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Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:15 pm
by Sheelagh Tequila
New website a huge success Mack, well done and thank - you for all your hard work and worry.

Sheelagh :D

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:50 pm
by Mack
Thanks Sheelagh,

Huge sigh of relief actually.

This was a massive update (still got tinkering to do on it over the next few weeks).

Luckily had great support from a guy in America called Mark Hamill who specializes in Databases and PHP, MySQL, and he really helped take the pressure off doing conversion work to convert from 5.6 which is now out of date to the current version 7.2. (cheers to Mark if you happen upon this thread).

We are now using the very latest version of phpBB3 - 3.2.8 with a new design that I'm still testing.

Cheers again,

Mack :D

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:23 am
by filsgreen
Well done, Mack. Thanks for all your hard work.

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:53 am
by Mack
Cheers Phil,

Still playing around with the new features. I've gone gone for blue green to purple in this latest test with the colours. More testing to come soon. Thanks again.

Mack :)

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:34 am
by bob. b
Big thanks Mack you keep loads of us happy. l for one look forward to going on the site.

Thanks mate

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:46 am
by Mack
Cheers Bob,

Just got up earlier than usual to perform some maintenance on the new database to make sure I could still optimize it in its new format and everything went fine. Big sigh of relief as it went through without any errors. I think I'm feeling a lot more confident now on how to proceed in the future after all this. I'll still be doing some fine-tuning over the next few weeks.

Bezzies,

Mack :)

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:16 am
by DenisO2019
Mark Hamill ???

I didn't realise that Luke Skywalker was interested in Local History :-)

Keep up the good work Mack - website is excellent !

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:53 pm
by steamer
Hi Mack, I do not put very much on here, but find the website very good, and if I remember rightly we used to contribute to you, for running the forum, I have sent a donation to you before, even though it was a few years ago, as did others.

Steamer

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:53 pm
by Mack
Cheers Steamer,

The details are exactly the same as last time. If you need any details again you can contact me by PM. Invicta is also kindly helping with overseas donations.

Thanks again,

Mack

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:17 pm
by Joseph77
This was a pleasant surprise for me. I really like that. Thanks!

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:43 pm
by dave s
Hi Mack
Many thanks for all your hard work keeping the site up and running. My only thought regarding the new layout would be to consider
people who are colour blind (mainly shades of blue through to green, the main issue for such sufferers.


Although I don't post a great deal I do enjoy dropping in to see what's happening, in particular enjoying the photos members post.

I'd happily contribute to site costs if required - voluntary or compulsory. Regards Dave s

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:37 pm
by Mack
Cheers Dave,

Just sent you a PM.

Look top right next to your username to view PM's there when logged in.

Bezzies,

Mack

Re: Is our Bootle History website any good ?

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:01 am
by efc46
luv it