David Decker

WordPress & Genesis Expert @ DECKERWEB & 3DZ GmbH

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WordPress & Genesis Developer from Chemnitz, Germany.
I specialize in Internationalization, localization and small plugins development.
I use WordPress for over 10 years now and it turned not only my business around but also changed a lot in my life.

Speaker at WordCamps / WP Camps:
2013: WP Camp Berlin, Germany
2012: WP Camp Berlin, Germany
2011: WordCamp Germany, in Cologne
2008: WordCamp Hamburg, Germany

How My WordPress Story Began:
In 2003 I was on longer search for a “more dynamic system” to replace my static HTML sites. It was the time when blogging began, so I tried “Blogger” and lots of other simple CMS systems. I was unsatisfied with most of them. Then I remember coming to a blog about the big Tsunami Disaster in 2004/2005 in Asia. That blog from an Aussie and was running on WordPress. I took a look and the platform just clicked with me! I jumped in headfirst, but I failed to install WordPress successfully numerous times (today I guess it was the cheap hosting I had then…).

In summer of 2006 I managed my first successful install of WordPress (I guess it was version 2.0.2) and I was really blown away of that system. The next weeks and months I abandoned everything else to play with WordPress, before building my first website completely with WordPress for a church youth group. That was really fun, and I learned so much about WordPress and how flexible it was (and is)! Then, at the end of 2006, I made a bold decision after this single WordPress website: To switch all my freelance work over to WordPress. With that, my search for good themes began…

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Created a topic, Tables mixed with other content types, on the site WordPress.org Forums: Since the last update to v1.3.0 I have this big issue …

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Created a topic, Not intuitive, not useful, on the site WordPress.org Forums: The whole experience is not good. For me it's not usef…

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Wrote a comment on the post Nearby WordPress Events, on the site Make WordPress Core: The idea is good, absolutely! However, before going into core it should be tweaked for…

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Created a topic, Needs improvements for international users!, on the site WordPress.org Forums: Hi there! The idea of this plugin is great, it looks g…

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Wrote a comment on the post The New Directory Is (Mostly) Live, on the site Make WordPress Plugins: Sorry, but I was absolutely not intentionally "mean" to anyone, even if sadly this was…

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Wrote a comment on the post The New Directory Is (Mostly) Live, on the site Make WordPress Plugins: These are valid points, I totally agree with your comments. I am one of those…

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Wrote a comment on the post The New Directory Is (Mostly) Live, on the site Make WordPress Plugins: Hi Mika, I understand it may sound too hard, and I am sorry for that.…

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Wrote a comment on the post The New Directory Is (Mostly) Live, on the site Make WordPress Plugins: Yes, that is right, and a nice "workaround" to have. However, it is still user…

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Wrote a comment on the post The New Directory Is (Mostly) Live, on the site Make WordPress Plugins: Sadly, this is another point, where the new is worse than the old one.

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Wrote a comment on the post The New Directory Is (Mostly) Live, on the site Make WordPress Plugins: In my opinion this new outfit of the Plugin Directory is more than one step…

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Created a topic, Notifications for updated posts possible?, on the site WordPress.org Forums: Hi there! We love your plugin and especially the dynam…

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Wrote a comment on the post Plugin Directory User Testing – Round 1, on the site Make WordPress.org: The current remake of the new plugin directory is a big fail. 1) UX: Only…

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Posted a reply to Extrem einseitig : (, on the site WordPress.org Forums:Warum "erlaubt"? Und leider ja: es geht um Ideologie, denn nichts anderes ist "Gender Mainstreaming"…

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Created a topic, Extrem einseitig : (, on the site WordPress.org Forums:Eure Lesestoff-Zusammenstellung ist aber extremst eins…

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Wrote a comment on the post JavaScript Internationalization, on the site Make WordPress Core: Wow, I feel this will be huge! +1

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Posted a reply to broken in WP 4.6, on the site WordPress.org Forums: Hi guys! I just released version 1.4.0 of the plugin which should fix the broken…

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Committed [1494747] to Plugins Trac: Version 1.4.0 of the plugin, updates for WP 4.6+

