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Title: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on April 20, 2018, 10:54:44 AM
At this stage the site should be back up and running again.

 :thankyou: for your patience

In order to log in you will need to reset your password. You can do that HERE (https://paintbasket.com/my-account/lost-password/)
In future you will log in and out on the home page (https://paintbasket.com) and not on the forum anymore

The forum should be basically the same, but the entire front end has been redesigned from the ground up.
You will also notice that the site now runs through a secure server :police:

As the site was redesigned from the ground up, there are bound to be little issues or things that I have missed, so if you encounter a problem please let me know so that I can get onto it asap.
Please go through your classes to ensure they are all there. They should be, but let's rather be safe than sorry. If you find any that are missing, just PM me the list and I will look into it for you.

PS - the credit system is not yet installed - I will do that in the next day or so.

Please let me know what you think of the new design and what I can do to improve it for you O0
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 03, 2018, 02:39:43 AM
 :thankyou: for your patience. The site has now been moved to a new hosting company.
The site is already running a lot faster so that is good.
Let me know if you encounter any problems or have any suggestions
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 03, 2018, 04:29:51 AM
Loud clap of thunderous applause to the Clark Crew for getting the site rebuilt and back on line.

THANK YOU!!!

So happy to be back.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: liz on May 03, 2018, 07:58:08 AM
 :thankyou: TO DENNIS AND NOLAN FOR GETTING PAINT BASKET BACK ONLINE AGAIN! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:   :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: ~LIZ
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: njnjgirl on May 03, 2018, 12:48:43 PM
Hooray!! :smitten: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Happychappy on May 03, 2018, 05:39:03 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Nolan and Dennis for your hard work and getting the site up and running again. I felt absolutely depressed not being able to check in on my "home" daily but now I have a huge smile on my face again!!  Thank you so very much.


Patricia
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: TeresaM on May 04, 2018, 04:53:08 AM
Congratulations Nolan. This must have been alot of work and very stressful. I bet your hair is as white as Dennis' . :congrats: Now it's time to celebrate :party: :beer: 
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 04, 2018, 06:25:34 AM
Luckily it wasn't too stressful. It was more frustrating to have these hassles after working almost a year to redesign the site and prepare for as smooth a launch as possible. It just shows that even the best laid plans can be derailed by unexpected influences.

Having said that. The website is now much better off as a result because we have a better platform to run the site off than before, so as usual - everything happens for a reason :) O0 :yippee:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Bill76434 on May 05, 2018, 06:34:46 AM
 :thankyou: A T
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Bill76434 on May 07, 2018, 03:06:28 AM
Hi Nolan, despit ticking the box, I am not getting an email notification of replies.
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Johnniez on May 07, 2018, 04:19:49 AM
Luckily it wasn't too stressful. It was more frustrating to have these hassles after working almost a year to redesign the site and prepare for as smooth a launch as possible. It just shows that even the best laid plans can be derailed by unexpected influences.

Having said that. The website is now much better off as a result because we have a better platform to run the site off than before, so as usual - everything happens for a reason :) O0 :yippee:

Hi
Yes site is quite a bit quicker. Nice job.. Everything seems handie.

??
I don't see the where to Log-Out ??

Tnx
Johnnie
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Gita on May 07, 2018, 04:23:17 AM
Nice to have the site again with new functions, Nolan! Thanks for the enormous work involved.
Will give a feedback after using it for sometime. I almost all the time use it with my mobile.
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Starfix on May 07, 2018, 05:35:42 AM
It's a BRAVO !!
I like it ))
Cheers from France !
Richard
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 07, 2018, 05:48:30 AM
Johnniez

Some of us had the same question about LOG OUT.

Musika posted the process and Nolan confirmed it.

Go to <Site Home> at the bottom of a page (It takes a few seconds). Hover your mouse cursor on <My> in the menu across the top of the page - one of the options is <Log out>

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Zilpa on May 07, 2018, 08:54:08 PM
Well done to both of you.  :clap: :clap: :clap: It is great to be back. :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: dnaleri3 on May 08, 2018, 01:50:30 AM
You have done a great job getting the site back up. It looks so good and so much easier to negotiate. Technology is never easy!
Thank you.
Kris
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 08, 2018, 08:21:35 AM
 :thankyou: for the feedback so far guys :flowers:

