Long term developments with this site.

16 Jul 2021 22:08 #71805 by fats
hi all,

Last month I was put on a new treatment plan for my long covid, it's given me the energy to restart the work that I have planned for the site, I had a plan to fix the search function and add some other features but I'm going to put that off, for now, what I'm instead working on is the long term plan of getting this site ready for Joomla 4, this is a major milestone for Joomla and will change how things are developed for sites running Joomla.

The upgrade plan for the site is to install when available Joomla 3.10 which will be the last Joomla 3 update (bar security updates) the update will include a plugin that will determine the suitability of the site to be updated to Joomla 4, I know most of the stuff on the site will be fine, one element that will not work with j4 will be the PM system on the site but I have a solution to that so I'm not too worried, one thing that people will; have to do is save all their pm's to a text doc on their computer as the new set up will not allow you to access the old pm's.

I've been asked to implement an interactive story module, Njae has kindly produced one but there is some confusion on my part as to where the development of that is, Njae if you could drop me a line about that, it will be a big help.  Another change that I have planned is the template, which will need to be sorted as well, there are also several paid extensions that I will need to review as to whether or not we pay for the updates that will allow j4 implementation or not.

As you can imagine there is going to be a lot of work on the site, one thing I do need to say is the discord server has exploded and have become a true partner of the site, it's been a great success for the site.

What I do need is a good mod for the forum, one that can keep the forum organised there are a lot of posts in the wrong category, if anyone wants to take that on please let me know.

Sorry for the disjointed post I'm typing as I'm thinking.

If anyone has any ideas on colours or graphics to spice up the site, then please get in touch nothing is set in stone.

Also if people have an idea on an extension for the site that will improve it then again let me know, I can't guarantee that it will be added to the site but I do look at new stuff all the time.

If you've made it this far have a cookie.

Lastly, I would like to thank each and every one of you, you make this site what it is, you fund it through your donations and you give it soul, I'm just here to make sure it all works.


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17 Jul 2021 18:23 #71814 by HikerAngel
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Ooooooo… interactives would be so great! I’m not sure how difficult it is to implement, but I tested njae’s version and it seemed to work quite well on the test site. Hopefully, it can be integrated at some point! :)

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