Welcome To The New Techdirt!
from the up-and-running dept
On Friday, we announced that we were beginning Techdirt’s migration to a new platform – and now that migration is complete! Though you’ll only see some changes on the public-facing site (especially in the comments section) we’re now running on an all-new WordPress back end.
There is still a small handful of known bugs and housekeeping tasks to be dealt with (see below) so you may experience some quirks or some bursts of slow performance this week, but the majority of them should be resolved today. Those of you with accounts will need to reset your passwords in order to log in. Your comments and membership subscriptions should all be correct, but let us know if anything is missing. Same goes for any major issues with the site in general: drop us a line via our contact form (we’ve added a special feedback category for website migration issues, but feel free to submit general feedback and bug reports too). You can also leave a comment on this post.
There are a couple of known issues that you may encounter – or they might be fixed by the time you’re reading this! A handful of posts may have character encoding or other formatting issues, and some comment sections may have some incorrect threading of replies, and these are both in the process of being fixed by a cleanup script. Also, older comments (mid-2020 and before) are temporarily missing their vote totals and badges, but this data will be restored very soon.
As you’ll see, the comment section has been overhauled with better formatting for nested threads, and a new tool (the Comment Scrubber) for navigating comment sections when in threaded view. We’ll continue to make tweaks based on reader feedback, and we also have some plans for new comment features to unveil in the future.
Thanks to all our readers for your patience during this process! We’ll be addressing any issues that come up as quickly as we can. Also, a huge thanks to the team at WordPress, who did a lot of the heavy lifting that was necessary to replicate Techdirt on the platform and transfer over 20 years of posts and comments without losing anything. I’m not sure our small team could have completed this massive project without their help.
Welcome to the new Techdirt!
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