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Old 17th July 2017
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Re: Future of the gallery

We're on the new server and apart from the possibility of minor bugs being found I think the move is now done and dusted.

We have more disk space and more flexibility for developing the server and the websites we host. But as of yet, those sites have not yet changed.

So what's next?

As previously discussed our gallery software, PhotoPost Pro, is no longer supported or developed. This means it is a security risk and also, though most of you are used to it, its user interface is pretty old hat. So we need to replace it with something that is more modern and supported and I have chosen DragonByte vBulletin Gallery. To be honest, there wasn't a lot of choice available!

Before I install this, I will be making one more version update to PhotoPost and this will be done this evening. The forum will have to be closed for a few minutes while this is done.

Do bookmark https://twitter.com/write_tech for updates if you can't access the site.

It may well be that we have to run the old gallery in tandem with the new one as I have learned that it may not be possible to maintain images from the old gallery that have been posted in forum posts if we close down the old gallery.

The suitability of the PhotoPost update is critical so fingers crossed for tonight's update!

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