Bluethrust Clan Scripts: Open Source Clan CMS
Welcome! Bluethrust Clan Scripts is an open source clan website manager that helps you easily create and run your clan website.
Clan Scripts v4 is still in development so if you have an idea for a feature you would like to see, e-mail: email@example.com or post a topic in the forum. You can also follow the development progress below or on our tumblr blog.
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Next Release Plans & Hosting Update
posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:40 pm
I don’t have an exact date of when the next update will be ready, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I don’t want to neglect the scripts much longer because I don’t want to let you guys down. I keep saying “Yes” to most of the new features everyone has been asking for but when exactly those features will be ready, I have no idea. Since the last update, I’ve spent 99% of my time working on hosting. I know it seems like I’ve been writing about the hosting for a while now, but it took a while for me to figure out exactly where I was going to do it, how I was going to do it and then just building everything. I have a real job outside of building the scripts so my time is limited to a couple hours after work and then weekends. I could have had this set up a lot faster had I gone with a reseller hosting type of solution, but I wanted the flexibility to add whatever I wanted to the server which reseller hosting doesn’t always give. I also enjoy learning this stuff so part of it is just having fun setting up my own web hosting server.
So, because I want to get out a new update for the scripts, I’ve decided to just get as much done with the hosting as I can until the end of November and then start working on the new features for the scripts starting December 1. My goal is to have a decent sized update by the end of the year. Here is what I have planned:
- Sub Forums
- Social Media Plugins
- Set up forums that only certain members can post in, but are viewable to all or a selected set of members
- Add Nuker Vipers IA System
- Add Individual-Level Settings for Awarding/Revoking Medals and Promoting/Demoting Members
- Add an option to add captcha’s to the custom forms and sign up form
- New Theme
The only thing on that list that is a real unknown as far as how I’m going to set it up is the social media plugins. I need to build them in a way that they can be installed and uninstalled separately from the actual scripts. I should be able to get all of that list finished by the end of December. I’m going to be on vacation during the second week of December, but I’ll have my laptop with me. It’s not really a normal vacation so I should be able to get some solid work done.
I have a new theme almost ready for release too. Its a COD Ghosts theme and should be available by the end of this week.
Let me know in the comments if you think I’ve been neglecting your request for a new feature. I am easily swayed as long as what you are asking is reasonable and helpful to the scripts as a whole. Features that pertain to only a single type of clan I usually will not be as inclined to add.
posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:19 am
So its been a little over a month since my last blog post so decided to let you guys know whats going on. There was a huge tax deadline at my real job that has been taking up a lot of my time (I’m an accountant IRL). I haven’t worked on any new updates for the scripts, but I am very close to being done with the first installment of the web hosting. Since I’m so close to being done with that I’m just going to finish it off then start work on the new features I had promised in the last post.
I will try to get out at least one new theme by the end of the month though. I’ve got a couple that I want to make, but the one that I started on so far is a GTA theme. I want to make a battlefield 4 one and also a cod ghosts one soon as well. So those will likely be the next 3 themes out. As I wrote in the last post the next features that I’m going to be working on are Steam, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube/Google integration. So this means you will be able to set it up so you can view any stats that Steam offers through their api, on your clan profile pages. For the facebook, twitter and google integration, you can set it up so that activity that you do on your site, can get posted to your feed on facebook or twitter. For youtube, I’m going to see if I can set it up so if you have videos, you can easily connect it up to your clan’s profile page to view the videos there.
Also, going to be setting up these integrations as plug in type features so they will be separate from the actual scripts because not everyone is going to want to integrate everything. They will each come with their own separate installer.
That’s all for this update. If you have any comments or suggestions for features that you want to see in the scripts, as always, let me know in the comments or on the forums.
posted Sun Sep 8, 2013 4:57 am
tldr; Download Link: http://cl4n.us/BTCSv4-Beta10
In this update, downloads, forum attachments and signatures and home page images have been added.
The home page images allow you to easily display images on the home page (obv). You can have them show either randomly or as an image slider. You can attach a message to each image as well. By default, this option is located under the News category on the My Account page.
You will need to update your theme as the css files and new menu option for the download pages have been added.
For the next update I want to work on adding social media integration. Going to be adding Facebook, Twitter and Steam logins. Also going to look into seeing what kind of data I can pull from steam to add to player’s profiles. I’m planning to release the next update probably around the end of October/beginning of November. I need to do some more work on the hosting site. Haven’t worked on it while I was adding new features to the script. The only updates between now and then will be bug fixes and maybe a new theme.
That’s all for this update. Thanks for reading!
No update this month
posted Thu Aug 1, 2013 3:29 am
So, as the title says, I don’t have any kind of major update for this month. With the week off in the beginning of the month,then the time spent getting out some little updates during the month, I just haven’t had time. I spent most of my time this month starting to build the hosting site. Had to figure out where I was going to get the servers from and then needed to come up with a plan about how to go about developing it. Its been fun learning about the stuff, but its taking a bit of time.
I’m not completely ruling out an update though, if I do, it will be out August 7. I’m going away again on vacation for a week on August 8. Then that will be my last vacation for a while. I don’t want to completely stop adding new features to the scripts while I’m working on the hosting, but they are going to be minor features as opposed to major ones.
That’s really it for this one, just wanted to let you guys know in case some of you were waiting for something new this month. Thanks for reading!
Beta 9 Update - Take 2
posted Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:30 am
New minor update!
This one mainly fixes the issues with regards to the updater not adding the menus. You can now also run the updater when you have modded the database and it won’t completely screw over your website.
Themes have been updated on the main site’s page so you don’t need to go to the forum to download the beta 9 themes. You’ll need to download a new copy of your theme as it fixes some glitches with the forum avatar’s not showing in the side menu when on a page that isn’t in the main root directory. The fix is in the _menus.php file so if you want you can just replace that with your current one. If you are using Fire & Ice you will need to also replace your style.css file with the new one posted as well. And lastly, Niytro from the forums has made a cool new theme called Synergy. You can check it out on the theme’s page.
For the mid-month theme, I’m working on a Guild Wars 2 theme. It will be released some time this week. Follow @Bluethrust on twitter so you’ll know exactly when its up!