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 23, 2020


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


  1. Center align the related posts at the bottom of a post page
  2. Create functionality for filtering toys by tags or category - Like show me all AK or WWR. Show me all WWR Medic, etc
  3. Fix non-scale Related toy links and display
  4. Fix top nav links to pages generated via search javascript
  5. Debug - svg injection and icon usage, i.e. mega menu icons at bottom?
  6. How to highlight current top nav item: active state
  7. Add sort functionality on long view all toy pages
  8. Need to figure out featured blog post functionality - add front matter etc
  9. Pubs: 3A VOX archives... add more
  10. Build 'scroll TOC' into the story pages with sidebar TOC
  11. Bio for TP, Gregory, ennui (cody fultz)... more?
  12. Fangroup focus...
  13. Gear and wearables? t-shirts...
  14. Include tab for reviews (i.e. rehel front matter) - 5/18/19
  15. Need to improve search! Type in 'Bo' for example and see no 'Bo the Rabbit Tamer'... limited results set is not large enough
  16. Squares... all of them!
  17. 3A Weapons guide!


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

Things to research:

  1. Sheba's Hill Gang (S.H.G)
  2. Locations: Nothern Suburbs, New Andria, Luxor
  3. Destiny Gift Statue from Q-n-A #38
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