Migration Update

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Good news everyone! I’ve made significant progress on the migration front. The domain name is temporary so there’s no need to bookmark or do anything of this nature, consider it an ALPHA version to test and play with. While I’ve finished most of it, I still need to move the domain name over as well as the current subscribers which requires contacting WordPress. So basically, I wouldn’t call it ready yet. Consider 3DNPC.org the official site until the domain name transfers, as it’s the only site that I believe to be 100% stable.

FORUMS
This is where discussions, comments, and things of that nature should take place. If you want to start a discussion regarding an NPC or quest, do it here. The Q&A is for bug reports and troubleshooting, the wiki is for information. General chat and the like goes to the forum, just click on the button in the top right corner.

Q&A
In the upper right hand corner, you’ll notice links to the forums as well as a place to ask, answer and browse user questions. Try it out, ask a question, any question, and I’ll do my best to answer it.

The one disadvantage to the Q&A section is that anonymous posters can’t ask questions. Why? I have no idea. The creators say it has to do with spam. It’s bizarre because they could’ve just gave me the option and let me decide for myself. Hopefully they’ll change that in a future update.

A FULL WIKI
The wiki is indexed more or less like it was previously, with one major change. If I’m not mistaken, it can be edited by any subscriber. Unfortunately, it can’t be edited by anonymous users, however, unless I pay $19 a month which is crazy given the information will be mostly static. The linkable text also makes a huge difference.

HTML5 AUDIO PLAYER
The audio player has a POP-OUT feature that will let you play music while you browse the site. This isn’t as ideal as having it run regardless of what page you’re on, but the only player I found that does that (Background Music Player) doesn’t list the tracks and titles, let alone have a playlist feature. You’ll also notice a DOWNLOAD button right under the word PLAY whenever you play a track. Not a hallucination. You can download right off the player.

WEBM
As evidenced by the top, you’ll notice the site supports the WEBM format, which is better than uploading to Youtube because reasons. Well, mostly due to the fact that the videos load in full quality. I prefer WEBMs to GIFs because they don’t run in perpetuity and cause me motion sickness. Here are some I stole off 4chan earlier this week:

COMMENTS
The one thing I really wanted to implement was an embed system that would show videos, GIFs, and the like simply by placing the link in the text. The only plugin I could find was a video embed system. Images I’ll have to embed myself after they’ve been posted.

LINKABLE KEYWORDS
There’s a plug-in that will allow every instance of a keyword to link to that respective page in the Wiki. So if I type the words Fontaine, it will link to his page automatically. This should work anywhere on the site, whether it’s the comments, the forum, ANYWHERE.

I’ve placed a similar post on the test version of the site, so check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions or if something is broken. It’s still very much in the testing phases, so it may take a couple weeks before it’s fully functioning.

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6 thoughts on “Migration Update”

  1. Sooo I’ve had a little browse around the new site (looking good!) but I don’t have any wordpress dashboard or sign-in options to post comments with. If this still a work in progress or an issue with Chrome at my end? 0-o

    1. you’re right. how bizarre the dashboard doesn’t come up. I think I’ll need to switch the domain name first though. Right now there’s some weirdness going on with the host as the site’s just a template really that I’m going to copy over.

      1. I decided to have another go using the new ‘Login’ option which has appeared on the new site. Turns out that my normal wordpress account just was not good enough / does not exist – I had to make a new wordpress account specific to interesting-npcs.com

        Upon login I had a message informing me that ‘Cato is the sexiest’. It was very amusing! (What have I done?)

      2. … Not if sure if I now have dual accounts running alongside each other or if my wordpress accounts have simply merged into a hybrid sentient being, but the issue appears to have resolved itself.

        1. Not sure either. This is all new to me as well. I think the login might be unique to that site, however, since it’s wordpress.org.

          The login you use here is wordpress.com. A bit of a pain, but hopefully you won’t need to login to use the site functions.

          Right now you can comment and forum post without it. But the Q&A requires a login, which hopefully the plugin makers will fix.

          I’m also not clear what happens when I migrate the subscribers. Do they keep the same login information or are the accounts cloned? We’ll see once 3dnpc.com is ready, right now Bluehost has broken it somehow. Chatting with customer support now.

      3. Web building and testing is all part of the magic of the internet kids! :-D (aka soul-shrivelling void of frustration and helplessness). I will occasionally test the login services on the new site over the next few days for you, will see what happens.

        You can use my subscription as a port test Guinea Pig if you want, I only use my wordpress to comment here.

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