Welcome to the relaunched Corrente
I hope it was worth the wait. It's worth it for me, as I contemplate new ways to help people help each other do excellent work. I'm confident that this relaunch will provide Corrente with the technical platform to keep going for another seven years!
That said... This was a huge effort, and the message I just sent most of you explains most of the loose ends. [Adding: Except I had to recall it, because repliies went to the enitire site! So here it is:
Welcome to the relaunched Drupal 7 site! I know it's not perfect, but I'm sure it will be an improvement -- and Sunday evening is a very low traffic time, so I felt that if I had to take the site down, tonight was the night.
Upgrading a site as large as Corrente (30K+ posts) is a complicated undertaking best undertaken by a full-time developer, so there are more than a few loose ends. Among the loose ends:
1. Why is the first post a Plantidtote from 12/11? Because I need to manually move around 100 posts from the old site to the new, along with their comments. This is a process that I'll just have to keep plugging away at. Nothing is lost!
2. What happened to my user picture? Gravatars should work, but Drupal 7 does not support moving user pictures from Drupal 6. Sorry! I can dig yours out of the file system and mail it to you, but I can't do the upgrade automagically.
3. What about search? The SOLR search engine is churning through the posts now, indexing, and will take about a day to finish if all goes well.
4. How do I get my old editor back? Change the Text format to "HTML Tags (old school).
It's very late and I need to get some sleep, but the important thing is this:
The kinds of posts you can make are lined up at the top of the page, starting at the left with blog. Things should work pretty much the way you're used to, except (I hope) cleaner (the old site was been going since I don't even remember when, and it's accumulated a lot of cruft, like all those "lambert"s down the sidebar, and easier to use (or at least better documented), and certainly more powerful. I can't wait to start making the Incident Report map really dense with reports! Also, if you want documentation on how to post, there is some on the Pinboard Page. And now I am going to bed, and I hope that the server will still be up when I arise, at which point we'll start the shakedown process. --lambert
P.S. For Plantidotians with templates and those who like HTML, you can get the editor we used on the old site by switching the Text Format below to "HTML Tags (old school)." Then proceed as you always have.