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  • #12919

    peter
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    Sorry, forgot to mention @supermoon10 about this. Your blog is safe too, thanks still blogging there with us!

  • #12560

    peter
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    @peter

    @bram this all should be fixed now. The Tea Forums link in the main menu, is intended to take you to the forums but it is displayed as a list of recent topics instead of the hierarchy of the different forum areas. That page is at https://teatra.de/forums/ I use the recent topics display as primary though because I think it is more meaningful.

  • #11940

    peter
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    @peter

    I got it, thanks.

  • #11901

    peter
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    @peter

    @booksandteacv I understand, thanks. If you change your mind, or want me to have a look at your site, I’ll be happy to help you out with anything. I am a professional (part-time) WordPress consultant. I built Tea Trade years ago and keep it online out of love for the project. It’s not going anywhere. The stability here is excellent (and only gotten better, I also have plans to improve other aspects of it too). Keep in mind that the @sororiteasisters blog is the most prolific tea blog on the internet, we’re happy to say that they’ve trusted with their site since the beginning of Tea Trade.

    If you have concerns about who would be looking after your site, you can find out more about me and the other work I’ve done here: http://prometheusfire.me and here: https://codeable.io/developers/peter-davenport/

    In short, in hosting on Tea Trade, you get an experienced expert looking after your site, and maintaining it (for free!).

  • #11899

    peter
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    @peter

    @himalayantealight I think I’d like to get tea fresh off the factory like that. That sounds like a rather special treat. How do you envision the buying and selling part of this? I assume that there would be pretty limited quantities available, but what about individual costs? Those shipping costs are reasonable, but what about the costs of the tea?

  • #11879

    peter
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    @peter

    Hi @buddhamomtea Welcome to Tea Trade. If you need any help with anything, just let @jackie or me know. If you are interested in starting your own tea blog, you can do that here https://teatra.de/directory/create/ (if you run into difficulties anywhere, just let me know, I handle all the technical stuff).

    Glad to have you around!

  • #11670

    peter
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    @peter

    @thedevotea I don’t have any plans to integrate Instagram, but that doesn’t mean I’m opposed to it. I did find this with a list of plugins available – not sure which one to go with

    12 Instagram Plugins For WordPress Worth Installing

  • #11612

    peter
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    @peter

    Unfortunately, I’m probably too pragmatic to really understand this. Kind of makes me wonder what my younger self would have thought back when I was less pragmatic and much more philosophical.

  • #11044

    peter
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    @peter

    As an update to everyone, the issue with the broken avatars is now fixed. You should have no problem uploading or changing your avatar.

  • #11034

    peter
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    @peter

    @supermoon10 that second issue is fixed now too.

  • #11029

    peter
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    @peter

    @cazort – I’m pretty happy with my server and hosting company. While I pay a lot of money, I do have a rather powerful VPS with a lot of space and power. I think one of the issues I have is that I do a lot of development, both for clients and for practice. Some of those WordPress installations went untended. It wasn’t recent, but at one point I had 15 different installations, some that were spun up in a few minutes and then forgotten. In the recent case, I found that was 5 releases old that was never updated. I suspect that was the vulnerability. I don’t do that way any more. These days I do a lot testing in Multisite (which is what Tea Trade is, infinite number of websites inside 1 installation of WordPress), or I go out to an on-demand service that lets me spin up a new WordPress install in less than a minute that I can turn off and on as I need for development. I suppose the only real issue is that I don’t keep my installations properly compartmentalized on my server and generally use just one directory (and into its subdirectories for many different websites)

    Aside from Tea Trade,I have a lot of client work going on on my server. This is useful because it lets me work online, where they can see it, instead on fighting with web development on my PC. Those sites are generally not the vulnerabilities though. They are kept up to date because they are tied into a monitoring script that ensures I never go more than 2 hours with outdated software.

    All in all, things are good. This malware attack really wasn’t that big of an issue. The issue was a mistake I made in the repair process.

  • #11028

    peter
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    @peter

    @supermoon10 – your site is fixed. I repaired your theme and you should have no trouble accessing the dashboard now. Keep in mind that as part of this, all the images uploaded have been lost. I have enabled a tool to make it easier to replace images. The details of the tool I installed can be read about here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/enable-media-replace/

  • #11021

    peter
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    @peter

    @xavier – I got your messages about various things. Pinging you here so you can look into Gravatar as a solution until I figure out why it isn’t working here.

  • #11010

    peter
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    @peter

    @cazort Yeah, I’m very sorry about that.

    Tea Trade suffered a malware attack on Saturday, which was remediated and then unfortunately was re-infected on Tuesday through a vector that I thought I had already closed. It’s been a long week of clean and repair for me. During the process, I inadvertently deleted a very important file directory and have been working to recreate it since (why there was no backup is a long story). In the process, a lot of functionality on Tea Trade has been removed (now I think for the better, because it is all faster now and much of it was unused features anyhow) but also a lot of themes. The repair process takes time and while I worked with an information security contractor, who I pay for the job, for the malware cleanup, the functional repairs are all me and only me.

