Not sure if it is because all the primers are dried up or what, but what started out as a theme refresh has turned into me dumping the server on its head and, well, reloading everything from the ground up.
Yes, I hit the reset on the control panel and wiped it all clean. Just got tired of picking through all the old stuff that version control doesn’t do a great job of cleaning up, plus the site is now running on faster NVMe SSD’s. By going this route, I will only be reloading the software and content that I want from the last 7 years and leaving everything else in the bit bucket.
Just got the app server running so a good first step. After all the stress and long hours– these things get done after the kind of work schedules that can ruin families –making sure I had everything ready to go, some food and a nap sounds good.
While I have not had not been able to dedicate any significant time, things are coming along. The core app server is solid, with security layers added appropriately as new features are added and tested. The topology is also getting put back in with some structural changes which does mean the SEO is stick-a-fork-in-it done for a while but that’s fine. I do feel bad that I have not been able to get the articles that people keep hitting the site for back in yet; I just don’t want to throw them up and have them look crazy bad which is what happened the first time I loaded the theme.
Right now I am working on building out the templates that will drive the category and topics as I would like to make them color coded rather than all the same. As always, more of a challenge than you would think it should be.