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
WriteFreely how-to Show more
Here's a nice walkthrough of setting up your own #WriteFreely instance, for the less-technical crowd 🤓
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!
Also re: #WriteFreely, I'm still looking for feedback on what everyone would like to see in v1.0.
Is it more moderation tools? Customization? Additional features? Let me know here or (preferably) on the forums: https://discuss.write.as/t/crucial-features-for-v1-0/229