About me

jessiHi! I’m Jessi Hance.

I’m fascinated with all that makes the Web tick. I love gathering, writing, organizing, structuring, and publishing content in myriad ways.

I recently relocated from Santa Cruz, California, to Seattle. Some things I loved in Santa Cruz are here in Seattle, too: farmers’ markets, libraries, and great music.

If you’d like to know a little of my backstory, you can read my earliest blog posts:

About Jessibird.net

This site runs onĀ Cruzio Web hosting, WordPress, and the WordPress plugins listed below.

The theme is developed from the starter theme Bones. Web fonts used are OpenSans for body text and Nevis for headings. The navigation is made more mobile-friendly with Responsive Nav.

WordPress Plugins

Advanced Excerpt 4.2.3
by Delicious Brains
Control the appearance of WordPress post excerpts

Akismet 3.0.4
by Automattic
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

Arconix Shortcodes 2.0.3
by John Gardner
A handy collection of shortcodes for your site.

Custom Post Limits 3.6
by Scott Reilly
Independently control the number of posts listed on the front page, author/category/tag archives, search results, etc.

Get Recent Comments 2.0.6
by Krischan Jodies
Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar. Visit Options/Recent Comments after activation of the plugin.

Hotfix 1.0
by Mark Jaquith
Provides “hotfixes” for selected WordPress bugs, so you don’t have to wait for the next WordPress core release. Keep the plugin updated!

Jetpack by WordPress.com 3.3.1
by Automattic
Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.

Search Everything 8.1.3
by Zemanta
Adds search functionality without modifying any template pages: Activate, Configure and Search. Options Include: search highlight, search pages, excerpts, attachments, drafts, comments, tags and custom fields (metadata). Also offers the ability to exclude specific pages and posts. Does not search password-protected content.

Text Control 2.3.1
by Jeff Minard, Frank Bültge
Take total control of how your blog formats text: Textile 1+2, Markdown, AutoP, nl2br, SmartyPant, and Texturize. Blog wide, individual posts, and defaults for comments.

2 Responses to “About me”

  1. Jessi

    Easy peasy, Mike, note the Plugins Used Plugin in the list! I’m such a plugin…hound, shall I say. I actually trimmed them down recently, if you can believe it.

    I was able to drop a Contact Form plugin when I noticed a theme that had a built-in contact page template. I copied from that and made one for my theme too. I prefer to load code only on the pages where it’s needed, so that was nice to figure out.