I can now make use of Micropub to post on my blog! More information: I am in search for an easier way to blog from the go for quite some time now. Recently, I implemented a web-based form to submit new posts using the API of my self-hosted Gitea. While that worked, it was still not optimal. I already heard of Micropub before, since I joined the IndieWeb, but I was always a bit scared of complexity to develop my own solution.
Although I use Hugo heavily for this blog and all my other websites for more than a year already, I discover new (old) features from time to time. About new features I’m often informed, because I read the changelog whenever a new version gets published1, but there are still a lot of features that appeared before I started using Hugo. A few days ago, I discovered “related content” and implemented it into my theme right away2.
I’ve been noticing this more and more lately. Often, when I blog about something, like yesterday about a software I discovered, there are actually people who take a closer look at the thing I blogged about, in the case of the software even install it and try it out. I actually seem to have some influence on my readers and somehow it fascinates me. Especially when I think that I wondered a few months ago if anyone was reading my posts at all.
Actually, I was a Medium hardcore fan. Medium was something like my home. For my writings. And it was the place where I found some reading material. I still do reading on Medium, and actually writing too. But something’s changed. I changed something. Medium is no longer the place where I let my creativity out. It is no longer the place where I press on this field in the upper left corner to start a new article.
If you are blogger or blog developer, you probably know the greatness of WordPress plugins. They can add unexpected features or unbelievable possibilities to your blog or the blog, you have to develop. Because I earned a lot of experiences in WordPress during the last months (I also coded a complete theme myself), I want to tell you, which plugins are definitely worth to use. Basic plugins These are the plugins, that are needed on almost every blog, so I think I don’t have to explain them that much:
Here I’ll post things for developers. Useful tips I have for newbies or solutions for special problems, you know what I mean. I am visiting hundreds of websites each day, to get tips and tricks for the problems I have, and I want to thank all the other blogging developers out there with my own blog. I hope I can help. But now something about myself: I, student in final school year, have deep knowledge in Android, Java, Kotlin (especially on Android), Databases (SQL) and basic knowledge about PHP, HTML, CSS, C# and more.