A Matter of Horse

All things Equine, all over the world.

Facebook Pinterest Twitter

A big update is coming...

A big update is coming...

Postby Candy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:52 am

There will be a technical update to this site soon. (Ish.)

I'll give notice a few days ahead of time but there are a some things I'd like to make you aware of beforehand:

The Good:
  • There's a better interface
  • We carry on getting security updates (which keeps the spammers and scammers out)
  • Some shiny new functionality for stuff like cross-posting to social media
  • A shinier chat box :-D
The Bad:
  • It's going to take a couple of days
  • There's going to be quite a few changes so you'll have to fumble around a little at first to find the new way to do stuff
The Ugly:
  • The new Portal (home page) is a work in progress so not everything on there may be restored. Some of it will follow later but there will probably be a thing or two that never returns
  • The Gallery is similarly incomplete. We should be able to migrate all the existing content but no guarantees
  • I have no replacement in sight for the Calendar
If this is so disruptive, why are we doing it? Well, we are still going strong after more than three years. Assuming we continue on, the dull technical stuff needs some love from time to time. Once we're done, this should be the last major upheaval for a while and we should be able to extend the functionality of the site going forwards.

What you should do: If there are pictures in the Gallery that you don't have a copy of elsewhere, now is the time to grab them from here. I am 90% certain that I can successfully transfer them to the new system but the chance that I can't is a real risk.

So, watch this space for further information and we shall see how we go. If you have any questions, please ask in this thread and I'll do my best to answer them.
User avatar
Candy
 
Posts: 298
Images: 0
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:49 am

Share On:

Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter

Re: A big update is coming...

Postby Chevalblanc » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:56 am

:thumbup:
Helen

ImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Chevalblanc
 
Posts: 7296
Images: 103
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Gloucestershire, UK

Re: A big update is coming...

Postby JennieF » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:59 am

Thanks for looking after all the 'tecky' stuff for us Candy :thumbup: :thumbup:
ImageImageImageImage
User avatar
JennieF
 
Posts: 2970
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:14 pm

Re: A big update is coming...

Postby fabikat » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:14 am

Great. Looking forward to having a fumble around :-D :thumbup:
katy x
User avatar
fabikat
 
Posts: 1533
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:27 pm
Location: sevilla, southern spain

Re: A big update is coming...

Postby Trudi » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:58 pm

:thumbup: thanks Mike, much appreciated.
Image
User avatar
Trudi
 
Posts: 5118
Images: 4
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:47 pm
Location: Exmoor

Re: A big update is coming...

Postby spottygiraffe » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:49 pm

Sounds great, Mike. I'm willing to take the bad and the ugly because the good sounds worth it :thumbup:

Thanks so much for taking the time to do this for us :notworthy:
Sarah x

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
spottygiraffe
 
Posts: 5294
Images: 6
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:56 am
Location: Montauban, SW France


Return to Announcements

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest