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Integrated WordPress Bundle


295 per package - Virtual OK

Now that the majority of the Gutenberg hurdle has been passed, WordPress has reached version 5.1.1 and more experienced has been gained developing *outside* of WordPress and then porting that fresh uncoupled code back *into* WordPress (meaning that it is mostly independent of the WordPress API and so is less prone to break if WordPress changes in unexpected ways), the developer has realized there are two aspects to creating a site that could be broken out, thereby make creating a new site more dependable. They are the structural elements and then the design and content elements.

It may be better if these are treated as distinct jobs, in much the same way as the person placing the forms and then having the concrete poured for the foundation of the house is different from the person installing the drywall. Technically, they could be the same person, but they usually aren't in the real world of house building. If that happened, then it may be possible to install the structural elements of a site in an afternoon, and then leave the design to someone else.

With this division of labour, it might be even possible to GUARANTEE that the site will perform well on page speed scores and pagel load times, be fully recoverable in case of a site meltdown, and be secure against most hacking attempts, WITHOUT the need for more expensive long term managed WordPress hosting solutions. The key to making this work is that a fully experienced developer makes the call on which plugins to install and how to install them, in much the same way as a licensed eletrician is required to make the final hookups to the breaker panel. THEN, the changes are LOCKED into place, so that no further updates are allowed, either to the core, or plugins, or any other structural component . With this in place and no rolling changes allowed, it might just be possible to stop the never ending cascade of updates, where if one changes, all the others have to change as well.

This may not work in a stock install where the WordPress core is placed in the root directory of a site, but it may just work if the WordPress core is placed in a subdirectory, the plugins and themes are placed in a subdirectory as its peer and the media directory is also placed in a peer subdirectory (beside it in the root). When this is the case, then all of the PHP files in the core and in the plugins and themes directory can revieve an extra layer of protection that would not have been possible before, when the PHP and CSS and JavaScript files were all directly beside each other.

What this means is that the design involves structural details that are decided upon, carefully installed by an experienced developer, then LOCKED into place and secured, as if a breaker panel cover were closed over the breaker panel and latched into place. The WordPress user may then add content to their hearts content, but may NOT make any structural changes. This might actually be the difference that makes the difference.

Service Summary

An integrated WordPress Bundle will be installed that includes Backup, Security, Optimization and Caching features. This integrated approach helps ensure all of the important components are included, and work well together. An emphasis on page speed scores and load times has resulted in page load times of under one second and page speed scores on GTMetrix of 100%/97%. It should be possible to get consistent page load times at about 1.5 seconds or better on a site, provided that the page is not too image heavy.

This is for new sites only and requires developer approval on all plugins added. Once these plugins are added and the installation is complete, it is locked in and no further changes are allowed. Although this approach is less flexible than adding plugins on the fly, it may actually result in a site that doesn't get hacked, is fast, and therefore results in a much better viewing experience for the reader. A developer may check in every six months or so if needed. This will include no automatic core updates. This is counterintuitive, but is based on a different directory structure which prevents direct attacks against the core. Since a theme can add an unlimited amount of PHP code without restrictions, these restriction on changes and locking in the structural elements will have to be extended to the theme and any accompanying frameworks as well.

While it may be impossible to guarantee 100% solidity, once working, PHP should continue working indefinitely, provided there are no changes. This approach may help make that possible.

The installation will be handled by an experienced developer.

Training & Qualifications

I am an experienced WordPress developer who launched his first WordPress website in 2011.

Specialized training includes three months of study as a programmer in a private college and individual courses in PHP and HTML at a community college. This is in addition to an undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, which included two computer courses (one in Fortran), matrix algebra, statistics and training in how to set up and conduct experiments.

Professional work experience includes about two years in total at Statistics Canada running tables for them using a program called TPL (Table Programming Language).

Further work experience included designing and programming production management software from scratch using Visual Basic and Microsoft Access '97. This was used to monitor production on a swine genetics operation.

Finally, I have developed a complete set of plugins for WordPress, which help to make it faster and more secure.

