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Notes on the Site Upgrade
Submitted by Rich Toscano on June 15, 2008 - 9:54pm
This weekend I upgraded piggington.com to use the latest version of Drupal, an open source content management system that is very powerful but, unfortunately, not very easy to upgrade. (Which explains why I let myself get two major releases behind).
The performance of the site should be improved, but much more for authenticated users than anonymous users, as the prior version had only cached content for anonymous users. Additional performance improvements will be made later this week as a kindly expert pigg has offered to help me optimize my database and web server configuration. In the meantime, hopefully the Drupal upgrade is a good first step.
This upgrade comes with some new features -- I am probably forgetting some but here is at least a partial list:
I made a lot of changes and had limited time to test, so if you see anything that looks broken please let me know.
update: A couple other things:
- I added a "quote" link at the bottom of content so that you can quote the post you are replying to.
- Something I forgot to mention on subscriptions. You can edit your user profile so that you will automatically be subscribed to any thread you comment on. (It's always easy to unsubscribe). This has always been a feature but it's pretty cool so I thought I'd mention it here.
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