Hello and thank you for stopping by.
You may or may not have noticed site adjustments over the last week or so. A few things are going on and ultimately I think they will benefit you greatly! Let’s talk about a few:
Site Slowdowns: The site has been acting pretty slow for some people. HANG IN THERE! A fix is happening but it means some of the underlying structure of the site will have to be adjusted. The problem seems to be with a few of the WordPress plugins used and the way they access the database. I have been debugging it for the last week with a friend who created the WordPress Gallery plugin that powers the heart of the site. Ideally we will have this sorted out and a solution will be implemented ASAP. The deal here is I have tried shutting off all the various plugins except the gallery one and I still seem to have an extreme memory drain. Oh well – it will get fixed!
Switching to a non-Membership based site with all galleries open and STILL FREE FOR ALL: As you know – you have to register for the site to see the main galleries. I am considering converting over to a wide open site anyone can access where only registered members can comment on photos. This is still in the works and if you are already registered you will probably not have to re-register. At least that is the plan at present.
Converting to a new gallery display plugin: This is also still in consideration and is a somewhat huge change. You would still get access to all the cool galleries, images and stories but they would be converted over to a new gallery format. This would mean a lot of ground work on my part bringing stuff over. Right now this is only an idea and not a given.
Expanded Patreon: Thank you for all who are donating. All the money you are putting in is powering a lot of these changes. I might be able to up my hosting plan a notch to allow for more bandwidth and processing power.
Overall – the Ready Art Zone is here to stay. Apologies if there has been some bumpiness in the last week or so!