    I keep Tea Trade online out of love for it, since it was my learning playground for WordPress development. I make no money from it (though I do make money from the things I learn from working on it), and I pay a rather significant sum each month for the server (which is, by no means a small server). The downside of it is that since it is just one person working on it, things take a little bit longer to get fixed when they break and I do it when I have time outside of my 50-hour week day job and professional consulting I do on the side. It also is lower on my priority list behind other websites I’ve created and manage.

    Anyhow, I fixed the problem with your site, and I’m sorry about the inconvenience about it. The theme that was assigned to it had some files that were missing some code after the cleanup script passed through it. I saw that it was an older default WordPress theme, and it has now been replaced with the current default WordPress theme. I’m looking to get more themes re-installed to choose from, so feel free to browse WordPress.org’s available themes and let me know if there is one you like and I’ll install it for you.

  • #10913

    peter
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    @peter

    @kittylovestea I think I also have the problem fixed you were experiencing with the domain redirect. I checked it via your account and was able to access the dashboard without a problem. Can you login and test it out, please?

  • #10912

    peter
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    @peter

    I think I may have introduced a bug while working on an issue for @kittylovestea – I put some code in that probably caused a lockout for the rest of you.

    @xavier @bram @liberteas @kittylovestea – can you please login and attempt to access the dashboards of your websites. I’m able to access everyone’s with the special permissions that I have, and I see no problems, but I suspect something else is going on. Please try to access the dashboards and report what you experience, also let me know if everything seems to be working okay.

  • #10910

    peter
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    @peter

    Okay, another user reported this a couple days ago and I’ve been working on it, but haven’t figured it out yet. Am going to dig into it now.

  • #10797

    peter
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    @peter

    @xavier comments can be deactivated on a per post/per page basis. I’ve now gone into your blog and deactivated comments for your About Me page.

    @bram I’ll look into a way to permenantly disable comments on the attachments pages. I tried a few things but none worked. No reason to have it available.

  • #10750

    peter
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    @peter

    I think I see what you mean. You are talking about the “My Sites” menu in the top left of the header bar?

    It’s been removed, because I can’t get it under control. Right now, it only displays on your own site. I’m removing it because there is some script that has gone and added everyone as a user of every site they visit. Which is why the list for some users has grown very long and large (my own extends beyond the height of my screen).

    It is more of an embarrassing problem since it tends to list sites and allow dashboard access to sites that are not your own and if you attempt to visit the dashboard of a site you are not the admin of, it displays an error. The reason the extra sites are listed there is because the system has added you as a low-level user of the site. I’ve not found the script that is handling it, but until I can get the extra users removed from all the sites, it is better to have the menu gone.

    In meantime, in the upper right corner, mouseover “Hello, Xavier” and go to Sites => My Sites and you’ll be taken to your profile page listing your website. There is a new menu in the header of your site called New which will take you directly to the New Post page in your dashboard.

  • #10748

    peter
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    @peter

    @xavier – does this link not work for you? http://teaconomics.teatra.de/

    I was able to load it fine. If it doesn’t work, I’ll need to investigate.

  • #10746

    peter
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    @peter

    Moved this to tea promotions

  • #10721

    peter
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    @peter

    @xavier Tea Planet has a few from Spain, but none listed yet from Portugal. I think now you have a mission to locate and add some…

  • #10697

    peter
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    @peter

    @xavier – I only just saw this, are you still experiencing this issue?

  • #10679

    peter
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    @peter

    @xavier – I don’t know, but the owner doesn’t talk about it in his interview there and that interview is 4 years old now. If Sbux was going to move on his idea, he would have made a deal with them by now.

    I did find their website, http://mysmartcup.com/

    From the looks of it, it appears that they are simply just working hard to get their distribution up. I noticed that they do distribute to Europe.

    Somehow I think that mass consumers are probably not sophisticated enough for this kind of product or tool. In the case of Starbucks, they try to guarantee the quality of every cup they serve, and they take ownership of mistakes and correct them if the customer is not happy with the preparation. That said, a product like this, puts the preparation of the drink in the hands of the customer. If the customer screws it up and asks for a replacement drink, is it reasonable for the store to assume ownership and offer their guarantee? I don’t think so. The more I think about, the more I think that Starbucks may not be willing to take that risk because of the level of customer education involved.

    This is definitely an innovative product, but not one that will serve the mass market. This is a product that can market to connoisseur or foodie culture to give them a way in to having high quality beverages conveniently in a way that engages them. The shops that use this product as a primary means are not going to be your average Starbucks-like stores. Its going to be more specialty shops with customers who are interested in the process, while people like all of us around here would appreciate, we are in the minority when it comes to beverage consumers.

  • #10677

    peter
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    @peter

    Here’s a video for this, an interview with the inventor. I think this is a good idea and could probably catch on nicely. I hope that he is pushing Starbucks on it. Getting them on board (as opposed to only using it in Teavana, which would be a good testing ground) would change the face of the loose tea industry.

    This really is the type of product that might break the tea bag hold on things.

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