I have spent the past 11 months struggling with various content management systems such as Joomla! and WordPress, and navigating the disastrous mess of plugins and components like Community Builder, Joomgalaxy, SobiPro, Geodirectory, Directorypress, and many more. It was a horribly ridiculous and stressful experiment that can only be likened to switching from Mac to Windows, or perhaps likened to chasing a swarm of bees through a snowstorm with a riding crop.
I am now begining the process of restoring the site to its earlier format, which I will personally edit and oversee manually. It is just so much easier and so much more functional than struggling with multiple semi-compatible plugins and multiple inadequate tech supports.
I want to have it all back up and running by Cristmas, but January 6, 2014 is more realistic.
Thank you to all who have supported this venture. I hope the site will work much more smoothly in the near future.
– Ian Sinclair