In May of 2019, we migrated the FWRC website from a very outdated version of the Joomla content management system (CMS) to an up-to-date version of WordPress CMS.
No data was last in the process, but some data will be unavailable via the new CMS for a while.
For example, we are gradually re-installing the various photo galleries, starting with the newest and working our way back to the oldest. As of December, 2019, we had restored galleries as old as 2015.
Also, many posts that linked to newsletters and other files ended up with have broken links after the migration. The files are still available via the Files choice in the main menu, but posts that we haven’t edited yet no longer link directly to those files. Over time, we are editing those posts and fixing those links, staring with the most recent posts and working our way back to the oldest. As of December, 2019, we have worked our way back to the beginning of 2015.
User accounts did not migrate, either. For now, send to the webmaster any new material that needs added to the site and he’ll take care of it. All users that have published directly to the site in the past will receive new accounts eventually, along with some training in how to post to the new CMS. We encourage such users to get an advance start by reviewing the “Getting Started with WordPress” web page.
Finally, expect some tweaking to the visual design of the website, as we experiment with different templates, banner artwork and color schemes.
We thank you for your patience. Migrating the website was necessary for various reasons, including security and the fact that our web hosting provider had begun charging extra for using an outdated version of the PHP scripting language.