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WordPress Codex: An Online Manual for the WordPress Community

The purpose of this article is to feature the insights the author obtained from Lorelle VanFossen during an interview conducted on December 3, 2013.

WordPress Codex is an on-line manual for the WordPress Community. WordPress Codex is a living document which changes and evolves as WordPress itself changes and evolves.

WordPress Codex is written using the MediaWiki platform. This is a robust platform that is used by many organizations including Wikipedia. It also supports multiple languages which is a compelling feature for WordPress Codex. Continue reading WordPress Codex: An Online Manual for the WordPress Community

Interview with Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress

Female with red hair and wearing glasses smiling infront of a background with logo's of different companies I had a great opportunity to interview, Lorelle VanFossen. Lorelle is a keynote, trainer, and writer, consultant on web writing, blogger, author, and teacher, plus offers a variety of training programs that emphasizes on web publishing and the social web. This gives her the opportunity to travel to places like Holland, Texas, and Canada to name a few to help inspire and motivate individuals to “have their say” on the web. As you have noticed, Lorelle is the Jill of all trades.

I asked Lorelle about a mentor when she started WordPress, someone she was able to look to when she was learning WordPress. What I found out was that she didn’t have a mentor per say because the individuals she was working with were learning it at the same time she was by breaking it and putting it back together. She said:

It was kind of like a puzzle with all the different pieces.

During Lorelle’s many trips to WordPress Meetups and WordCamps she has had many individuals inspire her to continue on with WordPress. One of the many individuals that have inspired her was one female that was a prostitute, which was involved in the Literacy Program for Street People, that quit three weeks prior because her voice was finally heard, which ended up changing her life for the better. Lorelle goes on to also mention that WordPress helps connect individuals, from someone that is to shy or very gregarious, and by way of networking together the creativity among those individuals is endless.
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