Learn about WordPress.


I’ve almost completed the first year of my education at Vancouver Island University. What’s left to be completed? My practicum of course!

Part of my practicum involves the heavy use and management of a WordPress website. In an effort to increase my knowledge in that area, I’ve recently moved my entire website over to the WordPress system. WordPress has many benefits compared to a static custom made HTML page. There’s many functions built in that allow fast creation of new pages, and new project posts. I’ve been using a plugin called Elementor, which is a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) type editor. The plugin has allowed me to re-create my website in a matter of minutes. In the future I will be combining my own skills in website development to create easy-to-edit custom websites and themes.

Currently I’ve setup a trial-run redirect from http://everettdahling.ca to my http://wordpress.everettdahling.ca subdomain. The reason for using the subdomain is to separate each website, for security reasons and compatibility reasons. In addition, part of hosting this WordPress system involves the continued learning of security. I’ve been following recommended installation guides in order to reduce vulnerabilities.

Furthermore, I’ve opened up my WordPress system to a few family members and friends. The point of which is to test the performance of my domain and servers, something I’m trying to learn how to improve. I look forward to seeing the sites they’re able to create! If you’d like to have a custom site hosted, let me know and I’ll create one for you. 🙂

Feel free to leave a comment if you have a suggestion or issue!

Everett D