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Tony G

  • Member Since: January 23rd, 2006
  • USA
  • Owner, Developer, Consultant, Mr Fixit at Nebula Research and Development
  • @starbuck on WordPress.org
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Bio/Description

I originally created this WP.org account in 2006 with the pseudonym Starbuck, which I use around the internet, along with CaptainStarbuck. Now that I’m doing a lot more work with WordPress in a serious business capacity, I figured it’s time to put my real name onto my posts.

I’m not actually a “web developer”. I’m a small business owner and developer of communications and business software, and I just happen to use WP in my toolkit.

Interests

C# and all .NET, Java, WordPress, communications, programming languages, natural languages, mobile apps, IoT, bots, AI. Anything creative and fun. I love to create new businesses. I’m a QA maniac and big on documentation. I love to see things work and help businesses to modernize and get more profitable with the help of technology.

WordPress Origin Story

Originally to me WP was just a blog of course. As I started looking to integrate forum software, wiki, and other applications I came to find in the last few years that it’s now a full CMS. I tried Drupal, ModX, and a couple others but never felt quite comfortable. With WP I feel at home. So now every time I get an idea for a website I slap up a new subdomain for testing and load up a new instance of WP. I’ve become a member of WPMU DEV and participate in a number of WP communities. I’ve also started to contribute code fixes and enhancements to common plugins, I have plugins of my own just for my sites, and I provide whatever support I can to fellow plugin users. I try to give back and pay-forward whenever possible for all of this great freeware. It’s an evolution. It feels good.

  • Created a topic, Another ‘How is this used?’ question, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've had this installed for a couple months. My intent…

    4 days ago

  • Created a topic, Still: login page it shows the ERROR: Please solve Captcha correctly.., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Same issue as closed/unsolved topic: https://wordpress…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Child Theme like Layout Builder?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I like SG Window for its versatility. I've been using …

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Very versatile, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I use this theme a lot. It allows for blocks within bl…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Error in admin dashboard tip, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @zhuyi - after discussion with the other developer, it was recommended that handlers for the_content…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Link buttons not working in Customizer, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hmm, I provided a plugin that adds a button for shortcode insertion. WooCommerce is another.…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Incorrect hook_list table name, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    My attempt at a fix is below, maybe someone else can try it. It's intentionally…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Error in admin dashboard tip, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @zhuyi - Xièxiè - This seems to be an error with the other plugin calling…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Incorrect hook_list table name, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ref: debug-objects.php in __construct() self::$table …

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, So happy I could almost cry, saved so much time, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have a new site with a lot of new plugins, pages, an…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, No SFTP support. Uninstalling, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Since it doesn't support SFTP yet, it simply won't wor…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, No indication of failure during initial tests, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I know FTP is the only option available, and before co…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Can we Skip FTP? I don’t need it., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I need SFTP too. I see from other threads that it's no…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Errors in dashboard on install, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Enjoy! :) Deprecated: Methods with the same name as t…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Error in admin dashboard tip, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm using a plugin to add widget/tips to the admin das…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Link buttons not working in Customizer, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Grazie tante degli Stati Uniti! Shortcodes Ultimate is probably the best example. If you can…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Link buttons not working in Customizer, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Buttons above TinyMCE work in normal post maintenance,…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Insert Shortcode button in the Customizer, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Some plugins make use of TinyMCE within a Customizer c…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, CSS class ‘tooltip’ conflicts, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have another plugin where the author is also using c…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Problem REST API, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @johnny5, I know you made changes in this area recenty. I came to the forum…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to This plugin REST API usage interferes with others?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I don't use this WC plugin but I got the same error with Redirection. For…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Not quite getting full scope of this plugin, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I don't have a lot of time to install yet another plug…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to PHP warning, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    New user here. I just got that too. Occurs on settings/Preview.

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Excellent in WP 4.8.2, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I was just looking for a tool like this, found a bunch…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Enhancement: White/Black-list IP from anywhere, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    One constant thought I have as I look at statistics an…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Log filter?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I missed your response here. Thanks for the nudge in the other thread. I'm still…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to any suggest on configration with Defender, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    RE: Real time protection “nothing could be blocked” What does that mean? Could you tell…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Bug in Log categorization?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    View Logs, then XML-RPC and Login Form. All of the log…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to any suggest on configration with Defender, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @Alex, there is no interaction between these plugins, what's your concern? That you just don't…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to any suggest on configration with Defender, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I am a WPMUDEV client and also use Defender. It works well with IP Geo…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Tags are only public?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have an internal site with a lot of tagged posts. Lo…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Parameter 2 of the_posts() expected reference, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Groups bbPress v1.0.0 PHP v7.1 issue similar to the o…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to how to catch mixed case URLs for 301 redirection, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    WOW! I've never seen that syntax: `(?i)...' Looking it up, it's certainly documented. And while…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Redirection is not working for me either…, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    If you have Regex checked it will not do what you expect. Try leaving off…

    9 months ago

  • Tony G's profile was updated

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, Using other FOSS, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    David, I'm a member at WPMUDEV where they have a lot o…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Category Postmetadata, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @dragnsteph - As a technical guy I have no taste when it comes to styling.…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Neat Formatting of posts excerpt?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    OK, I've fixed this for my purposes and it may help you too. I looked…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Neat Formatting of posts excerpt?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    A few notes... I'm having the same issue where a post_content is being retrieved into…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Posts not found without doing anything differently, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Did you resolve this? Looks like there are no errors now.

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Cannot design proper with shortcodes Ultimate, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Are you using column shortcodes within a row shortcode? [su_row] [su_column size="1/2"]Pros[/su_column] [su_column size="1/2"]Cons[/su_column] [/su_row]

    9 months ago

  • Replied to an idea, Relative instead of absolute URLs!

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, 404 on embed.php, but it’s there, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In my 404 log I'm seeing may 404's where the home page…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Migrate redirects, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Follow-up. I just found an issue related to this and reported as #255. To get…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Which forum to discuss this wp.org forum?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Well, I'll make it my personal policy to post WP-specific requests and feedback there, and…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Forum responses with regex getting deleted, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    WHOOPS. Sorry, should have known. Thanks!

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Migrate redirects, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    HA! I just found this after looking at the code... Go to the Modules tab.…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to [Redirection] how to catch mixed case URLs for 301 redirection, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Try this: Source: ^(\/path\/to\/url)(.*)gi Target: /path/to/url$2 That matches “/PaTH/to/UrL/foo” and returns “/path/to/url/foo”. The surrounding ticks…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Automatic redirection not working for posts, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have no idea how that automatic change works if post URLs change. Can anyone…

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, Forum responses with regex getting deleted, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    While posting responses to help fellow plugin users, I…

    9 months ago

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