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Posted a reply to jetpack 4.3 dashboard gives php warnings, broken?, on the site WordPress.org Forums: Sadly, I get the same Warnings at another site :-( They get injected like five…

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Posted a reply to Jetpack 4.3 Error fetching static.html., on the site WordPress.org Forums: I get the same error message. Deactivating the plugin, re-activating and re-connecting to wordpress.com does…

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Committed [1491286] to Plugins Trac: Checked with WP 4.6

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Committed [1481849] to Plugins Trac: WP 4.6 compat - Readme update and WP 4.6 update info for base Genesis

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Wrote a comment on the post Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…, on the site Translate WordPress: @ocean90 Thanks for approving me for my first plugin! :)

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Wrote a comment on the post Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…, on the site Translate WordPress: Cleaner Plugin Installer might not be yet, but I was notified already by .org mailer.…

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Wrote a comment on the post Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…, on the site Translate WordPress: Since I was not yet satisfied with the process so far, I just created this…

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Created a new ticket, #1338, in Meta Trac: Make Plugin Authors automatically Translation Editors for their own ...

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Wrote a comment on the post Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…, on the site Translate WordPress: That's a pity... but here are those 2 currently imported: Cleaner Plugin Installer – https://wordpress.org/plugins/cleaner-plugin-installer/…

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Wrote a comment on the post Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…, on the site Translate WordPress: @netweb How can I edit the above post to do that?

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Wrote a new post, Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…, on the site Translate WordPress: Hello Polyglots! I am the plugin author for the following plugins. Please add the following…

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Wrote a comment on the post The Plan for Passwords, on the site Make WordPress Core: Sounds all good - go for it! :-)

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Committed [1138893] to Plugins Trac: WP 4.2 compat

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Committed [1138892] to Plugins Trac: WP 4.2 compat

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Committed [1138889] to Plugins Trac: WP 4.2 compat

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Created a new ticket, #935, in Meta Trac: Re-add "Newest" and "Latest Updates" browsing links to updated plugin ...

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Created a new ticket, #853, in Meta Trac: New Theme repository design: Issues on mobile

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Created a new ticket, #852, in Meta Trac: New Theme repository design: Bad user experience/ Design issues

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Committed [1018240] to Plugins Trac: Version 1.3.0 of the plugin - minor correction ... :)

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Committed [1018231] to Plugins Trac: Version 1.3.0 of the plugin - arrgh, markdown ... :)

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Committed [1018230] to Plugins Trac: Version 1.3.0 of the plugin - renaming screenshot files, arrgh, markdown ...

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Committed [1018228] to Plugins Trac: Version 1.3.0 of the plugin - updated screenshots numbering, arrgh, ...

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Wrote a comment on the post Team meeting: Guidelines chat, on the site Theme Review Team:Let’s talk solutions. Absolutely, that's the whole point here! You have already an awesome solution…

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Wrote a comment on the post Team meeting: Guidelines chat, on the site Theme Review Team:"Hybrid Core" for example already has done all the hard work to ensure only one…

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Wrote a comment on the post Team meeting: Guidelines chat, on the site Theme Review Team:Absolutely, there needs to be at least the exception for "Hybrid Core"! You did so…

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Wrote a comment on the post Top Multilingual Countries and their Legal Requirement for Online Publishing, on the site Translate WordPress: Absolutely right @toscho - in the above reply I was referring to in context. So…

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Wrote a comment on the post Top Multilingual Countries and their Legal Requirement for Online Publishing, on the site Translate WordPress: The above solution is only for a "little" detail: set the post language -- in…

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Wrote a comment on the post Top Multilingual Countries and their Legal Requirement for Online Publishing, on the site Translate WordPress: Absolutely! Because core is missing a good (!) solution yet, such "hacks" exist - for…

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Wrote a comment on the post Top Multilingual Countries and their Legal Requirement for Online Publishing, on the site Translate WordPress: There's also the proposal for the Post Language, see here, also with a "feature plugin":…

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Wrote a comment on the post Top Multilingual Countries and their Legal Requirement for Online Publishing, on the site Translate WordPress: Are you familiar with usage of Multisite for multilingual sites? This is in most cases…

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