Availability & Preferences

Wednesdays and Thursdays, by appointment, during normal business hours.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Clarence

Maria received package of Integrated WordPress Bundle from Clarence
Aug 01, 2019
Thank you Clarence!
Claudia provided Help with Editor for Clarence
Mar 25, 2020
It is always a pleasure with Clarence! thank you
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Mar 20, 2020
Clarence was very specific with his request, which is always helpful in a client. He was already very educated on the topic. Was a pleasure to work w...ithshow more
Claudia provided Help with Editor for Clarence
Mar 07, 2020
Thanks to working with Clarence, I have been learning and expanding my abilities so much! I am eager to continue reading and improving the always inte...resting articles written by more
Claudia provided Help with Editor for Clarence
Feb 06, 2020
Working for/with Clarence is very gratifying, I learn a lot and I am eager for future co-creations!
Claudia provided Help with Editor for Clarence
Feb 02, 2020
Working with/for Clarence is eye opening. What a deep knowledge Clarence has about his vocation, the job is presented kind of as art. Thank you Claren...ce for this opportunity to participate in your profesional more
Janice provided hour of Writer/Editor for Clarence
Dec 06, 2019
Great working with a competent and quite good writer.
Maria received package of New, Secure, Guaranteed WordPress from Clarence
Jun 25, 2019
I am getting great help from Clarence, and I am very grateful!
Maria received package of New, Secure, Guaranteed WordPress from Clarence
Jun 20, 2019
Great service, thank you Clarence!
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Feb 06, 2019
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About Clarence Bos

