This quote, courtesy of scam site W3Rocks, is unfortunately quite common:
Hotaru CMS is an open source social bookmarking platform written in PHP. It's just another open source Digg clone, similar to Pligg.
And how about this confused one from Celeb Web News?
HotaruCMS is another content management script serves news submitting and acts just like Digg. Hotaru CMS is a Digg clone script supported with themes and plugin. In short, Hotaru CMS is also known
We've passed a couple of noteworthy milestones this week which I thought I'd highlight.
June 18th marked one year since work began on Hotaru CMS. I was talking with Alan (shibuya) about whether this means Hotaru is one-year old, and we both agreed that it isn't - that would be a year after Hotaru was first released, not when coding started. Even still, I'm very happy that development hasn't slowed down one bit in the last 12 months.
In fact, June 23rd saw the 2,000th commit
Today I upgraded our demo site at BloggerTools.net to the latest beta version of Hotaru 1.3.
The main areas we're working on are installation, speed and plugin independence. Believe it or not, but BloggerTools no longer uses SB Base!
Here are the listed goals for this milestone:
- Implement smartLoader [Done]
- Apply smartCache to Comment class methods [Done]
- Add additional indexes to database tables [Done]
- Reworked install/upgrade
I often say in the forums that the plugin order is important for everything to run smoothly, but this isn't entirely true anymore. A few versions ago, each plugin ran a function at the theme_index_top plugin hook, like this:
If a User page, show user posts,
If a Category page show category posts,
If a Tags page, show tag posts,
If a Search page, show search results,
Nice and logical, right?
Wrong. The problem was that even though
With my recent change in the forum, pushing threads into a dedicated "social bookmarking" section, you can probably tell that I'm keen to break out of the social bookmarking mold and into other areas.
When I started building Hotaru almost a year ago, I wanted to...
1. Make it open ended, not limited to social bookmarking like our predecessor (Social Web CMS)
2. Make a set of social bookmarking plugins to
a) demonstrate the plugin system
b) allow SWCMS