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Steve D

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  • 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 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…

    2 months 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.

    2 months 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 …

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Convert to pre-customizer?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Version 2.2 is still working well for me - I'll continue with it for the…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Convert to pre-customizer?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    For example, when I open a widget to edit in the front page widgets section,…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Convert to pre-customizer?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Updating to 0.3.0, which no longer uses the optimizer-options of the previous version, steps on…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Convert to pre-customizer?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Implementing WP Search MU, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I believe I've resolved the issue by copying the "template_parts" folder into my child theme…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Implementing WP Search MU, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I'm using the Optimizer theme for my main site "landing page" of a network install,…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Implementing WP Search MU, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Binding lightbox on Infinite Scroll, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I got it! For anyone who may need this in the future: jQuery( document ).ready(…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Binding lightbox on Infinite Scroll, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Thumbnails acting up in Porfolio Press theme, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I thought it might have had something to do with some plugins I had used…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Thumbnails acting up in Porfolio Press theme, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to reCAPTCHA v2, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Megan, Just wondering, anything new on a noCaptcha reCaptcha option? Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Loading Images in Subsequent Pages with Infinite Scroll, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Bruno, Thanks for your help, I'll work out your suggestion through the Jetpack forum and…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Loading Images in Subsequent Pages with Infinite Scroll, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks for responding, When you say "In ajax request feedback function..." do you mean "callback"?…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Loading Images in Subsequent Pages with Infinite Scroll, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Jetpack css stepping on slideshow controls, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Jim, If you're new to wordpress, one of the first things I would recommend is…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Jetpack css stepping on slideshow controls, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Funny you should ask, but I was looking into an autoplay function for the slider…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Jetpack css stepping on slideshow controls, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Jim, Try this CSS - #feature.active-sticky .slideshow-controls { background: url(images/slider-controls.png) repeat-x 0 0 !important; float:…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Resizing images to square dimensions, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Problem seems to stem from Jetpack - if Photon is deactivated, images don't get re-sized.…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Resizing images to square dimensions, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Thumbnail of some sites are not accurate, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The "browser shots" seem to get re-generated from time to time and I haven't noticed…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Jetpack css stepping on slideshow controls, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Anxious to see an updated Nuntius, I wasn't sure if it was still being supported.…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Jetpack css stepping on slideshow controls, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I finally beat it by throwing a bunch of CSS at it.

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Jetpack css stepping on slideshow controls, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The Nuntius theme comes with a slideshow of featured posts for a home page using…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Jetpack css stepping on slideshow controls, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Current Menu Option, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I got it! I had the menu's ul class name specified instead of the containing…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Current Menu Option, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, The CSS is working okay. li[class^="current"] a, li[class*="current"] a { background: transparent !important; color:…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Current Menu Option, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Activated Centralized Site Management and now can't access admin, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    With Cloudflare still deactivated, I clicked on the "activate site management" banner in a subsite…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Activated Centralized Site Management and now can't access admin, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Jeremy, Here are some common denominators: hosting - @ABCDiamond and I are both using ipage…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Activated Centralized Site Management and now can't access admin, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Jeremy, I'm running Windows 7. I had the problem re-surface in Chrome yesterday afternoon, though…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Activated Centralized Site Management and now can't access admin, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    By the process of elimination, I believe I've found the guilty culprit. When I disabled…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Activated Centralized Site Management and now can't access admin, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Haven't heard back from my host, but I've been able to pick out some messages…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Activated Centralized Site Management and now can't access admin, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Steve D’s profile was updated

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to reCAPTCHA v2, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Awesome! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, reCAPTCHA v2, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Gap at bottom of page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yeah, reCaptcha has given me problems before. I had to manually insert the keys into…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Gap at bottom of page, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sure! The site is here and the form is in a hidden div that opens…

    2 years ago

  • Steve D’s profile was updated

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Gap at bottom of page, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to First Widget area Heading, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Closed

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to First Widget area Heading, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Disregard, it's a problem with the plugin within the widget not the theme.

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, First Widget area Heading, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Thumbnail of some sites are not accurate, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Phone call option on contact form, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to WP Search MU theme integration, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry if my topic seemed a little vague, but I "got'r done" - I was…

    2 years ago