Site Notes

By Phil Back | 09 Dec 2018

Site Functionality - A list of updates to the site that is happening behind the scenes.

Last updated: June 12, 2021


  1. "You Might Like Section" finally supports toys of any scale, here's an example - 9/6/2020
  2. Trying new breadcrumbs on some pages
  3. Lots of cool updates include: 3A official photo tab on all 3A toy detail pages. Now up to 700 1/6th scale toy releases WITH PHOTOS. New contributors, krisbe511, lillyshia, william guedes. ALL 1/3 toys now have pics. List cleaned up some duplicates removed there and across the site. Updated some H1's for SEO. Big Lad details added to UV. More updates for SEO related to images. Lots of toys added and data cleaned up. - 8/8/20
  4. New post in UPDATES - 3A Speak; correcting content, adding to WWR story. Working on EVENTS section. Blog now shows up to 6 related articles at the bottom. - 5/25/20
  5. Added summaries to Popbot comics - Need to link up some toys here; attempted to add smarter 'you might like' logic but failed! so need to revisit that later. - 5/11/2020
  6. Added several hard-to-find toy pics, video game landing page with count (logic) of figures. - 5/4/2020
  7. Experimenting with embedding video on detail page, as seen here
  8. Added new contributors... - 4/29/2020
  9. Added tons of 1/12 figures, and moved all 'unreleased' toys out of the main listings into their own collection. - 4/29/2020
  10. Lots of AP toys added. Contributors Mark Wei and Toni Garcia-Wright added. - 3/15/2020
  11. Created world page: Evenfall - 2/20/2020
  12. New blog post - 3A toys that never were - 2/20/2020
  13. Lots of updates and clean-up, including Large Martins added (1:12) - 2/20/2020
  14. Updated Contributors page to highlight Site Owner - 10/27/19 - Back to working on the site after a much needed break and vacation!
  15. Created world page: IP - 7/5/19
  16. Add ability to view TK toys by scale via tabs - 6/30/19
  17. Created page for Siuyin
  18. Added logic and display for toys with multiple releases (example: Mighty Square Cambell Soup)
  19. Added toy search icon to top nav - 5/18/19
  20. Tons of SEO improvements with alt tags, titles, etc.
  21. Optimized thumbnail images
  22. Page to view all all blog posts
  23. Page to view all posts in a particular category
  24. Page to view all posts under a particular tag
  25. Page that lists a single category and all posts within that category
  26. Page for all 1:6 toys
  27. Page for all 1:12 toys
  28. Page for all 1:1 toys
  29. Page for all 3AGO toys
  30. Page for all non-scale toys
  31. Post for Biography: Ashley Wood
  32. Page for all site contributors with links to pages he/she authored
  33. Updated About this Site post
  34. Individual Contributor page now shows posts they authored and links to each one
  35. 3 related posts (same category) appear at the bottom of posts now
  36. Created 3A Legion page and finished up the "About" section of dropdowns
  37. AK parallax landing page created
  38. AK story page created
  39. Megamenu updates with AK links
  40. Added more con
  41. Added 'no image' pics. Added images to "About" menu items, except for 3A Legion History
  42. Variants include file updated... still has IMG issues though
  43. Added contact form via google
  44. Added case statement for smart image display - when "no image available"
  45. Fixed post layout: related posts image display
  46. Custom 404 created
  47. Pubs - view all in progress... need to re-evaluate strategy for this. Does it add value?
  48. Contributors page now shows all toy links if that person is listed as a contributor
  49. WWR Characters page created.
  50. WWR story/char/toys/pubs pages - adjusted the banner graphic
  51. WWR pubs page updated
  52. Cleaned up photo space on contributor pages
  53. Toy Detail - breadcrumb case cleaned-up
  54. Created 3A intro and walk-through page - a tour!
  55. Fixed Non-Scale variants display - view photo overlay was broken
  56. Fixed those svg forward and backward angle graphics for images
  57. home page images - done
  58. Color coded the ribbon overlay graphics
  59. New workflow for uploading
  60. Working on fixing 'wiggle' on mobile
  61. Implemented traffic reporting (initial set-up)
  62. Factions reworked!
  63. Get 'related posts' seems to work
  64. You Might Also like section on toy detail page is working
  65. Cleaned up the contributor section of toy detail page
  66. Create links for characters who are not yet 'unhatched' as toys
  67. WWR Character factions work!
  68. Create world page: TK
  69. Debug - svg injection and icon usage, i.e. mega menu icons at bottom?


  1. Create functionality for filtering toys by tags or category - Like show me all AK or WWR. Show me all WWR Medic, etc
  2. Fix non-scale Related toy links and display
  3. Fix top nav links to pages generated via search javascript
  4. How to highlight current top nav item: active state
  5. Add sort functionality on long view all toy pages
  6. Need to figure out featured blog post functionality - add front matter etc
  7. Pubs: 3A VOX archives... add more
  8. Build 'scroll TOC' into the story pages with sidebar TOC
  9. Bio for Gregory, ennui (cody fultz), gimbat!... more?
  10. Fangroup focus...
  11. Gear and wearables? t-shirts...
  12. Past Events!
  13. Include tab for reviews (i.e. rehel front matter) - 5/18/19
  14. Need to improve search! Type in 'Bo' for example and see no 'Bo the Rabbit Tamer'... limited results set is not large enough
  15. Squares... all of them!
  16. 3A Weapons guide!
  17. SEO improvements
  18. The 3A customs, bashes, bootlegs
  19. Build out the EVENTS section
  20. Add the 3A catalogs to the PUBLICATIONS section
  21. Add more photos from 3A to releases that don't have fan photos yet
  22. Post about repairing 3A toys, best practices, expert advice...
  23. Biblio updates!


  1. Develop an art section of the site - prints, posters, etc [idea: Diego Mtnez Barrenechea, FB]

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