Back in August 2018, André Walker reported on his initial work to [revitalize](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2017/04/final-grant-report-migrating-b.html) the [revitalizing of blogs.perl.org](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2017/06/grant-proposal-revitalize-blog-1.html).
He made the following report to the TPF Grants Committee on 14 Aug 2018 (edited by me). The latest report as of this post can be [found here](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2019/01/grant-report-revitalize-blogsp.html).
> Short update regarding grant progress. I have most of the major features I wanted to implement already in place, even if some are a bit rough. So it's possible to register, write posts, update them, browse, etc. The site is "themeable" with handlebars templating, which is compatible with another open source blogging platform (Ghost), so we could share design resources. There are no hardcoded mentions of "blogs.perl.org" outside the configuration, so the engine is very reusable.
> Along the way, there was some refactoring, so there were some recent regressions that I have to fix (e.g. some messages like "Invalid username / password" are not being displayed). Besides that, there are a couple of bugs here and there, and I went a lot more lax in the end regarding tests... So there's some polishing to do.
> My "test" installation is here: [https://blogs-perl.herokuapp.com](https://blogs-perl.herokuapp.com). The downside is that it's not very useful for an open test, because I have to whitelist the email addresses that I can send messages to. That's from the provider to avoid spam.