New Site Features

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  • Moved "Help" lower down nav bar under "More" heading; renamed link to "Site Help"; Changed » prefixes to more eye pleasing ⇒ for nav bar subsection direct links for Membership Info and Gun & Knife Shows -072518
  • General clean-up of stale information; added 2018 Gun Shows; set placeholders for 2019 Derbies & Events; added Club tagline to top of all pages; resized Calendars format size; Right-float-aligned PDF version of Bylaws -071618
  • Massive updates to Club News and several Calendars; cleared out stale info -042817
  • Removed "Welcome to the new Marlboro Fish & Game website!" from Main page -042617
  • Added Hunting 2018 calendar -042617
  • Moved/renamed "suggestions" link to Main Page social media template (Template:SocialMediaTable) (was previously located left-aligned body) -042617
  • Testing out using <gallery> format for Gun Shows section instead of old straight files list.
  • Call icon with tel: link added to Template:SocialMediaTable and derivatives.
  • Added Google directions button (New-google-maps-logo.png) to Template:SocialMediaTable & Template:SocialMediaTableSmall & other opportune locations -102516
  • Updated Contacts and Hours & Info image marquees -102516
  • Added support for tel: links to activate mobile device or other phone dialing apps, & converted exisitng plain text phone numbers to tel: links -102516
  • Templatized and dressed-up Clubhouse Hours Table (from Hours & Info)
  • EmbedPDF extension installed for rendering inline PDF files
  • Mass. Hunting Seasons added to Hunting calendar
  • Facebook Feed now functioning in Club News page
  • Trying out new Nav bar layout 021416
  • Updated Top Left MFG HOME banner link image
  • Created list version of Gun & Knife Shows and added to section on right
  • Created printer-friendly buttons/versions for Range Rules section.
  • Added refresh buttons (Refresh this calendar page) to all Calendars Pages header sections. 021516
  • Embeddable, Youtube-linkable Video player extension (MediawikiPlayer) installed for easy video displaying, examples in Photo Galleries section -020416
  • Gun & Knife show section added to Events Calendar sub-section & navbar linked -013016 ba
  • Social Media buttons table (template) added to Home page -012916 ba

Flag-icon-512.png The new Production site is live! -012916 ba

  • Installed MsUpload plugin for uploading multiple files at once in 'Edit'
  • Navbar reworked, Club Programs now separate list-17Nov2015

Website issues to resolve & admin content to add

  • Twitter Feeds discovered to be broken 10/16/18
  • Assign access control to contributor accounts and lock edit permissions to only their Club Program page ON HOLD.
  • Get widget or similar function to display realtime SURISE/SUNSET data for Marlboro and add to section Firearms-Outdoor Range Rules
  • Create and tag pages with Categories? on hold, may not be needed
  • Fill in Contacts-Personnel content
  • Obtain digital copies of all Club forms and post online for downloading/printing/emailing
  • Extension to embed forms? (PDF, Word, et al) EmbedPDF extension installed for rendering inline PDF files, see 'New Features' above
  • Get someone to take newer better photos of facilities/upload/incorporate into site


Check-mark.png Fixed hacked .htaccess file and removed bad .php files again. 755'ed .htaccess file and cleared the file of all config.
Check-mark.png Root-out hidden residual hack (leftover from original hack Feb 2018) that was preventing correct Google (& Bing, Yahoo, etc.) Indexing and linking, which kept 404ing looking for lois-bridles.php, discovered to be overlooked entry in hidden file called .htaccess in html home directory, causing the redirect. Removed, re-indexed via Google Search Console, now displaying correctly in Google Search Results. -071018
Check-mark.png Site-indexes hacked causing Google-link redirects to go to online Casinos etc.; hacked content removed (site-indexes) and rebuilt, but still not indexing on Google correctly. -021918
Check-mark.png Renamed Navigation to General Info; Dropped Legacy Site link to last under More
Check-mark.png Righthand logo marquee/homepage link added to most main sections in TOC whitespace
Check-mark.png Less generic favicon created/installed - (Favicon-16x16.png).
Check-mark.png Linked Photo Galleries section icons to make them "Back to top of page" anchor links ([[#top]] anchor).
Check-mark.png Cleaned up Main logo shotgun buttstock and rod handle (before/after)
Check-mark.png Re-architected Template:SocialMediaTable to use HTML instead of wikitable markup to allow a borderless table.
Check-mark.png Visual queue added (Attention.png) for Firearms Range Rules sections & links, and emblazoned safety text.
Check-mark.png New logo version (includes newly stylized "Est. 1933")
Check-mark.png Port over all the images from the old site and add to Photo Galleries sections as galleries with captions (several hours) -021216
Check-mark.png Shrunk all calendars' height slightly. -020416
Check-mark.png Main logo redesigned, changed "Est. 1933" to "Assoc. Assn."
Check-mark.png Pagename/Section font changed in Mediawiki:Vector.css to family "Georgia, serif" to more closely match logo font
Check-mark.png Tools bar truncated; renamed to 'More'-30Jan2016
Check-mark.png Old site retired & parked at Banners for new site added to all legacy sections.-27Jan2016
Check-mark.png The new Beta site is live (Godaddy hosting) and accessible from -27Jan2016
Check-mark.png The new Beta site is live at (private hosting) -04Nov2015
Check-mark.png If approved, port over Beta site to production hosting server (currently on home PC and home internet connection) (several hours) -012716 ba
Check-mark.png Fix Database/Search (non-predictive) issue -FIXED AFTER SITE HOSTING WAS MIGRATED TO GODADDY DONE -012716 BA
Check-mark.png Find out all required info on current site hosting (MFG current admin, logins\passwords\URLs\current costs\cost increase?\etc.), & see about building new site (launching Site v.2.0) on hosted Mediawiki provider (GoDaddy?) -012516 BA/CC
Check-mark.png Check all ported links from old site for viability, remove dead links, update outdated ones
Check-mark.png Further add to Contributor:Help page (Include how to do basic edits of articles/sections, text formatting and image uploading/embedding?)
Check-mark.png Finish Contributor:Help section articles for Contributors to use to update their sections
Check-mark.png Sortable Personnel list in Contacts DONE -110415 BA
Check-mark.png Create/upload/enable favicon
Check-mark.png Create temporary useable MFG Logo in vector/resizable format DONE -110315 BA
Check-mark.png Port over all textual content DONE -110315 BA
Check-mark.png Fix Image thumbnail generation issue
Check-mark.png Reformat top left logo so it is readable
Check-mark.png Change top left logo Home link to link to Home page as to not redirect through Main Page
Check-mark.png Iconize each program's links under Club Programs. Use fullsize Icons also as Section right-aligned image marquee?
Check-mark.png Peel off/rename Help section and call that Contributor Help (protected from non-contributor viewing) and redesign existing Help for general site users?
Check-mark.png Go through site and Bold, Italic or underline important info, especially people names and contact info.
Check-mark.png Go through site and make sure section and subsection linking hierarchy is sound, add or combine sections as needed, make cross-links where useful
Check-mark.png New section just for forms or membership inquiries/info? Depends on quantity of forms and need.Instead created sidebar "Membership Info" and linked to Membership section of "Hours & Info" -122315 BA
Check-mark.png Create narrated videos, upload to Youtube, and link into Contributor:Help sections
Check-mark.png Create contributor logins
Check-mark.png Link important images to pages instead of the default (to their image files)
Check-mark.png Split off Contributor calendars into each their own gmail logins, update MFG calendars tags -122315BA
Check-mark.png Fix wrong timezone issue for timestamps -122415BA