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    Default Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    If you'd like to see Gotmead become more intuitive, and be able to post your own recipe blogs and lots of other cool things, I need lots of grunt work done transferring data from the old layout to the new one.

    Stuff that needs doing:

    - enter glossary terms
    - enter recipes
    - enter content
    - lots of other stuff

    If you're interested, PM me, and I'll set you up with a editor login on the new site (at http://www.gotmead.com/index.php) and show you how to do the thing you'll be doing.

    Meanwhile, folks, I'm going to be 'opening the doors' for folks to submit articles and lots of other stuff to the new content management system version of Gotmead. First thing to go on there will be Miriam's book, and Angus' article on newbie mead-making.

    Interested? Then tell me what you'd like to see, what you'd like to put in, and what sorts of things we need to have there.

    NOTE: The site is still in 'layout' mode, and all sorts of stuff is still either unpopulated or just plain not finished, so work with me here, this is a work-in-progress.

    Vicky - off to help her daughter with her mythology project for a couple hours
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
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    Making Mead since 1995

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    What skills must one possess to help you out with these tasks? Is this just a simple matter of data entry, or are html/php skills needed?

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    Mostly data entry, though some areas will need a basic understanding of HTML. A lot is just copy and paste, pretty simple stuff.

    Vicky - who has found some *cool* RSS feeds to add to the site
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
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    Making Mead since 1995

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    Hi Vicky,
    I have no clue of HTML but I can surely copy & paste!
    Count me in to help the best I can! what I lack in skills, I'll make-up in motivation
    Cheers,

    Ted

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    I can lend a hand. I can cut and paste like a champ. My grasp of HTML is little at best, but I have been known to dabble.

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    Thanks to all y'all who've responded here, in PM and via email!

    What we need is specifically the following (for all you who asked):

    - copy and paste the recipes on Gotmead into the new format

    - copy and paste *valid* links from the old layout to the new layout. This is copy and paste, just gotta check if the link is live, and make sure to put it in the right category (I'll have those set up)

    - enter the meadery data (copy and paste)

    - enter the honey supplier data

    - enter the equipment supplier data

    - transfer articles (will require some HTML basics)

    - copy and paste the MeadLoversDigest data (already set with HTML, copy and paste only required) - this one is *huge*, there are over 1000 digests out there

    That is what I have right now.

    If you want to play, then set up an account at http://www.gotmead.com/index.php (those of you that had problems, I fixed it, sorry), and let me know what you're interested in. I'll set up your access level and send instructions on how to get to the data (or send you a zip file with the data).

    Vicky - pathetically grateful and heading back to figure out menu structures on CMS systems....
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
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    Making Mead since 1995

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    Hey Vicky,
    That is one SWEET looking site
    Sign me up for the C&P job! If you want to send Zip files, I can handle them, you tell me what you need me to do, PM me if you want, I'm ready

    Cheers,
    Ted

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    I volunteer for the recipies.

    Does that include Bees Lees II, or just the list of GotMead & submitted recipies (http://www.gotmead.com/mead-recipes/...-recipes.shtml) ?

    Also, is there a way to add them without all the recipies appearing to be mine (I'm not that good!)?

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    Want to tackle the meaderies? It's not for the faint of heart, you'd not just be c&p the data in the old site, you'd need to go to each meadery's site (it they have one) and get a list of their meads (some are wineries or breweries that make mead, we'd only want the mead) and put that in too.

    Thanks for the complement on the site! I'm fairly happy with it....

    Lemme know......

    Vicky - working on menus for the new site today

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewbear
    Hey Vicky,
    That is one SWEET looking site
    Sign me up for the C&P job! If you want to send Zip files, I can handle them, you tell me what you need me to do, PM me if you want, I'm ready

    Cheers,
    Ted
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
    Executive Director, American Mead Makers Association
    http://www.mead-makers.org
    Making Mead since 1995

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    It includes the recipes on the old site (and the BLII & I), recipes here in the forum and any others you think are good. There is a field for who originally submitted it, so you won't look like you created them all....LOL

    Vicky

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesP
    I volunteer for the recipies.

    Does that include Bees Lees II, or just the list of GotMead & submitted recipies (http://www.gotmead.com/mead-recipes/...-recipes.shtml) ?

