Wordpress Changeover

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Sun Dec 24 07:34:07 UTC 2017

On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 11:55 PM, Ken Vermette <vermette at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone;

Hi Ken,

> I have some updates I'd like to share, and also a plan I'd like to propose
> for the changeover. I also have some phabricator backlogs and changes I
> missed, so I'll be going over those, so if you're subscribed to them, this
> is a summary.
> I've committed the new Aether Wordpress theme. Jonathan Riddell has kindly
> started to test it on his blog, and I'm prepping an update to address some
> issues I've found on his live installation. My personal blog also has the
> theme (with more complete customizations you'll expect to see) however the
> content is generic.
> Once I do some of the remaining cleanup and address concerns with the theme,
> I'll be committing the final capacitypress code (even though it is meant to
> be theme agnostic, I have found breakages after significant changes). Once
> the code is up, it will be in a 'beta mode' initially, and we can toggle the
> Wordpress theme for capacity-driven pages.

Note that we're still waiting on your response to the two Sysadmin
tickets so the needed server-side changes for any of this to work
still need to be put into effect.
You'll need to reopen those after pushing the necessary repositories
(you asked for three if memory serves) so we can schedule those

> What I'd like to try is for a new-years theme changeover. If the timeline is
> too tight for the testing people want to do, I understand, but I believe I
> can have the theme in beta mode on the day before or after Christmas, giving
> us ~3-4 days to inspect live pages in the beta state. All of the content
> will remain the same, but the capacity-driven pages will change over to the
> new look. I've been testing this quite a bit on my local installation, and
> it seems to translate smoothly.
> The only testing 'gotcha' is that some pages using redirects will 404 under
> beta mode. They do work fine when capacitypress is fully enabled.
> How does this sound for a short-term goal?
> On a side note, I'm very sorry for how out-of-touch I've been lately. I know
> it's been a major hassle and caused issues. I hope getting things up will
> help make up for that. I have some chat and phabricator backlogs I'm
> catching up on now, so the people who need specifics will get the updates
> they need.
> Thank you;
>  - Ken


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