Instead of using Wordpress to feature my members blogs, I am trying to raise money for a recent features block for XI Blogs. The recent features block will also showcase threads and function similar to the RecentFeatures block in Jaxel's XenPorta addon. You can see it in action here. This block will be configurable through BD Widget Framework. See FAQ. Currently, no recent features block exists in BD Widget but there is one in Widget Portal addon but that's not updated for Xenforo 1.2. In the Recent Features block we should be able to select which blog entries and threads that we want to appear in the slider in AdminCP. It should have the basic features of the existing recent features slider such as height and width setting, configureable the snippet length and when you click on the pic it should link to the blog or thread being featured. It should also include the title and the category / thread prefix.
@Daniel Hood has said he'd do it if he had permission,which he does as long as he doesn't use any of XI Blogs code. He also wants to know if more people would contribute it's development. He has told me that he would like at least $100 to get started on it. He has already created a Better Blogs to threads importer and a thread importer for XI blogs for me plus I really like his PHP Help Center Announcements addon, so I know he has the skills to get it done.
I cannot afford his asking price at the moment. Eventually I will but it may take me a couple weeks. Would any of you be kind enough to help fund the creation of this addon? He needs at least $100 to get started so if you could donate to me for this addon you will receive the addon as well. After the donation amount is met this thread and first will be updated with the news of the donation requirement being met, further donations won't be accepted and any excess amount will be sent back. After the addon is completed it will be a paid Resource in the resource manager which Daniel has not yet set the price for. He does plan on extending this addon to pull content from other resources as well.