Simple:Press Codex Now Part of Support Site
Today, we finally threw the switch and users will now find when they visit our Codex, that they are actually using the support site. For numerous reasons, the Codex also had its own subdomain. This also caused some issues for us. Since we use the Wishlist Member plugin for managing our memberships, it required us to have it on two sites and communicate user information across a REST API. Most of the time it worked fine, but occasion, especially on renewals, a hiccup could occur where the user information was not synced between the two sites. So, a user might have access to the support site, but not be granted access to the Codex.
So to alleviate those headaches and because the Codex is now using WordPress Custom Post Types for the data, it made a lot of sense to combine it with the support site. It will also allow us to remove a WordPress installation and manage all memberships from a single domain. We spent the last week or so porting over the data and ironing out some CSS issues, but everything went very smoothly. We will still be tweaking the CSS to get things where we finally want it, but we really wanted to get everything live here on the support site.
We still have a lot of links out there, including in every Simple:Press admin dashboard that points to the old Codex site. Luckily with a little bit of .htaccess rewrite magic, we were able to redirect all codex requests from the old subdomain over here to the support site. So, it should be a seamless changeover for our users.
The new Codex is now officially resident at: https://simple-press.com/documentation/codex/
The new Information pages (brought over from the old Codex Information pages) is now officially resident at https://simple-press.com/documentation/information/ and we plan to add more items there over time. We also have a new member of the team who is beginning to work on adding more content to the Codex. First step for him will be to get the missing new plugins for Simple:Press added to the Codex. Welcome Ken!
We hope you enjoy the new location of the Codex. Please let us know if you run into any issues in using or finding information in the Codex.