  • Testimonial Rotator

  • Buckets

  • WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam

    User rating

  • Query Wrangler

  • Crowd Control by Postmatic - Comment moderation decentralized

  • WP Asset Clean Up

  • Custom Field Suite

  • BackWPup Free - WordPress Backup Plugin

  • Give - WordPress Donation Plugin

  • Compress JPEG & PNG images

  • WP Edit

  • My Eyes Are Up Here

  • Enable Media Replace

  • Advanced Custom Fields

  • Members

  • Tamed Admin Theme

  • Akismet

  • Nested Pages

  • Regenerate Thumbnails

  • WP User Activity

  • Auto Post Thumbnail

  • Caldera Metaplate

  • Speed Booster Pack

  • WP Tab Widget

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

    User rating

  • Display Featured Image for Genesis

  • RICG Responsive Images

  • WPCore Plugin Manager

  • Safe Redirect Manager

  • Feature A Page Widget

  • Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields

  • Archived Post Status

  • Poetica

  • If Menu

  • Unsplash WP

  • Postmatic Social Commenting

  • WP Rollback

  • Note - A live edit text widget

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

    User rating

  • Image Widget

  • WP-Sweep

  • WordPress Instant Articles

  • WP Editor Widget

  • The Hack Repair Guy's Plugin Archiver

  • Types

  • Easy

  • Multi Plugin Installer

  • Make Filename Lowercase

  • Download Monitor

  • Caldera Custom Fields

  • Widget Importer & Exporter

  • Keyring

  • WP-DBManager

  • Query Monitor

  • Twitter

  • Pluginception

  • Post Series Manager

  • Genericon'd

  • @Reply Two

  • DesktopServer for WordPress

  • Reusable Text Blocks

  • Show Parent Comment

  • Point and Stare CMS Functions

  • CFS Custom Category Fields

  • Simple Comment Editing

  • WP Term Order

  • Redirection

  • WP Term Meta

  • Posts 2 Posts

  • Simple Image Widget

  • Twitter User Timelines

  • Force Strong Passwords

  • Eventbrite API

  • Revision Notes

  • Child Theme Configurator

  • CMB2

  • WP-dTree

  • WPide

  • Module Control for Jetpack

  • Email Address Encoder

  • Lazy Load

  • Better Font Awesome

  • Resize Image After Upload

  • WordPress Social Login

  • Intuitive Custom Post Order

  • Remove Category URL

  • Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

  • WordPress Zero Spam

  • Customizer Export/Import

  • Better WordPress Minify

  • WP Notification Center

  • Related Posts for WordPress

  • Current Year and Copyright Shortcodes

  • WP Featherlight - A Simple jQuery Lightbox

  • Advanced Settings

  • FV Top Level Categories

  • WordPress to SugarCRM Lead

  • Publishing Checklist

  • WP Dev Dashboard

  • Recurring Donations

  • Custom Upload Dir

  • Widget Builder

  • LH Archived Post Status

  • Clean My Archives

  • AntiVirus

  • What The File

  • Spots

  • WP Remove Category Base

  • Tagregator

  • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

  • WP External Links (nofollow new window seo)

  • Series

  • Client Dash

  • Statify

  • Save Post. Check Links.

  • Snitch

  • Blacklist Updater

  • Checksum Verifier

  • Crazy Lazy

  • Serverstate

  • Anthologize

  • Post Thumbnail Editor

  • Taxonomy Metabox

  • Custom Functions Plugin

  • Taxonomy Font Icons

  • Comment Blacklist Manager

  • Simply Show Hooks

  • One-Click Child Theme

  • Custom Content Type Manager

  • Admin Menu Manager

  • Zone Manager (Zoninator)

  • Styles

  • Easy Featured Images

  • XML Sitemaps

  • Google XML Sitemaps

  • Slug Control

  • Requirements Checklist

  • SearchAutocomplete

  • Graceful Pull-Quotes

  • Floating Social Bar

  • WordPress Beta Tester

  • Cache Buddy

  • Lock Your Updates Plugins/Themes Manager

  • CryptX

  • Press75 Long Form Storybuilder

  • WP Remove Category prefix

    User rating

  • FV Clone Screen Options

  • Random Content

  • Custom Admin Bar

  • WP LaTeX

  • Column Shortcodes

  • WP Scroll Depth

  • Time Machine

  • Minimum Comment Length

  • Pre-Publish Post Checklist

  • Widget Output Cache

  • PerfBar

  • Better Admin Pointers

  • DX Share Selection

  • FV Gravatar Cache

  • Better Admin Help Tabs

  • Login LockDown

  • Advanced Excerpt

  • CC Admin Emails

  • Flickr - Pick a Picture

    User rating

  • Quotable

    User rating

  • Post Tags and Categories for Pages

  • Disabler

  • WP Resized Image Quality

  • cbnet Multi Author Comment Notification