A new beginning for yourCardiff

March 25, 2013 2 Comments »

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From next week, some big changes will be happening to yourCardiff and Wales Online. Below, we’ve outlined what will be happening, and tried to answer any questions you might have about where you can find all your Cardiff news in future.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to add them in the comments below, Tweet them to us @yourCardiff, or add them on our Facebook page. We’ll do our very best to answer them.

So what exactly is happening to yourCardiff?

From Thursday March 28, the yourCardiff project will come to an end in its current format. As part of a major overhaul of yourCardiff’s parent website, Wales Online, yourCardiff will be merged with its Cardiff Online section. You’ll be able to see all the stories you can currently find on yourCardiff on Cardiff Online, and all the latest news from the city will appear in one place in future.

Why are you making these changes?

As mentioned above, Wales Online is set to go through a major overhaul and redesign in the coming weeks. This new site will have an “In Your Area” section which will make it much easier to find news from where you live, and it will be much simpler and more attractive to navigate. We want to take advantage of these new features for all your Cardiff news.

We’ll be taking some of the things that have worked really well on yourCardiff – such as our monthly planning maps, live blogging council meetings, and local guest bloggers – over to the new site, so they won’t be lost. And we will of course be continuing to bring you the most up-to-date news from your communities across Cardiff.

What will happen to @yourcardiff on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Flickr group?

All of these are staying. We get great conversations going with our Facebook fans, Twitter followers and Flickr group members, and really value how much time and effort you put in to talking to us about the stories you care about. We’ll continue using social media to bring you all the latest news from the new, improved Cardiff Online section, and to share your fantastic pictures of Wales’ fantastic capital city.

What will happen when I type yourcardiff.walesonline.co.uk into my browser in future?

You’ll be able to access the old site up until April 10. After that date, you’ll be redirected to Wales Online’s Cardiff Online section.

We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit yourCardiff, followed a live blog, commented on a story, or sent in your pictures over the last three years, and we hope you’ll continue to do so in our new home on Wales Online.

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  1. thedimmick March 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Congrats on the work so far and goodd luck for the transition and beyond! Steve

  2. Twm March 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Will you still be able to comment in the way I'm doing here, or will you need to register a WalesOnline account? Can't say I've done a proper scientific study, but there seems to be a better standard of comments here, even without the supposed protection of a registered account.

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