KRLX Record Libe

KRLX is switching to WordPress!

The main KRLX website (krlx.org) will be switching from Joomla to WordPress for content management on Monday, May 2, 2016. The transition will start at noon and I hope the bulk of the work will be done by 5pm.

KRLX board members are testing WordPress this week, and there is a plugin to move all of our content over from Joomla (hooray!), so the transition next week should be fairly straightforward, just like how everything else moved to Goldenrod. This will mean a new look and feel to the site, as well as better content management from our perspective.

As I mentioned previously, I hope to integrate our new record library cataloging system into the new site, so that users have a seamless experience seeing what we have available in our collection. The cataloging process is going to take a long time, but when it’s done, it will mean anyone can search for and borrow our collection of music to play during their shows. Additionally I will soon start work on integrating SAS into WordPress for better management in the future.

The site will be taken offline during this time, but I hope you’ll agree that it’ll be worth it. The Record Libe cataloging system will also be unavailable briefly, although service should be restored quickly. The stream will NOT be affected – you can still listen at radio.krlx.org, but at least initially, there won’t be a link there from the main site.

I hope you enjoy our new site – the board has been hard at work testing it, and we think you’ll enjoy it.

Posted by Tate Bosler in Updates

Welcome to Goldenrod

Welcome to my new server! I’ve completed all app maintenance ahead of schedule, and for the most part it was a seamless transition. The sandbox and blog have been reset, old subdomains and email addresses that haven’t been used in ages have been purged, and overall the server just feels like it’s running better. You could say spring cleaning is going well!

As I like to do, I’ve named this server – and since DreamHost gave it a lovely boring name of PS some blob of numbers that I’ve already forgotten, I’ve given it a much better name: Goldenrod. I hope this new server will serve me well in the coming years as I learn new techniques and technologies, and continue to provide useful services for the Carleton community.

Expand the post for a list of the things I want to do in the next six months.

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Posted by Tate Bosler in Updates