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WordPress 4.5 Named for Saxophone King Coleman Hawkins

On April 13th, WordPress released Version 4.5 and this one pays homage to the legendary tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.

Born in 1904, Colman Hawkins was the first noted musician to take the sax and make it a jazz instrument. He also nudged jazz out of Swing and into Be-Bop. You might call him the King of Jazz Saxophone.

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WordCamp NYC 2015

Ok, maybe this blogpost should not have the category “Travel” because this event was right near my home, but it was fun. The event started with a contributor’s day which I like. That is the day when all us users of WordPress give back to the great platform and create new features, answer forum questions, translate plugins or contribute in any way we can. I answered questions on the “Developing with WordPress” support forums, my usual contribution.

Then there were just two solid days of good talks from everything from designing your WordPress site to creating RESTful APIs with your WordPress site.

Not only were there cool talks, but there was a street fair happening right outside during the event. If you know me at all, you know I am not going to pass up a street fair so I was able to get lunch outside at the fair as well as buy some of the cool stuff the street vendors were offering.


I have been to four WordCamp NYCs and in 2018 I was an organizer.

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Hello World!

!Hello World! Welcome to my new website or if you are looking later on, my old website. I obviously used WordPress to make this showcase for my professional work, (resume and portfolio) as well as some of my adventures. I’ll post some of the cool places I go and adventures I go on here, so stay tuned!

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WordPress: Simple History

Sometimes when trying to figure out the cause of an issue on a site it is useful to see what the action(s) at or before the problem started were. Simple History is a great way to track exactly the root cause of an issue. Simple History works behind the scenes and records the exact time of many common events such as user logins (and there IP), the creation or updating of posts, setting changes and even tracks changes to some common plugins.

I know when I am having a problem on one of my sites, it often helps me to see who logged in when the problem occurred and what exactly they did without the he said/she said. Installing this plugin does not take a lot of time, is very useful and since it is small the plugin does not have any significant effect on the performance of a site.