We now have an official WriteFreely Swift package, for anyone interested in building Mac and iOS apps for #WriteFreely and Write.as!
Learn all about the API library here, now in Developer Preview: https://discuss.write.as/t/writefreely-swift-package/1564
@matt will be doing a website tour tomorrow at 8pm EDT! He’ll be chatting about his own personal web projects and how they led to Write.as and #WriteFreely (along with a lot of discussion about them too).
It should be a great time and we'd love to see you there!
As we mentioned in the blog post, this is our next step to help decentralize #WriteFreely and give everyone more choice in who maintains their data and infrastructure.
@Cloud68 shares our values of privacy and user freedom, which is why we knew they were the perfect fit for a collaboration like this.
Read more on their website: https://cloud68.co
Read more in our latest @blog post: https://write.as/blog/welcoming-our-partner-cloud68
Find them on our new WriteFreely Partners page: https://writefreely.org/partners
2.) Consider decentralizing. (You already know this, since you're in the fediverse 🙂)
Publishing to a central service like ours gives law enforcement a single target to go after. Instead, you can create a closed community of bloggers on your own server and domain with https://WriteFreely.org.
We just released another Glitch app! This one takes a Write.as post and transforms it into a customizable web page. Just write something, add a little CSS, & you're on your way!
This app is powered by a new feature in the latest #WriteFreely release — an API endpoint that turns Markdown into HTML. Learn more about WriteFreely v0.12 here: https://blog.writefreely.org/version-0-12
ActivityPub mentions are now in #WriteFreely!
Start conversations on the Fediverse by publishing to your blog. We're excited to see how you'll use it — whether that be responding to toots with a blog post or pairing mentions with a Mastodon bot!
Learn more about this and other features in the new v0.12 release here: https://blog.writefreely.org/version-0-12
As we prepare to release #WriteFreely v0.12 this week, we're looking ahead to v0.13. What new features and improvements would you like to see most?
Let us know on the forum: https://discuss.write.as/t/planning-writefreely-v0-13/1311
We just made a small optimization that'll have a huge impact for Write.as users.
Our Anonymous Posts page was loading pretty slowly, because we now host almost 800,000 (❗) total articles on the platform. With this little change, that page is nice and fast again — and should stay that way long into the future.
Interested in contributing to #WriteFreely but don't know where to start? We have some open issues in the repo that would be great first tasks for anyone looking to help. Check them out here:
We just published more documentation for #WriteFreely that's focused on the writer's perspective - everything from adding excerpts & creating static pages for your blog to organizing posts & using drafts. Feel free to recommend & contribute documentation - the more the merrier!
For the upcoming #WriteFreely version 0.12 release we're going to put out a release candidate. We're looking for instance admins who'd want to try it out and give feedback. Let us know if you're interested!
The second theme uniquely takes the home page and turns it into a minimalist posts index, creating a clean look for your blog:
Check out the @themes blog for more. As always we'd love to get your feedback and suggestions for new themes!
Making private instances more streamlined with a recent #WriteFreely pull request. When logged out, the "Log in" page becomes the default landing page and the "Reader" is hidden in the footer (screenshot attached) - perfect for teams and organizations with private instances.
Check out the pull request for full context: https://writefreely.org/pull/274
We'd love to get your feedback, especially with how we can make the private instance experience better.
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