New Eggwan site online

Firstly, all old content has been preserved, and is currently accessible at old.eggwan.com.

Upgrade status by component:

  • Postnuke: upgraded to the latest version (0.7.6.4)
  • Theme: I'm not crazy on this very Web2.0 theme we have here (fixed width? Bleurgh) but it'll do as a base to tweak from. I've also moved to a two-column layout.
  • Gallery, webmail: Unaffected by upgrade process
  • Wiki: phpWiki has been replaced by pnWikka. This has some minor differences in formatting rules but is otherwise pretty similar. All content has been migrated to the new system; however all old formatting is still in place so most formatting is broken. I need to write a script to reformat the entries. A URL rewrite rule has been added so all old links into the Wiki end up on the same page in the new system. This new version puts the page name in the browser title bar, which is good for bookmarks and search engine optimisation
  • Shoutbox: old, buggy shoutbox replaced with a shiny new program which cna now handle apostrophies. Old content has been lost; I will preserve it into a static HTML page before deleting the old site.
  • Who's online, last registered users: The upgrade has broken our old blocks for these and I've yet to find decent replacements.
  • Comments: the built-in comments system has been replaced by EZComments, which allows for more anti-spam robustness and RSS feeds to be exported. All old comments have been migrated into the new system.
  • Last 5 comments: I'm planning on replacing this with some RSS feeds, stay posted.

So, what does everyone think?

Comments

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Aggregated RSS feed

An experimental aggregated RSS feed can be accessed through the following URL:

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/Kg5FYBjI2xGElo1GIBeTaQ/run?_render=rss.

This takes Postnuke articles, Postnuke comments, Wiki edits, and new gallery photos and combines them all into a date-sorted list of what is new on the site. Gallery comments are not currently included, pending the new version of Gallery I will be installing when it's released.

Don't like format as you have already said

GamerCards?

Login box too feint but I guess that's linked to the above

No banner?! Bleugh! Sort it out!

Good job well done though fella, you really are one of the Four SysAdmins of the Apocolypse! (Probably not Faminine though, maybe Buggy RAM or something?)

Well done!

EW

Don't like format as you have already said

It's growing on me, now I'm getting it a bit more tweaked. If people hate it I can carry on working though.

GamerCards?

I never really liked them on the main page like that anyway, they didn't fit well and I always wanted something more permanent... watch this space.

Login box too feint but I guess that's linked to the above

Fixed. It's a bit monitor specific, they looked OK on my machine in work but almost invisible on this laptop.

No banner?! Bleugh! Sort it out!

Fixed, with caveats of a white outline I can't seem to fix.

Gamercards

Now available. I will probably add these to the top nav bar when I get a chance. For now, they are linked to from the "my eggwan" section on the left hand menu.

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