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Discussing the project in a public place like this helps our small team (@matt) save time answering common questions, and makes it so more people can benefit from / join our conversations.
And if you want to support the project, please feel free to help others in the community. Any help you can offer is welcome and appreciated!
We're working to build a suite of tiny, focused tools that all work together, and share the same simplicity and privacy-awareness of Write.as. This little #blogging platform is just the start.
Now you can #follow along with each of them right here in the fediverse:
I've been thinking about moving some #WriteFreely development resources to their own dedicated space, instead of keeping everything so closely tied to Write.as.
Any thoughts? Interested in helping with this? https://discuss.write.as/t/separating-writefreely-from-write-as/1846
- Avoid using third party systems to host fonts, scripts, etc.
- Try Google analytics alternatives like @plausible or @Matomo
- Capture as little personally identifiable information as possible (do you really need their full name, phone number, etc?)
- Purge your PII regularly
- Share info with fewer systems and notify your users
Place their privacy at least equal to your needs.
Contributing to the WriteFreely SwiftUI client: https://write.as/angelo/contributing-to-the-writefreely-swiftui-client?pk_campaign=rss-feed
#371 Navigation improvements - https://writefreely.org/pull/371
A few months ago, as we worked on collaborative blogs on Write.as, we quietly rolled out some navigation improvements. They made it easier to get around different blog sections (Customize, Stats, View) and get back to the editor -- plus they made things more consistent. Now we're happy to bring these changes to #WriteFreely! This pull request is ready for review and merging.
#369 Support Web Monetization - https://writefreely.org/pull/369
We've started experimenting with the #WebMonetization standard, so readers can stream payments to writers. This is a very early feature, but we want to get feedback from everyone as soon as possible, so we can build this around you.
More discussion on the forum: https://discuss.write.as/t/web-monetization/1646
#356 Draft list paging - https://writefreely.org/pull/356
Now you can page through your Drafts section, instead of scrolling endlessly. This also means a faster-loading page, especially when you have a ton of drafts. This needs one final piece before being ready to merge, but we'd appreciate any reviews in the meantime!
Recent experimental changes on Write.as have started making their way over to #WriteFreely, and are open for review and comments! 1/
We're looking to improve our #WriteFreely / Write.as developer resources in the near future, and want to hear what you'd like to see!
Let us know on the forum: https://discuss.write.as/t/developer-resources/1726
WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform, and part of the Fediverse.
You can follow the official blog at:
You can also follow the creators of WriteFreely, Write.as here:
The official site is at https://writefreely.org
Instances to join: https://writefreely.org/instances
Instructions for self-hosting: https://writefreely.org/start
Managed hosting service: https://writefreely.host
Here are some thoughts on @write_as features like email subscriptions that haven't made it into #WriteFreely yet, the modular product design we're aiming for, and how we're trying to keep WF accessible to writers around the world.
Switching my site to WriteFreely
I have been using WordPress ever since I decided to have a personal website/blog. It has served me well but I've come to a point where I got tired of messing with plugin conflicts, and spammers. I also like Markdown a lot and the available plugins for WordPress were either broken or had conflicts with other plugins. So I decided to try something simpler. At first I had my mind on static generators but then I came across WriteFreely, a minimalistic, distributed and customizable blogging software. It supports Markdown and HTML and that's all I need right now. On the minus side, it does not support media uploads but we will show a workaround to that, on this guide.theo-andreou.org/installing-a-…
We've just updated our Pricing page for an easier look at our Core, Pro, and latest Team subscriptions.
The Promise vs Reality of SwiftUI Multiplatform: https://write.as/angelo/the-promise-vs-reality-of-swiftui-multiplatform?pk_campaign=rss-feed
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