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  • Member Since: March 22nd, 2013
  • Location: on the border of Idaho, Washington and Oregon in the USA, at least for now.
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Bio

Began computering long ago, before the internet. Started life as a journalist, then PR professional, then ran a graphic boutique and next a PR agency. I was a faculty member at two research universities, while I ran a PR shop with national clients. I was director of an innovation assessment center at one of those universities,director of PR for a rather awesome and large veterinary college and an assistant director of a graduate research program dealing with integrated management of water resources.

When the net came, I met it with joy. There were hours left for sleep so I took some of that time and began learning html. I remember the days of vanilla editors for coding, html, cgi, perl, and am awed at the evolution to a now of php, css, javascript, frameworks and cms’s and more. I love open-source and respectful communities where members contributions are valued and sought. I love collaboration among humans. I spend my days building businesses, promoting and coding and learning, learning, learning.

I left the busy metro markets and now live happily rural by forests and rivers and with fast internet. I am able to end my days by fishing, hunting or or hiking. I eat barrels of berries, after trapping crawfish or eating smoked steelhead

Life is good, very, very good.

WordPress Origin Story

I began my CMS life in Drupal, which to this day, I still enjoy. The community there makes my head light on fire. A client demanded that a site be built in WP and I caved. I wasn’t ecstatic. I mastered it pretty quickly and the benefit was seeing the difference between WP and Drupal. The tools need to match the job and align with client needs, client involvement with the site after launch. I now bounce between them but have also added ClassicPress, as some clients insisted. Community and collaboration are huge to me. Humans need to live nicely with each other and tap each other’s brains for more knowledge. I look for environments that help with growth of knowledge and technical skills. I look for environments where giving is valued. I look for environments where being a woman and one’s age isn’t a thing. I’m always looking — before and after eating berries.

  • Posted a reply to Install WordPress Locally, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Local dev environment — one click install via DesktopServer / download free version from development…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Getting one child function to supercede only the one parent function, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Just create a template-tags.php file in the child folder (use the same folder structure as…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to [WPBruiser {no- Captcha anti-Spam}] How to fix – Rejected – Invalid Token?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Did you ever figure this out? I’m considering this plug-in but concerned about some of…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Gutenberg should NOT be default, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I replied to you, suggesting ClassicPress, a fork of WP as a temporary solution, and…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Why new Block format???, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Voodoochill? Was trying to follow this thread but can't figure out who you are talking…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to The Big Letdown, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I talked privately to some of the founders of ClassicPress yesterday. It may help you…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to ClassicPress support, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    So I take it from your words that your plugin will not continue, for long,…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to How to update to WordPress 5.0 with old theme, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I didn't see mention of it but I'd encourage you to do your updates/testing on…

    1 year ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Concerning forks and recommendations on the forums, on the site Make WordPress Support:
    Agreed. And I would go a step further to say that it's good for the…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Very disappointed, confused and frustrated !!!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @todorchristov -- I agree with you. However, as long as the classic editor plugin is…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Very disappointed, confused and frustrated !!!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @todorchristov -- WooCommerce works with ClassicPress now and will until the classic editor plugin is…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Very disappointed, confused and frustrated !!!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    And all of this is the reason I've migrated, using their free tool, over to…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to End of life for the Classic Editor: two years?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Some folks want Gutenberg. Some do not. If you fall into the latter camp, add…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Competing with Wix… What???, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Folks..if you are looking for an open-source community where you can speak uncensored then this…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to This is the worst decision ever: a non-sense so-called “editor”, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Gotcha!! It's not going to be removed from core, unfortunately. He's made that very, very…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to This is the worst decision ever: a non-sense so-called “editor”, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Not following you re "using WP needs guts." Perhaps you misconstrued my statement. I do…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to WONDERFUL!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    might want to check out classicpress.net It's WP without gutenberg. I've moved there...lots of us…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to This is the worst decision ever: a non-sense so-called “editor”, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Rather than grumble, which won't change the situation, check out classicpress.net and see if you…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Please support ClassicPress for MainWP, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm right there with you, Liz. All my biz sites and client sites are being…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Don’t like it!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    David --Come join the rest of us at ClassicPress.net

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, WP Classic?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Would be awesome if you could tweak your code so it's …

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to What A Wasted Opportunity, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Curious -- have you ck'd out ClassicPress. I'm moving there. Been looking for a long-term…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Awful editor, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    What might you migrate to? I'm looking.

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Competing with Wix… What???, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I agree with you, as someone who reluctantly came from Drupal to WP underwhelmed and…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Why reinvent the wheel?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Why did Nevins delete the blogs link?

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to A huge, positive change, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Unless you are a developer..

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Swipeable menu, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    There's a js repository where I saw yesterday a slide and swipe library that is…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Pre-Purchase Question, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Working on local dev custom site and bouncing between …

    3 years ago