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  • Member Since: January 27th, 2016
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Website: reubenlillie.com
  • Job Title: Maker of music . . . and a lot more
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Bio

Baritone, composer, scholar of music and theology, budding web developer.

Interests

opera, theology, baseball, reading, writing, holding my wife’s hand

WordPress Origin Story

In my work as a musician and researcher I use poetry everyday and in several languages, but until the summer of 2014 programming languages were not on that list.

I began teaching myself to code during my residency at Des Moines Metro Opera, mostly because the time for me to have a personal portfolio site was well overdue, and I had also just begun my switch to Linux.

I originally thought I should code everything myself from scratch, but as I learned more about PHP and MySQL I discovered that with WordPress doing things for myself didn’t have to mean I would be alone.

WordPress is just what the doctor ordered for this overly independent, highly creative introvert who desperately needed some left-brain components in his life—yes, it’s poetry, but it’s still code.

A haiku:
Open PHP,
insert magic WordPress hooks,
then close PHP?

  • Created a topic, Feature Request: expose REST API endpoints for custom post types and taxonomies, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Dear Events Manager Team, Please show the REST API en…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Functionality Request, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Could you please add support for recognizing the en da…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Resolve Conflict with Advanced Custom Fields, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @svenl77, Looks like the latest update to 2.0.14 worked! Thanks for doing whatever magic thing…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Request: Can you make filters applicable for the “go »” button?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, @celloexpressions ! I'm looking forward to your improvements.

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Resolve Conflict with Advanced Custom Fields, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    When BF (ver. 2.0.12.1) and ACF (ver. 4.4.11) are both…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Resolve Conflict with Advanced Custom Fields, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In my development environment with both EF (ver. 0.8.2…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Non-object Error on Group/Group Type pages, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    (Testing with BP 2.8.0-RC): The following debug error…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Strict Standards Error Message, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    BP 2.7.4 Strict Standards: Redefining already defined…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Enable Fields per Group Type, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thank you for keeping the UI/UX so close to the BP cor…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Error message on sort order, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm receiving the following three (3) error messages i…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Default fields/sets by Group Type, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @slaffik, you mentioned earlier that your plans could …

    3 years ago

  • Created a new ticket, #7423, in BuddyPress Trac:
    Group Types Default Pagination Broken

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to CSS Bug – Select box overflow in admin area, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Again, I'm not sure if this belongs here: https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress/pull/268

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, CSS Bug – Select box overflow in admin area, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm not sure if this belongs here or somewhere else, b…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Trouble using load_template() or get_template_part() in plugins, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, @bcworkz! Both pre_get_posts() instead of WP_Query and include() instead of load_template() seem to be…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Trouble using load_template() or get_template_part() in plugins, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Background: I'm creating default single, archive, and …

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Request: Can you make filters applicable for the “go »” button?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm using your plugin for a multilingual site, and it'…

    3 years ago