I’m Chris Apple. I graduated from U.C. Berkeley with an EECS degree in 1975. I worked for a couple of different companies until 1981 when I started my consulting practice. I have been a software engineering consultant ever since. One of my contracts was with Netscape that developed the first commercial browser. At that time, I registered the domain, applehome.com, for my consulting practice.
I’ve had a website, www.applehome.com, for at least twenty years. It has been a brochure for my consulting practice. Each time I updated the website I had to relearn the tools or use a new tool chain. which was a huge disincentive. The last update was in 2011.
My mother at 93 has been urging me to update it. I decided it was time and thought I would try a new tool chain, WordPress, for the update.
One thought on “Website Refresh”
I was able to move the content from my old website to WordPress by copying and pasting. I downloaded my old website to my local computer prior to the copy/paste.
It got more difficult once I wanted to deviate from the copy/paste results. I watched some videos on the WordPress block editor that helped a lot. I found the “row” block very useful. For every paragraph, I would create a row. I would then usually add column blocks in the row and finally a paragraph, image or media block into the column.
I’m happy with the switch to WordPress. When I want to make a change, I enter https://applehome.org/wp-admin/ and I can edit and view the changes in real time.