• Member Since: March 2nd, 2021
  • Location: Auckland, NZ
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  • Job Title: District Webmaster / IT support
  • Employer: Toastmasters New Zealand North (voluntary)
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Long-term developer without web opportunities now on permanent holiday and reslishing the chance to apply skills to websites.


Play with the web, learn through Toastmasters, help promote accessibility principles, science fiction, exploring the country in a campervan, duplicate bridge

WordPress Origin Story

I had been involved with Toastmasters websites for some time, developing in both ASPX and Joomla. The organisation decided to go with WordPress as it appeared cheaper; unfortunately, successive webmasters decided they didn’t have time to maintain sites they weren’t making money from and “got busy”. I happened to start having a bit of time on my hands so got sucked into finding ways of getting a rather pedantic WordPress site to fly – or at least get off the ground. Still learning…..

  • Created a topic, Not the whole story, but a great start, on the site Forums:
    Firstly the support - excellent. Friendly and highly r…

  • Posted a reply to Err – wp_userway doesnt exist, on the site Forums:
    Thank you - I can confirm the messages stopped after installing the update.

  • Posted a reply to Err – wp_userway doesnt exist, on the site Forums:
    It might not be the update. I've been getting this for the last couple of…

  • Created a topic, I love the simple but effective ones, on the site Forums:
    This was an answer to a prayer. Did exactly as adverti…

  • Created a topic, Easy to understand for the not overly technical, on the site Forums:
    Reports also good for scaring the crap out of, sorry, …

  • Created a topic, Great to see clear documentation for the non-techie, on the site Forums:
    I'm experimenting with WordPress using Local by Flywhe…

  • Created a topic, A couple of gotchas but a pleasure to use, on the site Forums:
    I looked at a few chart plug-ins before settling on Vi…