Yep, it is launch time; stay tuned for a band-new weblogs.us website. New features include a automated sign-up queue form, automated Recently Updated Blogs section, an official Weblogs.us blog, a automated testimonials section, a new “web 2.0” design with logo, and some AJAX magic. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the final revision. Something much better is coming this spring; simply put the next launch will introduce a new platform based on WordPress.
Weblogs.us just went through a major server upgrade, which now should result in less downtime. The new website isn’t ready yet, as I need to figure out the WordPress XML-RPC API, and until then I can’t complete RPC-heir, the XML-RPC recently updated blogs plug-in. Look out for some updates in October, with several plug-in releases, and the launch of the new Weblogs.us homepage.
Moo.wp, the mootoolkit manager plug-in for WordPress is now considered stable and acceptable for mass distribution. Build 30, also know as 1.0, now includes moo.dom for DOM support if the prototype.lite library is used. More updates may come with time, but as for now development for moo.wp is completed. Grab 1.0 from the moo.wp page.
Come and get it while it’s hot. The mootoolkit manager for WordPress is available now for per-release testing. Just go on the side bar to Moo.wp to arrive at the plug-in’s page. This release is fully functional and ready for developer integration. For plug-in writers, just check for the moowp_display() function to verify that moowp is installed and working. Release 2, or rather per-release 2 contains moo.fx 1.2.3, moo.fx.pack 1.2.4, moo.AJAX 1.0, prototype.lite, and prototype 1.4.0. On the backend there are idiot-resistant checks that keep dependencies fulfilled to reduce errors. Hopefully this will be helpful for some one out there.