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  • Member Since: May 28th, 2011
  • Location: Orange County, CA
  • Website: technologypoet.com
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Bio

I’m passionate about WordPress, and have been hosting websites on WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress for more than 10 years. I love finding ways to make WordPress faster and more elegant, and share tips and tricks on my website at Technology Poet.

WordPress Origin Story

I first started using WordPress in around 2007 or 2008 back when blogs were in vogue. After setting up my own blog and site I gradually began running sites for friends and family and eventually turned my obsession with WordPress from a hobby to a legitimate side project.

Today I run many websites on WordPress and have tasted the joys and torment of BuddyPress and bbPress along with the daunting task of adding features to WordPress without bringing PHP to it’s performance knees.

  • Created a topic, Disable admin settings page after setup, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, Is there a way to disable the admin setting…

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Unable to change user capabilities, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    No just a single site.

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, Unable to change user capabilities, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm trying to change user capabilities, but when I cha…

    7 months ago

  • Created a topic, How to exclude wildcard URLs, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Is it possible to exclude URLs using wildcards? e.g. /…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Send emails through Mandrill, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, We use Mandrill for all our email, can you …

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Require login to register for an event, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, Is it possible to require a user be logged …

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Restrict search for hidden and private forums, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Gotcha thank you!

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Restrict search for hidden and private forums, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, Does the plugin restrict search for hidden a…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Exclude hidden and private forums and all topics/replies within, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, Does this plugin allow you to exclude all hi…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Exclude bbPress hidden and private forums from the index, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Brilliant thank you, and thanks for all your hard work on the plugin!

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Exclude bbPress hidden and private forums from the index, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for your quick response. Will setting the forum as no-index also apply it to…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Exclude bbPress hidden and private forums from the index, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, How do I exclude bbPress hidden and private…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Lazy load of a shortcode, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, Is it possible to use this plugin to lazy l…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, How to get date user registered, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Is it possible to get the date a user registered? It'…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Bug showing just one meta key with search dropdown values, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm trying to set a search with 4 meta key values, 3 o…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Performance improvements for custom sort with large directory, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have sites with lots of members, and the difference …

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Search Dropdown values truncates to 1,000 characters, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The search dropdown values and labels truncate to 1,00…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Rich Snippets for bbPress, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, Do you support rich snippets for bbPress? I…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Grow sitemap beyond 50,000 links, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Awesome, thanks for the quick response!

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Grow sitemap beyond 50,000 links, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, We have a number of very large sites. Accor…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Sidebar count for custom plugins isn’t showing, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, I have a few custom plugins that show sideb…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Perfect WordPress Admin Customizing Plugin, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This plugin is near perfect for customizing your WordP…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Unable to purchase upgrade, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thank you, the site is back up now.

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Unable to purchase upgrade, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, I'm trying to access your website for the p…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, BuddyPress and Profile Builder Pro, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for your work to help stop BuddyPress spam! Do…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Remove restrictions for certain roles, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for the share. Unfortunately this doesn't do exactly what i need. I want to…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Remove restrictions for certain roles, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I never got it to work and ended up removing the plugin. If this gets…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Auto Optimize adds very large autoptimize_ccss_queue to wp_options, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Will do, is there a way to share sensitive details with you (like site url)…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Auto Optimize adds very large autoptimize_ccss_queue to wp_options, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Awesome, thanks for your fast reply Frank. I think I may have another problem on…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Auto Optimize adds very large autoptimize_ccss_queue to wp_options, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I was recently looking at perf optimizatio and noticed…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Remove restrictions for certain roles, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, Would it be possible to add the feature to …

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Limit messaging for new users, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Is it possible to limit messaging for new users for a …

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Interaction between wildcards and ‘also affect children’ setting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Jeff you're amazing thank you! I'll test it out in the next week or two…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Interaction between wildcards and ‘also affect children’ setting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Gotcha thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Interaction between wildcards and ‘also affect children’ setting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ahh thank you, that makes sense. I appreciate the depth of consideration for site load…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Is there a way to reverse the sort order for custom sort?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'd like to sort using the last_activity meta field, b…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Problems after upgrading to Version 10.0.1, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I had a similar problem, and it looks like my browser may have cached the…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Interaction between wildcards and ‘also affect children’ setting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Also, I was playing around a bit more, Say I had two plugin filters: A…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Interaction between wildcards and ‘also affect children’ setting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Gotcha thanks. Is there any chance of supporting more than one wildcard in the future?

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Interaction between wildcards and ‘also affect children’ setting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, I'm noticing that the interaction between w…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Truly Excellent Plugin and Support, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thank you for your amazing support, and a plugin that …

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Disable plugins for logged in users, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Perfect thanks! I've been meaning to go through and be more intentional about which plugins…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Simply the Best – Indispensable!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thomas, thank you for your continued improvements to t…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Disable plugins for logged in users, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Gotcha, If I add two plugin filters, one for site.com/* and another for site.com/page-name/*, which…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Disable plugins for logged in users, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, Is there a way to disable plugins globally …

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Compatibility with Cloudflare HTTP/2 prioritzation, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Will do. It may take a week or two because I’m currently debugging something else…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Compatibility with Cloudflare HTTP/2 prioritzation, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey there, When I was testing Cloudflare's newly anno…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Database update stuck, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks. I manually ran the scheduled tasks and it works fine now. Appreciate the quick…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Database update stuck, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Is there any fix for this? I'm having the same issue.

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Is there a max number of users that can be logged out at once?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thank you!

    3 years ago

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