Temporary lockdown of user registrations

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I am in the process of switching to a new forum system for this site, and while I rebuild the forum section it will not be possible to register new users on andreasviklund.com. The new forum will be launched on thursday if everything works as intended, and it will be based on WP-Symposium. One part of this switch will include a cleanup of spam registrations, as the previous forum and the registration plugin I have been using did not stop automated registrations – a glitch that resulted in hundreds of non-human users. The cleanup will be made using a tool that checks for last login, and I will do my best to make sure that I don’t delete any active user by mistake. If that would happen and your login suddenly stops working, please send me an e-mail with your previous username and I will add it back.

WP-Symposium is an exciting project which will allow me to add more features to the site, mainly community features and connections to social networks. Profile pages, user-to-user messaging and member lists are among the suggestions that WP-Symposium includes and which I may be adding at a later time. I will write more about this in future posts, and as always I would love to hear what you would want to see on this site.

What will happen to the old posts in the current forum?

I have not been able to find any way to export the old posts into the new forum, but the old forum will remain online until I do.

This article was written by Andreas Viklund

Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.

2 comments:

Ramah G. MartinApril 12, 2011 at 07:12Reply

You are listed as the webMaster of Dove church of Elizabethtown. Since there is no means provided for me to address the church directly, I’m addressing you instead. The website states that it is under construction (I certainly hope this is correct) and, I assume, will provide more tools in the future. About all this: Elizabethtown, WHAT? There are dozens of places with that name.

Thanks for your attention (I’m assuming that you are busy and really don’t have time for this nonsense) to this matter.

Ramah G. Martin
ramahg@gmail.com

Andreas ViklundApril 12, 2011 at 22:51Reply

The only website for which I am the webmaster is andreasviklund.com. Any other website on any other domain that includes my name in the credits is most likely using one my free website templates, in which case I am only the designer of the original template and not in any way able to answer for any questions relating to the content of the site. If you post the URL to the site you refer to, I can show you which website template that was used as the starting point for the site. You can also take a look at the “Free website templates” page to see if you recognize any of the templates from the site you refer to.

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