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Started by Oldiesmann, May 19, 2019, 02:06:51 pm

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Oldiesmann

In light of the recent news I wanted to take a brief moment to post about what's happening to the site. As I already said in the Thoughts for the Month topic, this site isn't going anywhere - I will continue to maintain and run it as I have for several years now. However, there are a couple of changes happening...

First, I'm in the process of transferring the domains to the company I use. This doesn't really mean anything for you guys - it just makes it easier for me to manage things. I've already updated all the contact info as well so I'm now listed as the registered owner rather than Pat.

Second, I'll be transferring this site to my server in about a week or so (after the domain transfer is done). The transfer itself won't take too long, but it could be a day or two before you see the site on the new server depending on how long it takes for your internet company to see the changes.


Finally, further down the road, I plan to integrate the regular website and the forum so they're not two separate things like they are currently. This will be done similar to how S&F has done, though I haven't decided entirely how I want to do that yet (more will be posted on that as I have time to play with things and work out how it's going to be done).

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, etc., feel free to contact me :)
The Oldiesmann
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I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Jacqueline

May 20, 2019, 02:59:58 pm #1 Last Edit: May 20, 2019, 03:02:35 pm by Jacqueline
Sounds all complicated stuff (to me,) but I-we will leave this in your capable hands as I know if anyone can do it, it is you Oldiesmann......
" bloom where you are planted "
~ Francis de Sales (1567-1622), the Bishop of Geneva
" new beginnings are often described as painful endings "
~ Lao Tzu

Oldiesmann

Slight update on this... The domain transfer will be finished on Friday afternoon, so I'll be moving the site over late Friday night (early Saturday UK time). I'll post a reminder when I do the move.
The Oldiesmann
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I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Oldiesmann

One further update on this... I'm still waiting for the domain transfer to complete (it should be done before too long as S&F has finished and I submitted them all at the same time). It should be done sometime in the next 24 hours. If it's not done before I go to bed in a few hours I'll do the site transfer tomorrow night instead.
The Oldiesmann
Forum Guru
I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Oldiesmann

Final update. The domain transfer has finished now, so I'm going to go ahead with the site transfer, starting in about 15 minutes.
The Oldiesmann
Forum Guru
I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Oldiesmann

As mentioned previously, I want to update the site to integrate the main website and the forum together...

Here's a preview of what I want to do (layout and such still subject to change):

Main page: https://test.christianphotographers.com
Website page: https://test.christianphotographers.com/index.php?page=purpose (compare to https://www.christianphotographers.com/files/purpose.html)

Due to the large number of pages (mainly the devotionals), I won't be replicating the entire site on the test site, but will be doing a few pages here and there to give everyone a chance to see what the new site layout will look like and such. Let me know what you think!
The Oldiesmann
Forum Guru
I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Oldiesmann

Quick update on this... I got a few more articles set up on the test site and a general idea of how I'm going to do things.

At this point this is my plan:
Install the new portal here, replacing what we already have
Set up all the articles and such in advance (it'll be set up so that nobody will be able to see those at first)
Once done, move the entire thing to the main level (old links will still redirect to the new location as well)

I'll get started with the new portal later tonight. It shouldn't take long to switch things out but I prefer to do things when it's slower :)
The Oldiesmann
Forum Guru
I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Oldiesmann

New portal has been installed. The Random Image feature is temporarily gone until I get it working. The other system had a built-in feature for that while this one doesn't, and the code that someone posted to do it with this system doesn't work, so I'll have to go through and fix it myself or wait for someone else to fix it. More to come :)
The Oldiesmann
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I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Tisie

I came to see if there was anything I could understand (thanks to Larry's tip). Way out of my league or payscale so 'tis up to you, Michael, to keep us rolling, I'm not even able to offer to help.

Thank you very much for your smarts!  Tisie or Shirley.

Oldiesmann

Random image block is back :)
The Oldiesmann
Forum Guru
I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Oldiesmann

A couple of minor site-related updates...

1. I fixed the "Random Image" block. The code was set to show the most recent image rather than a random one, so it was showing the same image all the time.

2. I decided to enable the shoutbox feature. I know several folks at S&F enjoy it so I figured you guys would enjoy it here as well. I think we did have one here at one time in the past but I don't remember why we got rid of it.
The Oldiesmann
Forum Guru
I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Oldiesmann

Making good progress on importing the old site pages into articles here. I've copied over 30 of the 55 "Songs of Worship" devotionals and will probably be able to finish those this evening. Depending on what time I get done with those I may work on some of the other pages tonight as well.

Everything should be done and moved by early August. As usual I'll keep everyone updated :)
The Oldiesmann
Forum Guru
I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Oldiesmann

Got the remaining "Songs of Worship" pages moved over. That leaves me with about 25 more pages to do between the "Walking in the Old Path" devotionals and the testimonials. After I get those moved over everything else is technical stuff and testing to make sure the planned redirects work (for the non-tech folks that means I'll set it up so anyone visiting the old links will automatically get sent to the new location instead of being told that the page doesn't exist).
The Oldiesmann
Forum Guru
I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).

Oldiesmann

Quick update on this. I do still plan to finish up the remaining pages soon, but work and life in general have kept me busy lately (especially with me going on vacation for a week a couple weeks ago) so I haven't gotten a chance to do much with them yet. Still hoping to get this done by late August or early September.

The new setup will also allow us to change the site more easily - it only takes a minute or two to add a new article/page, change a few things, etc. and it can all be done from the portal admin center.
The Oldiesmann
Forum Guru
I've sinned greatly, but Christ's for real, baby, it's a wonder He saved me and just didn't hate me, so won't you tell Him 'Save me!' and please stand up?... - J. Jackson (http://www.apologetix.com for more info).