Progress Report on Rebuilding Web Site

2024 May 01Home page back online
2024 May 06Menu system online, but there are still broken links and broken pages
2024 May 08Series and Archive modules in sidebar, advertising banners
2024 May 10Quick search, sidebar WIP module
2024 May 12Basic login/out functionality. No registration or password recovery yet.
2024 May 22Modal dialogs, post editing and preview, image gallery and gallery uploads
2024 May 27Some database glitches, XML validation of submitted pages
2024 May 29Display of comments, "Spoiler" short code, SEO-friendly permlinks





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