Need help installing #WriteFreely? You can jump over to our forums to ask for help or see if anyone else has encountered the same problems.
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:
In case you missed it, #WriteFreely updates will now show up on our official Mastodon account for the project: @writefreely! We'll keep this account limited mostly to Write.as, the hosted WriteFreely service.
Otherwise for bigger, less frequent announcements (like new releases), you can still follow the official WriteFreely blog: @firstname.lastname@example.org.
WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. You can follow the project's brand new main account at:
There's also the official blog at:
It's designed as an alternative to Medium, more info at the official website https://writefreely.org
WriteFreely is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WF accounts from Mastodon.
#WriteFreely v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is here! It includes over a year of changes and improvements, from a new WYSIWYG editor to Web Monetization support to new OAuth provider support.
Read about everything in this latest release and, if you're adventurous, you can upgrade to this Release Candidate today: https://github.com/writefreely/writefreely/releases/tag/v0.13.0rc1
If you give it a shot, please share any feedback or bug reports!
#WriteFreely v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is built and ready to go! Just updating some documentation and writing release notes. There were... a lot of changes 😅
While the financial incentives behind Write.as (the hosted service) and WriteFreely (the software project) are largely aligned regarding end users, the former only serves one "admin" (me), while the latter serves a wide range of admins and community leaders.
Primarily for that reason, I think the project needs more financial independence; my hope being that it'll produce a better tool for everyone using WF in the long run.
I've been slowly splitting off #WriteFreely from Write.as, so it can continue evolving as its own healthy FOSS project. We've been building WF-compatible API clients like our Swift library, and recently moved the code to its own GitHub org.
We've just taken our first steps! Now you can privately reply to @write_as blog posts via email 💌
Also, he just started doing office hours for this API library and our #WriteFreely iOS app, in case you've been thinking of contributing!
Hey people new to Mastodon!
Did you know that Mastodon is part of a wider network called the Fediverse?
These (and more) are on the Fediverse too:
PixelFed - an Instagram alternative (https://pixelfed.org)
PeerTube - a YouTube alternative (https://joinpeertube.org)
WriteFreely - a blogging platform like Medium (https://writefreely.org)
Lemmy - a Reddit alternative (https://join.lemmy.ml)
You can follow Fediverse accounts from Mastodon, because Fediverse platforms talk to each other.
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