Yup, the issues from yesterday were due to a change of providers.
DOAP is no longer managing the infrastructure and web services for them. They are now running it themselves.
After 12 months of several issues with their provider, a slow website with a lot of issues, poor UI/UX, they decided to change.
- They kept WordPress but developed a theme in-house.
- They also kept AWS EC2 and are trying to implement CloudFront again.
- The developers were pushed/rushed into deploying the version that was scheduled for January due to the long list of issues with the previous provider.
- The site was not complete so there are still some bugs which the local Developer Community in Facebook is trying to report so they can fix it asap.
- Rushed development and deployment often come with a lot of bugs. But it’s better done than perfect.
- Better UI/UX this time and I only hope it gets better and gets to the high standard that El Nuevo Diario has set due to the awesome team of KronosCode.
- There are still a lot of bugs that have been inherited from the previous provider. They are still trying to patch things up.
- They really really need the caching layer, or they are going to pay a lot of money with a higher amount of EC2 instances.
- Some security measures are needed. Disable XMLRPC and protect wp-admin.
- Ah by the way their small sister site Hoy.com.ni was also updated.