Some times the desk can become quite disorganized and cluttered simply due to the vast amounts of information that must be sorted through and placed where needed. This week has been no exception as I start getting things added to the site. There has been some major updating going on with our newest section being added for the history of schools that have called Cumberland County home. It has been a fascinating journey thus far digging through all the data on some places that I personally never knew existed. I hope you enjoy looking through it as much as I have, stay tuned for more updates as I add more and more information to the site.
This weeks updates and additions
- Added the following pages to the school listings: Aleshire, Antioch, Apperson, Baumgartner, Block, Cumberland, Pioneer, Silver Leaf
- Started working on Neoga Unit #3
- Restructured the cemetery listings to allow for future updates to them in a more organized manner. This change is something that was needed on the backend structure of the site. From a viewers standpoint it will still cosmetically appear the same as it always has.
- Added post about the history of the Ettlebrick Shoe Company that was complied by Kay Ettelbruck Ziegler in 2002, daughter of August Ettelbrick.
- Added post from scanned article about Lincoln, Needham, Gibbs – 1832
- Updated the location & contact page.
Last weeks “From The Desk” post was quick and to the point on what I wanted to say about some changes I was making to the site. Thinking back to it over the past week I realize it was rather vague on what the changes meant. As I said last week I had created a couple new sections of the site with future development planned for them.
“From The Desk” is a category I have added to the blog as a means to organize my writings about site development. From time to time I may post some personal interest work in it but for the most part it will contain items such as what you are reading now, updates and information relating to changes made to the site. All postings in this category will be made solely by me. If and when the time comes that others decide they would like to write weekly articles for the site I will create categories for them to assign their writings too. Thus keeping things a bit more organized.
“Community Corner” is another category I have added to the blog with the intention of opening our site up for the local community to share stories, photos, events, etc. Submitted items will be reviewed by a member of the site staff before being posted. In the event that a submitted item is rejected, you will receive an email in regards as to why your item was rejected, along with steps you may need to take to have it approved. See below for some general guidelines for submissions:
- Contact Information is required for all submissions (Your name will be included on the post but contact information will be for our records in the event it is needed)
- Event listings must include location, time, cost, description of event, a contact name/info for event (this will be posted)
- submissions must be made via email to email@example.com
Over the past year I have allowed people to register an account on our website as a means to receive updates via email however over the past 2 weeks I have seen an significant increase in malicious login attempts and creation of spam accounts, along with verification that the system was not sending emails out when it was updated as intended. As a result I have made a few drastic changes to the backend system to increase security of the site, while still giving visitors an option to receive updates via email.
- User registration has been disabled. All accounts going forward must be approved and manually created by the developer.
- All current non-administrative accounts have been deleted from the system.
- User accounts will only be created for site moderators, contributors, administrators, and members of the Historical Society.
- A new email subscription system has been tested and implemented to allow viewers to subscribe to updates via email.
- Commenting has been set to require name and email. The first time you leave a comment, it must be approved by an administrator prior to showing on the site.