Here are the full details on our open developer position:

discuss.write.as/t/open-positi

We're looking for developers, but welcome anyone with similar web development skills to apply! There's plenty to be done around , and lots of opportunity to learn Go, if you're interested.

Apply here: write-as.breezy.hr/p/cc7b89733

v0.9.0 included a new bit of information in an instance's NodeInfo: whether or not it has user invites enabled.

You can now see which v0.9+ instances are invite-only vs. completely closed on the Instances page: writefreely.org/instances

We've reached a point where we'd like to start developers to work on the roadmap 💻 :writefreely2:

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.

I'll have more details soon, but especially if you're a / developer and want to work on a growing project, I'd love to hear from you!

Now the Instances page shows whether or not instances are up-to-date 👍

writefreely.org/instances

What are your biggest questions as someone *writing* on the platform? Looking for feedback on what to include in the Writer's Guide here:

discuss.write.as/t/feedback-wa

New article about on (note: paywall): lwn.net/Articles/782945/

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.

If you're at all interested in the development / progress of and , I'd highly recommend following @writeas_dev.

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.

Here are some more customized sites that have been built with / Write.as:

writefreely.org/createdwith

Love seeing what people have been able to do with a simple layout and a bit of CSS.

Put together a comprehensive guide for contributing to — everything from documentation to code. This will be an evolving document for outlining our current processes, communication channels, places the project needs help, etc.

writefreely.org/contribute

Any questions still? Anything I missed?

Wrote an article for opensource.com about starting a community with :

WriteFreely: Start a blog, build a community
opensource.com/article/19/2/wr

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 ), 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: write.as/labs

I'm looking to feature some instances on WriteFreely.org. If you're running a permanent instance and want to be included, let me know!

discuss.write.as/t/want-your-w

Updated our instances page to show a bit more information, like how many blogs are allowed.

With the next WF release, we'll also be able to see if your instance has a public reader enabled, and if so, will display a direct link to it on this page.

writefreely.org/instances

Just got our stickers in the mail! I'll be handing these and our Write.as stickers out at next weekend - @matt

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Need help installing ? You can jump over to our forums to ask for help or see if anyone else has encountered the same problems.

discuss.write.as/c/writefreely

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: , 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: discuss.write.as/t/crucial-fea

Some exciting additions coming in today's v0.6 release, including support for SQLite, and an optional public timeline for your instance, à la @readwriteas.

Just opened a pull request for SQLite support on , meaning no more hassle setting up a separate database to run it. Would love any help reviewing and testing this big change!

github.com/writeas/writefreely

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