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January 11, 2017 at 8:56 pm #87903Jeff HKeymaster
We’ve been working on this for a while, and we are ALMOST ready to announce to everyone, but for those of you who are paying attention, you are the first to know about the updates to the Hike Logs.
One of the big frustrations with the hike logs last year was that it was difficult to find someone’s log, and difficult to comment. Now hike logs are essentially like little blog posts, with their very own web address. You can share them on Facebook or Twitter using the social sharing bar on the left of the screen (or the bottom on a mobile device). You can comment on them just as easily as on any blog post. And the images are displayed in a beautiful gallery that let’s you click on the image for a full-screen slideshow.
And the directory of the logged hikes is also improved, showing all the logged hikes with the most recent first. You can filter to see just one peak, or change the sort order to see the oldest first.
Click on a thumbnail to view the detailed hike log. Here’s an example from one of our challengers:
As challengers start logging their hikes, this will be a great way to see recent conditions on various peaks, and you can ask questions or leave positive affirmations right on their logs!
We have a few sample hike logs in there for testing that will be removed, but you are invited to start logging your hikes now!
You’ll find a link to the Hiking Logs on the Six-Pack of Peaks menu, labeled Logged Hikes.
You must be logged in to access attached files.January 30, 2017 at 4:37 pm #88645Leah CParticipant
Why are the photos going in upside down and sideways?January 30, 2017 at 4:48 pm #88646Jeffrey HesterKeymaster
Why are the photos going in upside down and sideways?
I wish I knew! 🙂
Seriously though, there is a known issue that WordPress is working on. I’m looking to see if I can come up with fix. It doesn’t happen for all images, which is actually part of the challenge–there is no apparent pattern to help discern why it happens sometimes but not all the time.
The issue is that the Media Gallery which stores these images is not honoring the EXIF data attached to the images. If you’re really interested, you can read the discussion on the problem here: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14459
One bit of good news, I know Mike Schroeder (who is currently assigned to look at the issue).
Bottom line? Don’t do anything differently. Your photos are fine, and with luck, we’ll be able to automagically fix the logs with mis-oriented photos.
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