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?WriteFreely is free and open source software for starting a minimalist, federated blog — or an entire community.

It's very barebones, ?WriteFreely doesn't send e-emails, and it comes with a basic editor that doesn't support images. The idea is to have a basic blog platform that focusses on writing.


Sign-up is closed at this stage. It supports OAuth for log in, but that is currently disabled as it requires public local account creation to be enabled.


?WriteFreely currently only supports a single administrator. Paddatrapper (Kyle) is the current administrator.

Users are created by connecting to the server and running the following commands:

cd /srv/writefreely
./writefreely --create-user username:password


Append /feed to your blog URL to get a feed that can be added to planet or an RSS reader.

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