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Submitted by Jane Greer on Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:56
I think we're looking at the new site. I have admired the webmasters in the past for coping with a complex site without hard funding. I am very sorry to say that I don't see anything usefull here. We'll see how this post goes.
I’m a bit lost too!
This looks like it is going to be a new learning experence.
I agree with BWSD - most (my) "things" are lost, I can't find a way to "start a new topic"... Found this thread because it was at the bottom of the start page.
The other day I joined (again!) Coffee shop (group) - no way to start new topic (that I could find) - also it looks like the latest post is over 3 years old.
EDIT: also all kinds of formatting (linefeed, nothing more complicated) does nnot work with the standard setting (filtered html)
I could not find a way to start a new topic either, and when I click on "see recent posts" it takes me to a post from 2009 and I either have to go to the last page or resort the posts to see the latest.
Nicely put Michael - it will be a new learning experience (I hope).
If I were an advertizer, I would be upset about the lack of hyperlinks.
Teething pains I suppose. When I previewed this comment, apparenly paragraph marks don't work either.
What happened to all my projects?
Erica and I are working very hard to get all of the content re-associated with their profiles. We are doing most of this manually, because we have had the framework for tis site built for 2 years and 2 developers fell through with the data migration. We decided to do the best we could ourselves. We are slowly re-associating content and re uploading photos. We understand the frustration, but the old site was getting worse and worse to maintain, as the CMS it was using was no longer supported.
Thank you for your patience.
Oli and Erica
I am sorry to hear that you lost your developers. I think we all have to be patient. One thing; what most people are interested in are recent posts. Right now, these are hard to find. Renaming them as "Feed" didn't help, and making me go to the last page instead of displaying them at once is also troiblesome. Perhaps your developers did this without realizing what members look for.
It does look like it's easier to add picks, although when I tried to change my logo image, it didn't come out right, even though it was the same file I used to have.
i can't see any pictures of the projects. i am so lost here.
I can't speak for everyone, but I agree with BWSD - my first interest is to access the posts, and it is not very convenient to do that now. How about a button on the home page to access the latest posts?
Thanks to Oli and Erica for all the hours you are investing in the new site. I'm sure it will be great!
The feed/tracker page, where you go to see all posts is now correctly sorting. Thanks for the information on this issue.
Have a great day,
The purpose of the new layout is yo streamline access yo specific types of posts. Interested in new projects? Hover over Inspiration and choose projects. Drafts? Choose Drafts.
We kept the "tracker" for those who like it. However we know from our analytics that many people browse in different ways. Having the things in groups allows for better visual appeal as well.
Thanks for your input.
Not complaining at all Oli. I can't see most of my project photos, but I do have copies so I'm not worried about re uploading if they can't be migrated. I had thought about deleting the projects and uploading them again, but I can't find how to do that.
I don't envy people who have to do this. I imagine it's overwhelming. I'm still learning. But I think overall it's a significant improvement over the old site. It'll just take some getting used to. Thanks for your efforts.
Thank you so much for your understanding. It is quite a task and a shame we could not get the photos associated with the projects when they were migrated over. We very much appreciate people's patience and understanding as we reupload the photos (we still have the copies from the server). As they say many hands make light work, so if you have the time and inclination, we would love for you to reupload your photos.
We would very much apprecaite anyone who has the time to reupload their own photos, as it is a lengthy process. If you are able to reupload your own photos, the easiest way would be to hover over the My Studio link
click My projects
Then Click on a Project
Then Click the Edit tab (above the Project name)
Towards the bottom of the edit page there will be two sections to upload images. Use the Content Images section to upload multiple images. Use the Listing Item Image section to upload the "cover" photo, this is the photo that will display in the Projects Section, in My Projects, anywhere a project preview is shown. :)