I've been slowly splitting off #WriteFreely from Write.as, so it can continue evolving as its own healthy FOSS project. We've been building WF-compatible API clients like our Swift library, and recently moved the code to its own GitHub org.
We've just taken our first steps! Now you can privately reply to @write_as blog posts via email 💌
Also, he just started doing office hours for this API library and our #WriteFreely iOS app, in case you've been thinking of contributing!
Hey people new to Mastodon!
Did you know that Mastodon is part of a wider network called the Fediverse?
These (and more) are on the Fediverse too:
PixelFed - an Instagram alternative (https://pixelfed.org)
PeerTube - a YouTube alternative (https://joinpeertube.org)
WriteFreely - a blogging platform like Medium (https://writefreely.org)
Lemmy - a Reddit alternative (https://join.lemmy.ml)
You can follow Fediverse accounts from Mastodon, because Fediverse platforms talk to each other.
Publishing with our Classic editor just got easier! Now you can add photos to your posts without ever leaving the editor.
Read more on our @updates microblog: https://write.as/updates/now-our-classic-editor-write-as-labs-classic-supports-photo-uploads-directly
We've been moderating this content for a while, but today we updated our Platform Guidelines to explicitly ban pure backlink-building and other SEO activities that don't contribute anything valuable to our platform (or, really, the web in general).
Now our Classic Editor supports photo uploads directly in the editor itself! To... https://write.as/updates/now-our-classic-editor-write-as-labs-classic-supports-photo-uploads-directly
Version 1.0.5 of our WriteFreely iOS app is available now! This update includes... https://write.as/updates/version-1-0-5-of-our-writefreely-ios
We recently squashed a few bugs that were plaguing us for a while. https://write.as/updates/we-recently-squashed-a-few-bugs-that-were-plaguing-us-for-a-while
As we get ready to release the next version of #WriteFreely this month, we could use your help reviewing some open pull requests!
* Draft list paging - https://writefreely.org/pull/356
* Support logging out of password-protected blogs - https://writefreely.org/pull/444
* Always show post actions on mobile devices - https://writefreely.org/pull/449
* Accept general text/* files on post import - https://writefreely.org/pull/450
* Disable Ace editor on touchscreen devices - https://writefreely.org/pull/452
We've moved the #WriteFreely repo on GitHub! To make things less confusing, now it belongs to the `writefreely` org instead of `writeas`
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