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  • Member Since: December 21st, 2013
  • Location: Santa Barbara
  • Website: chrismarker.org
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Bio

Bonjour! The web is a great library of babel. Remain teachable. Espresso and ambient music.

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”
― E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web

WordPress Origin Story

I started designing web pages in 1994 at a think tank in Palo Alto. I have had to learn and unlearn a myriad of techniques, tags, properties, syntax and bad habits over the years. When I came to really wanting to organize my extensive content on the filmmaker Chris Marker, WordPress saved the day, week, month, year, and decade. It has also been extremely helpful for my non-profit clients, who have a great deal of freedom in adding and managing their content, as well as building membership and donation functionality that is first class using plugins from companies such as Qgiv. I am constantly amazed by the growth and popularity of WP. The eco-system surrounding this CMS is absolutely enormous and thriving. I see it being used another decade from now. Current favorite host: Kinsta (NB: no affiliate relation), though Pantheon has its merits too.

  • Created a topic, Excellent Transactional Mail Options, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I now use Sendgrid via WP Mail and could not be happie…

    10 months ago

  • Created a topic, A Fine Addition, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I very much appreciate this plugin, as it allows me an…

    10 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Smush is a Smash Hit, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Love is of the essence, in the digital and the analog worlds alike. Keep on…

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Smush is a Smash Hit, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I use Smush aka Smushit on all the sites I create and …

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Icons not showing up in dropdown, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    You said it was added to the queue. Bug is real, theme irrelevant. I was…

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Icons not showing up in dropdown, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I am having the same issue. My theme is Meks > Typology and it comes…

    11 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Modified date not updating in YOAST Google Preview, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @wanderisle I'm curious about how you worked with a Meks theme to make this change.…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to How do you integrate with Ninja Forms, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I don't see an option in Settings for Ninja Forms. Am I missing it, or…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error occurred while API key validating. Error: Testing is failed. Please check, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Great, you are very welcome. Thanks to you as well.

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error occurred while API key validating. Error: Testing is failed. Please check, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    By the way, you can spin up a WP sandbox account at Pantheon for free,…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error occurred while API key validating. Error: Testing is failed. Please check, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The install worked on Pantheon's Dev environment, but when moved to Test, failed with the…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error occurred while API key validating. Error: Testing is failed. Please check, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Excellent, I will take these steps now and report back. Big thanks in advance.

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error occurred while API key validating. Error: Testing is failed. Please check, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    CLEANTALK_AJAX_USE_BUFFER NOT_DEFINED CLEANTALK_AJAX_USE_FOOTER_HEADER NOT_DEFINED CLEANTALK_ACCESS_KEY NOT_DEFINED CLEANTALK_CHECK_COMMENTS_NUMBER NOT_DEFINED CLEANTALK_CHECK_MESSAGES_NUMBER NOT_DEFINED CLEANTALK_PLUGIN_DIR /code/wp-content/plugins/cleantalk-spam-protect/ WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE NOT_DEFINED Debug…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error occurred while API key validating. Error: Testing is failed. Please check, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    After checking "complete deactivation" and then deactivating, and then deleting, I reinstalled the plugin. Upon…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error occurred while API key validating. Error: Testing is failed. Please check, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    OK, I tried that already, but not after completely removing the plugin, which I will…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error occurred while API key validating. Error: Testing is failed. Please check, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Additional information on the error report, this was also presented below the error (all caps…

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error occurred while API key validating. Error: Testing is failed. Please check, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I am getting the same error: CLEANTALK_AJAX_USE_BUFFER NOT_DEFINED CLEANTALK_AJAX_USE_FOOTER_HEADER NOT_DEFINED CLEANTALK_ACCESS_KEY NOT_DEFINED CLEANTALK_CHECK_COMMENTS_NUMBER NOT_DEFINED CLEANTALK_CHECK_MESSAGES_NUMBER…

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, Advanced Web Performance Medicine, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hummingbird digs deeply into the technical debt your W…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Just What the Post Doctor Ordered, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This plugin came in extremely handy when I was recentl…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Hestia Theme Can’t edit Contact Section, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I believe aztopdavid's advice is correct.

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to PHP Fatal error 12.3, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The Github page has marked the issue resolved. And this thread as well. However, I…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Remove Site Identity logo from homepage, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Get Started With Viewing And Changing CSS (Google article on using DevTools) https://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/css

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Big Title Button Font Size, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I had to use !important for both the background color and the font size, much…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Hestia Theme Can’t edit Contact Section, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Update: I found the Edit button, and was able to edit these headers and paragraphs.

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Hestia Theme Can’t edit Contact Section, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I am having the same issue. Specifically these sections within the Contact module: they are…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Images Disappear, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I updated the WP plugin and Native Lazyload now works with Autoptimize. Images that previously…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Images Disappear, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I do not have Force JavaScript in <head> checked in Autoptimize. Thank you for your…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Images Disappear, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Images on the home page of my site are pulled from featured images of the…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Logical, Well-Designed Product System, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I am very impressed with the design and functionality …

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to The editor is very slow, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    For me, the perceived speed is fine during editing. Rather it's saving, even after a…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Set up SSL and now Petfinder photos not displaying, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    If it's of any help, here's a staging url: https://secure-sb-humane-society.pantheonsite.io/adopt/dogs-for-adoption2/

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Set up SSL and now Petfinder photos not displaying, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm moving the Santa Barbara Humane Society from http to https currently, and have run…

    5 years ago

  • Created a topic, Show Stopper, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Subscribe2 has been good to me. It did its job and got…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Email sent multiple times, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I just published a post and Subscribe2 sent out a seemingly endless string of duplicate…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Very Good, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Great team and products. Latest version of Portfolio Gallery is responsive, which helps a lot…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Titles in Lightbox, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I can try removing lines but wanted to know if this solution will work as…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Titles in Lightbox, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Will this solution remove the title at the bottom of the image (not desired) or…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Titles in Lightbox, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I did try your solution, but the tooltip titles persist when empty in the media…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Titles in Lightbox, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Is there any way to have the title show on image hover in the box…

    5 years ago

  • Created a topic, Lumens Integration Superb, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    We use Genoo's plugin to obtain live feeds of current …

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Titles in Lightbox, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    gicboxCurrent { display: none; } is what I had in mind, whereas the buttons would…

    5 years ago

  • Created a topic, Titles in Lightbox, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Can you let me know how to make either titles or descr…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Low Res Previews in HugeIt Gallery v2.03, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I disabled then deleted the plugin. Then I installed the 2.02 and my galleries were…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Low Res Previews in HugeIt Gallery v2.03, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I was able to retain my data in rolling back, but not the license, so…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Low Res Previews in HugeIt Gallery v2.03, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Yes, the filename is the issue, and example for me: http://dimitrihadzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/floating_helmets_variation78-149x300.jpg When adjusted to remove…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Low Res Previews in HugeIt Gallery v2.03, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I also rolled back to 2.02. Much better thumbnail crispness, like night and day. However,…

    5 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Low Res Previews in HugeIt Gallery v2.03, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I am also experiencing very blurry images, using Lightbox Gallery. The lightbox images are pristine…

    5 years ago