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  • Member Since: October 5th, 2007
  • Location: Sarasota, FL
  • Website: social.thedavidjohnson.com
  • Job Title: Growth Engineer
  • Employer: Grow The Dream (formerly Epiphany Marketing, LLC)
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Bio

Geek. Marketer. Growth Engineer. Husband. Dad. Speaker. Writer. Consultant. Excessive User of Punctuation. Not Necessarily in that Order.

Interests

Technology, Motorcyling, Marketing, Music, Writing, Reading

WordPress Origin Story

In 2006, I ran a Google search related to finding creative business card ideas. I read a legendary story about the cards Matt Mullenweg passed out at a conference. They said something like: Step 1: Go to Google.com. Step 2: Type in “Matt”. Step 3: hit “I’m feeling lucky.”

The idea that someone was #1 in Google for their first name was irresistible to me as a marketer and geek. I set up a hosting account, downloaded WordPress and installed it that day. It’s been providing amazing results for our clients ever since!

  • Posted a reply to Token, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey @ohsnap -- If you go to hxxps://yourdomain.com/admin/tools.php (you'll have to sign in if you…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Posts fail to publish if using the Gutenberg plugin, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ah HA! That's why I always get the "Publishing Failed" message in Gutenberg, even though…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Compatibility with Gutenberg, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @ocean90 Excellent! Please feel free to reach out if you want a beta tester. I'd…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Public Post Preview; Special characters, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Paging @myinternetscout: might be time to jump in on the discussion at Github

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Public Post Preview; Special characters, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Nice! Thanks for the workaround, @bph

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Public Post Preview; Special characters, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @myinternetscout the em dash, amirite?

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Public Post Preview; Special characters, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @designsimply Thanks to you and @lizkarkoski for your help!

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Compatibility with Gutenberg, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @ocean90 - First, thanks for the excellent plugin. Love it! Now that 4.9.8 is out…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Public Post Preview; Special characters, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @designsimply I found an existing support topic related to Gutenberg compatibility for the Public Post…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Public Post Preview; Special characters, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Public Post Preview is a lifesaver for showing content to people who can't log in…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've been getting blank screens in the Gutenberg editor on one of my sites any…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Solid performance over the long haul, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    We've been using NextGEN gallery on one site or anothe…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to tinymce is not defined, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    That's great to hear, @taxask - you're most welcome! Cheers!

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to tinymce is not defined, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Glad to see you were able to track down the redirection. I'm not seeing an…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to comment_form() fields being displayed only for non logged in users, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Aimee, Apologies for the delayed response... I've been traveling. Yes, you are correct. All…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to comment_form() fields being displayed only for non logged in users, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Aimee, OK just so I understand correctly, you'd like the comment box itself to…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to WP serving larger images that required, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Ian, After visiting your site (https://theemeraldemporium.co/), it looks like you're using WooCommerce to facilitate…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Image file name reverting to previous file name when uploading, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there! Are you still using this plugin? https://wordpress.org/plugins/media-file-renamer/ If so, try deactivating that plugin…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to tinymce is not defined, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there! It looks like there's a configuration problem affecting the loading of this file:…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to comment_form() fields being displayed only for non logged in users, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Aimee, I’ll do what I can to help you here. If I understand correctly,…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Images uploading blurry, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Emma, I’m sorry you’re having some trouble! In order to provide the most useful…

    1 year ago

  • David G. Johnson's profile was updated

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Is CFDB gone?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @msimpson — the removal of the plugin from the repository is a big concern for…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to [Frizzly - Social Share Buttons] Crashed Site, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for the rapid response, @mrsztuczkens! I’ve updated to version 1.0.1 and everything is working…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Warning: Do not update to 1.0.0!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The plugin author has posted an update that fixes the problem. I’ve confirmed that version…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to [Frizzly - Social Share Buttons] Warning: Do not update to 1.0.0!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for linking to the previous version for lazy people like me! The 1.0.0 version…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to [Frizzly - Social Share Buttons] Crashed Site, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Upgrading to 1.0 produced the same errors on my site. Renaming the plugin folder causes…

    2 years ago

  • Closed ticket #35255, in Core Trac:
    Password Reset URL doesn't include period '.' character in username

    3 years ago

  • Created a new ticket, #35255, in Core Trac:
    Password Reset URL doesn't include period '.' character in username

    3 years ago

  • David G. Johnson’s profile was updated

    4 years ago

  • TheDavidJohnson’s profile was updated

    4 years ago