I really need to completely redo the way I handle text on my blog. I ran into a bit of problem today where the CMS gladly converted two newlines (HTML
BR) into paragraphs (HTML
P blocks) within an HTML
PRE block. This effectively adding extra lines spaces I didnt want. The short term fix was to create a new BBC
BR code that prints a line break after the earlier conversion. I still have to remove the extra space. Not ideal, but it will do for now.
For some reason, emails werent coming in correctly. Digging, I found that there was an extra newline that messed up sendmail. Fixed! While at it, I also cleaned up some error handling in my contact form, especially for members.
Although not quite a bug, I noticed that a couple programs werent quite sorting as expected. I modified the way I create my sort routine to order things the way Id expect. First, I removed any articles and spaces at the start of titles. I then ensured that single words sorted before multiple. Since I reuse some names, just with new years, I had to make sure those titles sorted properly as well. Things look look better now.
I spent the last few days cleaning up the privacy and contact pages. Most of the effort went into updating the style so they matched the main content. Besides fixing titles, I removed the old table forms and cleaned up some input prompts. I also made some tweaks under the hood, so to speak, to get things working a bit better. There is still more I could do, but it gets the job done.
I decided to add back in a site menu at the bottom of my site. Id removed it quite some time back, but I decided to add back in a contact and privacy statement. Although I still need to clean up the style of those pages, they do work. I also added some icons for consistency.
While working on the site menu items, I also decided to clean up some of the member menus. I reordered and renamed a few things to make them more useable and compact.
Most people dont bother to sign into the site, but if you do, you can create a custom profile, gallery and menu. I could turn a forum on as well, but since this is more of a blog site I dont bother. I gave up trying to complete with Discord and Redit.