Today I tested the beta plugin I introduced you in the Creating some hypeâ€¦ post and it worked fine.
It successfully imported all games and now I am looking for a good theme to finetune to transform the blog into an arcade site (do you know any good theme?)
Before asking you to test the portal, I’ll tell you what I have done until now and what is planned during next days.
Setup (completed): Running the setup worked fine, and it turns an empty blog into an arcade one, creating all categories and a new table.
Import (almost competed): This routine parses the Mochi feed and copies all games data into the table created during setup. The scripts obviously checks for duplicated entries… now I just have to made an auto import routine.
Publish (incomplete but working): The publish routine turns database entries into a real WP post. At the moment you can’t preview the game and you can’t choose wether to publish a game or not.
According to Games Freez suggestion, I dated the posts using the feed_approval_created date as the other 2 dates are back dated.
Now you can play and comment games, and I think letting players comment the game in a blog way will bring some interesting results.
Now I am waiting for your feedback and suggestions to improve the plugin before october 1st, the official release date.