A practice website using Wordpress on Lightsail

willaford.com: a practice site

  • Problem: Page indexing issues detected in willaford.com

    To the owner of willaford.com: Search Console has identified that your site is affected by 5 Page indexing issue(s). The following issues were found on your site. Top Issues Duplicate without user-selected canonical Page with redirect Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user Alternate page with proper canonical tag Not found (404) We recommend that…

  • ToDo List June 2023

    The overall problem has two parts. … The second problem is that I currently lack the knowledge and have yet to build the skills necessary to solve the first problem.

  • HTTPS for Lightsail WordPress Instances

    What is the problem? expired certificate. What have I done about it? The old way: get a cert, think it is automatic, watch it expire. What did I need to to about it? The new way: https://lightsail.aws.amazon.com/ls/docs/en_us/articles/amazon-lightsail-enabling-https-on-wordpress Tried and tested on 6 June 2023. bncert found the existing cert for all of the domains, updated…

  • Planting a Beautyberry

    Also, practice posting YouTube content via WordPress. From the wordpress instructions: “To add the YouTube block, click on the + Block Inserter icon and search for “youtube”. Click it to add the block to the post or page.” ToDo: Replace a dear departed Oakleaf Hydrangea with a Beautyberry.

  • Third Post, this time under my own name

    Forget ‘user’, this is now ‘William” Email is now setup. What have I learned? MX records are a pain in the neck. Nothing comes for free (not AWS SES, not Google Workspace, not anything useful in WP Mail) I prefer DMARC and DKIM over SPF, mostly because SPF relies on overiding/hacking TXT records with machine…

  • Second Post — Testing the AWS Plugin

    In theory (adding a full stop to retest translation). This will be translated into Albanian and French. Also, this will include text-to-speech for all three languages English and French.

  • Hello world!

    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!