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Donna McMaster

  • Member Since: January 1st, 2009
  • Corvallis, Oregon, USA
  • https://www.donnamcmaster.com
  • @mcdonna on WordPress.org and Slack
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Bio/Description

Web developer since 1995, WordPress since 2010. Software engineer & technology product management before that, so I work on the geek side and collaborate with graphic designers.

WordPress Origin Story

I was a software engineer/engineering manager in Silicon Valley for about 15 years before seizing on web development in 1995 as a way to escape the big city. I embraced PHP/MySQL in 2001, when PHP-Nuke was about the only CMS around. It wasn’t what I needed for my small business clients so I built my “McWebby” OOP CMS from scratch over the next few years. Around 2005-06 I tried Drupal and Joomla, but hated the admin interface for both. By 2010 it was clear that I couldn’t keep adding features and supporting McWebby forever, so I did another review of my options and found that WordPress had evolved into a full-fledged CMS. Frankly hated it at first because the model was very different from my own 🙂 but over the years I haven’t found anything I can’t implement with WordPress. I’m hooked.

  • Posted a reply to Not working with `page-attributes`, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, Ben, using "simple_page_ordering_is_sortable" solved the problem for me!

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, very easy and no more spam!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I’d been getting a dozen spams a day on two of m…

    10 months ago

  • Created a topic, solid and useful, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've been using Duplicate Post for years and feel emba…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, finally a plugin that lets me organize media!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have several clients with large media libraries and …

    1 year ago

  • Replied to an idea, Built in tags (or categories) for media files.

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Close to 180 days of records even after selecting 30 days in settings, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Pete, I had not reset the database. I just went in and did that on…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Close to 180 days of records even after selecting 30 days in settings, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Luke, sorry to be so slow getting back to you. I deactivated and reactivated Stream…

    1 year ago

  • Donna McMaster's profile was updated

    2 years ago

  • Created a new ticket, #34137, in Core Trac:
    create new dashicons:

    2 years ago

  • Released a new plugin, WP SEO Humility

    3 years ago

  • Committed [1159329] to Plugins Trac:
    Adding first version of wpseo-humility plugin

    3 years ago

  • Donna McMaster’s profile was updated

    3 years ago

  • Replied to an idea, Built in tags (or categories) for media files.

    4 years ago

  • Replied to an idea, Built in tags (or categories) for media files.

    7 years ago

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