Test Post

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

This is a sample post. On the main a page, an extract appears; there is no need to force a read-more. This new theme (and most themes I’ve looked at) work with Featured Image – so each post will need to have one. I can set a default, I believe. This iteration of the site will be more graphical – it’s how WordPress is, more graphical. For example, a recent posts widget would be a slider which would show each post’s image.     There are known issues: no comment …

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Comments Are Not All There

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

As some details get hashed out, the comments are “frozen” design-wise. Fear not, normal or enhanced functionality will return. This site is only temporarily viewable by the general public to allow for ad testing. Enjoy your sneak peak; not much has changed in this iteration, but the theme is new and so things are a bit different. ETA And of course I forgot my featured image. Bad Alain

Working on Ipad Mobile Site Issue

In Open Thread, Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, I’m hopefully getting the iPad issue solved with the help of the good folks who make the mobile site plug-in, so please bear with me a bit longer. To top things off, I hurt my back almost two weeks ago and am using what little time I can spend sitting at my computer taking care of must-do’s. Luckily I had some time open up so I hope to have a solution later today, though it may end up being tomorrow. That said, I’m trying to solve a number of …

Site Maintenance Monday and Important, Timely Site Support Bleg

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, I hurt my back Thursday morning and have been unable to sit at a computer until now. Even then, it’s only a matter of time before I have to move. So I’m trying to get as much done on the site as I can off and on the next few days. I’m applying some updates now, and hoping to get a fix for the #$%@q($^ iPad mobile site issue. I sent the company an email two weeks ago but they’ve not gotten back to me. I suspect that the …

Site Changes… Ahem – er – enhancements!

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Ok folks, there have been some changes to the site and there will be a few more coming over the next few days.     We’re now using the Cloudflare CDN to speed up the site for everyone. This should be a very good thing. We’re also now using a better caching mechanism which, coupled with the CDN, should really make things scream. I’m sure there are twitches to work out. Some may have noticed that the Recent Comments and Recent Posts widgets were removed. These were taking up huge …

Something’sWrong With The Site

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, Something’s wrong with the site and I’m going to try changing the theme to another one to see if it makes a difference in performance. You have been warned. If things work speedily then I’ll know it’s the theme and work accordingly (and will return the theme back to the malfunctioning one while I work on repairs). Actually, either way the current theme will return after a few minutes. I don’t expect to solve the problem for hours, FYI. But this is necessary diagnostics. I will consult the post …

Is this a little bit better, or a little bit worse?

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, I am not sure what the issue is with the site. Nothing changed that I’m aware of, but it appears that a link to Google’s resources is crapping out and that’s the main issue. I’m trying to disable or alter things that touch Google, but I’m not sure if it’s us, Google, a plugin, WordPress, the theme, or something on L3 or some other network segment. In short: we’re working on it.

Site Maintenance

In Site Maintenance by John Cole

Before you bitch up a storm and blame Alain, he’s not responsible. We’re trying different ads out. I’m going to be getting rid of the taboola one which is just fucking hideously large and awful (and makes me want to throw my fucking phone on the mobile site), so we are trying other shit. There should be no audio autoplay ads. If there are, email ME. I’m sure you all will handle these changes with the typical amount of patience, grace, and charm we all display when there is the …

Quick Tech Update: Mobile Site Blues

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, The mobile site is going to be a pain for a couple more days and I’m sorry. The mobile theme vendor provided me with a link to download a file from another of their themes and I thought that would suffice until next week, but it causes the mobile site to be pretty unusable for a number of readers (much less commentors!) and thus I’m replacing the new file with the original file. This whole issue is because of the new European privacy laws, GDPR. WordPress released an update to …

Site Updates

In Site Maintenance by Alain the site fixer

Folks, As you may have noticed for a moment, an ad was in the wrong place. My fault. I’m doing a few updates to the site today. One important update will be the newest WordPress release, which has lots of privacy stuff – yay. This is in response to the new privacy laws in Europe. I’ve not yet wrapped my head around the changes, so there may be some new buttons for things like Privacy Policy or Private Comment or who knows. Point being, if new things show up related …