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  • Member Since: July 28th, 2010
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • Website: johnlwood.com
  • Job Title: WordPress Developer & Social Media Strategist
  • Employer: Multimedia by John Wood
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Bio

WordPress focused web developer focused on complete outbound marketing strategies. Mobile-First WordPress developer that creates, implements, and manages WordPress websites. Located in Sacramento, CA. Additional support services include multimedia, video, graphics, Social Media management, and more.
Look up John L. Wood if you need help with your WordPress website, especially if you are in the solar industry!

WordPress Origin Story

In 2007, After about 8 years building websites with HTML, I was running into a site management problem. With website pages on some sites in the hundreds, it was becoming impossible just to keep up with web site building standards much less updating content. CSS implementation was changing and that alone was swamping my ability to properly service clients.

Come January 2008 and I was visiting the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. I was there on a mission to see new tablets and phones that were going to be released. In particular, a visit at the Samsung booth caused me to pause at check out the yet-to-be-released Galaxy Note.

It became clear at that time, all my websites would have to be what was referred to then as “mobile-friendly”. In HTML, serving up different versions of websites was already hard enough just factoring in browsers of the day. I was already building narrow website to facilitate iPads.

When I got back home to Sacramento, I jumped on finding a content management system that would allow me to modernize existing clients sites and be ready for future changes. I tried Joomla first as I had been tinkering around with the CMS on a personal site. Then Drupal came to my attention, and finally I landed on WordPress.

Oddly the reason for landing on WordPress was because it seemed to be a platform that would allow clients to self-manage. Also access to early iterations of mobile responsive themes was more intuitive and user-friendly. WordPress looked like something I could coach a client to manage themselves.

12 years later and I am happy I went with WordPress. Now about those customers, most suggest they want to manage their content, but few ever do.

  • Posted a reply to Ideas anyone? -Buyer needs to certify qualifed to purchase…, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Created a topic, Ideas anyone? -Buyer needs to certify qualifed to purchase…, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Created a topic, PayPal Orders stuck in “Processing” – Buyer’s account issue., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Posted a reply to permanent redirect to defined url, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have used this plugin on almost every website without an issue. I just had…

  • Posted a reply to DIVI and Yoast SEO bug – Appears to be browser specific, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Posted a reply to DIVI and Yoast SEO bug – Appears to be browser specific, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Michael, Thanks for the response. I have already done the SOP for checking plugin conflicts…

  • Created a topic, DIVI and Yoast SEO bug – Appears to be browser specific, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Versions: Yoast 17.7, WordPress 5.8.2, DIVI 4.14.2 an…

  • Posted a reply to bug between Yoast and Divi, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Posted a reply to bug between Yoast and Divi, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I can confirm two issues generated by the basic Yoast SEO plugin and DIVI. 1.…

  • Posted a reply to After recent WooCommerce update, Braintree API fails?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Posted a reply to No Locations Populating, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    How I solved this... While on the phone with my host to verify proper SSL…

  • Created a topic, No Locations Populating, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    We are adding SQUARE to a working WooCommerce website …

  • Created a topic, After recent WooCommerce update, Braintree API fails?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Created a topic, After recent WooCommerce update, Braintree API fails?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Posted a reply to Beware Autogenerating New Thumbnails – Back up first or…, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Created a topic, Beware Autogenerating New Thumbnails – Back up first or…, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I had a pretty WooCommerce website. Thought it was tim…

  • Created a topic, Active attempts exploting WooCommerce, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    For the last 24 hours I have been monitoring a concert…

  • Created a topic, As I build my first Prodigy Commerce store, a wish list.., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Posted a reply to 404 Error on URL Rename – How It Was Resolved, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Delete and then re-upload. If you haven't deleted it yet, check to see if you…

  • Created a topic, 404 Error on URL Rename – How It Was Resolved, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have a client site that has been using WPS Hide Logi…

  • Posted a reply to All columns have the same size!!!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Awesome, uploaded the update this morning and my tables are back to "functional". Thank you…

  • Posted a reply to All columns have the same size!!!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Came to see if there was a solution to this column issue. I just noticed…

  • Posted a reply to What is going on with the ability to whitelist?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for the reply. I will take your advice and see how my site is…

  • Created a topic, What is going on with the ability to whitelist?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Posted a reply to 2fa wordfence.com, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Louis, The easy and fast way to get around this is to use SFTP and…

  • Created a topic, 2FA Not Recognizing App-Generated Code, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Posted a reply to WordFence blocked me while I was logged in?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Noting the new block page says, "Manual Block By Administrator". That suggests while I was…

  • Created a topic, WordFence blocked me while I was logged in?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    So I forget the custom URL and get locked out by WordF…

  • Created a topic, GoDaddy Managed WordPress repeatedly breaking WordFence, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Just another day in the GoDaddy neighborhood... Client…

  • Posted a reply to Nextgen Random Artworks Widget Not working, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks, resolved it for me as well.

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    Following this topic as well since exact same issue...again.

  • Posted a reply to 2FA FAIL – Whitelisting IP did not prevent lock out, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Created a topic, 2FA FAIL – Whitelisting IP did not prevent lock out, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Posted a reply to LiteSpeed and DIVI still having issues?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The flashing went away. Load JS Deferred didn't seem to make much difference when I…

  • Created a topic, LiteSpeed and DIVI still having issues?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Created a topic, Easy to implement and FAST response to an inquiry, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Simple put, this plugin helped rock my load times. I h…

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  • Created a topic, So far so good!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Per the title, so far my experience, (today) with Lite…

  • Posted a reply to Now Ready For Primetime! Review Edited, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ms. Johnson, Massive improvements in Site Kit with the recent updates. It now is working…

  • Posted a reply to must plugins always be active?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In my professional and personal websites, I avoid having inactive plugins. Although there are some…

  • Posted a reply to Various Issues, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hey, I agree with the "Out of Beta" part of your comment, my review suggested…

  • Created a topic, Not Ready For Primetime – Send this back to BETA, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    From a professional standpoint, this plugin is hit and…

  • Posted a reply to “Search Console Gathering Data” after 2 days, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Some sites push up the Analytics data immediately, while others I am still waiting on.…

  • Posted a reply to The Site Kit plugin is active but requires setup, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    A bit too early to claim "stable". I had to re-authenticate another site, but I…

  • Posted a reply to The Site Kit plugin is active but requires setup, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
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  • Created a topic, The Site Kit plugin is active but requires setup, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    As others have mentioned, the Site Kit data access app…

  • Created a topic, Video Popup add on ver 1.13 Fail To Update, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Additional fail - can't disable via WordPress Admin U…