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About Me

I’m a long term WordPress contributor from the Netherlands. I have been using WordPress since 2006 and started contributing back to it in 2009 with my first code contribution in early 2010. And since then I have been able to do some great things for the community like a complete revamp of the image manipulation logic.

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14 WordPress versions
111 WordPress core patches
37 public presentations

My recent posts

Joined Plesk

A new chapter has started for me today, as I have started my first day working at Plesk. My main focus has always been building up my company till the day my old boss from 1&1 called my up. He was joining Plesk as their CTO and asked me if I wanted to join. He […]

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Caching can be overrated

Caching is something that always comes up to speed up your site. People see it as a requirement to have and trust fully on it to be working. The main issue I have with this is the fact that it doesn’t solve problems but simply hides them. People never look deeper into the issue to […]

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Looking back at my contributions

After a stormy year with all kinds of things happening around and outside WordPress, it’s a great moment to reflect on all the contributions I have done to WordPress. I like to highlight all the things I have accomplished during my time contributing back to WordPress and related projects. I have grown as a person and as a developer. […]

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Uninvited from the WordPress community summit

After being invited a month ago and have already arranged the hotel and flight tickets, today was the moment I was uninvited. This in a way that I would never do. I would not have mind as much if I would have lived around the corner but I’m coming from The Netherlands. It isn’t that […]

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Doing image manipulation the advanced way in WordPress

When you deal with images on a regular base you have experienced difficulties one way or the other. It can be that you have lot’s of image sizes, you want smaller images, dealing with animated images etc. Lot’s of cases where WordPress doesn’t work as good as it should have. The thing here is that […]

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Security optimisations in WordPress

I never was a fan of the plugin/theme editor in WordPress. It creates security issues when someone is able to login. In combination of default plugins/themes, a hacker can write an automatic script that can change the code of a site and still be really fast doing so. You can easily protect yourself by disabling […]

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