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Welcome to the official Mastodon account for the :writefreely2: project! We'll share smaller, more frequent updates here than we do on our official blog (@writefreely@blog.writefreely.org).

Just pushed some final changes for #WriteFreely v0.13, specifically the exclusive content feature powered by Web Monetization. I wasn’t going to include this in WF yet, since it previously required setting up an additional receipt verifier server. But now that there’s a publicly available receipt verifier, WF admins and users can enable this feature without any extra setup. Once I do a little more testing, I’ll merge that and then release v0.13!

Developing themes for @write_as / @writefreely has always been a bit of a pain. I've gotten used to working around the limitations, but I always wanted to make the process accessible to more people.

Today I'm finally releasing 🐴 CSShorse, a tool for editing themes and previewing your work in real-time, with your real blog. (Based on @htmlhouse.)

css.horse

We just had a month of project hosting paid for directly from community donations! A huge thanks to everyone who's contributed so far.

opencollective.com/writefreely

Today is the last day to get our official app for iPhone and iPad at a big discount (66% off)! write.as/deals/coil-blogs-user

📚 Documentation for the @writefreely Swift Package, courtesy SwiftDoc, is now available at writefreely.github.io/writefre

(And of course, don't forget developers.write.as/api for code samples!)

Coil blogs are migrating to Write.as, and to help set folks up for the transition, the WriteFreely app is on sale until June 2nd!

apps.apple.com/app/writefreely

A reminder: if you want to talk about contributing to the @writefreely Swift projects, I hold office hours Tuesdays (that's today!) and Thursdays.

New to iOS development? Awesome! Working on open source projects helped me learn a lot. 🙂

Details here: discuss.write.as/t/office-hour

We recently made some API changes to support a migration on @write_as, so once I bring that over to , we'll release v0.13! That'll likely happen on Monday.

Everything seems to be looking pretty good in v0.13 Release Candidate 1 -- but if you'd like to help debug, please join our demo instance (pencil.writefree.ly/invite/5t5) or grab the latest pre-release: github.com/writefreely/writefr

Our demo instance is now up to date with v0.13rc1! It even has our new Gopher support enabled 😄

gopher://pencil.writefree.ly

Want to help us test this release candidate? You can join with this invite link: pencil.writefree.ly/invite/KHc

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @bookwyrm - Free open Fediverse alternative to GoodReads, discuss books with others

🌟 @nextcloud - Self-hosted cloud for sharing files, collaboration, messaging etc

🌟 @marinauts - Video essays about gaming and other topics

🌟 @writefreely@writing.exchange & @writefreely@blog.writefreely.org - Fediverse blogging platform, FOSS alternative to Medium

🌟 @Cosmobotic - Tattoo artist with fun designs

🌟 @funkwhale@mastodon.eliotberriot.com & @funkwhale@blog.funkwhale.audio - Music and podcast platform on the Fediverse

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!

Our demo instance is now up to date with v0.13rc1! It even has our new Gopher support enabled 😄

gopher://pencil.writefree.ly

Want to help us test this release candidate? You can join with this invite link: pencil.writefree.ly/invite/KHc

WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. You can follow the project's brand new main account at:

➡️ @writefreely@writing.exchange

There's also the official blog at:

➡️ @writefreely@blog.writefreely.org

It's designed as an alternative to Medium, more info at the official website writefreely.org

WriteFreely is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WF accounts from Mastodon.

#WriteFreely #Writing #Blog #Blogs #Blogging #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SelfHosting

v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is here! It includes over a year of changes and improvements, from a new WYSIWYG editor to Web Monetization support to new OAuth provider support.

Read about everything in this latest release and, if you're adventurous, you can upgrade to this Release Candidate today: github.com/writefreely/writefr

If you give it a shot, please share any feedback or bug reports!

v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is here! It includes over a year of changes and improvements, from a new WYSIWYG editor to Web Monetization support to new OAuth provider support.

Read about everything in this latest release and, if you're adventurous, you can upgrade to this Release Candidate today: github.com/writefreely/writefr

If you give it a shot, please share any feedback or bug reports!

v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is built and ready to go! Just updating some documentation and writing release notes. There were... a lot of changes 😅

I've been slowly splitting off 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.

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