Learn more about the upgrade and what it means.
Hello everyone and thank you for bearing with us during these last few days while the upgrade has taken place.
We have been working on this upgrade behind the scenes since at least 2018, and so are very happy to be able to share the new version of the site with you.
A number of major completely broken parts of the site which we were unable to fix are now fixed. There have also been a number of major improvements.
Key improvements are:
– responsive design, adapting to your device, particularly smartphones
– reinstating a Search function for the site
– fixing new user registrations and other account issues, in addition users will be able to post moderated content as soon as they register instead of having to request permission
– increasing speed, with pages loading 4 times faster
– increasing security with better encryption, HTTPS, and eliminating insecure communication channels
– fixing various issues with tag navigation and pages
– massively simplifying the website structure, which was overly complex and unweildy in previous versions.
With the site structure, instead of a mixture of news, history and library articles which had arbitrary distinctions which overlapped (e.g. news articles become history once they are old), we now just have one type of content: articles. And you can browse these articles more simply, by viewing most recent articles, by using the search function, or by browsing by tag. Tags include author and group names, countries, industrial sectors, topics and more.
The forum index has been removed, but you can still post and follow discussions.
Please note that libcom.org v.5 is a pretty basic functional version of the site, which we have launched as early as possible, because it is still a vast improvement on the old site. However, we have a number of improvements planned over the coming weeks and months. So we will be gradually rolling these out once we have time and keeping users updated.
We would really like to thank everyone who donated to our gofundme which enabled us to undertake these major upgrade works, thank you so much! And we would also like to thank all of our current regular donors, mostly on patreon, who help us keep the site online. And special thanks to a few regular users who helped us bug test and make improvements to the new version of the site!
Please let us know your thoughts on the new site in the comments below. In particular, let us know if you spot anything broken. And feel free to make any suggestions/requests which we can take on board and consider.