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Steve D

  • Member Since: February 18th, 2008
  • Muncie, Indiana
  • stephendowell.com
  • @steadwell on WordPress.org, @stevarino on Slack
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Bio/Description

A software professional from the IBM mainframe world, I’ve taken up web development since the waning days of the last millennium.

A WordPress user since 2007, I’ve since become a WordPress disciple. It’s been a great deal of fun but I realize that I still have a lot more to learn. That’s part of the beauty of it!

WordPress Origin Story

My first attempt at installing self-hosted WordPress ended with me giving up on it and leaving the support group a rather harsh final comment. However, several months later I realized that the problem was with my web hosting (you get what you pay for) and when I finally switched to a decent one, installing WordPress was a snap.

Fortunately, I wasn’t banned from the support forum and have practically built a new career on the CMS over the last 7 years.

  • Posted a reply to 404 not found after ajax content load, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Okay, it could be a caching issue/slow connection with my local environment. We'll consider it…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to 404 not found after ajax content load, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Manish, Thanks for taking a look at this. Like I said, it's not a…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Main Nav Refinement, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Found a solution specifically for _s (underscores) HERE for anyone with the same dilemma.

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Main Nav Refinement, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I recently built a theme from underscores and when I n…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Length error in minified js, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Okay, After removing the mPS2id-target class from the target div, the error persisted, making me…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Length error in minified js, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for your quick response! I coded the link and target in html via "text"…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Length error in minified js, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello, First of all, great plugin, just what I needed…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, 404 not found after ajax content load, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Manish, I'm getting the following error in my cons…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Display latest n posts, regardless of blog ID, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Okay, solved my own dilemma. There's an option I overlooked. Disregard this! Status: resolved

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Display latest n posts, regardless of blog ID, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've seen something in the support forum that mentions…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Handling Mixed Content warnings, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've been getting a repeating list of the following wa…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Exclude image caption from excerpt, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    First of all, thanks for this plugin. I've been using …

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Get the image caption out of the excerpt!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    It was a plugin. Sorry!

    9 months ago

  • Created a topic, Get the image caption out of the excerpt!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Surely I'm not the first to kvetch about this but I se…

    9 months ago

  • Posted a reply to handshake fail – TLS fatal alert, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I set this back to "not resolved" because I'm still getting the same error in…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to handshake fail – TLS fatal alert, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Setting fopen to "On" in php.ini resolved the problem.

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, handshake fail – TLS fatal alert, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Noticing that the products aren't showing in my posts …

    1 year ago

  • Steve D’s profile was updated

    3 years ago

  • Steve D’s profile was updated

    3 years ago