Platform: WordPress website with customized Nirvana theme (Cryout Creations)
Fully responsive: Easy to read and navigate on a wide range of devices
Homepage features: Image slider with links to content, recent blog posts, Instagram feed, Email signup, special offer, contact information, social media links.
Additional features: Online store (WooCommerce); Lorelei’s YouTube videos are embedded on many pages, Blog.
Social media: Blog entries are auto-posted on Lorelei’s Facebook and Twitter pages, sharing buttons enable readers to post items on their social media; images can be added to user Pinterest boards.
Navigation: Main and top menus on all pages
Security: Backed up daily!
Lorelei Shellist is an author, speaker, image consultant and inner beauty empowerment coach with amazing energy, and personal charm. A runway model for Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, and many more of the world’s greatest designers. In her memoir, “Runway Runaway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock ‘n Roll” Lorelei inspires with her perseverance, determination, survival skills, and wit. Whether it is hosting or emceeing an event, leading a seminar or working one on one with a client as an Image Consultant, Fashion Consultant or Inner Beauty Empowerment Coach, her charismatic and compassionate personality that make her an invaluable resource.
In 2010 I worked with website designer and graphic artist Mary Jane O’Brien to develop an HTML website for Lorelei to showcase her many talents and services. We made several updates over the next few years, including the addition of a separate WordPress blog. In 2013 Lorelei’s friend completed a course in WordPress and asked for the opportunity to develop the entire website in WordPress. The text content was beautifully updated and the appearance was reminiscent of Mary Jane’s design. Unfortunately there were some coding and software compatibility issues, and the site did not function well. There wasn’t a backup of the site files and database, and before I could begin work the site crashed.
Lorelei and I worked together to recreate the website, adding an online store using WooCommerce, video posts, and a homepage slider linking to site content. It was a very stressful experience as Lorelei’s site was unavailable until the major work was done, and although I had backups of the former HTML website, a lot of the content had to be recreated from scratch. We survived, and Lorelei is happy with her site which she blogs on, and maintains herself (calling on me for occasional assistance.
Get to know Lorelei, visit her website at www.loreleishellist.com.