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WordPress Origin Story

In 1997 I began helping others with websites using Netscape Composer, moving on to other tools I eventually settled on using Dreamweaver as my main coding tool. Back to school to get certified in web design and webmaster then hanging my shingle as Orion’s Web.
After a few years the demand for more complex websites, with databased content, and the ability for the clients to manage their own content led me to years of anguish dealing with developers and custom solutions. I quickly determined the best solutions for small business was to go with an established, well maintained existing solution…
I launched my first website in 2005 and have been a devoted user ever since. I’ve helped establish or fix hundreds of wordpress sites over the past dozen years, and am always learning something new!

  • Member Since: August 30th, 2006
  • Location: Halton Hills, Ontario
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  • Job Title: Consultant
  • Employer: Orion's Web
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  • Created a topic, Great plugin for notices!, on the site Forums:
    With the recent COVID-19 pandemic I had many clients r…

  • Posted a reply to Developer licensing, on the site Forums:
    not sure if you got my reply to the email from this thread... No problem..…

  • Created a topic, Developer licensing, on the site Forums:
    Hello, I'm a developer specializing in non-profit, c…

  • Created a topic, Will this plugin be updated soon?, on the site Forums:
    Hello, Been working on a few websites recently that …

  • Posted a reply to Change URL Slug for Portfolio Type, on the site Forums:
    Any ideas how to edit the default Wordpress Porfolio type / slug? I'm not using…

  • Posted a reply to “The page at https:/ says request failed, error 404”, on the site Forums:
    I'm getting this same error across many of our sites.. seems there is something not…

  • Posted a reply to Missing a temporary folder., on the site Forums:
    which folder? what permissions were needed? I'm having the same issue all of a sudden…

  • Posted a reply to export excel xlsx not working in php7.0, on the site Forums:
    This is still not working for us. admin-ajax.php?action=cfdb-export&form=Contact+form&enc=xlsx&regionaldelimiter=true might be temporarily down or it may…

  • Posted a reply to IXR-32300 error: can’t connect jetpack to wp com, on the site Forums:
    I temporarily downgraded to 4.2.2 still received the connection error however publicize is now working..

  • Posted a reply to IXR-32300 error: can’t connect jetpack to wp com, on the site Forums:
    same issue.. Then it says already connected.. asks to activate, says can't communicate with site…

  • Reopened ticket #1809 on Plugins Trac:
    Publicize: Facebook doesn't list Pages I manage anymore