Bluethrust Clan Scripts: Open Source Clan CMS
Welcome! Bluethrust Clan Scripts are an open source clan website manager. They allow you to 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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New Site and Future Plans
posted Sat May 4, 2013 10:53 pm
Wooo a new site! Its pretty similar to the old one but now has pages so you can download all the themes that I’ve made so far for v4. Now that there is a themes page, I’m going try to release new themes more frequently. My goal is to release a new theme towards the middle of the month and then release another new theme with the clan scripts update at the end of the month.
Also, didn’t write much about what I would be working on in May in the last post. So in May I want to get a nice forum system built into the scripts. I think that will really make the scripts pretty solid as far as features. These have really come a long way from the first release last year.
But there is also some slight bad news. The forum system will likely be the last huge feature built into the scripts for a little. In June I’m going to start working on building a web hosting platform for the main site. I love making these scripts and I love interacting and hearing your guys’ feedback. So it would be really cool if I could do this full time and the only way to do that would be to charge money for something. I’d like to keep the scripts free so providing web hosting with the scripts could get me a little closer to doing this as my job. I still plan to update the scripts each month but they will probably be for smaller features until I finish building the hosting platform.
Anyway, that last part was more of a personal type goal but thought I’d share anyway. As always, thanks for reading!
New Update! - Clan Scripts v4 Beta 7
posted Fri May 3, 2013 9:43 pm
I decided to release the update before moving over to the new main site layout. I’ve had the new update basically finished now for almost a week so I’ve just been sitting on it and just want to get it out. There are some really cool new features added in.
1) New: Manage Tournament Matches - Lets players in the tournament enter their own results rather than have the tournament creator entering the results for every match.
2) New: Join a Tournament - Allows members to join tournaments without the tournament creator having to add them.
3) Improvement: Manage Tournament Team - I added in a way to easily incorporate squads into tournaments. When there are team tournaments, there is now a button on the Manage Teams page that lets you easily select members from a squad and add them to a team all at once.
4) New: Members Only Page Tagger - You can now make any page private that normally would be viewable to the public (i.e. Members, Ranks, Medals etc). It’s really easy to use. You just need to turn on the Members Only Tagger, go to the page you want to be members only and click a button. I also made a video showing how to use it. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WL3SA_i6J8
Also, I added in emoticons. There are only 5 right now: :) :( ;) :D :p. They were the only ones I could find that were free and that looked good. And I added Twitch to the member profiles.
That’s all for new features. Going to work on getting the new main site up for tomorrow. Thanks for reading!
Tournaments!... and more plans
posted Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:15 pm
Started writing a tweet and it was getting to be way more than 140 characters so decided to make a blog post. Just finished working on the new tournament features for the next update. You will now be able to manage your own matches and also join tournaments without being added by the tourney creator. I had planned to make for a way for clans that are using the scripts to connect to one tournament for the multi-clan tournament feature. So when a change was made to the tournament, it was reflected on both clan’s sites, but the way I originally thought about implementing it, wasn’t going to work out. So I’m holding off on adding it in for now. That will likely be it for the updates in the next release. I need to work on getting the main site updated with a new layout and theme download page.
I’ve been also thinking about what I’m going to work on next and I think next month (May) I’m going to start working on a forum system. After I get a forum into the scripts, I’m going to be removing the beta tag from the scripts. So its a big step I think.
Thanks for all the support! The last post’s comments were amazing. Gives me so much motivation to keep making these scripts awesome.
Clan Scripts v4 - Beta6 and April Plans
posted Mon Apr 8, 2013 12:00 am
New Update! In this update the main new feature is Custom Forms. It is set up similar to how the member application system works. You can create different form components and view what people have submitted. I’ve also added in a way to create tool tips on components in the custom forms section as well as the member application system.
Another feature that was added was a news ticker. It behaves the same way the one in v3 works. It scrolls a message on the homepage. However I added in new ways to style the way the text looks a little more. You can change the color, font size, and whether or not you want it bold or italic. This isn’t a required feature to use, if you leave the news ticker blank it won’t show on the home page.
I also made some minor changes to the Modify Custom Theme page. I looked around and found a really good open source web based code editor called Ace that I added in. This is more of a visual upgrade but I think it helps when you are actually editing the theme’s code from the admin section.
The new theme is called Army Green. It’s more of a futuristic type theme. Complete opposite style from last months theme, but I think this one came out pretty good. I’ve also included two new files in the theme folder that will help with creating themes. I’m going to try to make a new video later this week explaining how to use them, but the 2 files that are in the theme folder are all of the major php that is used in all of the header files that I’ve used to make themes. There are still some variables you will need to set if you want to make your own themes, but it should be easier now with only needing to include these 2 new files into your theme.
Since I needed an extra week to get this update out, that means I now have 3 weeks to work on new features, which is more than enough time to do some things. But I also want to start updating the main site a little so that you can download the themes individually and also add a download page for v4. The themes section may take me some time, so this month for updates to the scripts I’m going to mostly focus on fine tuning some things and maybe try to make the tournaments section more complete. I kind of left that part of the site hanging so I could work on new features. Also, not every theme that has been released is up to date to work with the current version. So I need to update each of the older themes as well.
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading!
Download Clan Scripts v4 Beta 6: http://bit.ly/BTCSv4Beta6
The 5th Beta
posted Mon Mar 4, 2013 10:27 pm
Here is the download link: http://bit.ly/BTCSv4Beta5
So in this release, the main feature that was added was the event system. Its a major improvement over the v3 version. In v3 the events system was essentially a news posts whereas now, the events system is actually a system. You can invite people, they can accept/decline the invite and you can give people event positions. Event positions are like mini ranks within the event which you can set to have certain privileges. I think it came out pretty good, although I’d like to improve upon it in the future. If you want to check out a tour of the events system watch this video here —> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojBc7f1HEPA
My plans for March are to get a way to create custom forms up as well as the downloads section. If I have time I also want to start working on the tournaments section again as well. Hoping to have an actual non beta version out maybe within the next few months.
Thanks for reading and supporting! Let me know if you want to see any new features by posting a comment below or in the forums.