Jer Clarke

I am a human web developer from Montreal and the the technical lead for Global Voices. I am responsible for developing and maintaining our various sites, which mostly run on WordPress.

I've been building websites since 2003 and have spoken about web development and WordPress at events like WordCamp (San Francisco, NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa) and ConFoo (Montreal).

My rarely updated blog is at jerclarke.org, my photos are on Flickr and my cats are very very soft.

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Latest posts by Jer Clarke

GV is Preserving the Web in Amber and Why That's Great News

TL;DR: Amber will make sure that when we link to something on GV, it will be available for readers in the future via. Archive.org, even if the original URL stops...

Summit 2017 Community Meeting Notes: Bring on the Comments!

Greetings GVers! Alas, the GV Summit 2017 has come and gone, but we still have the memories — and lots and lots of notes collected from our many sessions. At long...

New GV Feature: Contributor Achievements!

Hi GV Community, we're launching a small new feature on the GV sites and I wanted to send out a warning because the feature will be sending you email and...

Facebook Sharing Woes: Using the URL Debugger to fix post metadata

When a post looks wrong when shared on Facebook or Twitter, use the Facebook Sharing Debugger and Twitter Card Validator to reset the metadata to fix the display!

Instagram Embeds on GV: Updated Guides

Hi all, quick post to point out that I've reviewed and updated the Instagram embedding guidelines for GV sites. It's nothing too wild, but there has been some confusion and...

GV Has Taglines On Posts Now?

Here at Global Voices Tech HQ (my apartment) we try to avoid overloading the editing process for GV posts with a million steps and processes because we don't want you to...

Facebook Instant Articles Are Live on GV: What you need to know

Greetings Earthling Voices!  As we promised in our format test post Facebook Instant Articles, the nebulous publishing tool that makes our posts ultra fast for mobile Facebook visitors, is now...

GV Will Have Instant Articles – A Test Post

This is a sassy test content article that also goes over the custom styles supported by GV for storytelling and how they will look in Instant Articles. Please see the Facebook...

Useful new WordPress and Lingua features

Hello, I'm Jeremy the lead developer for Global Voices. We just updated all sites to use the latest version of WordPress (4.5.3) and I wanted to demo a few cool...

Lingua Tech: Multiple authors per-post is here!

As promised in my last post about changes to credits display on Lingua, today we are launching a whole new feature across GV: The option to set more than one...