I've been thinking about moving some development resources to their own dedicated space, instead of keeping everything so closely tied to Write.as.

Any thoughts? Interested in helping with this? discuss.write.as/t/separating-

#371 Navigation improvements - 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 ! This pull request is ready for review and merging.

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#369 Support Web Monetization - writefreely.org/pull/369

We've started experimenting with the 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: discuss.write.as/t/web-monetiz

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#356 Draft list paging - 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!

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Recent experimental changes on Write.as have started making their way over to , and are open for review and comments! 1/

We're looking to improve our / Write.as developer resources in the near future, and want to hear what you'd like to see!

Let us know on the forum: discuss.write.as/t/developer-r

We're working on an open source WriteFreely app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad!

Read more about our latest project on the forum: discuss.write.as/t/writefreely

We now have an official WriteFreely Swift package, for anyone interested in building Mac and iOS apps for and Write.as!

Learn all about the API library here, now in Developer Preview: discuss.write.as/t/writefreely

@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 (along with a lot of discussion about them too).

It should be a great time and we'd love to see you there!


This feature will also become a core part of -- in development here: writefreely.org/pull/330

We'd love to get your input not only on the feature, but also the code behind it!

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As we mentioned in the blog post, this is our next step to help decentralize 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: cloud68.co

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Last week we announced a collaboration with our first trusted hosting provider for , @Cloud68!

Read more in our latest @blog post: write.as/blog/welcoming-our-pa

Find them on our new WriteFreely Partners page: 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 WriteFreely.org.

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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 release — an API endpoint that turns Markdown into HTML. Learn more about WriteFreely v0.12 here: blog.writefreely.org/version-0

ActivityPub mentions are now in !

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: blog.writefreely.org/version-0

Adding dates to blog posts is just one of many changes & features we've included to the new v0.12 release! Check them all out here: blog.writefreely.org/version-0

Our v0.12 release includes a fresh redesign of the admin dashboard, making it even easier to manage your community.

Learn more about this and other new features here: blog.writefreely.org/version-0

New theme coming from @mara_cav_! Thanks for giving us permission to share your blog's theme with the Write.as & community!


As we prepare to release 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: discuss.write.as/t/planning-wr

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.

Small instances won't notice a difference with this optimization, but it'll be included in our v0.13 release: writefreely.org/pull/295

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