Write.as Cyber Monday sale
We're doing something a little different this year — trying to encourage more people to start a blog with a #CyberMonday sale on Write.as Pro. For all of tomorrow, you can get a year of Pro for 25% off our normal price — just $45 per year.
Besides giving you all the features we offer, your subscription helps directly fund #WriteFreely development. Just upgrade between 12:01am and 11:59pm UTC to lock in this price permanently.
Want to talk about federation on #WriteFreely? No need to sign up for our forum -- we'll also be hanging out on SocialHub:
Feel free to stop by and ask questions or start conversations!
Want to get involved with #WriteFreely development?
We just added a "Good First Issues" label in our development tracker, and our first task up for grabs: adding ActivityPub "attachments" information for images included in a post.
Learn more about how to get started on that here: https://phabricator.write.as/project/profile/85/
This month, to coincide with #NaNoWriMo, we've made some Pro features free for everyone. But whether you're participating or not, we'll also be sharing ways you can use Write.as / #WriteFreely to get your story out on the platform -- no matter what form it takes.
Here's our guide on how to set a blog up for your story with our "Novel" format:
It's also a great time to grab a free account! Accounts created on August 1 or later (eastern US time) will have a limit on the number of posts they can create for free.
Besides helping us reach sustainability sooner, with these changes we want to encourage people to spread out across other #WriteFreely instances. There are already some great ones to pick from!
We're going to phase out our Casual plan for new users next month, as we move towards a focus on our apps and helping more #WriteFreely instances get started.
We like to talk about how lightweight #WriteFreely is by saying it's "light enough to run on a Raspberry Pi." But to actually do that, you'd need to go through the work of compiling everything yourself.
Well, not anymore. Now we'll be releasing ARMv7 builds that can run on a Raspberry Pi, starting with WriteFreely v0.10.
Download that build here:
Coming in #WriteFreely v0.10: more control over your home page! As the admin of a multi-user instance, you'll be able to:
* Change the content of the home page (as seen here: https://pencil.writefree.ly)
* Change the default page that non-users land on (e.g. instead of the home page, it could be your About page, or a specific blog)
If you were having trouble running the official #WriteFreely v0.9.1 build on macOS or Windows, try the builds we just released: https://github.com/writeas/writefreely/releases/tag/v0.9.1
Fixed issue: https://github.com/writeas/writefreely/issues/118
Want to use #WriteFreely with Apache instead of Nginx? Here's an excellent step-by-step guide on doing just that.
Here are the full details on our open developer position:
We're looking for #Go developers, but welcome anyone with similar web development skills to apply! There's plenty to be done around #WriteFreely, and lots of opportunity to learn Go, if you're interested.
This would be remote, contract-based work for now, with a chance to go full-time later in the year (assuming all continues going well). You'd be creating free / open source software.
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