Brian Layman

Founder and Developer @ eHermits, Inc.

Brian Layman

Founder and Developer @ eHermits, Inc.

Uniontown, OH, 44685

Core Contributions

  • 4.9
  • 4.3
  • 4.0
  • 3.6
  • 3.5

Contact

Biography

Brian has been hacking WordPress since Ver. 1.2 in 2004. He’s a WordPress core contributor and specializes in custom plugins for clients who need functionality that hasn’t been seen before. He has expertise in database management and server administration – including Amazon AWS. In “WordPress for Dummies (2nd edition)” by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, he was one of only five featured WordPress Developers. Brian has been able to assist clients such as b5media, Borland International, RedRover, Rhett and Link Inc. and Darren “Problogger” Rowse in delivering custom website solutions. He hosts the monthly North East Ohio WordPress Meetup #NEOWP and speaks regularly at conventions and on WordPress related podcasts. Brian has four kids, ages 15-7, and serves as chair of his local church board. An avid reader, participates in “52 books in 52 weeks” every year and also enjoys caving, mountain biking and rock climbing. He’s currently learning how to play the cigar box guitar.

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Plugins

Spam Destroyer

Downloads: 45,297

Smart Passworded Pages

Downloads: 48,081

WP Multi Network

Downloads: 37,884

Per Page Sidebars

Downloads: 57,249

Word Filter Plus

Downloads: 5,290

Spam Catharsis

Downloads: 971

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Activity

Created a topic, Code suggestions, on the site WordPress.org Forums: Nice job on the design. This works great. I’m u…

2 months ago

Wrote a comment on the post Gutenberg & Themes, on the site Make WordPress Core: Two quick quetions: Is it possible to just go in and type or do you…

4 months ago

Wrote a comment on the post Multisite Focused Changes in 4.7, on the site Make WordPress Core: I've not used the function in years, but I believe that with one use case…

1 year ago

Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016 coming up on September 17th

1 year ago

Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Columbus 2016 coming up on August 26th

1 year ago

Joined the organizing team for WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016 coming up June 11th

2 years ago

Wrote a comment on the post Previewing Site Responsiveness in the Customizer, on the site Make WordPress Core: Oh what a cool idea.. Nicely done Nick!

2 years ago

Wrote a comment on the post my-hacks.php no longer supported, on the site Make WordPress Core: There was a time when I did a good bit of work in my-hacks.php. I…

2 years ago

Committed [1211088] to Plugins Trac: Updated the FAQ, it's reading wrong online.

2 years ago

Committed [1210716] to Plugins Trac: The FAQ truncated itself. Adding a slash to try to fix.

2 years ago

Committed [1210694] to Plugins Trac: = 2.0.0 = * Updated to current version of WordPress * Addressed FAQs * ...

2 years ago

Committed [1210692] to Plugins Trac: = 2.0 = * Updated to current version of WordPress * Addressed FAQs * Added ...

2 years ago

Committed [1210598] to Plugins Trac: Releasing 2.0.2 - Updating for current version Includes the unreleased ...

2 years ago

Committed [1210597] to Plugins Trac: Creating 2.0.2 branch

2 years ago

Committed [1210596] to Plugins Trac: Creating branch for 2.0.1 (non)release from last year.

2 years ago

Committed [1210595] to Plugins Trac: Reverted Incorrectly based branch.

2 years ago

Committed [1210593] to Plugins Trac: 2.0.1 Branch

2 years ago

Committed [1210570] to Plugins Trac: An update to test the webhook. Author: brianlayman @ ...

2 years ago

Created a new ticket, #32773, in Core Trac: You cannot move Private nor Passworded posts to Draft. You must make them ...

2 years ago

Created a new ticket, #32516, in Core Trac: Revision 32599 Breaks menus & all other theme_mods_% stored values.

3 years ago

Wrote a comment on the post New committers for 4.3!, on the site Make WordPress Core: The last three I know, the new three I don't yet. Congratulations Ella Obenland and…

3 years ago

Wrote a comment on the post Drew Jaynes is the 4.2 Release Lead, on the site Make WordPress Core: Nice! Congrats @DrewAPicture!

3 years ago

Joined the organizing team for WordCamp North Canton 2015

3 years ago

Joined the organizing team for WordCamp North Canton 2015

3 years ago

Created a new ticket, #611, in Meta Trac: Add ^wordpress.org SSL cert for clients that do not support subject alt ...

3 years ago

Wrote a comment on the post Symlinked Plugins in WordPress 3.9, on the site Make WordPress Core: This is a neat little thing. We'd experimented with symlinking the files back in b5media…

4 years ago

Wrote a comment on the post MySQL in WordPress 3.9, on the site Make WordPress Core: Wow! Huge change, and with the MySQL extension being deprecated in PHP 5.5 it's a…

4 years ago

Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Columbus 2012

5 years ago

Created a new ticket, #18079, in Core Trac: WP has dropped support of the path field in the site table

6 years ago

Created a new ticket, #17998, in Core Trac: New Site & Upgrade process uses unrestricted "show all" causing timeouts

6 years ago

Created a new ticket, #17306, in Core Trac: The filter wpmu_validate_blog_signup cannot is not passed enough ...

7 years ago

Created a new ticket, #16036, in Core Trac: A wide dash should be treated like a normal hyphen in permalink creation

7 years ago

Created a new ticket, #11110, in Core Trac: SWF Upload reports file too big even though it is smaller than the max ...

8 years ago

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