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While you were sleeping…


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Admin, Original Content on 5 Jun 2013 at 09:38
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Here’s a little bit of news for old and new readers of the site alike. In a sudden fit of inspiration, I took the plunge and upgraded Sharksworld to the latest version of WordPress last night.

Now, as upgrades go, this was a pretty smooth process and I haven’t yet found any glitches. That doesn’t mean, though, that there aren’t any unexpected consequences, so if you do find something isn’t working the way it should, do be so kind as to email me and tell me what it is.

The upgrade has given us some cool new features, though, which I’m hoping will make the site easier to use and also encourage more people to sign in and join the discussion. Perhaps the most significant of these is…

Facebook and Twitter Login

If you have a look at the updated login page, below the normal boxes to enter your Sharksworld username and password (if you have one), you should see buttons with the Facebook and Twitter logos, allowing you to select to login in with your existing account on one of those platforms. For those of you who have not yet signed up for a Sharksworld account, this makes it a lot easier to quickly get started and your email address, name and profile picture (avatar) from Facebook or Twitter will come across to Sharksworld.

If you already have a Sharksworld account and you want to migrate to using Facebook or Twitter to log in, you need to first change your Sharksworld profile to ensure that it is set to use the same email address as your Facebook/Twitter account. If you have done that, then your existing Sharksworld account should be picked up and linked to your Twitter/Facebook account the first time you log in. Note that Twitter may not share your email address by default, so in order to ensure this works, double-check that on Twitter.

Do give us some feedback as to whether this option works for you and also if there are other social networks that you’d like to see integrated as well.

Other stuff

The only other major change is that the comment editing feature now works better than it used to. You will now have 15 minutes after posting your own comment in which you can edit it – and there’s also a spell-check feature integrated into the editor.

Note also that there’s an option to subscribe to new posts by email. This is managed by WordPress.com on behalf of Sharksworld. If you want to be emailed notification of new stories on the site, simply check the “Notify me of new posts by email” box before you next make a comment.

Please let us know via the comments if there’s anything else you’d like to see here to make your Sharksworld experience more enjoyable.

Have fun!



39 Comments

  • Sweet, now that I can login again, I can comment again ;-) Nice.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.06.13 09:44:25 by deanoelsch Reply
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  • :cool: :razz:

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.06.13 09:44:51 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 1) : why weren’t you able to before?

    Good to have you back, BTW… it’s been too long :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.06.13 09:48:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Is the smilies still working? Cant see them here or on the mobile version? Let me check a different browser aswell.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.06.13 09:50:52 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @SteelShark (Comment 4) : :cool: :arrow: :idea: :razz: Yes, the smilies ARE definitely working :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.06.13 09:51:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SteelShark (Comment 2) : and you even used them in this comment…

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.06.13 09:52:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Its Opera Mini, it shows stars and avatars but not the smilies or reply arrows. No biggie!

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.06.13 09:56:37 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Lets see if my new profile pic loads.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.06.13 09:58:12 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 8) : Ok I see I am now Sammy the subtle, I edited my name to this some time ago but it never updated until now.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.06.13 10:00:22 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SteelShark (Comment 7) : oh ok…. javascript thing. What phone are you using OMini on? I used to use it years ago on my Nokia :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.06.13 10:01:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 9) : changing your display name on wordpress is a tricky thing… there are two steps.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.06.13 10:01:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • Samsung Galaxy S (i9000). I know its old but its still a great phone. And Omini is updated to latest version (just in case you’re wondering). :smile:

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.06.13 10:04:00 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 9) : same as the old pic? The Kaboom one

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.06.13 10:04:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 1) : Where have you been? Blast from the past.

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.06.13 10:09:39 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Hey I’m new- just joined! Looking forward to sharing my opinions!

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.06.13 10:11:43 by Ripper Reply

     
  • Facebook login, sweet. Thanks

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.06.13 10:11:54 by Robby Hambly Reply

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  • @Ripper (Comment 15) :
    @Robby Hambly (Comment 16) :

    Welcome!

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.06.13 10:12:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Ripper (Comment 15) : welcome Ripper. Good to have you here.

    @Robby Hambly (Comment 16) : Good to have you here, Robby.

    As always, need to point new posters towards the rules…. just in case :)

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.06.13 10:13:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good day

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.06.13 10:13:32 by Iza Loubser Reply
     
  • @Iza Loubser (Comment 19) : Ice, would you like me to fix this for you?

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.06.13 10:15:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • I noticed that I have more to do since this morning…

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.06.13 10:20:25 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 21) : oh?

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.06.13 10:21:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : asemblief…

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.06.13 10:25:54 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 23) : let me do the needful…. stand by

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.06.13 10:35:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Test

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.06.13 10:44:38 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 25) : perfect

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.06.13 10:45:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : I lost my login details and for some reason I couldn’t get back in. I have been here and reading, just not commenting :-)

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.06.13 10:51:08 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • I think i’ll my original login thangyourverymuch :grin:
    Ah spell check, such a beautiful thing.

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.06.13 10:55:53 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 27) : oh awesome :)

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.06.13 10:56:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : Loving the toolbar on top

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.06.13 11:12:37 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 30) : it’s teh greatness….

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.06.13 11:13:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Yep, I tried to load the new one a few times but it would not update. The kaboom was posted for the end of the world last year – not relevant anymore and cant even justify it for the Sharks performance.

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.06.13 11:24:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Used to have a thing for ol’ Sandra.

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.06.13 11:49:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) : :grin:

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.06.13 11:59:31 by King Shark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 32) : hang on – are you saying there’s a problem uploading a new profile pic?

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.06.13 12:08:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) : Cool thanks. Rules read, comprehended, understood

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.06.13 15:21:16 by Robby Hambly Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : No, not now;. I was battling with the previous version, this was seamless.

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.06.13 15:28:58 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 37) : sweet :)

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.06.13 15:29:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • test

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.06.13 22:22:55 by Gerhardt Reply

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