We have some news that is exciting however means major changes to EarthRiders.com.
We have decided to launch a new website and have selected a different host to carry out the job. This requires major changes to our hosting services. Please read the below:
- We are moving away from our current hosting provider. Our current hosting has higher cost overhead and dedicated server hosting. Dedicated server hosting is a nice perk, but we do not need this level of hosting for our web needs
- We want to give the website a refreshed look with our newish logos/branding
- We need an easier way to maintain the website that doesn’t require someone with coding abilities to make minor updates
- We want to move to a CMS type of system to make updates easier for less technical users. Think Squarespace or WordPress
- We’re expecting the new site to launch mid November 2018
We are eliminating our forums. We must do this to make the jump to a different hosting provider less complex. We understand this is not going to be popular with some users that do not have Facebook accounts and/or users that have been on the forums for a long time. The truth is forum activity has nearly become nil.
We are suggesting that if there is anything you value you on the ER forums to read the below.
- Save a copy what you care about offline. We will loose easy access to the forums
- If this announcement highly bothers you and you are a current Supporting EarthRiders member, please tell us your thoughts by visiting our “Contact Us” page at https://earthriders.com/contact
- Per #2, if interest is high enough to bring a forum option back, we might be able to explore options after the initial go-live
Again, we expect this change to happen mid November 2018 and the forums will be discontinued.