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.
What are your biggest questions as someone *writing* on the platform? Looking for feedback on what to include in the #WriteFreely Writer's Guide here:
It's great to read something like this from someone using it for the first time: "WriteFreely has achieved its goal of making it possible to set up a new blogging site with a minimum of effort."
But also plenty of valid criticism there that'll help us making the project better.
Whereas I try to keep this account low-volume and limited to the important stuff, the dev account often contains what we're working on at any given moment, as well as new issues, small fixes, and our future plans.
Even if you're not a developer but instead run a WriteFreely instance — or just publish on one — there's relevant information for you there.
Put together a comprehensive guide for contributing to #WriteFreely — everything from documentation to code. This will be an evolving document for outlining our current processes, communication channels, places the project needs help, etc.
Any questions still? Anything I missed?
Just launched Write.as Labs, a section of the platform for experimental new features, available to all Pro users. We'll be using this corner of the platform to try out different ideas, gather feedback, make improvements, and then bring the feature into the core product (including #WriteFreely), if it makes sense.
Our first feature is an alternative web-based editor with a more traditional UI for publishing to Write.as -- the Classic Editor.
Try it out now on Labs: https://write.as/labs