    Also, is there a way to add them without all the recipies appearing to be mine (I'm not that good!)?
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
    Executive Director, American Mead Makers Association
    http://www.mead-makers.org
    Making Mead since 1995

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    Meaderies I'll drink to that!!!
    Shoud I make a document in Word and then C&P them, each as a separate entry?
    I can do that. Let me know how you want it done, also, do we have a list now? Do you want them by state/country?

    Cheers,
    Ted

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    You can find my latest list here: http://www.gotmead.com/commercial-mead/index.shtml

    Each will have its own entry. Don't worry about sorting them, the software will do that, once I get the code tweaked (working on that today after menus). We have US meaderies, Int. Meaderies, Brewshops, Honey suppliers and Stores that carry mead as the categories in the lists.

    You can view the existing entries here: http://www.gotmead.com/index.php?opt...d=30&Itemid=55

    If anyone wants to see other types of lists, lemme know. This doesn't include Links to personal mead websites, thats another section. (And on the list to get transferred). If you want to submit your own mead website, you'll need to sign up for an account on the new website. (Yeah, I know you've already got one here, but the bridge software for SMF to the new CMS isn't working right....::sigh

    Vicky - whoohoo! I got flyout menus on the new site ::doing the menu Happy Dance::

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewbear
    Meaderies I'll drink to that!!!
    Shoud I make a document in Word and then C&P them, each as a separate entry?
    I can do that. Let me know how you want it done, also, do we have a list now? Do you want them by state/country?
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
    Executive Director, American Mead Makers Association
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    Making Mead since 1995

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    Vicky,

    two of your added recipies cannot be found, and it didn't take the one I tried to add.

    I think the recipe database has got itself all mixed up.

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    Yeah, I'm having issues. Its weird, they're all there in the table, but the system isn't seeing them. I'm working on it.

    Vicky - working on the recipe layout too
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
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    Making Mead since 1995

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    OK, happy DB for the recipes now. I had to go and manually fix the data. I'm trying to get a field in there for the recipe owner, but the php code isn't happy with the way I'm doing it, that's what messed up the index for the recipes.

    James, the code is easy enough for me to figure out, but I'm missing something that messed up the cookbook_recipecategory table when I uploaded the new code and tried to add a recipe with the new field and then display it. I've got the code saved, but can't figure out where I'm dropping it (it's probably an extra ; or something......)

    ::sigh:: Nothing like reverse-engineering a recipe db.....

    Vicky - learning PHP on the fly here
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    Don't forget to modify the sql that gets run when the form is posted - just try'n to guess - if that helps.

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    Vicky,

    Some feedback to add to the list of things to get around to (maybe):
    • The Ingredients and the Direction & log notes overlap each other with long lines (eg,
      Black Raspberry Horilka)
    • It would be nice if there was a three-level tree listing of Mead, Mead Category, Recipe name (rather than the current two level listing)

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    Strange you should mention those. I'm working on figuring out the recipe display, it worked with the original site template (which was a default template for Joomla, the CMS), but not with this one. I'm messing about with the PHP code (I've trashed the page about 20 times so far) to get it worked out.

    The display from 2-level to 3 level *would* be good, except I expect to have several hundred recipes in there, and that will make a pretty long list. I'm working on getting it to display, tho.

    Vicky - heading off to bed, only got 3 hours last night, and 6 am comes early...
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
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    Making Mead since 1995

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    Vicky,

    a few questions on the recipies:

    Where does Maple Mead fit in? (Answered this myself when I found out what Acerglyn was )

    Where do the non-mead entries go (wine, Liqueurs,...) ?

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    I have been adding initials (or something that identifies the author) as an addendum to common "Recipe Titles", to make each title quasi-unique.

    I have left the added recipies as unauthorised recipies. So if the naming convention is OK, I will "authorise the recipies" - or better still, someone else can do a sanity check on them.

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    Default Re: Want to help move Gotmead into the new content management system?

    I have categories for Wine, Liqueurs and Beer, just gotta create the types. I'll try to do that today.

    I don't suppose anyone can help me figure out why the new design is appearing too wide in IE? I've been up and down the code, and no joy so far. It looks fine in FF, but in IE it's about 5% too wide. I'll be happy to send the main template file to anyone who thinks they can see what I'm missing on getting this sucker to display correctly.......

    Vicky - working on coding/layout changes today
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
    Executive Director, American Mead Makers Association
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    Making Mead since 1995

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