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jkporter
Jan 19, 2021 8:43 PM CST
This is a garden.org website question. In all my entries to this site to date, there has been a single field on the upper right of the home screen where you can enter the plant name immediately upon entering the site. For some reason, that area has disappeared and there is no box....it would always be above the daily popular photo. Did I do something with my main page (which I don't know how I could have changed it), or can someone help me get that invaluable tool back!!!! It was so fast to enter and look up a certain plant! Sorry....I know this isn't a 'garden' question but don't know where else to go for help....ugh!
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Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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Australis
Jan 19, 2021 9:16 PM CST

Plants SuperMod

@dave or @jon - has the site-wide search field suddenly been removed? It's not appearing for me either.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Dahlias Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pirl
Jan 19, 2021 9:30 PM CST
Same here.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Jan 19, 2021 9:33 PM CST

Plants Admin

The search feature has also disappeared from our tree-mail inbox pages.
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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KFredenburg
Jan 19, 2021 10:16 PM CST
Hey guys!

It disappeared because I noticed Dave (or one of the admins, I just assumed it was him) updated the website. Just click on the little magnifying glass while in your tree-mail inbox and that should solve the problem.

Thumb of 2021-01-20/KFredenburg/7e1d54

This should pop up:
Thumb of 2021-01-20/KFredenburg/6d29ad

Click on the magnifying glass wherever on the site, and it should give you a search bar.

Hope this helps! Smiling
Love is patient and love is kind. Always be loving and kind to one another.
(Abridged from 1Cor. 13:4)
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Jan 19, 2021 11:13 PM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks, Kim. Doesn't work for my purposes. The magnifying glass doesn't search for a word in my tree-mails. It searches the entire site.
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
Discover more wildflowers
Aroids Snakes Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower
Bulbs Annuals Butterflies Cut Flowers Farmer Native Plants and Wildflowers
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KFredenburg
Jan 19, 2021 11:28 PM CST
zuzu said:Thanks, Kim. Doesn't work for my purposes. The magnifying glass doesn't search for a word in my tree-mails. It searches the entire site.


Yes, I think it's because you actually have to be in your tree-mail inbox. For example, if you're on the homepage and you click on the magnifying glass, it will search the entire site. But if you're in your tree-mail inbox and then you click on it, it will bring up the search bar for your t-mails.
Love is patient and love is kind. Always be loving and kind to one another.
(Abridged from 1Cor. 13:4)
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Peppers Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Tomato Heads Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover
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robertduval14
Jan 20, 2021 5:18 AM CST

Plants Admin

I'd like it very much if the search bar that was traditionally at the top of every page returned.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Permaculture Raises cows Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
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dave
Jan 20, 2021 7:43 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I have reinstated the search bar.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Dahlias Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pirl
Jan 20, 2021 9:37 AM CST
Thank you, Dave!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Permaculture Raises cows Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
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dave
Jan 20, 2021 1:54 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Followup to this: most people are aware that this site is a complex piece of software that was mostly written entirely by me. I am constantly making updates to it, several times a week. Since May of 2016 I have uploaded 3,481 "commits" to the code (a commit is a package of updates). That's an average of 2 per day and some of these commits are pretty large, some are very minor. Most are not visible to you but only change internal pieces of the site.

I don't generally pre-announce updates to the site, but if you ever notice a change that was unwelcome to you, then you are all very much welcome to voice your concerns in this forum and they will be given consideration, just like this one has. If people have a strong opinion about something, I'm always willing to do what I can to satisfy those desires.
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Jan 20, 2021 4:25 PM CST
Thanks Dave. I think we all had in the back of our mind that an update was made, but were concerned that maybe we had inadvertently done something wrong to change the appearance and functionality of the site from our perspective. Appreciate your feedback explaining what happened. Best wishes to you and your family for a good 2021.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
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Baja_Costero
Jan 22, 2021 6:50 PM CST
On the subject of recent changes (and perhaps useful as feedback) I like the navigation links that now appear in the text above images in the database and pages in the forums, and I'm enjoying the changes to the way photos are displayed in the forums. I'm not sure what happened there, but they seem bigger and better.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jan 22, 2021 7:03 PM CST
Humm...I have not noticed, need to go look.
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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Australis
Jan 22, 2021 7:51 PM CST

Plants SuperMod

New images posted in the forums do have larger thumbnails - just noticed that today. Haven't seen any new links in the plant database, though - if you mean links to the vendor sites in the image captions, they've been there for a while.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
Discover more wildflowers
Aroids Snakes Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower
Bulbs Annuals Butterflies Cut Flowers Farmer Native Plants and Wildflowers
Image
KFredenburg
Jan 22, 2021 7:55 PM CST
Yes, I noticed that any image uploaded in the forums is bigger and has a much wider touch range, which is better IMO.
Love is patient and love is kind. Always be loving and kind to one another.
(Abridged from 1Cor. 13:4)
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
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Baja_Costero
Jan 22, 2021 7:56 PM CST
The top of this page (if you click "more photo details" and go to the full size image)



looks like this to me, with clickable text connected by arrows. I'm not sure if this is how it looks on a phone or tablet.

Thumb of 2021-01-23/Baja_Costero/15fb77

Now that I look more widely, this sort of thing seems to be widespread on the site. I like.
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Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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Australis
Jan 23, 2021 1:34 AM CST

Plants SuperMod

Ah, now I see what you mean - the updates to the navigation header. Yes, it is quite useful.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jan 25, 2021 2:17 PM CST
Thanks Dave!!
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener Garden Sages Birds Frogs and Toads Dragonflies
Butterflies Hummingbirder Orchids Container Gardener Garden Procrastinator Foliage Fan
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terrafirma
Jan 26, 2021 10:51 AM CST
I'm not entirely sure that my issue is due to any "reworking" of the site, but I am finding that I can no longer access any of the navigation on the header, while using my iPhone. The little "home" button responds, but nothing else. Blinking Shrug!

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