IndyPlanet’s gotten a bit of face lift recently — new graphics, new themeing — but it’s a lot more than just cosmetic. We’re adding features and functions and a lot of surprises, too. If you haven’t seen it lately, then you haven’t seen it at all.
Though fully functional — trust me, IndyPlanet orders are coming in at a furious pace right now — it’s still a bit of a work in progress. We’re adding and tweaking every day. Not everything is 100% just yet, so you might find a bum link here or get an error screen when you click a link, but we are working to get all that ironed out as quickly as we can.
As many of you know all of our sites were hacked a few weeks back (and then subsequently re-hacked a week or so later — apparently to demonstrate to us that our security fixes were insufficient). Since that time it’s been a real struggle to get IndyPlanet back to pre-hack levels, but we’re just about there now. Here’s what we’ve done —
1) We’ve moved IndyPlanet to its own server.
2) Created new admin accounts with new passwords.
3) Upgraded the software that powers it.
4) Built a new theme template.
5) Created all new databases and migrated the info over.
We’re also creating a new publisher-specific IndyPlanet FAQ here at Ka-Blam to better address the questions that those of you who have books listed at IP might have.
IndyPlanet is more secure and sound today than it has ever been. It’s still not completely where we want it to be, but it’s almost there. There are a few known issues that we’re trying to resolve — the one that’s bedeviling us right now is that sometimes when a new user submits a registration form they get an “internal server error” — EVEN THOUGH the registration was accepted and shows up in our administration panel. If this happens to you, btw, just close the error window and click the login link. The id and password you submitted should work just fine.