Added 2 new affiliates:
Sorry for our sites being down sometimes recently as I host my sites with NAS at my home and the internet connection is not stable. And finally I have switched our sites to a web hosting company, hope the sites will become more stable and faster to load. If you encounter any problems when visiting the sites, please feel free to let me know.
Addicted to make code buttons.
As one of the affiliate owners has requested a new size of code button, I have just created 2 of 75×50.
When I am doing the design, I have just found myself totally forgot how to work with the pixel font with border. So, I only can ask Google and found the following sites with good tutorials:
I have checked our affiliates if they are still online or not and found that many of them have gone. As I previously said, I have encountered some new websites about Anne Rice, so the page has been refreshed with active websites. And a new application form for affiliate has been uploaded.
As I am not a programmer and I do not have much knowledge on programming. I found free scripts on the internet for my site building. Unfortunately, some installed scripts have faded out and no version upgrade after years.
One of the scripts I used is FanUpdate, that is a blog script for multi-sites. I have used for years as site news. It is useful but it is really not user-friendly when removing spams (no batch removal function). I have got fed up with removing the spams one by one or removed them in phpMyAdmin. So, I have decided to use another script.
After searching on the internet, not many scripts fit to my requirements, i.e, light and can be embeded in multi-sites. I have given a try on Cutenews, but unfortunately, I cannot login to the dashboard after several repeated installations. Finally, I install WordPress, which I have used for my personal blog for years. Though it is not light, but it is well-maintained and able to manage the blog for multi-sites.
So, our update blog has been back again!
Sorry for being idle for such a long time. Luckily, our sites are still alive.
Recently, I have planned to change the hosting service due to the issue of IP frequent change. However, I have encountered some script problems when switching host and causing errors. Therefore, I have a detailed review on the installed scripts.
The script causing errors is from one of our sites, TVC Online Resource Centre, for displaying the resource at The Dark Heaven and The Vampire Coven. I cannot fix the errors, so I only can remove it. And I think it is hard to maintain TVC Online Resource Centre under WordPress, I have decided to close it. Probably, the resource stuff will appear at The Dark Heaven but I really need more time to think on it.
Few years ago before my sites got hacked, I had a topsite for Anne Rice related websites. But after the hack, I have given up this topsite since I don’t think the script using is user-friendly. But the idea of keeping a topsite for Anne Rice related websites is always in my mind. Perhaps it is time to search for a good script and start this project again. Any suggestions?
To be a website master, I really would like to see several directories to list my websites, so that more traffic can be drawn. I also love to see if there are any link directory delicates to Anne Rice. I think it is much easier for her fans to find and read more information about her and her work. Several anne rice link directories have been born but died or abandoned in the end. It is a pity. Therefore, I am eager to create one on my own. Hope I can find a good script to manage it. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to write comments.
A new promotion banner of The Vampire Coven Online Resource Centre has been added at the top of the page. The images shown are the thumbnails of the uploaded resources including wallpapers, avatars, dolls and fanarts of Anne Rice’s work. The number of files will be updated automatically when there are new resources added to the database.
Please have a visit if you are interested in it.