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TruthMerchant

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  • Member Since: March 25th, 2012
  • Port Orchad, Washington
  • @truthmerchant on WordPress.org
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Bio/Description

My primary interests are government and economics or I suppose “political economy”. But I do know a bit about WordPress, PHP, MySql, HTTP, HTML, APACHE, CSS, Javascript, and JQuery.. Also c, Gawk, Perl, and Bourne. Korn, and Bash. Long ago I was a hardware dude using assemble on CDC 24 bit machines with 6 bit bytes. Then I learned Fortran before c. I am 71 yrs old last March 2016. I am working on my first plugin and figuring out hoe to “plug it in” to the repository without looking like an idiot, or causing smoke and such.

WordPress Origin Story

My involvement with Wordprsss began in late 2011 when I became the de facto systems administrator for the OccupyTacoma.org website and then became the WordPress administrator when the site was hacked the following January. It took me more than 2 weeks to glue that site back together, but I did get it done. I moved the site to a new hosting service, installing everything anew and then installed the old (hacked) database. That was when I discovered that the site URL was all over the database tables. So I dumped all and wrote a script to find all the urls and fix them. I then spent the next 2 months trying to fix the serialized data. But the site was live and being heavily used for action planing and general assembly meetings and reports and such the whole while. There is a tool for doing this move stuff now, but at that time I knew not. I thought about trying Drupal, but I had so much invested in WordPress that I decided to just stay with it.

  • Created a topic, Custom Post Types, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    7 months ago

  • Posted a reply to SSL causes failure, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    My updates are an appropriate address of the actual problem in that they "get around"…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Force SSL admin breaks Woocommerce ajax functionality, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Use $scheme = is_ssl() ? 'https' : 'http'; and then assert the proper $scheme on…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to SSL causes failure, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Forcing all traffic to ssl is not (for me) a good "workaround". But after a…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to FORCE_SSL_ADMIN and admin-ajax.php problem, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    When 4.0 deprecated "FORCE_SSL_LOGIN" it broke a lot of public facing plugins that use AJAX.…

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, When/how can I get 1.5?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, SSL causes failure, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, New Features???, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to Request control of user/visitor ratings per post type, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The short answer to your question is "yes". If I had my real wish, the…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Request control of user/visitor ratings per post type, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to HELLP, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    All debugging stuff removed and the plugin works just fine. There is still something wrong…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to HELLP, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I put some debug stuff (calls to error_log) in function spr_rate with the following results…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to HELLP, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Major progress has been made!!! I know not why my php.ini settings for redirecting error…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to HELLP, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Wow!! Thanx for the fast response... The code I had in admin ajax was: function…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, HELLP, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Very confused about meta, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I appreciate your indulgence and your willingness to take further improvements under advisement. I will…

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Very confused about meta, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I understand about the "meta" brick and how to use it and even how to…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Very confused about meta, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Posted a reply to recording votes to users, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I run a members only WP site assemblytacoma.org that is a participatory democracy. I am…

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Conflicts with wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 years ago

  • Posted a reply to add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items', 'my stuff') not working?, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I have come to the conclusion that messing with menus is simply not a plugin…

    4 years ago

  • Created a topic, add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items', 'my stuff') not working?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 years ago

  • Posted a reply to Sweet Captcha fails after site relocation, on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    What I did to resolve this problem in the test site was to zap the…

    4 years ago