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  • Member Since: February 24th, 2009
  • New Westminster BC V3M 3W5
  • omcsocial.com
  • Owner at OMC Social Media Promotions
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I’ve been working in tech for so many years now and I just love it, always have and always will. Somewhere along this journey in the world for tech, new things cropped up. Like the term downsizing. So one day I packed up and left. Travelled across Canada by Grehound for two weeks. That was an interesting experience. Saw the oil sands and the northern lights. I’ll take the northern lights, please.

I’ve been a Procedures Analyst, Business Analyst, and Management Analyst in the first half of my information technology career. Then I took the big leap and found myself at the other end of the country trying new things. Good with people customer service and sales-related roles were the survivor jobs. The juicy and new learning jobs were career services and counselling, life and career coaching, and building websites.

Then along came social media. Oddly, I didn’t see this as a new thing. It’s the new way of doing the old things we’ve always done. Get the word out there. Interact with people. Pump palms. Same idea, different venue.


Social Media, People, Society, Behaviour, Psychology, Photography, Art, Painting, Reading, Creative Writing, Blogging, Creating Communities, Teaching People

WordPress Origin Story

Once upon a time in Canada a fellow decided he wanted something better than static pages and off he went in search of the best blogging platform. He tried many things and invested much time, until one day he was introduced to WordPress. Confused by the interface and what all the different options did, he blogged anyway doing the best he could with no one to explain what was happening. After a period of time he figured things out and began to apply his technical skills to bigger projects. And so the story continues…

  • Created a new ticket, #31623, in Core Trac:
    Appearance > Menu errors

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, 418 Unused when I try enabling Max menu, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    9 months ago

  • Created a new ticket, #31414, in Core Trac:
    Paginating Themes, Plugins, and Media

    9 months ago

  • Created a new ticket, #31102, in Core Trac:
    Sort Filters on Plugins

    10 months ago

  • Created a new ticket, #30401, in Core Trac:
    Media Library Crashes Browser Frequently

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Curious, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Regular Updates & Support & Robust ecommerce, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Is this going to work on 3.9.1?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, My Inbox Got Quiet, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Bug Issue possibly with Javascript, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Life Saver - Simple and Easy, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, How is this Plugin Compatibility today?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Evernote to Multiple Blogs, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Everyone can post", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Cool! Thanks! So even a Role Editing plugin would help with this nicely?

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Works Great!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Multisite Support, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Ironic really, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, WordPress 3.9 and BuddyPress 2.0, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Everyone can post", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    So wtf? No answer? I'm interested in seeing the response to his / her question.

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Update for the Plugin?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, [Plugin: Rotating Posts] Errors?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    7 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "autofocus - image on front page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, I had a client just install it the other day. Here's what we learned…

    7 years ago


  • WordPress Download Manager

  • Global Content Blocks

  • WP Fastest Cache

  • Sucuri Security - Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening

  • WP-Spreadplugin

  • Feed Them Social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, Pinterest, etc)

  • WordPress Social Sharing Optimization - Improves Editing / Publishing / Shared Content

  • NextGEN Facebook - Complete Meta Tags for FB, Google, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn & More

  • WordPress Mobile Pack

  • Yoast SEO

  • Smooth Slider

  • MailChimp for WordPress

  • WordPress Store Locator

  • BackWPup Free - WordPress Backup Plugin

  • WordPress Landing Pages

  • SP Project & Document Manager

  • WPPizza

  • SEO by SQUIRRLYâ„¢

  • myCRED

  • Google Apps Login

  • NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster

  • Seriously Simple Podcasting

  • WP-PageNavi

  • Auto Affiliate Links

  • WP responsive FAQ with category plugin

  • WP LinkedIn

  • BePro Listings

  • Contact Bank - Contact Forms Builder

  • Gallery Bank - Photo Galleries & Albums

  • Business Directory Plugin

  • Newsletter

  • Users Ultra Membership Plugin

  • SendGrid

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  • Starbox - the Author Box for Humans

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  • WP-DBManager

  • WP Slimstat

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  • Better Plugin Compatibility Control

  • Admin Management Xtended

  • StageShow

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  • Press Permit Core

  • Gallery - Photo Albums - Portfolio

  • EWWW Image Optimizer

  • Per Page Menus and Featured Posts IntelliWidget

  • GeoDirectory - Directory Plugin

  • Memphis Documents Library

  • Child Themify

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  • Blappsta Mobile App Plugin - Your native, mobile iPhone App and Android App

  • Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

  • Plugins Genius

  • Regenerate Thumbnails

  • CMS Commander Client

  • Lazy Load for Videos

  • Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall

  • rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress

  • FA Lite - WP responsive slider plugin

  • PHP/MySQL CPU performance statistics

  • Live Group Chat - HTML5

  • ExtraWatch FREE (Live Stats, Heatmap, Click tracking, Download Monitor and more)

  • Peter's Post Notes

  • Next Level Cache

  • Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer

  • Datafeedr API

  • Datafeedr Product Sets

  • WP Job Manager Registration Use Email

  • Landing Pages Builder

  • Copyright Proof

  • All-in-One WP Migration

  • Design Approval System

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  • LDD Directory Lite

  • WP RSS Aggregator

  • Gmedia Gallery - Photo Gallery, Image Slider, Music Player, Video Player, Media Library

