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Jeff Starr
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Boost your .htaccess skills with some fresh new tutorials over at htaccessbook.com - Learn how to whitelist good bots, block nuisance IPs, change file extensions, write clean code comments, and more: https://htaccessbook.com/category/blog/
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shapeSpace starter theme version 2.3 now available! 100% FREE and open source for everyone. Download @ http://shapespace.io/

#WordPress   #themes
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Redesigned my code snippets site fresh for 2017. Launch today still doing some fine-tuning behind the scenes. Overall I think it turned out well, gots a strong focus on responsiveness, performance, security, and clean code. Check it out @ https://wp-mix.com
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+Andrew Champ Thanks Andrew :)
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USP Pro 2.5 now available, all fresh for WP 4.7!

https://plugin-planet.com/usp-pro-version-2-5-update/

#WordPress #plugins
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Announcing Prismatic for WordPress! Display beautiful syntax-highlighted code snippets with Prism.js or Highlight.js :)

https://wordpress.org/plugins/prismatic/

#WordPress #plugins #code
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Thank you Pio ! :)
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Stop WordPress from modifying your site's .htaccess

https://perishablepress.com/stop-wordpress-htaccess/

#WordPress #htaccess #security
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It sounds like maybe the file types are not allowed by the server configuration. Check out this tutorial for some tips on better directory views: https://perishablepress.com/better-default-directory-views-with-htaccess/
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All DigWP themes updated fresh for WP 4.7 and better than ever! New versions include bug fixes, new features, and many micro enhancements. Learn more and download at DigWP.com:

https://digwp.com/2017/01/digwp-theme-updates/

#WordPress   #themes  
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+Fred Showker Can you be more specific, WordPress itself is very secure.
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Awesome to be featured in this insightful article on changes to the CMS landscape in 2017 (and beyond):

https://cms2cms.com/uncategorized/cms-in-2017-what-it-will-be-like-experts-insight/

#CMS   #WordPress  
It's the right time to sum up 2016 and start planning great future with predicting CMSs in 2017. Get precise predictions from great CMS experts.
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Holiday Book Sale! To celebrate the Holidays, we're offering a special coupon code to save 30% on any book or combo in the store:

LETITSNOW

Apply that code during checkout for instant savings on "The Tao of WordPress", "WP Themes In Depth", "Digging Into WordPress", or any other book or book combo.

This discount is in addition to any savings available via Combo deals, so with the coupon code you can save up to 50% on books!

Shop books at the Perishable Press Bookstore:

https://wp-tao.com/store/

(Coupon expires: 12/30/2016)

#WordPress   #books   #sale  
Shop books and save BIG on book bundles in the Perishable Press Bookstore
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Implementing SSL/TLS? Check out these tips for redirecting all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS (or vice versa):

https://wp-mix.com/htaccess-redirect-http-to-https/

#security #performance #ssl #tls #seo #apache #htaccess
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Plugin update! Blackhole for Bad Bots v1.4 now available: https://wordpress.org/plugins/blackhole-bad-bots/ #WordPress #plugins #security
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Old school :)
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Learn about the new post nav tags in WP 4:

WordPress Post Navigation Redux
https://digwp.com/2016/10/wordpress-post-navigation-redux/

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Here. Now.
Introduction
Jeff Starr is a professional developer, designer, author, and publisher with over 10 years of experience working with WordPress. His books include Digging Into WordPress, The Tao of WordPress, .htaccess made easy, and WordPress Themes In Depth.

In addition to books, Jeff writes tutorials on WordPress, web development, security, and much more at Perishable Press, DigWP.com, WP Mix, and elsewhere. He also served for two years as WordPress Editor for Smashing Magazine, and authored a series of video tutorials on securing WordPress sites.

Over the years, Jeff has designed and developed hundreds of WordPress themes, several of which are included with this book. Additionally, he develops a growing collection of free WordPress plugins, and recently launched USP Pro, a premium WordPress plugin for creating unlimited front-end forms.

Offline, Jeff enjoys hanging out with family and friends. His favorite pastimes include drawing, photography, listening to music, watching movies, and contemplating the deeper things of life.

Skills & Experience
  • 15+ years in web design and development
  • 25+ years in graphic design and illustration
  • 15+ years in digital photography
  • 15+ years in book publishing
  • 25+ years as an author/writer
On the Web, I am considered one of the world's top experts in WordPress. I specialize in WordPress plugins and theme development, web security, and front-end design. I am fluent in the following languages:
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Apache/.htaccess
  • XML
I've been publishing books and magazines for over 15 years, with extensive skills and experience in the following areas:
  • Book design and page layout
  • Writing, blogging, editing, copywriting
  • Book publication, printing, distribution
  • Advertising, promoting, branding
My published books include:
I've worked with some of the top people in the online world, and have helped countless thousands of people via email and with my online tutorials and articles published at Perishable PressDigging Into WordPressWP MixPlugin Planet, and elsewhere.

I've been featured on many sites and publications, online and off, around the world. You can find some of my favorites in the Perishable Press Dungeon.

Social Media Profiles
Feel free to get in touch anytime. I always enjoy hearing new ideas and feedback. Thanks for visiting! :)
Bragging rights
Happily married with two awesome kids.
Education
  • University of Washington
    Biochemistry, 1999 - 2002
  • University of Washington
    Psychology, 1999 - 2002
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Perishable
Work
Occupation
Full-stack Web Design and Development, Author, Editor, Publisher, Security Specialist, Graphic Designer, Artist, Photographer, Husband and Father of two awesome kids. Working online since 1999.
Skills
Analytical/critical thinking, artistic/creative skills, full-stack developer and publisher, independent, professional, successful, ability to move things with my mind, night hearing, designing awesome websites, the list goes on and on.
Employment
  • Perishable Press Books
    Author, Editor, Publisher, present
    CEO, Author, Editor, Designer, Publisher, Marketer, Distributor, et al. One-man shop producing high-quality digital products. I've been doing this for years and love to help people learn about WordPress, web design, development, and everything in between. Books include Digging Into WordPress, .htaccess made easy, The Tao of WordPress, and WordPress Themes In Depth.
  • Monzilla Media
    Web Design & Development, present
    CEO and Full Stack Developer, fluent in PHP, MySQL, JavaScript/jQuery, CSS, HTML, XML, .htaccess, JSON, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Freehand, InDesign, and more. Designer, developer, security specialist, graphic designer, artist, photographer, audiophile, and video enthusiast. I've been working in the creative field my entire life and have been working online since 1999.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Washington State
Previously
Seattle, WA