BoerWarArchive.com - History and Photographs of the Boer War    

Site News and Updates What's New at BoerWarAchive.com

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Planned Future Articles and Changes

  1. Balloons in Boer War - see Library of congress for pics
  2. The Christmas Pudding Bombardment of Ladysmith
  3. Churchill as a War Correspondent
  4. Concentration Camp
  5. Battle of Conseco
  6. Battle of Spion Kop
  7. The Missing Boer Gold
  8. Boer Leaders
  9. British Leaders
  10. Majuba Hill Battle
  11. Siege of Mafeking
  12. Siege of Ladysmith
  13. Guerilla Warfare
  14. Gallery 5 of Pictures
  15. Gallery 6 of Pictures
  16. Insert Text Links to Gallery Pictures
  17. Insert Alt Links to Gallery Pictures
  18. Timeline of the Boer War
  19. Update Sitemap
  20. Article on Kitchener
  21. Article on British Generals
  22. Article on Field Medicine
  23. Article on African Participation in the War
  24. Article About Women Boer Spies
  25. Article on Extraordinary Soldiers
  26. Article on Victoria Cross Recipients - short bio
  27. Gallery of Playing Cards
  28. Article on the World Fair Recreations

This section records changes and additions to the site.

Site News and Updates

  • May 21, 2021 -- Mde and submitted an xml sitemap to Google.

  • May 18, 2021 -- Forced redirect to https - changed all internal links to https and reloaded - added canonical links to main pages.
  • April 2, 2021 -- Added an article about the Battle of Blood River Poort, an interesting battle in the early phase of the Boer War.
  • June 5, 2020 -- revamped the page on the Boers
  • May 30, 2020 -- Added content to the Map Section
  • May 20, 2020 -- Tweaked the About Us page and added a photograph of some grizzled Boer war prisoners. Also reformatted the depthindex and added an image.
  • May 8, 2020 -- Completed Phase 1 of a planned overhaul. Changed the site template on most pages. Next will convert to SSI and add new content and images. Also improve the navigation bar.
  • May 7, 2020 -- Designed new template for site and began applying it to some pages. Revamped the /photographs/ front page and this update page.
  • May 6, 2020 -- Changed the background image. Deleted a javascript for maps that shouldn't have been there. Deleted the robot text that may have been preventing Googlebot.
  • May 5, 2020 -- It's been a while! Added some text to the front page. Will need to fix broken layout in the photograph section. Will likely change the entire site template going forward. Will add a contact page.
  • November 7, 2017 -- Added a biography of General Hildyard.
  • February 19. 2017 -- Added a biography of President Kruger.
  • December 10. 2016 -- Added a gallery of the Boer Generals and Commanders
  • June 17, 2016 -- Redid the front page.
  • June 1, 2016 -- Updated the privacy policy.
  • May 28, 2016 -- Added google analyrics to the site.
  • November 5, 2015 -- Fixed CSS display issues. Updated sitemaps and submitted them to google.
  • October 25, 2015 -- Added an archive of Boer war photos.
  • October 17, 2015 -- Converted site to a mobile friendly template. Placed ads on the site.
  • January 11, 2015 -- Added a map of the Transvaal and Orange Free States.
  • December 14, 2014 -- added a library and summary of the Boer offensive on the western front. Use translation from Afrikaans here: https://archive.org/stream/AngloBoerWarPart1/Abo-deel1#page/n611/mode/2up for more content
  • December 13, 2014 -- implemented browser caching and compression using htaccess
  • December 9, 2014 -- Optimized and compressed images on the front page using https://compressjpeg.com/
  • December 7, 2014 -- Added a section showing political cartoons about the Boer War
  • December 6, 2014 -- Built a new site template. Removed ads while redesign is under way.
  • October 4, 2014 -- Fixed a problem with the front page.
  • April 8, 2014 -- Added a history of the Boer Orange Free State
  • March 24, 2014 -- Added articles about Natal and Transvaal
  • March 15, 2014 -- Added site to Google Webmaster tools and submitted the sitemap.
  • March 10, 2014 -- Converted site to SSI format. Added an article about the Boer people. Improved the privacy policy. Added advertisements.
  • March 1, 2014 -- Added an overview of the Boer War scanned from the Library of Historic Characters and Events (circa 1905)
  • February 25, 2014 -- Added an RSS feed, robots.txt and a new xml site map made at https://xmlsitemapgenerator.org/
  • February 9, 2014 -- Set up server. Build basic site shell.
  • February 7, 2014 -- domain registered. Images collected.