These are just the basics that are missing:
- Assign an Image to an Entry
Like any blog out there on the internet, every entry has an image associated with it. This image is shown as part of the teaser. IP.Blog presently does not parse any image code while displaying teasers so there's no elegant alternative. And enabling full html to all users is not an option. IP.Blog's basic entry listing is just text and an avatar. Not very exciting, not very interesting. Allowing users to put a little thumbnail of an image for each entry would go a long way to make this look like a "real" blog.
- Some basic user customization
Give the users the ability to do basic customization to their blogs, namely the ability to upload a custom header image/logo, with size restrictions set by the admin.
- Easily re-order entries
An elegant solution to allow blog entries to be reordered, at the very least some kind of inline "quick edit" to modify post dates if that's all that can be done.
- Sorting options throughout
The option to sort posts by date (asc/desc) throughout the blog engine. For example, when viewing Archives, it just sorts by date DESC with no other option. Just as a blog reader, options to filter through content need to be added.
- Custom fields
Allow admins to add custom fields so that we can parse, sort and order blog entries using our own criteria.
I don't expect IP.Blog to compete shoulder to shoulder with years-long established systems like Wordpress. And IP.Blog has done some really great things with forum/community integration, so please give some IP.Blog users some love! We will now have over 1200 IP.Blog bloggers in my community, so please consider some updates soon!