Last week I wrote about our new subscription (membership) system.
We have now finished all the preliminary work and tomorrow (Tuesday) is the big day.
Here’s the plan:
- 09:00 Atlantic Daylight Time: we will shut down new subscription and renewal payments. (We want to be really sure no one’s money gets misplaced in all of this.)
- 11:00 Atlantic Daylight Time: we will take the whole site down.
How long will we be down? We are hoping to be up and running by 18:00 ADT but, to be honest, I’d only give us a 50/50 chance of pulling that off.
So, realistically, we could be down until late Wednesday.
Worst case, if we are not done by that time, we will revert to backup and try again in a few days—always good to have a plan B!
During this, there will be a countdown counter that we will keep updating with our expected downtime remaining.
Let me close on a positive note. For the last two weeks I have been totally immersed in the new system. It’s way cool. That said, it may be a few weeks after cut-over before we have rolled out all of that coolness.