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Last post Author Topic: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017  (Read 40256 times)

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #150 on: November 10, 2017, 02:07 PM »
but preferably with "Latest News" a few points larger

Do you mean "Latest Forum Posts"?

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #151 on: November 10, 2017, 06:45 PM »
but preferably with "Latest News" a few points larger

Do you mean "Latest Forum Posts"?
No, I really did mean the former but "Latest Forum Posts" doesn't stand out much now you draw my attention to it.
My thought is that "Latest" anything ought to shout a bit.

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #152 on: November 11, 2017, 06:33 PM »
I liked #1 better but maybe that's just because it has the wonderful image of Cody in it. :-*

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #153 on: November 11, 2017, 07:41 PM »
A font of 24 point Helvetica, black, bold, with a bright yellow flashing background would probably catch the reader's eye nicely.

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #154 on: November 11, 2017, 11:30 PM »
I liked #1 better but maybe that's just because it has the wonderful image of Cody in it

You folks have access to the beta site, you can see cody's visage is all over the damn thing!

I'm trying to put different versions of him in the different sidebars -- I think I could still use a little more variety.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 12:10 AM by mouser »

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #155 on: November 12, 2017, 12:24 AM »
Recent work has been on improving the sidebar internal "ad" boxes, so they pop-up a little better.

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #156 on: November 12, 2017, 01:17 AM »
By the way, testers of the beta cms should frequently do Ctrl+F5 to refresh pages and reload css, as I am messing with css files constantly, and you will still have old css files cached unless you do.

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #157 on: November 30, 2017, 05:57 PM »
The new cms version of the site will should go live this month in December, and I expect will happen simultaneously with a server move (the first since 2010).

I hope everyone will set aside a little money from the holiday stockings as we will do a fundraiser when the new site goes live to help pay for the next year or two of server hosting costs.  :-*

« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 06:37 PM by mouser »

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #158 on: November 30, 2017, 05:59 PM »

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #159 on: November 30, 2017, 06:35 PM »
The new cms version of the site will go live this month
Already next month for me  ;D

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #160 on: November 30, 2017, 06:37 PM »
Edited :)

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #161 on: December 08, 2017, 03:11 PM »
For those testing, there is a new beta test version of the complete site (cms and forum) uploaded with same htaccess password, on a new server:

I'm getting some practice migrating the site to a new server, which will help ensure that I have the procedure down and ensure that it's easy for us to move from one home to another, and that all of our data is easy to backup and restore.

Let me know if you spot anything not working.

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #162 on: December 09, 2017, 06:42 PM »
Any beta reports on the new site? How does the speed feel compared to the dcisv.com one?

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #163 on: December 10, 2017, 04:03 AM »
I've tried it a little bit, and it is really fast, as you state. But that can be caused by the fact I was the only user on it...

Screenshot - 10-12-2017 , 11_02_24.png

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #164 on: December 10, 2017, 04:09 AM »
You might want to put up the same warning you have on the DCISV forum about it being the beta testing site... not that I'm about to write my life's story there (yet) ;D

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #165 on: December 28, 2017, 05:45 AM »
The new cms version of the site will should go live this month in December, and I expect will happen simultaneously with a server move (the first since 2010).

Looks like it won't happen until sometime in January.  Everything is ready to go I'm just haggling on server hosting costs and what company to go with.

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #166 on: December 31, 2017, 11:23 AM »
Everything is ready to go I'm just haggling on server hosting costs and what company to go with.

The provisioning of our new official servers is now complete!!!



I will post much more about the process, the company chosen to be our provider, the specs of the new servers, in the next couple of days.
(We will have a fundraiser later this year to pay for it!)



I am extremely excited about the entire process -- the main site upgrade to a proper CMS, the new servers, the new member server setup, etc.



We will be migrating to the new servers in the coming week or two.. I will post more details as it is about to happen, but you can expect some hiccups as we change over, and the site may be unreachable for a day or so as the DNS propagation happens.

Stay tuned!!

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #167 on: January 02, 2018, 10:16 PM »
It's cool seeing the progress. :Thmbsup:

Maybe the date in the thread title should be updated. :D

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #168 on: January 13, 2018, 07:33 PM »
Just a note, the new server migration and CMS move is happening TOMORROW (sunday 1/14/18).. A move 5+ years in the making  :huh:

EXCITED!!!!
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 07:55 PM by mouser »

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #169 on: January 13, 2018, 07:36 PM »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I can confirm he isn't lying...it REALLY is going live tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #170 on: January 13, 2018, 07:36 PM »
Bah, 5 years - what are 5 years?  8)

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #171 on: January 13, 2018, 07:52 PM »
Isn't today 13th?  :-[

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Re: Official CMS Migration Progress Thread - September 2017
« Reply #172 on: January 13, 2018, 07:56 PM »
14th I meant.  First bug has been found.. and it resides within me.