I have released version 1.1!
- New template tags that allow manipulation of pods
- Initial Pod Manager
- Updated Google Analytics plugin
- Updated Form-to-email plugin to work with Captcha
- File explorer fix for IE
- Users can create drafts that do not have title or content
- Upgraded TinyMCE editor
- Miscelaneous bug fixes
The biggest new feature in the release 1.1 is the ability for plugins to add "Pods" to specific locations in the themes, usually sidebars. In addition, users can choose from the Administration what pods will be shown and in what order. For this feature to work, the theme you use must be "Pod-enabled". I have updated the following built-in themes: Glossy Blue, Nautica 05, Movable Type, and Terra Firma. I will be updating the other themes in the near future. You can read a little bit about Pod-enabling your theme.
As an example of a plugin that creates a pod, I've created the Flickr Widget pod to show Flickr pictures for a specific user and/or tags. If you are upgrading, you can download the plugin by itself. It is also a good example if you are interested in creating Pod plugins.
Because there are many events a page must announce, it is easy to forget some events. To help on that task, Mark Aplet has created an Event Start Template that contains all the events your theme must announce.
Mark Aplet has created a nice theme called Star Gazer. You can read more about it at Mark's blog. I've added it to the admin downloads, but you can also download it from his site. Good job Mark!