Updated the Gorn site to Piwigo from the long dead Gallery. Hopefully, development will continue on this database. I’ve updated all the old gallery links to the new site, but I am sure there are links galore around the site that I am not aware of. In the meantime I am leaving the orphan gallery site running in case I need to access it or find old links I need to fix.
Also added new galleries from 2018 and 2019 which were languishing as I was working on the update.
WordPress is now current to 4.9.1
Added 25 new Gorn photos from the Caribbean Islands of St Lucia, Martinique, St Kitts, Antigua, and St Thomas. The 25th Anniversary of the Gorn passed without fanfare. A bit disappointed, but there is always time to redesign.
Also updated the Gorn copyrights and a few others on the site that I could find.
Added 11 new photos from Japan to the Gorn Page
Site is now running WordPress 4.8.2 (although it has been since September. I can’t keep up with the automatic updates and I haven’t really done much developing this year so I was surprised it has been so long.)
I really wanted to save 30.0 for some big update, but just another incremental one. Should have one or two more Gorn galleries before the end of the year, but probably not the redesign I want. Converting the galleries to something newer and more robust will take a lot of time and just don’t have it at the moment…
Updated the WordPress to version 4.7 and all associated templates and such.
Also added three galleries to the Gorn Page:
8 photos from Shanghai Tower – the final Asian gallery from 2015-2016 living overseas.
4 photos from Silverton Colorado and New Mexico
7 photos from the Lowell Observatory in Arizona
In addition, I manually updated the copyrights to the Gorn pages to 2017
Not sure when the next overseas Gorn trip will be, but I realized that 2017 will be the 25th anniversary of the Gorn traveling the world so priority 1 will be the site redesign and database conversion for the Gorn site! Hope I can get it done..
Added 22 new photos of the Gorn in Thailand and Cambodia.
Added 27 photos from a trip to Singapore and 6 photos from the first visit to Shanghai Disney Resort!
Seems like thats all I do now is to update WordPress and add Gorn photos. Can you tell it’s a busy time at work??
Added 4 new Gorn photos from Sanya, China
Updated to WordPress 4.5
Added 13 new photos of the Gorn in Japan. Once again, the Gorn found himself in the land of the rising sun visiting places like the Tokyo Skytree and Aokigahara – the Suicide Forest
The automatic updater updated all the sites to 4.4.1 for a Security and Maintenance release on January 6.
I also added 20 new Gorn photos from Harbin, China and the Snow and Ice festivals there. Also, I fixed the copyright issues with some of the Gorn pages and Galleries. Not sure how to fix this nagging SSI issue I have had since moving to my current host. I need to do some noodling around on their support site to see how I can enable them. In the meantime we are stuck updating the Gallery template and the individual pages. Thankfully the rest of the site is in WordPress and that updates automatically..
It’s been a banner travel year for the Gorn!
For the 9th Gorn update in 2015, added 6 new photos from Hangzhou, China and 23 new photos from Borneo – including Brunei, Malaysia, and Survivor Island..