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Phil Emery

  • Member Since: September 6th, 2006
  • Toronto, ON
  • philemery.ca
  • Principal / Owner / Creative Director at Focused Creative Communications
  • @noise on WordPress.org
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Bio/Description

I create Branding, Messaging, Design, Marketing, Websites and Social Media that enable businesses and national non-profits to identify, clarify and communicate who they are, what they do and why people should care. I’ve worked with national non-profits, technology, retail, IT, manufacturing and transportation sectors, creating everything from brands, to corporate identity systems, multi-channel marketing campaigns, annual reports, marketing materials, WordPress & BuddyPress websites, videos and online communities.

Interests

Music performance, songwriting, organizing and hosting of monthly songwriting workshops, public speaking, travel, photography, book clubs. Founder and co-host of the Song Talk Radio Podcast & Radio Show on 1280AM Toronto

WordPress Origin Story

Back in 2004, I was re-building my bands (The Parkdale Hookers website. I had created lots of websites for clients as static html pages. I knew that if the updating process on the new site was too onerous, after a while the site would become out of date. I had see that happen on too many client sites.

I thought about what would be required: a simple site, database driven that would have new content displayed on the front page. Realizing a blog engine would fit the bill, I already knew that Blogger was hard to customize, I started to look around. I tried Joomla, but that would only output table based output and I had long moved over to css based coding – to the point where I couldn’t really remember how to do table based layouts – I also knew I’d never go back.

I found WordPress and installed it. There were very few resources on the web at the time (figuring out how to create multiple loops on the front page was a challenge) but I was really happy with the result. The next couple of updates broke lots of stuff as old calls were removed (gettext anyone?) – which worried me. But it settled down after a bit.

After that I’ve never looked back!

  • Created a topic, 0 Cached Pages error persisiting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    There seems to be numerous reports here of the "0 Cach…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to Error message with Paypal, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    getting this as well

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error Message While Processing in Google Chrome, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    we started to get this as well

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to URGENT: Last update breaks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    yeah - managed to find an old version of the plug in and now back…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, URGENT: Last update breaks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Form gets stuck on "processing" No other changes othe…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Ninja forms stuck on processing will not submit, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Yep - happening here -after the update. Not good

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to non-numeric value encountered, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Getting this now too with the new update. PHP 7

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to “Rewrite rules must be updated” message on WordPress 4.9, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    still happening

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Ninja Form Getting stuck on processing, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    me too

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, 2 Submit buttons, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I need to create a form with 2 submit buttons. One th…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to +“The Events Calendar” plugin – accessing date fields, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Ben - this works a treat - just now looking through your documentation on…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to +“The Events Calendar” plugin – accessing date fields, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ah, thanks. No, I think I'm using the non-beta version, just what comes in the…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, BeaverBuilder’s KnowledgeBase article incorrect, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In 3 Design the Page: “The Themer layout opens with …

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, KnowledgeBase article incorrect, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Using both recent versions of The Event Calendar Pl…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Working with Beaver Builder, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Working in BeaverBuilder, I can get the events to show…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, +“The Events Calendar” plugin – accessing date fields, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I can get the events to show up in a loop on a page vi…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, returning error on “show table data”, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Getting the following error when clicking on the "S…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Call-to-Action Widget Hangs on edit after saving., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi (using the Sydney theme) The Call-to-Action Widget …

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Pagebuilder & MultiLingual plugins: no go, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Just to let everyone know that the builtin Pagebuil…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, A Must Have!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Must.

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Publicize Stopped working, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    well, at least you get an error. no error here. Weird.

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Publicize Stopped working, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Latest versions of everything. Performed the following…

    2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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    10 years ago