So I sort of got the DNS issues figured out. Still working out a few kinks, and playing with wordpress themes as well.
I setup another Raspberry Pi server here. Currently it is running a python/flask microblog site called Flaskr that is used as one of the example projects for learning flask. Code pulled from here. I will be playing around with some python/flask code over the next few days to setup a project site, so these links may not be working from time to time. I will post an update once it is ready.