Upgrades are always scary because one never knows exactly how the program will work afterwards.
Quite often I upgrade things around here on the OBN and it goes smooth, quickly and no one ever knows I’ve been in tinkering.
Sometimes the site (and subsequently me) have a meltdown after an upgrade and I frantically fix things.
The newly upgraded Community News Section is up and running fine now.
However, during the upgrade, apparently erasing all the recent submissions was the price of admission.
Sorry about that everyone!! Hindsight and all that…
The system allows for 25 submission shown, so I’ve tried 2 as test posts and now I just need everyone to fill up all those spaces, test out the new system and let me know if you encounter any issues, quirks, annoyances etc.
Also, the system has a line of defense against spammers which requires a poster to have one approved submission before their post goes up automatically.
The system made me approve myself so I have a bad feeling that I’m going to need to approve everyone all over again. So if you fall into ‘waiting approval status’ know that I’ll get you set asap and from there on out you should be able to post with no pauses.
A late night note.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!
(p.s. If you haven’t been using the Community News Section to promote your most recent Blog posts, you should! It’s easy, it brings your website traffic and you can find new blogs as well.
Just visit the side bar, scroll down and fill out the Submission Form. )