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Forum Update Today Sunday 17 July


The Widow.ie forum will be offline today, Sunday 17th July 2016 to facilitate a software update. This is a very large update that will take several hours to do.

The look of the forum will be very different and I hope it will not cause much confusion.

I don’t have an exact time-frame but it should be finished sometime late this evening.

Start Time: 4.20pm

Approx Finish Time: 9pm

Take care,
Colette Byrne


UPDATE ONE – 5:03pm

Backup of all forum files and database completed prior to update of software.


UPDATE TWO – 6:15pm

Database and files have been update

New theme (style) added

Next step, check all database updates have been applied correctly and install new extensions to make forum more user friendly.



Corrected a number of issues relating to outdated modifications that were sill contained in the database.

Manually re-added forum rules

Will continue to add required extensions.


UPDATE FOUR – 9:24pm

The forum is now open to members but may require additional work and go offline while I remedy any problems.

Testing continues.



About Colette Byrne

Mother to a bright 13 year old daughter, Widowed in 2008 & founder of the Irish bereavement website, Widow.ie. Qualified as a Pharmaceutical Technician back in the day, currently working in Accounts.