As part of the site and forum upgrades, the look of the site had to change.
The previous look (theme) of the site was custom made by one of our fans back in 2012 and although beautiful, it was limited and doesn’t fit the site needs anymore.
One of the parts where the old look was lacking was that it wasn’t responsive which means that it didn’t present the site well to mobile devices, many of our fans use mobile devices thus the site look had to change to accommodate all of the users which want to see our project.
I will put here a part of the theme which was previously used just for good old times sake.
UnicornTales site is currently undergoing major maintenance.
This post will probably be interesting for technology geeks more than regular fans.
Our site is based on the wordpress platform which powers about 30% of all sites in the wide world web.
Our wordpress version is outdated which opens us to many security attacks, we also use many plugins, most of which are outdated.
Every plugin might open us to an attack, especially if it is not the most updated version.
So, in order to update the site, I will first take a backup of the current state (So if something fails, we would be able to easily revert to the last working state), I will then continue to update the wordpress version, then I will remove plugins which are not necessary as I take the approach of minimalism as “Less is more”, then I will update the plugins which we do need.
Lastly I will install a good security plugin for the site as well as harden the server’s security. Finally, I will update the site’s communication security to use ssl/https so your browser won’t scream that this site is not secure.
After this site is updated to my full satisfaction, I will be able to look into updating our forum platform, but that is a post for an other day.
I am happy to announce that our site moved to a new server.
This server is much faster and robust.
Moving to a new server enables us to add new frameworks to our site like a new forum framework and more is to come.
If you find any glitch in the site (something we didn’t move correctly) then please contact us.
And as an added bonus I am presenting a beautiful photo our very talented graphic designer has managed to take of Edgar & Rosella stealing a kiss on a public Gazebo on Christmas – due to time differences between our world & Daventry we can see a photo taken on Christmas [For the tech geeks, the time difference is GMT-9 days].
P.S. I have added some magical snow to the site… enjoy.