State of INFOCOM August 2016
I just wanted to say what a great time I had attending IC this year. I really enjoyed seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones. Congratulation to all the Marines who were announced as receiving some well-deserved awards. I got to visit Fort Knox and the Patton museum. If you ever want to know anything about General Patton that is the place to go. I hope everyone who attended has as much fun as I did.
I have had a couple of people ask me about the SFMC website and especially the old SFMC site. I wanted to let everyone know the information I have and then if you have any additional question you can contact me directly. The SFMC and the SFMCA sites are still on the old provider DreamHost. I have the sites copied over to the new host Site 5. They may need some tweaking but they are functional on the new hosts. The main reason I haven’t finished up the transfer is the reporting function. The reporting function is still tied to the old SFMC Joomla site and once the website is transferred to the new host that function will no longer work. The SFMC Joomla site is two old and we can’t move it to the new host. I was hoping the reporting function for the SFMC in the Database that was started some time ago would have been completed but it hasn’t. With the election coming up it appears a database redesign will be coming and this will get addresses when that happens. That could be a year or more away. So, I’m currently working on a new SFMC WordPress site and I’m trying a Forms module called Ninja forms to cover the gap. I will transition the entire site over to WordPress as well but I wanted to get the reporting addressed first so I can get the sites transferred to the new host. Two other things about the old and newer SFMC websites, the old Joomla site (The blue background) hasn’t been updated in years and the newer SFMC website last “news” article is dated December 2015. There were newer articles on the site but in six weeks the site was hacked three times and the articles got corrupted. I had to delete and re-add them. Then the site got hacked again and the last time I didn’t add the articles back and remove the ability to add articles to stop future hacks. Luckily after I made that change the site hasn’t gotten hacked again. My primary focus is getting the reporting forms working and then concentrate or getting the other data moved. As I have no web team staff members so if you know WordPress and would like to volunteer to assist please contact me.
In closing here’s the pingdom stats for July 2016.
Response time: 302 ms
Mark “Slayer” Anderson
Major General, SFMC