Nathan is a technologist and Open Source enthusiast living and working in Florida. Often, he can be found playing board games with his family, video games by himself or breaking technological things in order


Free and open source software, coffee, skiing, sleeping, helping others.

WordPress Origin Story

I began playing around with WordPress back when it was b2. I waffled between MovableType and WordPress until finding MT hosts was too hard (perl cgi-bin). WordPress was my first foray into learning how to write and customize PHP. That eventually landed me a job at a Law School managing their website(s).

  • Member Since: January 17th, 2005
  • Website:
  • GitHub: ndegruchy
  • Job Title: Executive Desktop Support Represenative
  • Employer: FIS Global
  • Find me on:
  • Created a topic, Nearly flawless, on the site Forums:
    Works great with both the Meow Gallery (duh) and the b…

  • Created a topic, Honestly, should be a core-plugin, on the site Forums:
    I can't even imagine running a modern WordPress instal…

  • Created a topic, One of my defaults, on the site Forums:
    Adds the stuff I like from Jetpack, without all the ja…

  • Created a topic, IndieWeb Support!, on the site Forums:
    Though I believe that both this and the other Semantic…

  • Created a topic, Elegant, simple and straight-to-the-point, on the site Forums:
    Adds support for all sorts of second-factor authentica…

  • Created a topic, IndieWeb Support!, on the site Forums:
    Adds much needed support for WebMentions (along with t…

  • Created a topic, Great, simple addition to my site, on the site Forums:
    Adds minimal extra JS to the site, offset by the snapp…

  • Created a topic, Great Image Optimizer; Kind of Messy, on the site Forums:
    Pros: Works great, minimal configuration. Optimization…

  • Created a topic, Excellent, simple, straight to the point, on the site Forums:
    Does exactly what it says on the tin with minimal fuss…