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  • Member Since: October 11th, 2011
  • Location: Maple Ridge, BC
  • Website: https://automattic.com
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Happiness Engineer at Automattic

WordPress Origin Story

Graduating at 16 with honours and two years ahead of schedule, I went on to become an NCCP trained gymnastics coach, leading the next generation of gold medal hopefuls. Unfortunately, gymnastic centres don’t move with you as I found myself in a different area and out of a job.

After six months of not even being able to land interviews (being upfront that I’d need two weeks off a year, being the fact that I was only seventeen, etc etc just some of the reasons) I was told by my Dad to study this thing called WordPress.

I spent a month studying and then landed an internship at an agency where my job was to teach them this WordPress system that they were moving all of their sites onto. After a few months there I headed out on my own, and here I am today! WordPress has allowed me to be completely remote (I’ve since moved another four times since the gymnastics days) and has helped connect me with fantastic people and companies all over the world.

I now work as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, mainly supporting Jetpack, Akismet, and VaultPress!

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  • Sage Brownell's profile was updated

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to JetPack related post is hurting SEO by indexing duplicate URLs, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, @thegulshankumar! It appears the issue is with your site and the use of…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Wrong background colour in HTML text, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Huzzah! No worries ^_^ If your question has been answered, we would love if you…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Wrong background colour in HTML text, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there! Something like this should do the trick: .wpb_raw_code pre { background-color: #202020; }…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Wrong background colour in HTML text, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, Sorry for the delayed reply! Looking at your site though, I'm seeing the…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to access to my blog post with the C panel, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, If you used filezilla to create a backup then that means you would…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Wrong background colour in HTML text, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there! Would you mind linking to the page where this shows on your site?…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to access to my blog post with the C panel, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there! First off, have you tried checking the trash of your posts? Once deleted…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to How to hide HEADER on mobile only?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there! I'd be happy to help with some CSS, but need a little bit…

    2 years ago

  • Sage Brownell's profile was updated

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Removing the date column altogether in twenty sixteen, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there! Adding something like this might get the look you're going for? .category .entry-footer…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Hello, Security, Organization and Comments, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    No worries, thanks for letting me know! If your question has been answered, we would…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to I cannot use category feature., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Great to hear, thanks for letting me know! Sage

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Moviecharge Please help me I want random post, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, As mentioned previously it doesn't look like there are any plugins that do…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Pages won’t save in elementor, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there Karen, If you use a commercial theme or plugin and need support, please…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Setting two permalinks, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, A plugin like this https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/simple-301-redirects/ would probably do what you're after. You can…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to I cannot use category feature., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, If the problem has always been there then it might have something to…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Move Search Bar, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    What functionality are you referring to? I'm able to type in a search term, click…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Move Search Bar, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Great to hear that's the spot! Replacing the current form code with this should fix…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Move Search Bar, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, Is this what you were thinking? form h3 { float: left; margin-top: 6px…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Not able to edit posts, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there, Here are some more recent troubleshooting suggestions that may help https://wordpress.org/support/topic/visual-editor-not-working-in-wordpress-46-on-my-laptop/ Sorry I…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Not able to edit posts, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ah, my apologies. What version of WordPress are you using? It looks like a number…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Can’t find this code!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Great to hear, thanks for letting me know! Sage

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to page isn’t working, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, I'm see the pages working fine, is this still an issue? Thanks, Sage

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to No access to wp-admin, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Haha glad to hear it's working now! Sage

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Not able to edit posts, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there, If you use a commercial theme or plugin and need support, please go…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Can’t find this code!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there, As the site is using a custom theme there's not a whole lot…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to No access to wp-admin, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there, At first viewing any page on your site gave me this error: This…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Need to edit footer text, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there, If you use a commercial theme or plugin and need support, please go…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to I cannot use category feature., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there! As mentioned, the theme devs would be able to go in and look…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Moviecharge Please help me I want random post, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, Yeah, those articles should help explain how to change it randomly automatically, you…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to I cannot use category feature., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, Don't worry, we'll get it sorted :) Does it work if you try…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to HTML Link is not working, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Glad to hear it! If your question has been answered, we would love if you…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Moviecharge Please help me I want random post, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there, Doesn't look like there are many/any plugins that do that type of modification…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to I cannot use category feature., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello, Try deactivating all plugins. If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Font size won’t change on any page except home page, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, It looks like there's a bit of a CSS issue. Changing the header…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to How to make nested order form with price calculator in WordPress?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey, glad to be of assistance! If your question has been answered, we would love…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to URL’s, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey Nickc110, Ah, that's no good. With that the case my workaround 2.0 would be…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Hidden page and random permalink, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello Ernow, This article might be able to help you https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-stop-search-engines-from-indexing-specific-posts-and-pages-in-wordpress As for generating the…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to How to make nested order form with price calculator in WordPress?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there, I'm not sure of any free ones off the bat, but there are…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Contact Form Problem, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @sterndata Sorry, weird, must just be my antivirus acting up. Next time I see that…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to I cannot use category feature., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello there, If you use a commercial theme or plugin and need support, please go…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Contact Form Problem, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, Sorry, but your site is showing as a high risk threat with Mal/HTMLGen-A…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to URL’s, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello Nickc110, There's probably a more...proper way to do it, but I do have a…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to HTML Link is not working, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello Searay, If the code is truly there on the backend then it looks like…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Updating a theme?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello thepaulmkelly, If you use a commercial theme or plugin and need support, please go…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to How to add class to menu items of one specific menu (nav_menu_css_class)?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Jklyn, That should be built in, right? Here's a tutorial on the CSS side…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Header edit, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    No worries! If your question has been answered, we would love if you would mark…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Header edit, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello Lindt, If you use a commercial theme or plugin and need support, please go…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Quick Question re: domain, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello Mycrazyn, Have you talked to WordPress.com support about this? As you're still paying them,…

    2 years ago