Release Notes

Released May 5, 2018

Website Version 4.2

Private Profiles!

Here's a few notes about how it works:

  • You can make your profile private on your Settings page.
  • A private profile makes it so that only you can see your concert history, photos, videos, and comments.
  • Since concerts are public events, the concerts you add will still be visible on the public concert histories of bands, locations, and venues. You won't publicly be listed as an attendee on the concert though and any photos, videos, or comments you add to it will only be visible to you.
  • If you make your profile private, you won't be able to share your profile/history with any other users. In the future, I plan to add the ability to "friend" other users so that they can see your profile/history.

A few more spam controls (confirmed spam/ham database columns) so legit users will get incorrectly flagged less often.

Released April 21, 2018

Website Version 4.1

The biggest changes in this release were trying to defeat spammers.

Here's what changed:

  • Integrated Akismet on the user registration form and when adding new concerts and comments to help defeat spammers
  • Integrated reCAPTCHA on the user registration form and when adding new concerts to help defeat spammers
  • New users must now confirm their email address (click an email link) before they can access the site to help defeat spammers
  • Fixed a bug where some setlists wouldn't populate (Setlist.fm has a finicky API). Thanks to Ryan Thompson (https://www.concertarchives.org/ryan-thompson) for letting me know about this bug!
  • Fixed a bug where an empty Concert search would return 0 results instead of returning all of your concerts. Thanks to Ryan Pulliam (https://www.concertarchives.org/ryanpulliam) for letting me know!
  • Fixed a bug where a user's website link on their profile wouldn't work if they didn't include "http://" at the beginning of the URL.
  • Added the benefits of signing up to the Sign Up page

Released April 3, 2018

Website Version 4.0

This was a huge release, the biggest one since launch in 2014. Hope you enjoy it :)

Here's what changed:

  • Brand new site design ("Pizazz Edition" haha)
  • Lots of improvements when browsing on mobile devices
  • Users can now sort your Favorite Concerts
  • Smarter concert search that now searches the concert title, the bands that played, and the location
  • Features for Patreon patrons (profile badges and ad-free experience)
  • Users can now add a cover photo to their profile (they can upload one otherwise it'll automatically use the last concert photo they uploaded)
  • Made it so the "+ Add Concert" button is more accessible on many more pages
  • Dedicated Photos and Videos pages for bands, venues, and locations so that visitors can browse all of the photos/videos
  • Fixed the issue that caused concert photos taken in portrait mode (vertical) to display in landscape mode (horizontal) when uploaded.
  • Added band avatars to the band pages
  • On concert pages, the setlists now load in the background which dramatically improves performance and makes it so festivals with lots of artists don't cause an error
  • Improved the experience for brand new users adding their first concert
  • Added navigation 'breadcrumbs' to the top of the page to make it more obvious where visitors are on the site
  • Prompts for brand new visitors that tell them more about Concert Archives and prompt them to sign up
  • Added the 'Credits' and 'Release Notes' pages
  • Fixed lots of small bugs and cleaned up a bunch of code