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New updates Feb 2019

A quick update.  Made far too many little changes to list, but the obvious is a new MEMBERSHIP system with a new menu at the very top of the site to manage your account and profile. Everyone gets thier own PROFILE page now, that they can customize.    In the...

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New Hang Gliding Magazine for 2019.

Introducing the HANG GLIDING TIMES online magazine. Over the years HG pilots complained about a lack of articles in the physical ushpa magazine. Pilots who submitted articles we're very upset about their articles being edited too much and vowed never to submit...

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SSL has now been enabled

SSL  on www.hanggliding.org   SSl is now enabled. Again, please report bugs to me. This is for the FRONT page site, not the forum. The forum is a bit trickier, and I will enable SSL at a later date.   Getting ready to launch new abilities and need full SSL...

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2019 Massive Server Upgrade

Huge Server Update   For 2019 - we have all new 1) Server - 5X more power2) New database3) Newer PHP version = more speed4) Newer wordpress5) Basically new everything To be honest, this was a NIGHTMARE.  Every time one component of this servers "stack" was...

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Happy New Years 2019

It's that time of year again, and big changes are under way. I typically have a nice big block of time to do a bunch of stuff around the New Year. Lots of little site upgrades all over the place have been made. Site has been more optimized for mobile and tablets....

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Improved Pinterest Style Video Section

Did some software upgrades and improved the video library.  Easier and more clear to submit video's, and now they show up in a staggered Pinterest Style page for easier browsing and viewing.  Be sure to comment on videos you love. In a future release, all videos...

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Stopping SPAM

Integrated the forum with a spam abuse service. People registering with IP addresses and email addresses that have been previously flagged as spam by other websites will be stopped in their tracks.  Lets hope this significantly reduced forum...

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Newest topics is back

The "Newest Topics" section is back.  Had to hack some incompatible, old extensions, to get it to work.  This was the major thing still missing from the old site. Now back to tweaking colors, and finishing up the photo gallery.  Finding the...

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Google loves the new ORG

Closely watching the stats and google search traffic for hang gliding is going through the roof. Actual snapshot of search traffic. Google referrals have increased 877% and climbing. WOW.  More exposure for hanggliding!

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