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

Geek. Marketer. Growth Engineer. Dad. Speaker. Motorcyclist. Podcaster. 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 Error – Please fix in next update, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks @giangel84 — adding the @ symbol to that line of code solved the problem…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Token, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Not necessarily. The requirements for YOURLS are very similar to WordPress itself. If it supports…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Token, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I think there may be a bit of confusion. The WordPress plugin you're referring to…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Token, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @daveburtonwilliams do you have the software from yourls.org installed as well?

    2 years ago

  • 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…

    3 years 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…

    3 years 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…

    3 years 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

    3 years ago

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

    3 years ago

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

    3 years 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!

    3 years 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…

    3 years 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…

    3 years 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…

    3 years 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…

    3 years 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…

    3 years 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!

    4 years 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…

    4 years 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…

    4 years 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…

    4 years 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…

    4 years 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…

    4 years 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:…

    4 years 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,…

    4 years 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…

    4 years 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…

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 years ago

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

    5 years ago

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

    5 years ago