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

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 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…

    2 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…

    3 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…

    3 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…

    4 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…

    4 months ago

  • Tony G's profile was updated

    4 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…

    4 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.…

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 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.

    4 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]

    4 months ago

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

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 months ago

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

    4 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.…

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 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…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Which forum to discuss this wp.org forum?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The front-page is ambigous about whether this Requests…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Documentation For Pass-through Redirects, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This site is deleting anything with more than the simplest backticks so I need to…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Documentation For Pass-through Redirects, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    For reference, the forward slash is a valid "delimiter" for PHP regex. So surrounding a…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to how to catch mixed case URLs for 301 redirection, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The site is eating my responses here, probably because the regex looks threatening. I've reposted…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to how to catch mixed case URLs for 301 redirection, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Wow, it looks like this page is swallowing my attempt to provide correct regex. OK,…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 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…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to what do relative URL errors mean?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Your request is incomplete. Please provide a full URL but replace private data with random…

    4 months ago

  • Tony G (Formerly "Starbuck")'s profile was updated

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Tip: Redirections occur BEFORE 404, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I hope I'm not alone with this but when I started usin…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Not working with my case, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Check your permalink settings. The Default is to append a "?". For this: “http://localhost/Project1/directory/categories/coffee” Do…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to What is Regex and Duplicate errors, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Brendan, a Regular Expression is a way to code conditions and results. For example: .*…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Not working with my case, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    @topsan123 I had exactly the same problem. I found out recently that Redirection occurs even…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Frontend Member Editing, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    David - I'm cycling back here to re-affirm that your efforts are not in vain.…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Redirecting to the landing page ?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Source: /pontarlier-pizzas.html Target: / No regex Not working? See if other redirections are processing before…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to How Use in Comment email, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Please note that some disposable email services are for-fee. I/We pay for these services because…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Not working with my case, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Leave off the http://localhost part in both source and target. In the target use /Project1…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to WP.org suggestion: Forum Name in post email notification, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Your response ignores the topic. Email notifications do not include a forum name. This isn't…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Best practice for deleted posts and pages, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Not by default in 2.6.5 but another user has written some code for 410s: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/handlemark-as-410/…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Bulk Upload of Redirects, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In the settings page is an Options tab which has an Import CSV option.

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Not working with my case, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Is RegEx UNchecked? Is the redirection rule ENabled? Are you trying to go from internet…

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, Need info on WP URL resolution, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm trying to work out the flow of URL resolution from…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Typo in settings, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I thank you for your time here. I recently looked closely at searching Google based…

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Create a “Universal” Redirect?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    That ".*" would have to be the last redirect that's processed. See other threads about…

    4 months ago