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Planned website maintenance Friday 15 Sept 2017 from 4am EST
Posted: September 14th, 2017, 8:04 am
In order to upgrade the website for compatibility with new back-end software being implemented by our server hosting company, portorleans.org will be unavailable from around 4am EST (9am BST for the British visitors) on Friday 15 September 2017. Hopefully the work won't take more than a couple of hours.
Re: Planned website maintenance Friday 15 Sept 2017 from 4am EST
Posted: September 15th, 2017, 6:46 am
Should be all working again now. Please let me know if you find any issues, especially related to the site forums and the display of News items.
The 'remember me' status of your forum login will probably have been reset by the changes, so just log back in again with your username/password and the 'remember me' box ticked to reactivate it.
For the techies, I had to upgrade the site from phpBB v3.0.14 to v3.2.1 in order to support the hosting provider's imminent switch from supporting PHP 5.6 to PHP 7 only. I had written quite a lot of backend PHP code over the years which links directly to the forums, so there was quite a bit of reprogramming necessary to make everything work with 3.2.1. Hopefully all fixed now anyway.