Things are looking a bit different here. This is NOT the final product — it’s not the product at all. Like I said earlier, I will be putting up a bunch of ‘placeholder’ themes while I put together the final product over the next couple of months.
A lot of the whiz-bang stuff you see here might be incorporated in the final product — we will see.
I’ve purchased the grid license for my new theme. I have put the old theme back up for the next day or so while I get everything set up and fine tuned. I still have to get in touch with Misha in order to archive all the old shit and start with a new, fresh database. I also need to purchase and install a certificate. All this bare-nekkid http stuff has to go.
Oh, and I have to find a corner to stuff my cryptocurrency miner into… 😉
I am too fatigued to sit up. I don’t know when I will be back.
I think I’ve gone about as far as I can go on the major stuff without Misha getting involved. I emailed him the other day, so whenever he decides to check his box…
My intention was to get an SSL cert for this site so that you don’t see the “not secure” message in the address bar. If Misha ever plans on trying to monetize this site to keep it running, he’s going to need that certificate. The problem is that Hosting Matters won’t supply a free, Let’s Encrypt certificate — they want you to spend $60 per year for the one they supply. I’ve already spent about $100 here in the past six months for upgrades in the theme framework and the commenting platform upgrade. That’s my out-of-pocket limit for charity work.
In the next day or so, I am going to come in and strip out all of the current tags. In the future these will be used for hash tags for search engine optimization.
I plan on going in and cleaning these up also. Categories are supposed to be used the way y’all have been using the tags for.
When I am completely done here, I will leave all of the contributors here an instruction cheat sheet to familiarize yourself with the new system.
I have a purpose in mind as I am putting this thing together. I figure that Misha may want to leverage this site for ads, and maybe selling merch. To do that, the SEO score must be improved, and the site needs to be SECURE. But I will have to wait for Misha before I get that far into this.
I don’t plan on being around here much longer, and I want to leave this site running properly before I go.