myWebLog v2

Posted by Daniel on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 4:47 pm

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Today, we released myWebLog version 2 (release candidate 1). This project has been roughly 8 months in the making, replacing the 6-year-old v1 with a completely new application.

v2 supports all of the things v1 supported - revisions, prior permalink redirection, etc. - as well as posts and pages written in Markdown, podcast generation, uploads, and administrative actions, all from within the application. Additionally, it supports both RethinkDB and SQLite for its data storage; using the latter, it will run without any further configuration.

There is a lot to be said about it, and most of it is in the documentation; take a look at it. There are a good many features you would expect, and some that you may not; I'll include a few highlights here.

  • Existing support for several Podcasting 2.0 elements, with plans to incorporate even more
  • Theming via a collection of Liquid templates
  • Out-of-the-box support for RSS feeds overall, by category, or by tag
  • Multiple web logs can be hosted by one installed instance
  • A lightning-fast admin interface, powered by htmx

The bits are available on its release page; happy blogging!