Over the last couple of months I’ve found myself able to set aside some time during some days to continue building 10C, adding features and resolving bugs along the way. This has made it possible to complete a number of outstanding issues and even improve overall performance through optimized database queries. Despite the number of closed tickets and checkboxes in notebooks, there is still a lot to be done. This week’s Five Things will outline some of the next features that will be restored/released.
A Proper Landing Site
Oddly enough, there is no proper landing page for 10C anywhere to be found. This has always existed for the v2 and v4 releases of the software, but v5 has seen more attention paid to the people who currently use the system rather than trying to encourage others to join. On Friday I made some progress on a site design that doesn’t embarrass me and this important site will hopefully be ready for deployment later this week.
Comments on Sites
Comments are certainly possible on blog posts but, for the moment, this has been limited to using Nice.Social. Comments have been a bit tricky to work out primarily because in order for anonymous commenting, there needs to be an anonymous account with a special set of rules around its operation. The hard work of thinking through the solutions has been completed and documented, which leaves coding as the final step. This, too, should be ready later this week for people who choose to enable the feature on their site.
For reasons I can’t quite fathom, drafts were never built into the API, meaning that only published items could find their way into the database. This is clearly suboptimal for a lot of people, so drafts will be making a return. Just as with posts, Drafts will be versioned to allow a person to go back and recover — or simply view — previously written text. Of course, any drafts not imported into 10Cv5 from v4 will be restored.
There’s a lot more coming to the platform this year, time permitting, but I’m quite happy with how the last few weeks of updates have gone. Hopefully the streak continues.