As we mentioned in previous posts, we built the new site to be faster and accommodate more content. The design is a departure from the last version of Buffalo Rising and we hope our readers like it.
There are some technical things you should know as you start to use the site. First, as we've migrated to a new publishing platform, all the registered users will need to re-register to be able to comment and use the site's functionality. If you have a username you've used for an extended period of time, we encourage you to re-register the name as quickly as possible if you'd like to maintain your identity. We tried to avoid this re-registration but it wasn't possible.
Second, while almost all of the site's functionality is live and ready-to-go, there are some content areas that will be rolled out over time. In particular, we're still working on the restaurant guide and we intend to roll that out within a few weeks.
Third, all of the content from the old site will be archived at archives.buffalorising.com and will still be viewable. You'll still be able to find this content through our search function as well as through Google searches.
We hope you like the new site and we look forward to hearing your feedback.