About Sniffle Valve

The person behind Sniffle Valve

About LyleYep, this is me. Lyle Chamney, the person behind Sniffle Valve. I don’t know about you, but I always feel more comfortable dealing online when I can see with whom I am dealing. Makes it a tad more personal than simply email or chat.

A bit of background then. I have been “doing this” since 1980. “This” being personal computers. 37 years as of July 2017. I know my way around. Mostly Windows PC of late but my first “real” computer was an Apple Macintosh 512, brand new store-bought in the fall of 1984.

Website building started for me 1995 with Microsoft FrontPage. After that came Dreamweaver and then on to the Joomla! Content Management System in 2007 and WordPress in 2010 with the release of version 3.0. WordPress is where my focus is now.

Although I have built many sites completely, this is not the purpose of Sniffle Valve. It's purpose is to show those who want complete control over their own WordPress web site, including the content, how to do it themselves, by themselves, but are not completely comfortable getting started on their own.

Perhaps they have made an attempt and got stuck.

This is where I come in. I will show you how you can get your WordPress site installed, configured and up and running in the shortest time possible. Ready for you, the site owner.

After all, it’s your site.


TRS-80 PC-1 Pocket Computer

Radio Shack TRS-80 PC-1

First computer. The Radio Shack TRS-80 PC-1 Pocket Computer with printer.

Mac 512K

Mac 512K

First real computer. The Apple Macintosh 512 with external drive.


Current computer setup

Desktop, Mac mini, Surface Pro 3