I hope it will come back soon.
But maybe I have something for You ...
A friend of me was a good php programmer (I´m only a noob in writing php) and he has done a "Blog Plugin" for a other small CMS wich is also based on Codeigniter 3.0 and the other CMS does have similar features as IUCMS. So maybe You can use and rewrite the Blog Plugin. Its realy good and I think that only minor changes need to be made to fit IUCMS.
Every community member here at IUForums can make use of the script. I hope someone can get it to run with IU:
Have a nice day.
Kind regards from Germany, Andy