Site update, GDPR and being an independent media company in a perfect storm

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The last 6 months have been a roller-coaster ride for us here at Singletrack. We’ve completely changed the website from the old theme that we’d been using for almost a decade and brought the software up-to-date to deal with the changing internet landscape. Regular forum users will be very familiar with what we’ve done so far and I know that many of you are not happy with some of the changes or even how they were done, but let me try and explain in broader strokes what we are doing and why. The old website was actually two. The forum was a separate piece of custom written software that was bolted on to the main website. Both were themed to look the same and so the illusion was successful. The old forum software itself (BBpress) was version 1.2, which was over a decade old. To add to that it had been customised bit by bit over the years to such a degree that it couldn’t be updated. Web standards have moved on and our forum...

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