Summary Twelve years of programming experience with a farm background and training at the University of Guelph have been put into developing a model for an integrated, sustainable community with 36 d...wellings and 144 people on 160 acres, with food, water and energy being obtained on site, designed to result in a net positive output, while being symbiotically balanced within its native surroundings. The model is being designed in and for Eastern Ontario. Interests Just as in university, when five courses are taken each semester, each of us has a variety of interests. Mine are programming, carpentry, hiking, sustainability and origins. These interests then lead naturally into work that is invigorating and can be sustained over the long run. Programming I enjoy starting my day programming. This is when I find my mind is the freshest and able to handle the arcane details that are a part of writing code. These include PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL and JavaScript. I spent two terms at Statistics Canada as a student and then a nine month contract developing publication ready tables using TPL (Table Programming Language). I have also used Visual Basic and C#. Since 2011 I have learned WordPress and its idiosyncrasies. For it, have developed an integrated plugin set, then a more secure directory structure that uses a lightweight five file framework (tentatively called LF3) that can be used as a precursor to WordPress as well as a redundant fallback, in case something happens to this complex codeset. Carpentry, Etc. When the weather gets warmer, I like to be involved in projects that requiring building, maintaining or fixing. These are a pleasant diversion from all the time spent behind the keyboard. It is also healthier to engage in various physical activities as these support a fit body, which in turn supports a fit mind. Carpentry, and its related activities, are just a continuation of my time spent growing up on the farm. Hiking If I can't get out in a farm environment or workshop, then I enjoy going for long walks, anywhere where there are few people and lot's of nature. Perhaps that is what brought me to the Peterborough area, where there is enough city to find micro SD cards, but plenty of country once one gets a fifteen or twenty minute walk outside of it. I also enjoy taking photographs and usually have a device with me that can snap pictures of interesting objects or landscapes when I go out. Sustainability I have worked on an integrated, sustainable community model starting in late 2016. There, after spending two weeks on the property of an off-grid solar installer near Buckhorn, Ontario and living in a 40’ diameter, circular straw bale house, I came up with the schematic I am currently using as a two dimensional layout for the community. It is 2,640’ x 2,640 and contains 36 dwellings for 144 people on 160 acres. The occupants selected support each other with their professions and trades. The design calls for a net positive output, while being symbiotically balanced within its native surroundings. Tested methods, as well as products and services are systematically offered to the surrounding communities. Credit must be given to Michael Tellinger of South Africa who had developed a system called “Contributionism” as a model in which existing communities could thrive[1]. However, it was felt that this system—developed in South Africa—did not have realistic expectations of the number of hours required per person per week and so would not translate well to a Western mindset, culture and environment. The model developed is my own work, with hints from Tellinger, and others. [1] Origins Last, I have been interested in our origins for some time; how we got here and why. When I started my professional career, I thought I knew what I needed and had prepared to go out and tell others this. I wasn't so certain, however, when a student naively asked a question about Darwin's theory of evolution. It made a lot of sense, especially the part about bird's beaks. This prompted me to find out more. That "more" started in the mid-90s and has culminated in the current work. Bridge Practically, as this relates to my current efforts, this means I am making myself available to meet the needs of others through the following: Programming and Page Loads Page Speed, Page Load Times, Optimization, Backup and Security. I have developed a lightweight five file framework (tentatively called the LF3) that is a precursor to WordPress and provides a redundant fallback if WordPress ceases to function due to its more complex nature. Extensive work has been done on directory structure to better use it as a means of categorizing topics, filing new information, and separating out content from the underlying logic used to deliver the site. This makes the site more robust and secure. The “LF3” loads quickly, can be scanned by a programmer in its entirety and performs much of the basic functions expected from a site; with very few files. Extensions can be added, if needed. It picks up image, video and audio files automatically and tacks the document PDF to the excerpt automatically resulting in what amounts to “semi-intelligent document creation”. Carpentry, Etc. As this is not something I am actively doing, starting up again in this works requires transition time and care, especially as one gets older. However, it is rewarding to have a hobby that involves working with machinery and wood. It is enjoyable working with another person, especially when they also have background and skills in this area. Sustainability My work right now (2020) is at the stage where I feel comfortable looking for people in the six to eight sectors defined so far (trades, arts and music, gardening and personal care, monitoring, analysis and reporting, academic and applied) to approach them to determine how the model developed so far might benefit them. This might mean trading work improving their web site for products, services or training they are offering in a 2:1 blend (see below). Origins and Discussion How we got here, why and how knowledge of that can help our life today. Evidence of ancient technologies shows we were not the first to develop to an advanced state. Indeed, precise rock cuts and 1,100 tonne rocks show the ancient technology was much advanced to ours! Knowing what happened back then can help guide us in how to proceed today. This includes a knowledge of the original languages, the etymology of words used today, advanced stone work, and megalithic sites. Transitioning to a Better Society Realistically—in order to perform work in an environment that requires the use of the local currency in order to function—the person or group performing the service needs to have enough of that currency to do what they need to do. Without that—however noble their intentions—they eventually will cease being able to do anything at all. With that in mind, I am introducing a blended method that uses a 2:1 ratio (trade:dollar). Trade may occur on the platform and use its internal currency (called “simbi”) or the trade of products and services deemed to be of equal value. For example, three hours of work at 50 per hour and at a 2:1 ratio would be 100 simbi and $50 CAD. All work may be in CAD, but not all work may be in simbi, as a critical minimum in CAD is required in order to function. Criteria for Engagement Due to the easy manner in which profiles may be created, discretion is exercised when engaging others encountered in an online only environment. Indicators used to determine credibility are: (a) An authentic profile photo with only one person in the image, (b) a person’s real name used in a link or in a profile description, (c) A link to a personal or professional website showing original work. Preference is given to working with people in the Eastern Time Zone with attention given to distance (nearer is better). Selected Sites (General Framework) (Specific Working Site) (WordPress and Related) Code and Documentation Monitoring Page Selected Articles Bringing Quality Back to the Web. (2019). Setting Perspective on the Page. (2019). Delaying Publication for Better Results. (2019) Books (Draft) Model for a Sustainable Community. (2017). The draft needs work, but pins down many of the initial ideas that were generated after the schematic was developed. The schematic shown at left is stable and well developed. It is available online. Creating a Workflow for Online Publishing. (2019). 150 pp. This book (draft) was written in the processing of attempting to find a better way to write and publish content that would implement software used by many for decades; that is, the word processor. The format used in the book is a result of that effort. It is optimized for an 8” tablet (link provided upon request).show more

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