IRC-Source is getting a complete makeover and will be re-written from the ground up. With the new rewrite will come some awesome updates. Some of the updates will include new and improved forums, featured networks, and rank cards that you can embed on your website.
The rewrite will also mean a whole new design and an amazing new layout for network listings and information.
Authentication will plugin to the WordPress website, therefore this new rewrite will not require you to create a new account.
The rewrite should also reduce page load times to something a little more normal, as the site has become a little sluggish lately.
ETA of this new update is currently unknown.