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Phil Emery

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  • 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 I knew that if the updating process on the new site was too onerous, after a while the site would become out of date.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!

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  • Posted a reply to Warning: strpos(): Empty needle, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    having the same issue here. Files seem to work. Same notice even with new uploads

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to MultiSite / Domain Mapping Compatibility ?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    http://michaelredhill.com/ I guess I'll send you a login?

    10 months ago

  • Created a topic, MultiSite / Domain Mapping Compatibility ?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    10 months ago

  • Created a topic, Error: Undefinded offset in theme-handler.php, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Too Many Redirects, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    HI I tried the 1.0.2 update but still had the redirect issue. the 0.7 is…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    no - everything was working great with no issues before the 1.0 update. Thanks for…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Any chance we could get a hold of the pre 1.0 release? It worked brilliantly.

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    that'll be tough as there is no way to disable the plugin if it's activated,…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    right - I'll give it a shot

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you scroll down it's under "Join the Discussion"

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    you don't I just use it on the front page.

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Login shortcode for the membership section? Not on the same page as the linkedin groups…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there I tried that actually before I posted, but tried it again. Still the…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The plugin's functionality works fine (Linkedin info displays fine) You just can log in to…

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, 1.0.1 update just redirects to front page, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Warning: Illegal String Offset 'Width' in /Homepage..../themes, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I don't think that's it. For me it was when adding in the video background…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Not able to Authenticate with Google, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Thank You for updating screen hijacking, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Agreed. Yoast -I love you guys (and miss your podcast!) but that is really obnoxious.

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Get "The plugin does not have a valid header." upon activation, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to prev/next post links only in same Sub-category, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    thanks - every now and then one slams into WordPress's blog origins. In some way…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Bug: Post Type Podcasts - changes don't show up in RSS feed, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi I fixed it although not sure how - I just deleted the plugin and…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, prev/next post links only in same Sub-category, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Only link to posts in same sub-category, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Just search on present subcategorie, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    WOW - I've found about 1 million people out there with the same request -…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Bug: Post Type Podcasts - changes don't show up in RSS feed, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Conflicts with JetPack's Tiled Galleries, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to whitescreens upon activation, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Nope - just totally borks the whole site - can't even get back to the…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, whitescreens upon activation, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, 3.4.1 Update Borks site totally - can't even get back to the admin, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Cannot activate, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    getting this as well. Deleted old versions via ftp. Install via "Add New" . Downloads…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, no slideing on WP 4.0 / Bootstrap theme, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Email Notification Before Expiration, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Does this still work? I've been futzing with it and can't seem to get…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Display EOT on front end excluding grace period, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    cool Where do you put this?

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Race Club Use: not a "winner:loser" sport, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I hope they'll add this feature - could be a pro version if priced right!

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Race Club Use: not a "winner:loser" sport, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks I might try to hack something together with POD's if it's still around

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Race Club Use: not a "winner:loser" sport, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, How? Dynamically Created Gallery, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to After importing, all records show "No Title", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks. I found a plugin that seemed to work better for this situation (importing somewhat…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to After importing, all records show "No Title", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    k https://www.dropbox.com/s/1nkar24u1ixivia/HRAI%20educ.csv?dl=0

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, After importing, all records show "No Title", on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to How to change compression level on thumbnails, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    yes, I think in earlier versions you could set a Quality setting for Thumbnails and…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, How to change compression level on thumbnails, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Pop to allow visitors to select gallery via pop-up menu, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    thanks Any idea how to do this via the popup? I tried <select name="thelist" id="thelist">…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Pop to allow visitors to select gallery via pop-up menu, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Adding ALT tags to the images, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Fixed it Just change line 676 from alt="'.esc_attr($attachment->post_excerpt).'" /> to alt="'.esc_attr($attachment->_wp_attachment_image_alt).'" /> good to go

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Adding ALT tags to the images, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I think the issue is on line 676 $output .= '><img src="'.$thumbnail_link[0].'" width="'.$thumbnail_link[1].'" height="'.$thumbnail_link[2].'" alt="'.esc_attr($attachment->post_excerpt).'"…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Adding ALT tags to the images, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    me too

    2 years ago

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