Site Upgrade Complete!

Submitted by wngreen on Sun, 2007-07-29 15:54

Our long awaited site upgrade is complete! The old chatbox is gone forever but in place of it your Webmasters will be unveiling SOLO Chat Rooms very soon so stay tuned. If anyone has any issues that you think are due to the upgrade (or issues with the website in general) feel free to email the webmasters (webmaster@solopassion.com).


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'Search' working a treat!

Jameson's picture

Plenty of hits coming up now!

The only thing is... they seem to be arranged pretty randomly. Can you prioritise them from newest to oldest?

Confused

PhilipC's picture

I use the blue numbers on the right -- e.g., "9 new", "70 new" -- to tell me how many posts I haven't read on a thread or if I haven't bothered to read that thread.

So, I don't understand what the red "new" and "updated" mean if they are different from that .... and they are: I've got a bunch of threads marked new or updated even though I have read the original post and all the new ones.

Search Working

I managed to figure out why the search results were so stale and have fixed the problem. Try the search out when you get a chance. It isn't very speedy (I'll look in to that) but it does give relevant and recent results for search terms lik Islam now.

Wm

More improvements

Added to the list of improvements, if you enable the rich-text editor by clicking on the button on the bottom of a text box, you can now run spell check (if you don't already use firefox for spell check). American spelling of course, but I'm sure I can be bribed to make that a preference.

Wm

Try editing your "Edit bug" post...

Jameson's picture

and watch it default to the top of the thread as a new post.... Smiling

Theme issues

On my Mac things look great, but when I opened it up in Vista I see the same issues you are seeing with the theme Aaron. I think that part of the upgrade opens us up to use a new theme I will play with it a bit on the test site and see what I can get to look better.

Wm

Islam insofar as it is directed by governments, and as a measure enforced from above by any government, is to be done away with.

Edit bug

I'm not sure I understand you. I made a post on the Test forum. Can you give me the exact procedure to reproduce the bug?

Wm

Islam insofar as it is directed by governments, and as a measure enforced from above by any government, is to be done away with.

Shit this bug is annoying...

Jameson's picture

William, could you please have a look at the edit function... every time you make an edit it reposts it as a brand new entry, lifting it out of sequence... thanking you in advance... Smiling

Nice additions! I really

Aaron's picture

Nice additions! I really like the 'new' status refreshing now.

Cosmetic issues I've encountered: Using Firefox 2.0, the entire 'recent posts' area appears with a white background for all rows, and no border to set apart rows. The page number links below also appear crunched together with no horizontal space at all between them. On IE 7 I see a light grey background (though no borders) behind all rows and the page numbers spaced out. Possible compatibility issue with 'odd' or 'even' class on tr, and with 'pager-list', 'pager-current' or 'pager-next active' on the page numbering? I checked page source but not into the .css. If you have anything you want me to try to get more info let me know.

It might not appear like

JulianP's picture

It might not appear like much to non-techies, but don't underestimate how tricky and time-consuming an upgrade of a customized Drupal installation can be. There was a reason Ross and I put it into the 'too-hard' basket for a long time.

Thanks for the effort that you put in William. You're great.

Cheers
Julian

Bug alert!!

Jameson's picture

Okay, so I went to edit a literal in one of my posts (Lindsay's thread about bad spelling - dope! Sad) and when I went to re-post the thing it came up as a brand new entry. Thinking I’d duped it I deleted it and now it’s gone forever!

So, Mr. Fixit… Smiling

4.x

Rick Giles's picture

Fair enough then. Good on you.

Thank you young William!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Your blood's worth bottling. Smiling

Changes

Major changes in this version include:

  • Numerous security fixes and many other configuration changes on the back end (makes our webmastering easier)
  • Running the latest 4.x version gives us access to new modules (first of which will be the chat-room)
  • New improved audio section.
  • One step closer to jumping to 5.x

Wm

Islam insofar as it is directed by governments, and as a measure enforced from above by any government, is to be done away with.

What's the celebration?

Rick Giles's picture

Cool. So, what's been upgraded?

It is a new navigation feature and all of the forum posts and blog posts will have it on the bottom of the post

How does that help anybody?

Sell it to me, Mr Green!
Is this the big secret upgrade nobody would answer questions about? Is this what we've been waiting for before a plan for fundraising could be tabled?

Thanks again, William!!

Jameson's picture

Much better - now I go straight there, no hesitation!! Smiling Smiling Smiling Smiling Smiling

Did you like Cheltenham William?

Kenny's picture

Glad to see that you survived the British monsoon season that has replaced summer this year!

Thanks, William...

Jameson's picture

Nice to see customer feedback actioned... but... why not put *Recent Posts* on the far left where it used to be...? Smiling

New navigation

The "Embedding" link you see is the link to the previous forum post in this forum. It is a new navigation feature and all of the forum posts and blog posts will have it on the bottom of the post.

I have reordered the links at the top and put the recent posts farthest to the right. We'll see how that works.

Wm

Islam insofar as it is directed by governments, and as a measure enforced from above by any government, is to be done away with.

Also...

Jameson's picture

the search engine doesn't seem to be working... typed in "Islam" and didn't get any hits at all... Smiling

Well done, William...!!

Jameson's picture

Some nice new touches - especially like the *update* and *new* markers.

I'm a bit confused with the Embedding link above.... doesn't actually take us through to a place that explains how to do it.

One small quibble: I'm guessing that *Recent Posts* is the hottest button on this site... any reason for burying it third in the info bar? It appears as though you've ordered it in reverse alphabetical. Can you highlight it or move it to the outside position... or am I just being an annoying pedant?

Glenn

Yes,

Elijah Lineberry's picture

it looks splendid...well done!

All credit to you Mr Green!

JulianP's picture

All credit to you Mr Green! This has been on our TODO list for too long. Thank you very much for the great job.

Cheers
Julian

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