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David G. Johnson

  • Member Since: October 5th, 2007
  • Sarasota, FL
  • social.thedavidjohnson.com
  • Growth Engineer at Grow The Dream (formerly Epiphany Marketing, LLC)
  • @haveanepiphany on WordPress.org, @thedavidjohnson on Slack
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Bio/Description

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 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 day 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…

    2 days 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…

    2 days 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:…

    2 days 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,…

    2 days 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…

    2 days ago

  • David G. Johnson's profile was updated

    3 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    7 months 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…

    7 months 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…

    7 months 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…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to File not found error, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hey there -- I'm experiencing the same issue (although I use the OptimizePress plugin, not…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Possible to load Contact Form in Fancybox / Lightbox?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to 301 redirect missing?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I just noticed that I can see & edit existing redirects in the latest version.…

    1 year ago

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

    2 years ago

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

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to 301 redirect missing?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yep, @mikegood -- it was mentioned previously, but it's easy to miss in this thread:…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to 301 redirect missing?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, @TacoVerdo. I appreciate the responses. So the bottom line is: We need to upgrade…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to 301 redirect missing?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @niagaracollege you might take a look at the Redirection plugin. It's what I've used for…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to 301 redirect missing?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes... thank you very much, @diywebmastery -- very helpful indeed!

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to 301 redirect missing?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks for your detailed response, @TacoVerdo I understand the rationale: difficulty in managing, and site…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to 301 redirect missing?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @TacoVerdo - ultimately I did find a reference to it buried in the changelog, but…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, 301 redirect missing?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Call to undefined function wpcf7_script_is() in hidden.php line 134, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • David G. Johnson’s profile was updated

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to SSL and Amazon CloudFront CDN, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Did you ever find a resolution to this issue? I've got a similar set of…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Pin Full Images?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks for the response! We'll switch to Frizzly on some of our sites and wait…

    3 years ago

  • TheDavidJohnson’s profile was updated

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Pin Full Images?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Facebook Pixel Support?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hey Patrick, Thanks for the response. Yes, I've seen that one. It doesn't look like…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Problem with Google login: OpenID auth request contains an unregistered domain, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to How do I adjust the placement of the text on my home page?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Luke, It looks like your titles ("The Promise", "Seminars", "Team", etc.) are wrapped in…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to RSS URL error, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Not sure it will be possible to diagnose this without taking a peek at your…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to WCS Widget Bug, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I put together a slightly modified version of this code which is working well for…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Today's Classes" Widget shows "hidden" classes, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Alright, thanks to @chakradeo and the patch he referenced in his previous response, my clients'…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Today's Classes" Widget shows "hidden" classes, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks for this response, @chakradeo. I had seen the post you referenced after considerable searching…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, "Today's Classes" Widget shows "hidden" classes, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Facebook Pixel Support?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Ampersand in site title populates pins with & amp ; (without spaces), on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi mrsztuczkens, thanks for the response. Actually, I have no explanation for this. Between the…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Ampersand in site title populates pins with & amp ; (without spaces), on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Best Coding Method For Task, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi TCOG, The way I understand your question, it seems that a WordPress "Custom Post…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to How to Put Ad on Header?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi albnaldo, You sure could -- it's kind-of a design taste question. If you wanted…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Delete Blog Question, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You're welcome!

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Implementing WP in HTML, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi setshot50, Yes. What you're trying to accomplish is doable. In fact, integrating WordPress instead…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Help with header / logo / description, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You're welcome, dtfkev! Unfortunately, I may have sent you on a wild goose chase with…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Implementing WP in HTML, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi setshot50, Using iframes to display content from a WordPress blog could get messy pretty…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Delete Blog Question, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Looks like Forensica Digital and I were both typing up answers at the same time.…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Delete Blog Question, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    To have a complete copy of everything, you'll need to back up both the "files"…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to How to Put Ad on Header?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    There is probably more than one good way to approach this. But, depending upon exactly…

    3 years ago