Over the past few months, I have put a lot of thought into what I should do with Fanta’s website. I have finally decided to wipe the entire website and start from scratch. In 2015, after 2 other web designers had dabbled with the behind-the-scenes coding, trying to do what I wanted, I hired someone else to redesign the site into what you see now (for the most part). He just built onto what was already there, and it was already a mess. Plus, I wanted elaborate, intriguing features that I now feel slowed the website and ultimately led to more problems than it was worth.
By wiping the site and starting over with a complete redesign from the ground up, I will have complete control over what gets used (behind the scenes/admin stuff), and I can use helpful web tools that I know will not go out-of-date, expire, or clash with other tools to create the problems I’ve had over the past 6+ months.
With that being said, the biggest, most unfortunate drawback to you, the customer, is your account will be deleted, and you will have to create a new one. I have already exported all of the orders on the website, so if you know your username or email address you used here on Fanta’s website, I can pull that up and see what you have previously ordered. I do strongly urge you to go to your downloads and make sure you have downloaded all of your videos you’ve purchases over the years before the website is wiped completely on FEBRUARY 1, 2021!
At that time, I do not have plans to re-add all the previous videos (1,988 to be exact), but they will remain on Clips4Sale should you want to browse and purchase from there. A link to those stores is already under the categories page now as I have turned off new orders here on Fanta, and a link to those stores will be available once the new site is launched.
Once the website is wiped and the basics have been reinstalled, I will begin to piece together the pages one at a time. Some things will just be copied and pasted back into place with some wording changes, as it is time to update a lot of the site’s wording (like the custom videos page, along with pages regarding custom pricing and what I don’t film).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! I am looking forward to starting fresh with Fanta’s website so I can start posting videos again for you guys! I have HUNDREDS of videos I have yet to post! My plan is to be ready to start posting those by March 1st at the latest, but I would like to start sooner than that.
Happy New Year!