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June "JD" Wilson

  • Member Since: May 1st, 2011
  • Fredericksburg, Va
  • jdwebsolutions.com
  • Website Producer & Consultant at JDWeb Solutions, LLC
  • @mccroryj on WordPress.org and Slack
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Bio/Description

Leaping websites in a single bound (okay, maybe two or three bounds), I’m a support Specialist by day, writer and web superhero by night. Plus a loving wife of Hot Rod and proud mom to Super Darius. You can find links to my blog and other web projects at JDWebMediaGroup.com, my shiny new Multi-site hosted at WPEngine.

Interests

writing, blogging, movies, black film, natural hair, diversity, urban ministry, baking, attending WordCamps, WordPress, producing websites, encouraging others, laughing, enjoying life

WordPress Origin Story

There I was, trapped, in the most affordable propitiatory CMS I could find for my clients. I would request a feature or new functionality and the CMS owner would promise me, “Sure, June. We will add this soon. Maybe next month if not this month!” One year later, nothing. This frustrated me and my clients.

Nonetheless, I was convinced that static HTML sites were not the answer. I believed in empowering my clients through the beauty of a web-based CMS setup. So I kept searching for the right propitiatory CMS relationship that would do more than file my feature pleas as an enhancement request.

Fast-forward in time. WordPress walks onto the scene. Not with a strut, but with a subtle, “Hey, here I am, try me.” It was known as a blogging system back then, and was better than but I quickly saw I could use it to build full-fledged websites and easily add any functionality my clients wanted, through plugins. Plus, for bloggers like me, I preferred WordPress over SquareSpace and Blogger hands down.

I could acclimate custom designs from scratch to work with WordPress, which really excited me, until it became clear that my clients were happy to purchase pre-made themes and just have me customize those with their branding.

Suddenly, I was able to consult and deliver solutions not possible prior to the Open Source freedom of WordPress. I finally had the control necessary to deliver functionality my clients rightfully demand.

I am now an exclusive WordPress shop and attend WordCamps and am sold on the vision of Automattic. The only developers not on board are those who (cough, cough) own propitiatory solutions.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

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  • June "JD" Wilson's profile was updated

    8 months ago

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    Thank you for this great plugin.

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    9 months ago

  • JD's profile was updated

    9 months ago

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