My website works well for me, but I've been thinking a lot about re-writing it from the ground up. The code is a mess, hastily thrown together when I was wicked excited to dive headlong into the indieweb and micro.blog as fast as possible. Haven't made or found the time to do the re-write yet, but I've got plenty of ideas. The core concepts will remain the same, but I'm hoping to make something a bot more reusable — useful for other folks. Anyone have thoughts about what they're looking for in a lightweight, indieweb-first CMS?

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mikehaynes

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@eli I ended up using WordPress for my microblog site with Underscores as the base. Love the ability to integrate with IFTTT and the plugins available for WP.

hope

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@eli Let's see, a light CMS would be like micro.blog, but with unlimited posts and tag support.

hope

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@eli It would also have a bookmarklet for easy link posting, other than that I really don't need anything else.

avi

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@eli I can relate. I’ve been putting off merging my old archive of posts and my micro.blog posts into a single corpus with a single feed… 😬

eli

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@hope 🙌👍

hope

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@eli Hmm did you send me a blank reply? Or was it just me...

eli

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@hope oh, nope! That was my bad. It was a response of just two emoji. Sorry about that

hope

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@eli Hmm interesting... It should've picked that up but didn't.

Chris Aldrich

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For wider adoption, your best bet is probably to pare down WordPress a tad and see what you can make of it. I know David Shanske has a starter version of Underscores with microformats in it already. I think a large portion of the micro.blog crowd that has gone IndieWeb are using it as their CMS of choice. The other interesting platform to look at is WithKnown which was built from scratch with IndieWeb specifically in mind. For adopt-a-bility and reach, you could also look at building things like webmentions into projects like Mastodon which already has some IndieWeb pieces built into it. You could also try asking in the IndieWeb chat at https://indieweb.org/discuss for lots of additional ideas/thoughts. Here's a rough chart that may give you some useful ideas too: https://indieweb.org/indieweb_network

c

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@mikehaynes If it helps, David Shanske has an mf2 version of Underscores for IndieWeb use: github.com/dshanske/...

mikehaynes

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@c That’s awesome, thanks for sharing! I’ll have to take a look.

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