Hello (again) fediverse 🥳!
Finally I found the time to test WriteFreely.
After the first hours playing around I can say: I like it!
Some features are missing – like an auto-generated page with all tags -, but this project seems to be very promising.
At the time of writing WriteFreely has 3,395 stars on GitHub and the current version is v0.13.2.
The main reasons why I decided to give it a try are:
- the minimalist approach (on the UI, as well as the needed server resources)
- easy setup of a single user instance and ActivityPub federation
- nearly pure markdown 😍
Currently the developers of WriteFreely don't provide an official
docker-compose file, which could have been used in production see docs/latest/admin/docker.
Luckily karlprieb provides the writefreely-docker repository, which can be used as a boilerplate.
Dockerfile & the
docker-compose.yml to my needs took some time, but as you can see it produced a functional
Probably I will make the files available, depends if everything still works in a week.
Did I say I liked the minimalist approach? Well, the default theme was not what I wanted for my webspace.
Quickly I found the themes template page on write.as. But none of the themes, made me fully happy, so I decided to write my own template.
It's based on the Sketch.Nono.Ma theme. You'll find the source code in my github: zaphbbrox/sketch-nono-ma-dark-theme.
Also you can have a look at the CSS code in this post.
For quite a long time I wanted to replace my old blog engine and it seems, with WriteFreely I found a new base.
I'm excited to see where the journey goes.
If you want to get in touch, check the about page. There you'll find my details.