Just a cheeky addendum to the previous post …
We could also do with some help with the parish website, both maintenance and taking it forward. For example, we have a FaceBook page and Twitter feed that are currently only used to forward items from the website.
The website runs on WordPress, an industry standard platform, and might make a nice addition to a CV. Unlike some of the other volunteer roles it can all be done from the comfort of your own home. Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested.
Spare a thought for our hard working firewall …
Techy Christmas Tree
I’ll be checking messages until 31-12-17 then offline for a week. Have a happy Christmas and New Year
There haven’t been any website updates for the last week as I haven’t had any newsletters emailed from the cathedral where it’s prepared
If any parishioner has a copy of this or last weeks newsletter they could scan to
Thank you for your patience
A plug-in used to generate tables (for mass days and times and rotas chiefly) has been withdrawn from service for security reasons. That means all past posts and pages containing tables will be broken. I will replace the offending plugin with straightforward HTML tables going forward and fix pages but not old posts
The Catholic App developed in partnership with the Archdiocese, helps you find nearby Mass and Confession instantly, using your mobile. We are now inviting Catholics in Edinburgh with an Android smartphone to join our early access using this link: http://eepurl.com/cLbyov After you register, you will get a download link within 24h, and you get to use the app before it is launched to the public, and you can provide your feedback. The iPhone version will follow.
I’ll be on holiday from 6th April to 16th inclusive and will realistically be a while catching up thereafter. The assistant website administrator will be with me so there won’t be any website updates or uploaded newsletters for at least 2 Sundays. If it’s not time-sensitive send it in anyway and I’ll put it up when I get back
The post of assistant to the assistant website admin remains vacant …
Every website on the Internet comes under constant attack, much of it automated. Our defences are similarly automated. Some logs for your interest. A nod of thanks to our tireless defenders!
DAY, TIME, HOLY DAY, MASS INTENTION
Sun 22nd, 10.30am, Third Sunday, James Mattocks Sp. Int.
Sun 22nd, 12 noon, Extraordinary Form, —
Fri 27th, 9.30am, St Angela Merici, Judy Herring Sp. Int.
Fri 23rd, 9.30am, –, Devi Jothis Sp. Int.
Some website statistics for your reading pleasure. Respectable numbers for a small community website though FaceBook need not lose sleep yet
The usual annual spike on Christmas Eve with people checking mass times I would guess
For those with an interest here are some statistics for the website. Overall traffic is quite healthy though we’re not quite at Amazon levels of traffic.
I was a little surprised to see that we get more new than returning visitors. Also interesting is that the largest number of visitors are on the iOS operating system meaning iPhone or iPad. The mobile version of the website hopefully serves this group well.
There was a computer problem in the cathedral this week and the newsletter wasn’t produced. Normal service next week if we get a newsletter
Apologies for the interruption
Due to a family bereavement I had to leave for Ireland at fairly short notice and do a lot of catching up afterwards. The website has therefore fallen behind in terms of updates.
We should get a fresh crop of updates later today and be back on track thereafter
IT-minded volunteers for backup webmaster gratefully received!
There have been problems with the software that allows the website to be updated over the last week. Overzealous security measures effectively locked us out.
After some forthright dialog with the hosting company it seems to be fixed now, apologies for lack of updates. Let me know if anything doesn’t work.
Just a test after a technical problem
For your reading pleasure
Father Patrick has asked us to help him transform the printed newsletter into a more direct pastoral channel between himself and the parish. He will therefore be taking over compiling the newsletter from this week coming (30th August). Printing will continue to happen at the cathedral as it has for some time now.
There may be some transitional bumps as we get a new workflow established for which we ask your forgiveness in advance.
We will be continuing to publish all the newsletter items and more on the website. A PDF of each week’s printed newsletter should remain accessible on the website. I will update the instructions for contributors to both the newsletter and the website as soon as I get time. For the interim, send newsletter items to Kay at the Cathedral email address
There remains only the task of standing down the newsletter team (Amaka Idigo, Sheila & John Hannah, Mike Cogswell and Patricia Archutowski) and thanking them for their service.
For your statistical enjoyment …