If you're reading this, then it means that everything went according to plan and you are now at Listology's permanent home! Good news all around, I hope everyone enjoys the new digs. If you encounter any problems, let me know. One note - I put in a script which automatically maps old urls to new urls, however I seem to have missed the urls that have their genre appended to them. I will try and get a fix in for this later, but for the time being these links will return a page not found error. If this is the worst problem that we encounter I'll be pretty pleased.
So some things are different in the new site from the old, here are some of the highlights.
- Posts no longer have "Genres". Instead posts are classified through the use of tags. Tags have become a common method of classifying contact in modern websites, allowing users to classify content through whatever terms they decide they want. One nice thing about tags is you can have multiple terms per posts, which allows you a lot more freedom in how your organize your content. All existing genres have been imported as tags, and you can feel free to add more as you wish.
- The distinction between "blog" and "article" was pretty thin, so I have merged the two and now there are just articles. All existing "blog" postings have become articles in the new system.
- Netflix queues were not imported. I hope to have new functionality involving Netflix soon though. More to come on that later.
- Instead of publishing your email address for spammers to find, every user now has their own contact form. You can get to this by clicking on a user's name anywhere in the site, then clicking the "contact" tab. This will send an email to the user (assuming the user has entered an email address when they registered.)
- Speaking of this, all new users are now required to enter an email address. Existing users that never entered an email address can remain that way, although if they ever want to change their profile information, they will need to enter an email address at that time.
- There is a lot of new search functionality which is cool to play around with. Once you search, you will have lots of filtering options. For instance you can filter by author, by tag, or by content type. You can also sort search results in various ways. This should make content a lot easier to find.
- One piece of functionality that did not come over from the old site is the ability to edit content without having it jump to the top of lists (for instance to fix typos.) I'm still looking into a solution to this, but for now it doesn't exist.
There are, of course, a lot of other changes, but those are the big ones. Again, feel free to let me know if you have any issues.