First Update After Docker and GitHub integration

So, today I have been playing around with getting my development environment up and running properly. The ultimate goal was that I wanted a way to deploy DearDiary.Net onto a new machine and have it run exactly as the live site does with no manual intervention. I’ve almost achieved that goal with the exception of…


Migration Is Available

Further to the previous post I made regarding the various changes – migration is now available again. You can migrate your diary from the legacy to the new site using the Migrate menu option at the top of the page. Please let me know if you have any problems.

Administravia | Development

Spammers Begone

I have today released a new feature for the DearDiary.Net site which puts the power to dispose of spammers firmly in the hands of our trusted users. I will no longer need to verify that people who are marked as spammers should in fact be removed from the site. Instead of relying on any user…

Administravia | Development

Supporter Status Expiry

Hi all,    Currently there’s no ‘penalty’ for a Supporter when their subscription expires because the system doesn’t actually do anything when a subscription runs out. In the next few days (possibly a week or so) this will change. In a few days, if your Supporter status has expired any plugins that your diary uses that…

bugs | Development


Hi all, If you’ve put in a migration request and it hasn’t happened within about 10 minutes or so, please get in touch. You should be able to use the Help button at the top of the front page, but if you can’t for some reason, or you get no response, please go to the…


Preview Mode

I have been working on something behind the scenes that I suspect some of you will find rather useful… It’s called Preview Mode. What it means is that you can switch Preview Mode on and any changes you make on your diary will NOT be visible to your visitors. So you can play around with…


New Menu Option

The keen eyed among you will have noticed the slight change to the menu system at the top of the DearDiary Homepage (the one to the right of the large DearDiary.Net text). It’s changed because I wanted to add another menu, called Others. This is a drop down menu item, with (currently) 2 child menus,…


New Forum Added

The astute among you – and those who don’t visit the DearDiary Homepage, probably should once in a while 🙂 – will have noticed a new menu option on the front page, or indeed any page of this diary, notably ‘Forum’ Yes, I have introduced a discussion forum to the system. Your normal login name…


Recent Migrations FAILED

If you’ve recently requested your diary be migrated (since we moved server) OR, you requested a migration before the move but didn’t get the e-mail until after the move, your diary almost certainly has ZERO entries, ZERO comments and the migration although it migrated your username did NOT migrate your diary (at least not properly)….