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Thinking about WordPress

in 💭 Thoughts

Today I have dealt with WordPress for the first time in a long time. I’m not planning to move my blog to WordPress (I’m in the process of developing my own content management system), but have set up a site for someone else and migrated a few articles. But still I am impressed by WordPress. A user friendly interface, a lot of extension possibilities and also a wide range of nice designs.

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in 💬 Micro

This day is successful: I created a recursive SQL CTE in SQLite even before noon. 🤓

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Writing my own CMS in Golang?

in 💭 Thoughts

After trying to write my own static site generator as an experiment, I now started to write my own CMS. Written in Go, SQLite as database (SQLite is awesome!) and focused on performance and simplicity. Currently I’m using Hugo with a number of dynamic additional services (for Micropub, Webmentions, ActivityPub, …), so it’s almost questionable why I use a static page generator at all. If I use my own lightweight and high-performance CMS, I could save myself all this extra stuff or at least reduce it in complexity.

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How to Get a Completely Free Website

in 👨‍💻 Dev

In this post I want to show with which services and tools it is possible to run a completely free website. An own website not only offers the possibility to create your own professional web presence, it can also make you independent from silos like Facebook, Twitter or Medium. It is always better to publish content on your own page with your own domain. If a service changes the terms of use or ceases operation, it is so much easier to move to another service.

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WordPress gets a payment feature

in 🔗 Links

Similar to Ghost 3.0, WordPress (WordPress.com + Jetpack sites) now supports payments too. As with Ghost, this is also based on Stripe, but with a few more options (because WordPress in general has more options). I think interesting times are coming, given the huge market share and user base of WordPress. Will 30% of the web hide behind a paywall? Or is this finally the solution to replace advertising with donation options?

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Ghost 3.0

in 🔗 Links

I’m making heavy use of my new publish method today, but there’s a lot of interesting stuff today… Today Ghost is releasing version 3.0 of their CMS featuring support for paid memberships and a better integration with the JAMstack (static sites built using a headless CMS). I once used Ghost for my blogs, but I realized that having a static site built with Hugo is giving me more control and is reducing the need for resources and maintenance as well as increasing simplicity.

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