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  • Member Since: July 29th, 2018
  • Location: Colorado
  • Website: booklove.space
  • GitHub: lauras
  • Job Title: Web designer, information architect, UX advocate, developer
  • Employer: Rare Pattern LLC
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Bio

I’m a visual artist focusing on professional book design and graphic design. I’ve been doing web design and development since the Netscape days. My first blog was on Geocities. For about a dozen years, I led Drupal design/development companies. For the last few years, it’s been WordPress for in-house and select client projects.

I also do video postproduction, including motion graphics, video editing, sound editing, and mixing—something I’ve been doing since HD was bleeding edge.

NB: The “favorites” under my profile do not represent endorsements. They’re mostly just easy bookmarks. Many of these plugins I use regularly, but some I just marked for looking at later. YMMV.

Interests

science fiction, politics, cooking, Japan, artificial intelligence, climate change,

WordPress Origin Story

Years ago, I wanted a blog that I didn’t have to maintain code for (which I was doing regularly for a bunch of Drupal sites), so I signed up for WordPress.com. It was frustratingly limited, but satisficed my purposes. After a while, though, I decided that I really didn’t like having my content in a locked box, so I dove into WP wholesale. It’s been fun learning a whole new world built on a familiar foundation.

  • Created a topic, Just works, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    FINALLY the mobile browsers are refreshing! This was d…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Fabulous (but know that it’s one-way), on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This plugin is truly wonderful. Being able to manage i…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to <span class=\"resolved\" aria-label=\"Resolved\" title=\"Topic is resolved.\"></span>[Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields] White screen – conflict with Ninja Forms, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Since you asked… TypeError: Marionette.ItemView is undefined[Learn More] builder.js:1:2899 <anonymous> https://foobar.foo/wp-content/plugins/ninja-forms/assets/js/min/builder.js?ver=3.4.10:1 u https://foobar.foo/wp-content/plugins/ninja-forms/assets/js/min/builder.js?ver=3.4.10:1 c https://foobar.foo/wp-content/plugins/ninja-forms/assets/js/min/builder.js?ver=3.4.10:1…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to White screen – conflict with Ninja Forms, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Anyway, the Ninja Forms maintainers had this response to my bug report: I will look…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to White screen – conflict with Ninja Forms, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Done. Thanks!

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, WSOD conflict with Ninja Forms, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I wish I had more info to provide. PHP error logs come…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Top of the short list, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    There are only a handful of Elementor extension plugin…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Very handy, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In fact, it's surprising this functionality isn't in c…

    10 months ago

  • Created a topic, Basic captcha rejects first answer every time, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Minor issue, but odd: On my dev sites, my first answer…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Feature Request: enforce password strength, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Yes, that's essentially it.

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Feature Request: enforce password strength, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This is one feature that I need for sites of clients w…

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Breaks Meow Gallery, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Right. There still seems to be a problem in the Advanced Gutenberg default block configuration…

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Breaks Elementor Blocks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The update today fixed the Elementor block issue for me.

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Breaks Meow Gallery, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The latest update does not show the Meow block in configuration, but the block is…

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Breaks Meow Gallery, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I explained in that thread to keep the different issues separate, though they may be…

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Breaks Elementor Blocks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The Elementor issue is that the Elementor block in Gutenberg (which makes available various Elementor…

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Breaks Meow Gallery, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The Meow Gallery block does not even appear in the pro…

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Breaks Elementor Blocks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Confirmed. Same issue.

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Simple and smooth, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    A very easy integration with many configurations.

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Straightforward and effective, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Makes managing featured images so easy. Very nice.

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Effective and to the point, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This plugin works. The UI is straightforward and helpf…

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Easy and straightforward, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Works very well.

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Comprehensive and easy to use, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I was using Wordfence when I saw a recommendation from…

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, Came through where other plugins fell short, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I handled a migration from wp.com that ended up pullin…

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, Works somewhat, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Post-migration, it captured many images that still lin…

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, Portfolio items 404, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Portfolio items appear fine on the page where the port…

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, Complex, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This might be Averta's best offering. I got the pro ve…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Amazing power, well designed, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This theme is well constructed, and provides an amazin…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Elementor elements in Gutenberg, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This module makes your saved Elementor global elements…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Not quite as described, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This plugin is a huge disappointment, but I love its p…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Very useful, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    It's so useful, it's kind of amazing that this functio…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Easy and straightforward, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Does what it says, nothing less.

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Effortless, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This is a set-and-forget enhancement. I love having it…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, A great tool, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Actively developed. Supported by numerous other develo…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Very nice, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    If you don't need a deep audit log, just a high level …

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Title FIx does not show up among extensions. Is it there?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ah, tricked by the window within the window. :o

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Fatal PHP error on update to 2.2.1 (500), on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for the quick reply. After nearly 15 years of code maintenance, I'm enjoying hosting…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Title FIx does not show up among extensions. Is it there?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thank you for the snippet! And for solving the mystery. FWIW, here's my screen showing…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Fatal PHP error on update to 2.2.1 (500), on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The installation is on wordpress.com. Would that affect the path expected (vs a core WordPress…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Title FIx does not show up among extensions. Is it there?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm trying to fix the <head><title> value …

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Fatal PHP error on update to 2.2.1 (500), on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    When my site auto-updated, I got a 500 error. PHP erro…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Limited, ok, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for the update. The options were rather simple when I installed. Much more there…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Limited, ok, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This plugin gives a clunky, hard coded presentation, b…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Effective, with great support, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    So nice to have these links handy up top. I had a prob…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Note: This will not work on WP.com Business Plan sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    PS — I've enabled the snippet and enabled your plugin. Works wonderfully!

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Note: This will not work on WP.com Business Plan sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, David! I will definitely try this out. The Jetpack bar is next to useless.…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Note: This will not work on WP.com Business Plan sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This plugin wasn't working for me and I had no idea wh…

    1 year ago

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