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Support Infoshop News
by InfoShop
Wednesday Jun 28th, 2017 10:01 PM
We are currently raising funds to cover costs for the migration of Infoshop News to new software. This migration is necessary for security reasons and to bring you a better news service.
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The content management system that we've been using for years to run Infoshop News is insecure and out-of-date. Our site currently has almost 45,000 stories and 100,000+ comments that need to be migrated to a new system. Our goal is to move Infoshop News to Drupal 7 and we are using a third party service to work out the database transition. The other development and design for the new site will be done by Infoshop staff and volunteers. Thanks for your support!


Content and Design

*Moving to a new content management system will free up staff time to focus on writing, journalism and content creation.

*Infoshop News will have a new look, which will feature our news and content using a contemporary design modeled on other news websites.

*Readers will have better access to articles through subject tags, categories and other new access techniques.

*Improved commenting system and revamped forums.

*Website will be more readable on mobile devices.

*Continued access to 45,000 articles, editorials, features and more, added to the website over the past 19 years.


Functionality

*New plug-ins which will enable new functionality for readers.

*Better editing interface for guest journalists and staff writers.

*More multimedia features.

*Better social media integration.


Security

*An end to annoying problems with spambots.

*Better security to protect content and users.

*Will be using current version of software, which makes it easier to stay current with security fixes and upgrades.


Donate:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M6UBHW76GA9NL

http://www.infoshop.org/Donate
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by InfoShop Wednesday Jun 28th, 2017 10:01 PM
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