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#31 2017-08-15 15:01:12

etc
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Re: New homepage is now live

Many thanks, Phil, what a refresh, even if I have seen the mockups!


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#32 2017-11-09 07:42:46

Destry
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Re: New homepage is now live

It took a while. ;)

But not like you weren’t busy or anything. And it looks great! Substantially better aesthetics-wise. The blog article suggests mechanics-wise too. And the global nav plan is starting to come together, eh? Your dedication and diligence is paying off, Phil.

Speaking of the blog, there’s a mention of oui_flat as out_flat 🍷, which I rather like.

I also see Pete had contributed to Hacker News about the revamp, and someone snarkily commented there about the site being loaded with 404 errors. He gives one link example to an old FAQ. I don’t know how many FAQ links dropped, but maybe all those can be bulk re-routed to the docs homepage? That would probably make that situation more clear to people.

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#33 2017-11-09 09:08:33

philwareham
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From: Farnham, Surrey, UK
Registered: 2009-06-11
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Re: New homepage is now live

Thanks Destry! The plugins site will be my next project (in 2018) and I have some fairly good ideas in place on how that site will work. The themes site will probably follow a similar structure to plugins too – I’ve been testing GraphQL (kind of the successor to REST APIs) to automate parts of those two site and it’s great. I’d also been keen to get GraphQL directly into Textpattern at some point in the future to replace the rubbish RPC but that’s for other time.

Destry wrote #307727:

…there’s a mention of oui_flat as out_flat 🍷, which I rather like.

Typo corrected, thanks!

…and someone snarkily commented there about the site being loaded with 404 errors.

A fair amount of obsolete crud was removed from the site – including all the FAQs – when I relaunched it. FAQs are covered better by our documentation. I 301 redirected high ranking pages and sections to other relevant content but I made the decision to leave unimportant/low ranking pages as 404 otherwise the .htaccess file would be massive. They can just wither and become unindexed over time, as they should.

That being said, I should have bulk directed the FAQs I guess. I’ve just added this rule which should do that:

RedirectMatch 301 ^/faq.*$  https://docs.textpattern.io

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