I'm happy to announce the release of BlogCFC 5.1. This release adds some very cool features including a simple content management system. This "mini" CMS allows for content editing outside the blog system. This is a great way to build supporting pages for the blog. Along with the CMS changes, here are some of the other changes:
- Subscriptions now require validation. I had a lot of fake email addresses in my database and this will help clean it out.
- You can now send an email to your subscribers. This lets you create a newsletter or just communicate with your subscribers.
- Some clean up to the administrator. I added AJAX to the entry editor using Adobe's Spry technology.
- Gravatar support in the comments. Gravatar is a cool technology, but the server sucks. There may be something to replace it soon though...
So why haven't I updated this blog to 5.1? My blog is a mess. Truly, it is. I'm working on a new version now with a completely new design. All I have to do is get some of the side content down, and thankfully that is a lot easier now.