Archive for the 'Fooblog' Category

Fooblog Development
March 21st, 2007

Good day to you all, I hope you are enjoying the latest of my configurations and aren’t having too many problems with it.

The purpose of this post is to make a request. I am looking to build an easy to use PanelsUI configuration file (.pui) database that uses the WordPress/forums user base, login system and cookies (and possibly a component database too). I am hoping to make it as simple and efficient as possible for both users wishing to install configurations and those wishing to upload them. I am hoping for the following:

  • A ratings system
  • Comments and review system
  • Components used (choose from drop down)
  • Upload forms
  • etc.

The problem is, my PHP skills aren’t that good so I need someone to help out with the development of this, particularly someone with experience in developing WordPress plugins. If you feel it may take a long time I can pay you for your services.

If you are interested in helping out leave a message in the comments and I’ll contact you by the email address you provide.

Our first full Tutorial
March 17th, 2007

I finally got around to writing an up to date “Getting Started” tutorial. It took a while but I hope it will be of some use to all the newbies. To summarise, it covers intial setup, titleformatting, components, essential components and the beginnings of the customisation process.

In the process I also added commenting features to Pages and not just posts. So you can go ahead and comment on and add to this tutorial as you please. You should note that comment moderation will be much stricter on permanent pages and only relevant information should be added, questions should be directed to the forums.

Fooblog Forums
March 5th, 2007

The support requests for configurations have been pouring in over the last week or so, my inbox has been quite busy. As a result of this I have decided to implement a sexy new forums system into the site – this way we can discuss bugs, etc. out in the open without the closed doors of an email conversation.

Now, I imagine the first thing you will be thinking is – “but we already have Hydrogen Audio…”. This is true, and this forum does not seek to be either a replacement or a competitor. HA focuses predominantly on the development of foobar and its assorted components. The fooblog forums (how can we shorten that?) shall instead be aimed at helping users develop and distribute interesting configurations and design aesthetics. I also hope that it will encourage more users to post to this blog and the site in general.

The login and registration for this blog and the forums are tied, you need only sign up once and if you are logged in on the forums you will also be logged in here. All existing blog members already have an account over at the forums. As a logged in user you can obviously post topics and replies at the forums, you can also post comments to blog posts under your forum name (without having to type in your username and email each time, and, after a set number of posts, your comments will appear instantly). You can also write and store draft articles for this site under your username; on each topic page there is a direct link to the blog’s article submission page, with a little bit of javascript to facilitate getting forums content into a well formatted blog post.

With no further delays, the forums can be found here: