Just a brief post today to say that work continues on Hotaru 1.4 and a beta will be made available soon for testing.
The most significant changes are deep in the core code where shibuya246 has made some fantastic progress on a multi-site feature that will enable admins to run multiple Hotaru sites from a single installation. While the bulk of the coding has been completed in 1.4, it's unlikely the "Multi-Site Manager" plugin will be released until later to give us ample time
The latest theme in the Theme Downloads forum is a clone of Reddit, called Yonda.
What better way to show off Hotaru than with a theme that emulates one of the biggest social bookmarking sites on the net? I must admit I'm very impressed, and happy to see our Up Down Voting plugin getting put to good use!
Although it looks just like Reddit, this theme has been skillfully crafted by hand by Mabujo Web Designs. It turns out that the designer, mabujo, is no stranger
Every social network has its own variation of a profile page, and we all have our favorites. Some like the simple Twitter bio, others prefer a full-on MySpace style page. When it comes to Hotaru, how can you provide a profile page that suits everybody?
I'm currently reworking profiles so that plugins can freely add their own pages to a user's profile. Here's a screenshot of where I'm at so far:
As I said in my previous blog post, I've started converting the theme from my SWCMS site to Hotaru CMS. I've had to update both Hotaru itself and a few plugins to get this far, but that's partly why I'm doing it - to find flaws in Hotaru when building themes.
Here's the original JapanSoc site:
And here's what I've done so far on Hotaru:
As you can see, the general feel of the site is done, though
I decided the best way to focus on the most essential needs for Hotaru is to start copying my JapanSoc theme across. I'll post screenshots when I've got a bit more done, but right now I've managed to copy the headers along with the fonts, colors, and other site-wide CSS thingies.