Welcome to the sixth edition of Pagely’s 8 Questions series, and today we have none other than Shawn Hesketh, founder of WP101. Shawn is a graphic designer turned WordPress guru, with his fantastic WP101 resource helping hundreds of thousands of WordPress users find their feet. You can find out more about Shawn by visiting his personal blog, or following him on Twitter @leftlane. In today’s interview, we’ll be covering how it all started with WordPress for Shawn, how awesome the WordPress community is, and Shawn’s thoughts on the future for the platform. He’ll also be pointing out where many WordPress users are going wrong, so there’s a lot to take away here. A massive thanks to Shawn for agreeing to participate in this interview; here’s what he had to say. For readers less familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself and your WordPress background? Sure. For more than 25 years, I worked as a freelance graphic designer, creating logos and identity systems, print materials, and branding strategies for my clients in and around the Greater Houston area. In the mid-90s, I began designing websites for my clients, first using WYSIWYG apps like Adobe Pagemill. As the complexity
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