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Welcome to the new home of The Errol Flynn Blog!

23 Feb

This is the new home of TheErrolFlynnBlog.com…! It will be awhile before I am able to say I know how to run this horse and buggy, due to a technical problem with my ability to work on it for a few day before it went “Live” so please bear with me as I set things up and learn how they run… there will be a learning curve for all of us!

In the moment, I see that all Authors have been migrated to the Users section which is something I did not expect. However, all previously registered Readers do not appear in any list.  I have added a Photo Gallery Plugin called NextGEN that I think will serve us well! This gallery has the ability to move photos between albums, for instance!

With any migration, things are not exactly as they used to be, or in the same place, necessarily. But much should look familiar!

There is an entirely new look, and a new posting window that includes a Visual tab and an HTML tab. I will be exploring what we can do here right along with you! We will undoubtedly be making some changes and trying to reset some things to reflect what they used to be, as well as moving in new directions. We have an anti-spam plugin that I need to become familiar with and for a time any post with more than 2 links in it may be moderated until I am able to set the plugin up the way it will work best for us. I have eliminated the need to give your name and email address every time you make a comment – which may or may not last if it welcomes a lot of spamming… I have new spam filters to play with, so it could get dicey up until I learn to set them up the right way. Please bear with me.

There is also the fact that most posts and comments pre-migration have “anonymous” attached to them! I may be able to fix this! For now, if you are a reader you will need to sign up again. Authors, I am adding email addresses to the login page for you. I am uncertain about passwords!  That is how fresh this place is… I have just this moment started kicking the tires, myself!

Note: your first comment will be moderated! After that, you will be able to comment just by logging in! This is a feature of the blog that allows me to see who might be spamming us before they can leave a comment.

 

David

Admin/TheErrolFlynnBlog.com

 

— David DeWitt

 
 

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  1. Tom

    February 23, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Looks great David!

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  2. David DeWitt

    February 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Tom! Glad to see you here! You are the first commenter of the new era of the EFB! Still trying to get all the email addresses into place for the authors – and discovering that the blog allows only one email address per user, so if some people have two usernames the same email address for both will not work here! Sorry, your comment was moderated, the first to have that “honor” too!

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    • Tom

      February 23, 2012 at 1:58 am

      All I have to do now is remember my password! LOL!

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      • David DeWitt

        February 23, 2012 at 2:13 am

        Well, that is the thing! Nobody has a Password on this site! I think I will have to set temporary PWd’s for each and everybody – we are starting from scratch here! I am adding as many email addresses as I can find right now! I will send you a PW and you can login with that, old boy – then change it to something else!

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  3. rmmcclay

    February 23, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Congratulations, David!! The new site looks very nice.

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    • David DeWitt

      February 23, 2012 at 2:36 am

      Thanks so much! There is a LOT of work to do! But I am happy to be here and able to do it!

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  4. Aresia

    February 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    This looks very very great, David! A very nice surprise in the morning.
    I was wondering: you said that the old blog would still be there for reference when assigning names to the comments. Is this so, and where can I find it, and do you need help?

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    • David DeWitt

      February 24, 2012 at 2:26 am

      Inga! Yes, the old blog still exists in cyberspace and I have access to the files section and can see the comments. I am still making an archive of the comments, and will let you know what the next step is. As to attachments to the posts I have yet to venture into that area. Btw, everybody must have at least one comment approved before they can make comments on the blog which is a handy feature in the case of discovering spammers. I hope it proves to be effective for us. So if all of you who have not made comments yet see them go into moderation, this is why! I will quickly approve your comments as I see them come in!

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