Now that the stable version is a frozen state, meaning that no more new features will be added before its release, it is time to start thinking on what will come next. The pLog team has several new features in mind and we would like to know what you -the users- think about them and if they would really be useful to anybody. Please note that the list of features I am going to give now is not sorted in any order (the first one will not be implemented first and the last one won't be implemented the last), but they will be written as they come to my head :)
- Possibility to easily upload pictures and files, so that we can include them in posts and generate albums. There is already some work on this and this is probably the first feature that will be included in the new release, since I belive it is quite important to be able to add pictures to one's diary. But we will also have the possibility to create our own photo albums and show them to our friends.
- A cleaner interface to add new themes/template sets and to invite users to join our blog. At the moment there is no other way to do that, other than adding records to the database manually.
- Search feature.
- Support for PostgreSQL as the underlying database storage system.
- Enable or disable comments on a per-post basis, rather than on a global basis like now.
- Blog-over-email features, so that we don't need a browser to quickly publish our stories.
- "Hidden" categories. This basically means that not all categories would be shown in the homepage but only the ones we would select. This would be helpful in case we still want to have those categories but we don't want to clutter the web site with too much text. These categories would still be shown on the list of categories and could be still accessed by readers.
- Generation or RSS-compliant feeds on a per-category basis, not on a general basis.
- Many more templates included in the default package (or in an additional template package), so that people with zero knowledge of html and templates can find something that they like.
- XMLRPC Blogger-compatible API
- More than one category per post.
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