There are some stirrings at UserLand which I’m hoping will translate into a productive year for Manila developers. For a limited time, they are offering a 14-day free trial which I would highly recommend to anyone considering using the package. I’ve posted the user’s manual that I give to my teachers at my school for anyone who wants to get up and running fairly quickly. Just remember it has some references and instructions unique to my school. At $299 a year for an educational license that can run thousands of sites, I still highly recommend Manila despite it’s lack of development of late. But like I said, things look to be changing…
Interestingly, the ‘new’ Manila site features a number of ed blogs as sample sites. Hopefully that means they’re considering implementing some of the changes they previewed last year. I made another plea on the dev group today for:
1. A way to make some posts public and keep some posts private to just members or editors.
2. A way to review comments before allowing them to be posted for everyone to see.
These are really the two issues that I’m most bumping into at this point. Fingers are crossed that they might be resolved in short order.