Announcement New features incoming

Brogan

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It's still a few months away but the software will be updated some time later this year.

There are lots of new features which are listed here: Have you seen...?

From an end user perspective, these two are probably of the most interest:


 

Titch

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Will all the changes be implemented at once ? And I assume CTA is a discussion forum, does that stay the same ?
 

Brogan

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The features will all be in version 2.2 but they may not all be implemented here at once as I will need time to determine if they will be of any use here and set them up, etc.

CTA fundamentally won't change though - it will remain a basic discussion forum as it is now.
 

Brogan

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If the site suddenly dies or changes a horrible shade of magenta and lime green, it's because I have accidentally logged into the live site, rather than my localhost installation.

Which I very nearly did just now :D
 

Brogan

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It's growing on me ...

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:whistle:
 

Brogan

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The upgrade went well on the test site.

Lots of stuff to configure and set up but so far, no blocking issues.

Depending on how well the Beta 2 upgrade goes, I should be able to get the site upgraded within the next week or so.
 

Brogan

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That colour is just what I use for the dev site, to make sure I don't accidentally make changes to the live site.
 

cider_and_toast

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Staff Member
Premium Contributor
As long as you get the "order drinks" button working for forum staff, I'm good with the rest.
 

Brogan

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Already sorted.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, they are virtual drinks over Google Hangouts, and therefore you have to supply your own.
 

Brogan

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It should look a lot better at all widths - there are 4 different layouts so small screens aren't cluttered with loads of buttons.

Everything is still available by clicking on the three dots though, like so:

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Brogan

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Let me know your thoughts on the article layout style.



If done properly with images and text, it looks like this: Have you seen...?

Or we can revert to the standard list view.
 
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