Aubrey (@starshaped)

  • Member Since: May 27th, 2003
  • Massachusetts, USA
  • star-shaped.org
  • Web Developer at Redfin Solutions
  • @heraubreyness on WordPress.org, @starshaped on Slack
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I’m a front end web developer in western Massachusetts currently working as a Drupal themer for a company in Portland, ME. I use WordPress to power my blog and I dabble in theme development. I may work with Drupal all day, but WordPress is my first love!


knitting, beer, spinning fiber, writing, cross-stitch, css, sass, WordPress, Drupal, running, tea

WordPress Origin Story

I’ve been blogging since 2000 and came across b2 sometime in 2002. I loved not having to deal with the hassle of millions of template files (Greymatter) or having to rebuild my site every time I made a change (Moveable Type) so I fell in love with the ease of use and my ability to easily extend the code to add little touches.

When b2 was forked and WordPress was created, I jumped on board and haven’t looked back since.