pLog, an Open-Source blogging software platform, reaches version 1.0 milestone after almost a year of development.
The 1.0 release is built on top of the strong feature set of the 0.3.x series and adds many new features such as a friendly and completely revamped user interface, native support for subdomains, template caching and support for HTTP conditional requests, fully customizable URLs without mod_rewrite, a much improved plugin framework, custom fields in posts, support for the metaWeblog API and many more small improvements.
In addition to the new features, pLog 1.0 ships with over 30 plugins and 50 beautiful additional templates so that pLog blogs can be customized in any possible way. Examples of plugins available with pLog 1.0 include the highly requested template editor, a plugin that will allow users to use Textile, phpBB, Markdown or Wiki markup, one to put all new comments in a moderation queue, or several new additions to our anti-spam arsenal.
For those of you new to pLog, upload the files to your server and run the wizard.php script. Detailed installation instructions are available in the wiki.
For those of you upgrading from an older 0.3.x release, please make a backup copy of your database and follow the upgrade instructions as described in the wiki. Old templates should work just fine with the new version even though some features might be missing. While plugins from the old version will not work in pLog 1.0, most of them have already been ported to the new framework so it is only a matter of updating them.