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Navigating content

Hi, hi,

I'm playing with theming (redesigning) the site, on a spare copy of course. One of the goals is to make it easier to find what you want in here.

FWIW, I already enabled a new listing called "Popular posts", which gives a list of the most-visited pages on the site (it's under Recent posts on the left hand side menu.) Not an everyday kind of listing, but nice for newbies, and for regulars to check in on occasionally.

Anyway, I was wondering - how do you normally traverse the site?

  1. Recent posts - is what I normally use.
  2. Recent comments - lists latest posts instead of links.
  3. Direct to topic linked in email.
  4. Or?

One of the issues on my hit list is going directly to the first new post on a multi-page conversation...

Any other suggestions on finding and reading content?

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Thanks, Peat. Yes, and no -

Thanks, Peat.

Yes, and no - new topics will now get automatically promoted to the front page teaser list. Most-recently-edited topics... probably doesn't affect the order. I could work on that (customize the teaser list to go by most recent comments) if we like the basic idea.

Edit: went ahead and made that change - the front page teasers are ordered by most recent comment.

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It looks good the way you

It looks good the way you currently have it with the teasers, like that idea - are the recent topics automatically promoted to the list?

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Trying a new front page...

Trying a new front page... What do you think? The bottom is teasers for most recent topics, the teaser being the top of the topic. Possibly in the order the topics were originally written, going forward...

Since nothing was ever "promoted to front page" before, I promoted a bunch of pages to see how it looks. Unfortunately, that's making them all appear new or updated on the Recent posts list, and sent a subscription email. Wasn't expecting that from an admin bulk page status edit. Sorry...

Anyway - another idea with the front page was to escape verbosity, with a minimum of words and like 3 giant icon buttons leading to Recent posts, etc.

Thoughts?

P.S. To reach the front page, click on the Aerogarden at top left. Or the word "Home" at the top of this page.

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Thank you, Carl. And Peat.

Thank you, Carl. And Peat.

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Yep, it's working now.

Yep, it's working now. Somehow, re-selecting the option and saving again had no effect on the order a little while ago.

The site looks great by the way; thanks for all the work "behind the scenes"!

 

Carl

 
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Carl - I did change some

Carl - I did change some things, but it should be still there to do again.

Right above this post, there should be a gray area "Comment viewing options". Set the second drop-down box to "Date - newest first" and click the "Save settings" button.

Sorry - I think the fact that it had to reload the theme, made it forget your preferences. If so, that's likely to happen again if I keep fidgeting with the theme...

P.S. The "gray box above this post" assumes you're looking at this post as a topic, and not in the "Recent comments" view...

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Hi Gisette! Somehow my

Hi Gisette!

Somehow my "newest date first" came undone, and I can't get the option to reset. Did anything change?

 

Carl

 

 

 
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Nice logo.

Nice logo.

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Installed new logo, tidied up

Installed new logo, tidied up lightbox button graphics.

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Fixed a bug introduced

Fixed a bug introduced yesterday - non-admin could not edit pages (only comments), because the Edit tab didn't appear. Sorry...

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