  • Benchmark Email Lite

  • Ban Hammer

  • FG Joomla to WordPress

  • WPtouch Mobile Plugin

  • Demo Data Creator

  • Events Made Easy

  • WP Product Review

  • Profile Builder - front-end user registration, login and edit profile

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  • Plug-N-Edit Full Drag & Drop HTML Visual Editor with Web Page Builder WYSIWYG

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  • VideoStir Spokesperson

  • NinjaFirewall (WP Edition)

  • Tabify Edit Screen

  • WP Security Audit Log

  • XML Sitemap & Google News feeds

  • Super Socializer

  • Formidable Forms

  • Polylang

  • Slash Admin

  • The Events Calendar

  • DreamObjects Backups

  • WP Canvas - Shortcodes

  • Export User Data

  • Connections Business Directory

  • Maps by Store Locator Plus

  • BuddyPress

  • iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

  • mb.miniAudioPlayer - an HTML5 audio player for your mp3 files

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  • GEO my WordPress

  • amr users

  • RSVPMaker

  • WP Total Hacks

  • Anti-spam

  • melascrivi-plugin

  • Stream

  • WP Customize

  • WP eCommerce

  • WPeMatico

  • Real Estate Website Builder

  • WP Job Manager

  • Math Captcha

  • WP-Property - WordPress Powered Real Estate and Property Management

  • FCChat Widget

  • BLOGCHAT Chat System

  • Jetpack by WordPress.com

  • CommentPress Core

  • User Role by BestWebSoft

  • xili-dictionary

  • Post Snippets

  • Simple 301 Redirects

  • Ultimate WordPress Auction Plugin

  • Media Library Assistant

  • Easy Options Page

  • Duplicator

  • Spam Destroyer

  • WP Antivirus Site Protection (by SiteGuarding.com)

  • YouTube Channel

  • ChatMe Mini Messenger

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  • Redirection

  • SoundCloud Is Gold

  • WP-CRM - Customer Relations Management for WordPress

  • Child Theme Creator by Orbisius

  • WP Minify Fix

  • Affiliates

  • WP Project Manager

  • Print Friendly and PDF Button

  • Require Featured Image

  • Broken Link Checker

  • WP CSV

  • WP htaccess Control

  • BuddyPress Registration Options

  • Toolbar Publish Button

  • VideoWhisper Live Streaming Integration

  • GeoIP Detection

  • WordPress Leads

  • Akismet

  • Posts 2 Posts

  • MailPoet Newsletters

  • Members

  • Useful Banner Manager

  • WordPress Popup - Optin Revolution

  • Widgetize Pages Light

  • WP User Frontend

  • Marketing Optimizer for WordPress

  • WP Super Cache

  • IK Facebook Plugin

  • Add From Server

  • Image Store

  • Gravity PDF

  • Wordfence Security

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  • Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

  • Child Theme Configurator

  • YouTube

  • Clef Two-Factor Authentication

  • Titan Framework

  • WP101

  • SmartPost Templates

  • Radio Station

  • Display Widgets

  • Easy Pricing Tables Lite by Fatcat Apps

  • WP Admin UI Customize

  • Alpine PhotoTile for Pinterest

  • Alpine PhotoTile for Instagram

  • Easy Watermark

  • Credit Tracker

  • Responsive Video Shortcodes

  • WP Edit

  • Content Aware Sidebars

  • HyperDB

  • Slideshow

    User rating

  • xili-language

  • Download Monitor

  • WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart

  • New User Approve

  • Grand Flagallery - Photo Gallery Plugin

  • WP Ultimate Recipe

  • Featured Galleries

  • WassUp Real Time Analytics

  • Login With Ajax

  • Login Security Solution

  • Multisite Enhancements

  • WP Construction Mode

  • Use Any Font

  • MainWP Child

  • MainWP Dashboard

  • Meta Slider

  • Multisite Admin Bar Switcher

  • SMTP Cycle Email

  • WP-DB-Table-Editor

  • Visual Form Builder

  • Rename Users

  • WP Customer Area

  • BuddyDrive

  • VideoWhisper Video Conference Integration

  • WP Review

  • BuddyForms Attach Post with Group

  • Advanced Custom Fields

  • Editorial Calendar

  • Restrict Content Pro - WP Job Manager

  • Custom Login

  • PAYMILL for WordPress

  • Admin Toolbar Menus

  • Events Manager

  • Recently Registered

  • Maintenance

  • Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

  • Nginx Helper

  • Sticky Header by ThematoSoup

  • Better WordPress Minify

  • Display SQL Stats

  • WP Easy Gallery » WordPress Gallery Plugin

  • EZ SQL Reports Shortcode Widget and DB Backup

  • WP App Studio

  • BJ Lazy Load

  • BuddyPress Group Tinychat

  • BuddyForms Members

  • MultilingualPress

  • Widget Wrangler

  • Relative URL

  • WooCommerce and WP eMember Integration

  • MyArcadePlugin Lite

  • WordPress Ping Optimizer

  • Simple Ads Manager

  • MarketPress - WordPress eCommerce

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