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Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is really worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It's ok to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.
—Miranda July
Posted by Peg Syverson - May 19, 2017, 9:12 PM

Today I set up classes using the Classes page type to refine how we represent and serve classes. I've now put up eight Foundations classes, which are linked both to the "Study" page and also to the "Archives" page. 

I had a lot of problems with the People slider so I deleted it for now, until they can be ironed out. 

Posted by Peg Syverson - May 16, 2017, 4:39 PM

The people directory now seems to be working properly, except that the old avatars have come back. Argh! We are working on the registration notification glitch and other little bug fixes, close to release.

Meanwhile, our wonderful events add-on is not supported in v. 8 so I have had to return to an earlier add-on. Not as pretty as I might like, but I like the way the modal popup works. We won't put much information here, but refer folks to the registration page for most events. 

I also ironed out some permissions and link issues, low level but important. 

I've downloaded a smart maps add-on so we can begin to place remote sanghas (hello Alpine!) on a map that is styled. It was free!!!

Posted by Peg Syverson - May 15, 2017, 9:41 PM

Council pages: Today I created the Private Pages for each Council. I set up a Councils calendar and Web Forum. Then on each Council's private page, I embedded the Calendar and Web Forum and a Document Library. These are shared by all Councils. I added the member list and a second message forum that is for anything private to a particular Council. I hope this will be useful, and even if there is not much traffic, at least the function is there if needed. 

Tpography: I also increased the weight of the Source Sans type used throughout the site, to make it more readable. I think it should be fine now. There were some concerns from beta testers. We are keeping the size up at 18 however, which increases legibility and ease in reading. 

Registrations: Some folks are still reporting problems logging on, even after registering and being approved. They appear in the member list but cannot log on. Meanwhile, there is no notification to them once their registration has been approved. I've notified Andrew. 

Posted by Peg Syverson - May 11, 2017, 3:11 PM

We are getting very helpful feedback from beta testers (thank you!) and making changes in response. We have a couple things to iron out, and then we can move toward making the site public. Meanwhile, I added a page for our wonderful affiliated Zen communities. Thanks, Vaughn for reminding me we planned to do that! The next big topic is permissions, so that we can manage access to particular sections of the website, and particular capabilities for editors and so on. Please be patient while I test for this!

Posted by Peg Syverson - Apr 25, 2017, 10:58 PM

Although there are still some glitches with registration on the website, at least the upgrade is complete, and beta testers can begin checking out the pages. There is still a fair amount of construction to be done, especially class pages and intensive pages. We lost ProEvents in the upgrade and the developer has no plans to further develop it, which is a shame. Once we have registration working, we can begin creating permissions for various sections of the site that are private to groups. I'm glad to be finally moving forward!

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