Phoronix Premium, Site Improvements Land
A number of small site improvements were made on Monday. Subscribers to Phoronix Premium should also find that the log-in process is easier.
The main complaint of Phoronix Premium subscribers is that often they need to visit the Phoronix Forums first prior to the main web-site becoming ad-free and viewing multiple pages on a single article. This has been due to our forum software (vBulletin) handling the PayPal subscriptions and account handling while the rest of the site is powered by our own content management system (PHXCMS) and thus not clean integration between the two. However, with today's roll-out of PHXCMS-7.5, the premium user detection has been improved.
After once logging into the forums on the new system, your premium account should remain logged in for the day (update: it's now been changed to last the entire week!) on our main web-site. Rather than needing to go through the forums for potentially every unique site visit, now just dropping by the forums once per calendar day (EST server time) should have you set. Other tweaks and improvements are continuing to be made, including potentially extending the time-out period further.
Besides Phoronix Premium members having access to the ad-free site and being able to view multi-page articles condensed onto a single page -- and subscribing helps out the site big time -- I'm currently exploring other possible features such as showing upcoming content to subscribers, etc. Your feedback is appreciated via the forums.
Find out more information and do your part to help out Phoronix and its mission of delivering Linux enthusiast news and content, especially being the lead source for Linux hardware reviews and benchmarks. At the very least, disable AdBlock when viewing the site or consider making a PayPal tip.
For all users regardless of premium status or not, PHXCMS-7.5 brings a new Google site search at the top of all web-pages to make searching Phoronix content easier, showing the number of forum comments/responses within articles, and other minor tweaks. Your feedback and other requests are welcome in the forums.
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