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M. S. O'Bryan

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  • Member Since: November 18th, 2012
  • Republic of Texas
  • MichaelOBryan.com
  • Utility Infielder at Creative Content Solutions
  • @michaelobryan on WordPress.org
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Bio/Description

Michael O’Bryan is a writer, designer and teacherpreneur who lives and works in the Republic of Texas.

He is still trying to figure out how the code makes the magic happen, but in his favor he very rarely writes about himself in the third person.

Interests

Education & Teaching, WordPress, Web Design, SEO, Non-Fiction, Content Creation, Freelance Writing, Business Consulting, Sales & Marketing, New Testament, Literature, Creation,

WordPress Origin Story

I was intrigued by what was possible on WordPress.com using a free site and could see how much more might be possible with a paid theme and hosted site, but I was absolutely clueless on what moving to a hosted WordPress site would involve. Fortunately, God was smiling on me because somehow I found the WooThemes website and the absolutely amazing group of people who were there at the time fairly quickly. I bought Canvas and two or maybe three others, but it was Canvas that got me hooked on WordPress and it continues to be my goto theme.

I am convinced if I had gone somewhere else for a theme I would have given up the ghost once my first hosting plan expired.

The customer service the WooThemes ninjas provided was nothing short of exceptional and they let me cross the line a few times on the degree of help they gave me. If you had a problem using the theme it was always quickly resolved, but a good half of my questions were more about how to build and design a website with WordPress and making it do whatever crazy thing I thought I wanted at the time. Admittedly, every now and then they would tell me the question I was asking was beyond the scope of their support, but they almost always at least pointed me in the right direction and shared where I might find an answer.

I am still a long way from understanding how to make WordPress do what I intuitively know it is capable of doing, but because of WooThemes, the people there and the products they created I am still plugging away and still just as excited by what I might accomplish one day.

  • Created a topic, What You Expect from Woo, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "Stuck while loading folders", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Once I have followed the process described above my site admin locks up when I…

    2 weeks ago

  • M. S. O'Bryan's profile was updated

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Storyboard & Widget Not Showing Other Types", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ah, well yes now that you mention it that might be a bit sticky. First…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Storyboard & Widget Not Showing Other Types", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    In the options dialogues I enabled the use of Edit Flow on things like pages,…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Outstanding Quotes, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Using in Other Post Types", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Found the "Options" option.

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Storyboard & Widget Not Showing Other Types, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

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    2 months ago

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    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Announcement Icons", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Opps. The page link to my site: http://theedtech.com/about-us/

    2 months ago

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    2 months ago

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    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Huge Time Saver for Image Updaters, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "register_http_request_failed", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    On the free hosting that Biz.nf offers they limit the ability to connect to outside…

    6 months ago

  • Created a topic, Technology Articles on WordPress, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "CSS Formatting of Codes", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    And the winner is: Use span styles as in <span style="color:blue;font-weight:bold">. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, CSS Formatting of Codes, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "The WP Media Manager is Absolutely Terrible", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Like others here I would like to see some improvements made to the way media…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blockquote need help", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I took a quick look and have to admit I don't see the problem. Were…

    3 years ago

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    3 years ago

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