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:
Aand we just released #WriteFreely v0.2!
This version fixes some critical bugs around installation (especially on Windows) and federation. I'd say v0.2 is stable enough to start hosting yourself now.
WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)
We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: https://pencil.writefree.ly
Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: https://writefreely.org
Want to try out #WriteFreely? We've opened up registrations on our test instance for the next few hours!
Just fixed an issue with our federated blog signup page. If you couldn't sign up because of a "reCAPTCHA" error before, now you can!
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All of these federate through ActivityPub:
Two different ActivityPub plugins for WordPress blogs:
As we get closer to the release of #WriteFreely we want to know: what's most important to you in a self-hosted blogging platform? What's missing in the others you've tried? In what ways would you use a simple, federated one, like what we're building?
Just updated our Contact page to be a little more clear about what you can expect when trying to get support, and which channels we prefer to chat on.
In short, expect a response during normal business hours, EST; email is best for private messages; the forum is great for public questions (we answer once, and everyone benefits); and we're a small team of humans (not chatbots), so responses to lengthy questions may take a bit.
A simplified, privacy-conscious blogging platform, made by @matt (toots by the same).