Spent the day working on several projects. I’m taking over management of several websites for a client, and have been migrating WordPress sites over to my new host and getting SSL certificates updated. Had some issues with that, mainly due to the lack of a trailing ‘.’ at the end of a CNAME record, which messed with my ability to validate the domain via DNS entries. I’ve been looking at ways to manage large numbers of WP sites, and standardize plugins across them. I’m not sure I’m happy with the solution that I’ve chosen thus far, but I’ll save judgement and a post on that for another day.
Figuring out a baseline for templates, to ensure performance, security and monitoring is proving important. Keeping a dozen sites up to date and standardized is a bit more difficult when I don’t want to commit to a paid solution right off the bat.
I’ve been using Google Analytics for a while just to monitor basic traffic to sites, but I’ve started messing around with goals a bit more. One of the sites is a listing directory, and so it’s important to know not just how many people are coming to the site, but how many of them are actually completing a site, and most importantly, what they are looking for.
I’ve also been working on a lot of cryptoasset projects. I’m not sure if I want to talk too much about that on this blog since I maintain another site for that specifically, but I have been learning so much about Ubuntu and AWS instances as a result of that.
I’ve also been learning a lot of Python for programming, it’s my favorite to work with right now, and I’ve really fallen down the rabbit hole with Pandas and Jupyter notebooks for my finance work. Been spending a lot of time focusing on the equities market in addition to the crypto markets. I love it.