Well, hello! We’ve been fairly busy behind the scenes here at Candlefind these past few weeks. Since some of those behind-the-scenes activities have impacted how you view or use the site, I wanted to provide some updates in one place:
Candlefind – Main Site
This is the site you’re viewing right now. We are working on transitioning to our new, final theme. While most of that is happening in a staging environment, there are some structural aspects that we are changing live as we go. You may have noticed our new logo! We still have some design and functional changes that we will roll out in the next few weeks. We will try to keep disruptions to a minimum.
The Review Board
The Review Board has been disabled for now, and possibly for good. The software that was powering the board was no longer being supported and had a number of potential security holes. All of the prior reviews are still intact. Unless we find a suitable solution to display them again, unfortunately, this aspect of Candlefind will not be reactivated. If you are a vendor and would like copies of your reviews, email us and we will get the information for you as time allows.
During a major software upgrade, the forum slate was wiped clean. We are currently working to restore that data. Since the forum has been around for years, you can imagine – that’s a lot of data! We are focusing on some of the most current information and restoring memberships. We are also adding a few more features to the forum. Feel free to poke around and, if you complete a new registration, we will merge those accounts once the memberships are restored. This may be a painstakingly slow process, however, so we do apologize for the inconvenience.
We fully intend to restore the forum and add some additional features with the new software. We think you’re gonna love it!
Change Can Be Good
We get it…change can be unnerving and downright scary. It can also be very exciting! We’re hoping for more of the exciting part. And as Candlefind is a business, we want to make sure to keep our readers informed.
We’ll have several other changes, enhancements, and improvements coming your way soon. We appreciate those that are hanging around for the bumpy ride and hope to get to the really good stuff soon!
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions on how we can improve your experience, please drop a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!
I’ll keep you posted as we move along.
Happy candle burning ~