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  • #85860
    robbo203
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    Wasnt this supposed to be introduced some time around now?

    #130324
    jondwhite
    Member

    I would like to see the new website too.

    #130325
    Dave Chesham
    Participant
    robbo203 wrote:
    New SPGB website?? Wasn't this supposed to be introduced some time around now?
    August 2017 EC minutes wrote:
    i) Report from cde D Poynton of the Internet Committee on the Website upgrade project (email dated 25th July 2017)“The website upgrade / update project has been frozen at a near completed state for some months now. To enable completion of this project I would like to request that we again hire the services of Nathan Lisgo to assist with the final stages. We estimate that the new website can be completed and uploaded to our sever within 33 hours of Nathan's time. The estimate is broken down into tasks as follows: Integrate website menus into the migration : 1 day Configuration of views; Views calendar, front page images and others : 1 day Fix possible problems with forum 'quote' module : 1/2 day (depending on what's found) Fix as yet unknown issues : 1 day Upload to digital ocean server for test phase : 1/2 day Implement of new site on live server : 1/2 day This represents 33 hours which will be £1980 (including VAT). If work is completed in under these hours the remainder will be used on further improvements and tweaks. It would be hoped that the new site would be online before the new year.”

    Since then cde Poynton has resigned from the Internet Committee… and the party.

    #130326
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    That is a pity. I understood he resigned from the IC but i must have missed the bit where he left the Party. However, i am sure he still maintains a comradely attitude and so is there a possibility he can be asked to pass over the reins of the new website and the contact details Nathan Lisgo so that the project can continue.If we approved payment for professional assistance, can we approach DJP and ask if he, too, is willing to accept a paid commission?

    #130327
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    There doesn't appear to be a whole lot more to do, it has been a huge undertaking converting from the one Drupal 6 CMS (content management system) to Drupal 7, so it's only dependent on how much and how often Darren and Nathan can commit time to it.Once the website update project has been completed, we will be running on two instances of Drupal 7. The site has been built using a GIT repository meaning that the project can easily be passed on to a qualified developer as all the stages of the build have been documented.A new department member Neil Kirk who has experience, has got involved with this update also and will liaise with Darren, again this week and potentially every two weeks after that until it's live.I can't give, I don't have, any more detailed info than that.

    #130328
    jondwhite
    Member

    Where are we up to with this?

    #130329
    Dave Chesham
    Participant
    jondwhite wrote:
    Where are we up to with this?

    Having been assured by a member of the Internet Committee that the website upgrade would be completed by February 2018 I shall be raising the matter at the Executive Committee next Saturday.

    #130330
    admin
    Participant

    The latest we have from Neil, is the following scheduled timetable, he has worked out, 10th Feb, get menu import into code17th Get events to list on new calendar20th Feb get CSS customisations completed25th Feb get new homepage configuration set upEnd of February: have preview site readyMid March: launch

    #130331
    jondwhite
    Member

    I'm looking forward to the new mobile site.

    #130332
    Dave Chesham
    Participant
    jondwhite wrote:
    I'm looking forward to the new mobile site.

    An unforeseen issue has arisen with the website upgrade which will hopefully be addressed by Conference.

    #151323
    robbo203
    Participant

    Still had great difficulty logging in. Is there not a more user friendly way of doing this. How does a newcomer to the forum go about registering?

    #151411
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    Not impressed, either

    #151545
    admin
    Participant

    I only just saw this. It has been flagged up for action. Perhaps under ‘Forum’, we should have a ‘Join the Forum’ option. Please be patient while it all is worked through.

    #151548
    ALB
    Participant

    Thanks, Matt, for taking me through the complicated way to rejoin. It worked (I hope). Soon find out.

    #151549
    ALB
    Participant

    It did and from my phone

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