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WEBSITE UPDATES

* NEWEST CHANGES AT TOP OF PAGE *

Feb 20

  • blog posts now migrated from old blogging site to new site

Feb 20

  • blog post trip ideas link from the Welcome Center page (see beginning text section) – this only has one post in it now, will have more to come, however.

Jan 30

  • removed Jordy McTaggart’s

Jan 29

  • new links above contact form, to encourage people to look and find info before automatically requesting us to send them printed materials

Jan 28

  • added John Cho photo to photo gallery at top of page
  • added link to Columbus movie under gallery
  • changed the gallery from 4 images each to just 3 each – to improve page-load speed

Jan 26

  • new link to movie page under “Find it,” moved to top of list

added live TripAdvisor reviews
Jan 25

  • added live feed to TripAdvisor reviews, see them below the images below the accordions

fixed www redirects
Jan 20

  • changed www-redirects to remove penalties in Google for redirects due to seemingly three URLs on our site – via WPEngine support

Email address
Jan 18

  • removed email address from site, to avoid further spam/hijacking attempts

Link to landscape arch.
Jan 18

  • added links to “the landscape architects of Columbus” to North Christian Church, Irwin Conference Center, and Cummins Headquarters pages

Added “lazy load”
Jan 16

  • added “lazy load” plug-in to only load images as they are called for, as the user scrolls, to speed up web page loads and improve SEO score for Google

Info request reply
Jan 11

  • created a new redirect page, after someone submits an info request form

Tours page
Jan 11

  • added quick links at top for faster access to tour options
  • add Inn at Irwin Gardens Winter Tour

Tech Center video
Jan 11

  • added link to video of The Tech Center, mostly interior clips (3:00), under “related links”

SSL upgrade

  • upgraded website to SSL authentication – note there is now an “S” at the end of the HTTP(S), and now a green padlock appears
  • this is supposed to give us a boost in Google’s rankings, because they favor secured sites

MHG page

  • added link to the PBS American Masters show

Otter Creek golf course

  • added Otter Creek page
  • created links to/from this page and Otter Creek Clubhouse and Sports faciltities

Search page

  • fixed the search results page so it no longer shows the gigantic images – looks and acts more like Google search
  • changed the options so it now returns 15 page results, not just 5 (do a search to try this out)

Hope branch bank

  • moved Hope bank branch to “in transition” – see right column in the quick links at top of page
  • changed name from Hope Visitors Center to Former Irwin Union Bank branch

All-Dining page

  • new quick links to get to categories at top of page, less scrolling required now

Irwin Gardens

  • added a related link to get to Irwin Gardens on MHG page, inside related link accordion (under Girard accordion)
  • link says: “Visit J. Irwin Miller’s childhood home and the Irwin Gardens”

Town of Hope page

  • added mapping for attractions, at bottom of page
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