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maestraweb

  • Member Since: December 2nd, 2010
  • Toronto, ON
  • www.maestrawebdesign.com
  • Founder & Web Designer at Maestra Web Design
  • @maestraweb on WordPress.org
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Bio/Description

I’m Mary Bella, the “Maestra” of Maestra Web Design, and I specialize in WordPress websites for singers, instrumental musicians and arts organizations. That’s my “niche” but I’m always open to other projects – I’ve created and maintained websites for choirs, orchestras, photographers, agents, authors, visual artists as well as community groups and charitable organizations.

Interests

Zumba, yoga, hiking, mini-schnauzers, opera, classical music, jazz, singing, ukulele, choirs, conducting

WordPress Origin Story

Back when I started designing websites in 1999 (yes, that’s right, some of you weren’t born yet) my clients were always asking to be able to update their own sites. They would try to do it with html editors (usually crappy free ones) and often break their site. Well, of course I could come to the rescue and fix it, and get paid, but ultimately I prefer to create sites rather than fixing broken ones. In 2007 one of my clients asked for a blog, and once I got going in WordPress, I was hooked. I’ve designed 50+ self-hosted WordPress sites and donated a few to organizations in my community. WordPress is so user friendly, it’s a great tool for small to midsize companies or individuals. There are so many great plugins and online resources, and affordable, adaptable, responsive themes.

  • Posted a reply to Category Archive show post content like blog page?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks so much, Display Posts is exactly what I needed.

    3 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Category Archive show post content like blog page?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Insert “Read more” link, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Is there a way to insert a "Read more" link after ever…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to <span class=\"resolved\" aria-label=\"Resolved\" title=\"Topic is resolved.\"></span>[Very Simple Event List] Events displaying by post date instead of event date, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Looks like the recent update fixed both issues! YAY! Thanks.

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to <span class=\"resolved\" aria-label=\"Resolved\" title=\"Topic is resolved.\"></span>[Very Simple Event List] Events displaying by post date instead of event date, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Still having trouble with events order – working around it by putting the posting date…

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, [Slider] Works well, very flexible, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Have had no trouble with it so far, even just using th…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to [Resolved] [Very Simple Event List] Events displaying by post date instead of event date, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for your reply Guido, Sorry I was off for holidays. The site is now…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, [Very Simple Event List] Events displaying by post date instead of event date, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Dev site link is http://66.147.244.84/~ilovemim/news-…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to extra /p tag inserted after first track, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Found the answer: Wrapping Text Around the Audio Player If you want to wrap some…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to extra /p tag inserted after first track, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    PS: Using WP 4.5 and the </p> displays in all browsers.

    1 year ago

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    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Not Refreshing/Next Quote not Working, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Same problem, Next quote not working in any browser now. I think this started on…

    4 years ago

  • Created a topic, Invalid markup error, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    5 years ago

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    5 years ago

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    6 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Change font size of submit/subscribe button, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    As a follow up - I would also like to reduce the spacing between the…

    6 years ago

  • Created a topic, Change font size of submit/subscribe button, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Password protect blog area, but not other pages, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    So, in a nutshell, no it's not possible to go halfway - to protect a…

    7 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Password protect blog area, but not other pages, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    To be clear - I want to protect the Blog area, but not the whole…

    7 years ago

  • Created a topic, Password protect blog area, but not other pages, on the site WordPress Support Forums

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  • Posted a reply to WordPress functions.php file error - complete system fail!, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
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    7 years ago

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    7 years ago

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