Website Change Log

 14 September 2010 – Peter Y.


14 November 2009 – 5:00 pm – Peter Y.

Installed Phoca Gallery components and modules to enable multimedia on the website.

  • Added CODCon 2009 Photographs
  • Added photos from Christian MacDonald’s rooftop game


9 November 2009 – 6:00 pm – Peter Y.

Added a Latest News Summary page on the left hand Main Menu Module in a one column layout to house a compact listing of all new articles.

Created a Latest News Articles module and placed it at the top of front page

Created Diplomacy "favicon.ico" and added to the website.  You can see the new icon in the URL bar.  Pretty awesome!

  • Find an image suitable for an icon
  • Download the file and use this tool to create the favicon.ico file.
  • Upload the favicon.ico file to the Templates/Template_Name subfolder for each of your operational templates.

Updated Website URLs one final time prior to preparing site for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Installed Joomap, a Google Sitemap generator to help with our Google Search Results.

Submitted Joomap Sitemap link to Google Sitemap and verified it is in line to be indexed by Google search bots.

Created a link for Google Analytics so we can get site statistics on visitors, how often they arrive, from where, etc.

Added link to Diplomacy World on front page.

5 November 2009 – 9:30 pm – Peter Y.

Updated Website theme with new colors after soliciting feedback.  Still a work in progress.

Properly configured Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLs.  

  • Had to enable them in Site/Global Configuration
  • Also had to rename the htaccess.txt file in the root to .htaccess
  • Then enable Apache mod_rewrite in the settings area above as well.

Took a photograph of Google Results for the following three Google Searches to determine how our Search Engine Optimization efforts progress in the future.  Screenshots below:

Chicago Diplomacy
Diplomacy Chicago
Windy City Weasels


3 November 2009 – 11:30 pm – Peter Y.

Installed Joomlapolis Community Builder component and moved all user management and registration functions to this.

Site went public today and we already have 3 new registered users!

Added Current Games Signup page to Main Menu.

2 November 2009 – 5:38 pm – Peter Y.

Edited Game 77 content to add download link to game’s supply center chart.  Download link appears at bottom in BOLD.

Added announcement for Weasel Royale.

Created Club News page.

Uploaded remaining Supply Center Count files from Yahoo Groups page.

2 November 2009 – 1:30 am – Peter Y.

Implemented Website change log page to track additions and changes to the website from this point forward.  This should provide for Configuration Management of the website and ensure no changes are made without administrators and Sneak members knowing about them.

2 November 2009 – 1:00 am – Peter Y.

Added Club Charter information under Top Menu/Membership Info dropdown and reformatted for the website.

2 November 2009 – 12:34 am – Peter Y.

Took club website live on the following domains:

28 October 2009 – 9:42 pm – Peter Y.

Added the following:

  • Countdown Timer for Weasel Royale 2009
  • Link to Club Statistics on Laurent’s page
  • Diplomacy Club affiliates
  • Club Standings page
  • Created navigation for Game Reports pages and populated a few articles

27 October 2009 – 11:30 pm – Peter Y.

Added Google Docs integration for Files section and moved many of files from Yahoo group files section, but still need to upload remaining supply center charts for most games

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