Request and suggestion:
Easy done interims representation for WB
So the professionals can work and the WB management get enough time to work on the problems
Working on malicious servers in some situations (even bigger projects) needs some longer time! This is not an unknown situation for webprojects. The first target of typical project management in this situation is to create a minimum platform so the daily business can go on and the management team wins enough time to restore the project or to create a complete new building.
In this context once more: Thx for the fast bringing back a working version of the forum. The polite request now after six weeks is to solve the task 'presentation' too.Concrete and constructive Suggestion:
Quick setup a very reduced(!!) interims page with maybe four or six subpages:
Short Descriptions with features list
Little information box to the situation and mention
Overview about the actual downloads with links
Information to the License
Just a short text and link to the forum
Background Information to the Creators
ALL OR MOST OF THE INFORMATION COULD BE TAKEN/COPIED FROM THE OLD (ORIGINALLY) PAGE!!!Tipps for a fast and limited work
This should be done in about half a day (4 hours).
NOTE IN ORDER NOT TO COME IN TIME TROUBLE:
Take a tested working system:
WB 2.8.3 SP1-4 will do this job and is proofed
There is no need to take unproofed future versions.
Only English language:
No need for multiple languages for a fast interims page!
No special features like news needed:
The three or four news you need on the homepage (or maybe on an additional page to report about the positive progress of your restoring page) can be done in hardcoded newsboxes/segments …
Take most contents from the original page. If you are indeed not able to extract it from you backups take the link and just copy the text: https://web.archive.org/web/20150323022346/http://WebsiteBaker.org/en/home.php
or have a look to other versions: https://archive.org/web/
If the original template indeed is too complicate for you take an easy interims template where you have to adapt one colour and only to add your Logo.
A lot of WB prepared templates can be found here:http://WebsiteBaker.at/wb-templates/ http://WebsiteBaker-template.de/
And maybe there will be a little special adaption support for this special case.
If you don’t like the people behind the templates so you don’t want to work together with them take one html template from here:http://themeforest.net/category/site-templates
WB is an easy system so you can use the html templates only with integrate menu- and content-tag and preparing the links for the css-/js-files. If you would prefer to take a template from there and 20 to 50 Euros is too much investment for the project I offer to support this special step with 20 Euro. And maybe there are some other users who will spend a similar amount.
If you want to do the presentation a little bit nicer and spend one hour more:
Take the Slider from original page. I am sure: even as you don’t have a backup you will find a way to extract the files and pictures from the originally page without(!) malicious code. Depending on the template you will choose a slider is integrated to the template so you only will need the pictures.The result for the community and the WB management
The community and even the professional user can work on this base and will spend a great thx to your management.
YOU will get a lot of time for your very personal(!) way of working on restoring, new creating or whatever your personals ideas for WB presentation or the WB future are.So: all positive!!!But the polite request and the urgent appeal is:
Do something for the project presentation and don’t let the professional users stand alone in the rain for such a long time.