Speaker Spotlight: Christoph Trappe


As the Vice President of Communications and Innovation for United Way of East Central Iowa, Christoph Trappe is implementing a multi-year strategy that focuses on building connections between the target audiences and United Way’s mission of being the catalyst for change to better the community.

A newspaper reporter by trade, Trappe left the newspaper industry in 2007 and has since focused on helping organizations tell their stories in authentic and meaningful ways. He uses and teaches brand and traditional journalism as well as content marketing techniques in the pursuit of great stories.

Are you ready to tell your unique story? Of course you are. Attend Trappe’s seminar WordPress for Beginners, where he will teach the beginner the basics of setting up his/her WordPress-powered site.

Christoph Trappe
Website: www.ChristophTrappe.com

WCLV: What do you love most about WordPress?

CT: The ease of use and community. WordPress allows many to update a website, which used to be a much more complicated process before WordPress. Also, there are always people who are working on improvements or are coming up with new ways of using WordPress.

WCLV: What are some of your favorite WordPress-built websites?

CT: TheGazette.com, IowaPrepSports.com, CedarRapidsRAGBRAI.com, UnitedWayofEastCentralIowa.org, and my kindergartner’s site (sorry, not sharing her URL, but she has her own WordPress site! Seriously. It’s popular with family!).

WCLV: What are your favorite WordPress plugins?

CT: Custom Sidebars, Gravity Forms, Related Posts. Details on what they do can be found here: http://unitedwayofeastcentraliowa.org/some-of-the-plugins-that-we-use/

WCLV: What is the strangest thing you’ve ever done with a piece of bacon?

CT: I don’t understand the fascination with bacon… 🙂