New Year, New Site! | January 4, 2022

by Joe

Hope you all had an amazing holiday! Mine was relaxing, full of family time, productive, and – thanks to Spider-Man: No Way Home and West Side Story (no thanks to the god-awful Matrix 4) – entertaining! My province is back on lockdown again, unfortunately, and cases are going up but I’m still holding on to the hope that 2022 will be a great year :D

As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, the site has gotten a makeover! Took a few days out of the break, went on a working holiday with the wife, scrapped the old site completely, and made things much simpler with code I actually understand haha

The original site was done back in 2010 by a freelancer I hired to customize a WordPress theme. It worked fine for a decade but I wanted to have a more robust comment system. I found the perfect plugin to handle it but, unfortunately, it didn’t play well with the original site’s antiquated code. I removed the plugin and I thought I got everything back to normal but the site became extremely buggy. I couldn’t post anything without getting errors and constant refreshing – super annoying and still no improved comment system D:

So here we are now! New site design and new comment section! Why do I want a more robust comment system, you ask? You’ll find out very soon! :D In the meantime, comment away and vote on each others’ comments!

Enjoy Scene 70 – “Powerful Friends”! Thank you to all our Patreon Patron for their support in 2021 and beyond! Super special thanks to Shalidar – find his sprite in the scene :D

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NeoPhantom
NeoPhantom
11 months ago

So this is only the suit “Obliteration” and not Samuel senior… and it seems that it had a protocol to help ol’ George should he run into trouble. The ol’ man has some lucky stars up there, that’s for sure.

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Testing edit: ✅
Let’s see that Joe’s brain has cooked up this time, eh?

Last edited 11 months ago by NeoPhantom
Obliteration
Obliteration
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Wow nice comment system to!

Luio
Luio
11 months ago

Nice website overhaul Joe, new year, new look, eh?

Luio
Luio
11 months ago
Reply to  Luio

Works buttery smooth too!!

Dave
Dave
11 months ago

Hey Joe, nice website redesign. Also like the fancy new features in the comment section and saving the old comments somehow is a definite plus.
However one small nitpick, if you may, is that previously my bookmark for thepocalypse.com landed me directly on the comic, however currently it drops me out on the intro page with the comic and the <Insert project here>, which is understandable, but can I possibly bookmark the comic page only? The “Main Story” button hotlinks to the current actual comic which gets outdated once a new comic is added and thepocalypse.com/comics leads to a blank page – possibly a bug.

Dave
Dave
11 months ago

Also, is there really an “Add image” button? I see there is a mod approval for unregistered users like myself, but I think it should be disabled for us, as it gives easier way for some potentially unwanted content. There is only so much that r/eyebleach works on. :P
Might I suggest an emoji button instead?
Now I have to test this so here is a random picture of a cute doggo.

NeoPhantom
NeoPhantom
11 months ago
Reply to  Joe

For emojis, i already tested one before ✅.

🤷‍♂️ Though I’m not sure if they are visible to others i guess 🤷‍♂️

Though some Pocalypse-themed emojis would definitely be welcomed by all. God knows your characters have emoji potential. 🤪

Lyouke
Lyouke
11 months ago

Is there a way for me to set a bookmark that links to the latest episode anymore? My old one sends me to a page where I have to click main story

Lyouke
Lyouke
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Thanks

Znayx
Znayx
11 months ago

Epic website redesign! Especially the comment section.

And I certainly wonder what Bernard – or whoever is in the suit – could want with George…

Sol
Sol
10 months ago

Been away from this webcomic for a while, man what a rollercoaster! And boy finally do we get to see good ol’ Bernard Sr finally.

I’m loving the new site design, gonna have fun using all the new functionality it offers!

Obliteration
Obliteration
10 months ago

Wow nice site! Just got time to come back.