Bill - some ISP's block our emails and never let them through, so despite you requesting the emails and our system sending them out, they simply never get to you because your ISP is intercepting them.
I have done every step possible over the years that the anti spam club want you to do , but despite all my efforts, some ISP will not let our website generated emails through, sorry :tongue:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Bill76434 on May 08, 2018, 10:29:58 AM
Ok Nolan, I was getting them before the upgrade. I'll look in to it.
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 08, 2018, 10:28:36 PM
then maybe double check that the setting is still on Bill. Let me know
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 09, 2018, 01:25:26 AM
I’m like Bill - got the notifications before but am not getting them now. Darn. But the new format is great otherwise!
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Bill76434 on May 09, 2018, 06:35:46 AM
I checked my ISP Nolan, but I don't know what I'm looking for  :confused:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 09, 2018, 09:00:20 PM
it must have something to do with moving the site to a new host or moving it onto a secure server. I will look into it
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 09, 2018, 09:11:15 PM
I have changed the way the forum sends out it's emails. Let's see if that solves the problem
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Bill76434 on May 10, 2018, 11:04:18 PM
Still the same Nolan, but don't bother I check the site often so it's not "imperative". Wow, I used a big word  ;D
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 11, 2018, 04:43:09 AM
I think it is imperative that I comment on this as it represents a significant advancement in Bill's literary journey!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Win on May 11, 2018, 07:03:17 AM
Great to have PB back, it seems to be running smoothly on my part so far  O0
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 11, 2018, 07:13:47 AM
I just ordered three new lessons and the process worked smooth as silk!!! 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 11, 2018, 10:17:02 PM
I will keep trying to sort the email notification issue. :-\
The checkout does seem to be running smoother than before :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: KathyKuz on May 12, 2018, 09:45:07 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan for the great upgrade to the site.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: dennis on May 12, 2018, 10:55:59 PM
Nolan is the one who has done all the hard work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Rommie on May 16, 2018, 06:13:53 PM
Hi!
I love the new site! One thing, the old sight provided a suggested order in which to watch the videos in a particular medium. I can't seem to find that feature. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places?
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 16, 2018, 08:29:02 PM
That is not available on the new site. I will add it in Rommie O0
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Rommie on May 17, 2018, 12:39:02 AM
That is awesome Nolan! :clap: The site is lovely! :D
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Elizabeth on May 18, 2018, 07:05:57 AM
Nolan - Congrats on the site development. It's awesome. I have been of the radar for some time due to my husband's illness but hope to enjoy it as soon as everything is back to normal.
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 18, 2018, 10:54:48 AM
 :thankyou: Elizabeth. I hope your husband recovers soon :flowers: :hug:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Elizabeth on May 22, 2018, 02:10:04 PM
 :thankyou: very much Nolan. He is on the road to recovery. We're taking it one day at a time. Hopefully I'll soon have more time to paint.  :painting:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: blossom2 on June 16, 2018, 03:24:06 PM
A special thank you for this site and for starting paintbasket!  Thank you for your superb instructions as there is no other like it available online!  I always refer this site to my friends who like to paint or want to learn to paint.   :painting: :painting: :painting:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on June 16, 2018, 08:43:47 PM
 :thankyou: for spreading the word :flowers:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: NHC50 on March 17, 2019, 05:10:37 PM
Hi Nolan,
It’s Nina here. I know I have not been on here for quit awhile. Things have changed. I was wanting to download a painting to the site. I read your instructions. I tried to add to my old album. Would not let me. So I created a new album. Did what I was suppose to do. But still can’t download my art work. Looked for your contact info. Could not find it. So I did it through here. Hope you see this and help me.
Nina
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on March 17, 2019, 08:52:32 PM
chances are your image is too large Nina.
Resize it to max 1200 pixels along it's longest edge that try uploading again. Let me know if that doesn't sort the problem
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Annie. on April 10, 2019, 10:12:14 PM
Been ages since I got an email from PB   :'(
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on April 11, 2019, 12:19:26 AM
Due to the problem that MaryAnne is having with her eyes, she was unable to continue doing the newsletters.
I am currently working on a system which will allow me to send out newsletters more regularly O0
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 11, 2019, 02:32:03 AM
MaryAnne misses doing the newsletters and hopes to be able to do them again when her eyes are better.  Or maybe just a guest article every once in a while?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: njnjgirl on April 11, 2019, 12:42:21 PM
Glad I saw this thread.  I was wondering what was going on with you MaryAnne..Sending my best thoughts and hope your eyes get better quickly!! :flowers:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 11, 2019, 03:52:35 PM
Thanks, Mary Lou.  Hopefully, the new lens will let me see well again.  The worst part is that the problem was with my "good" eye.

Will keep you folks posted.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on April 11, 2019, 08:54:10 PM
Your eyesight is much more important than any newsletter O0 :flowers:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Zilpa on April 12, 2019, 05:09:48 PM
I fully agree with Nolan, Mea, your eyesight is more important. I hope it improves for you. 🌹
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 12, 2019, 06:30:49 PM
Thanks, Nolan and Zilpa.

Hopefully, it will all turn out well.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on April 12, 2019, 09:21:48 PM
it will O0
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Annie. on May 15, 2019, 12:28:09 AM
Happy Family Day!  (we are weird here, we celebrate the 3rd Monday of February... in the blizzard of winter!)

After not receiving any emails (or Mea's newsletters) from PB since the site was upgraded, I was most delighted now to get the email about Family Day.   So I guess I am back to be a pea in the pod.

Best regards to all, Annie
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 15, 2019, 01:00:25 AM
and to you too :flowers:
I am doing my best to get the newsletters up and running again O0
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 15, 2019, 02:12:02 AM
Well, folks, I had hoped to have my sight all righted up by now, but it is more complicated than I thought.

I did have the eye surgery two weeks ago, but it did not solve the problem.  We temporarily have the eye pressure under control with eye drops while we wait for the eye to heal from the surgery to see if that brings the blurry vision back to normal.

Could be a while.  Will keep you posted.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: nolan on May 15, 2019, 02:17:07 AM
oh dear :-\ I have full faith that they will have your vision sorted pronto O0
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 15, 2019, 05:32:11 AM
Thanks, Nolan.  This is a bummer.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Val on May 15, 2019, 06:45:58 PM
So sorry to hear of your troubles Mea, keep the faith and you´ll be right as rain.   O0       :1hug:
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: dennis on May 16, 2019, 04:23:27 AM
Sorry to hear of you problem. Take it easy and  keep it out of a draught. Hope it clears up very soon.
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 16, 2019, 05:02:06 AM
Thanks, Dennis and Val.  Thinking positive,  I can beat this.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Site Upgrade Update
Post by: Gita on May 16, 2019, 10:15:22 AM
Mea, I wish you eye sight is getting better. Wishing you the best! 💐💐