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jrbeilke

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  • Member Since: August 25th, 2008
  • Minnesota, USA
  • jrbeilke.com
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Client Support Developer for Internet Broadcasting (www.ibsys.com).

Blog and WordPress Development in my spare time at jrbeilke.com

WordPress Origin Story

Started writing online in 2002 with a simple site on Blogger. About a year later I decided I wanted to do more with my site due to my interest in photography, and I especially wanted to showcase my photos online.

I tried a number of CMS’s at the time, including b2, Drupal, Mambo, and Movable Type, but ran into issues and decided to try developing my own system instead. I spent the next year developing a homegrown CMS for photo blogging in PHP/MySQL in my free time.

Unfortunately my homegrown CMS could not keep up with the other systems being developed, and I grew envious of the new features that I was missing. Near the end of 2003 I decided to switch to Movable Type based on advice from a number of other photobloggers at the time, but my lack of Perl knowledge really held me back in developing the site.

In April 2004 I switched the site again, to WordPress this time. Thanks to WordPress being php-based, and the 1.2 release in May, I developed a number of plugins and a custom theme that finally gave me the site I had always wanted. Due to unforeseen circumstances I no longer have the original site (jbmax.us) or my first WordPress profile (jbmax), and I’ve been using my current WordPress profile (jrbeilke) since 2008 instead.

  • Posted a reply to "remove black line above widget title (content/right sidebar)", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I believe the black bar you are referring to is a border added to the…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Sidebar Content lines and spacing", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Greg, Which sidebar widget are you using for the "Series" section in the sidebar? Could…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Post in grid", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I had the same problem with my site. To fix it I had to go…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Makes moving a WordPress site so much easier, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a new ticket, #24194, in Core Trac:
    Twenty Thirteen: non-responsive layout in IE8

    2 years ago

  • Created a new ticket, #24192, in Core Trac:
    Twenty Thirteen: search overlaps menu items in navbar

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Missing Genericons font files with new Twenty Thirteen theme and CDN, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, [Plugin: Use Google Libraries] Changes needed to use secure urls for sites with SSL, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Relative theme path in a tag", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Just thought I'd post a follow up here to let everyone know that stylesheet_directory was…

    7 years ago

  • Replied to topic in the WPMU forums, Feedwordpress now wpmu compatible

    7 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: Events Calendar] Is anyone going to fix this plugin?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I've tried contacting the owner (Luke) to see if he can update the download on…

    7 years ago

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