Consider WriteFreely as an alternative to WordPress
Hello VIvaldi Community,
I am writing this to voice my dislike for WordPress. I find wordpress overcomplicated to use and I do not trust its security. I would prefer if there was an option to use writefreely instead. Writefreely is the codebase for the write.as platform and it is open source under the GNU Affero GPL version 3, which is the same open source license used in the Mastodon universe as well. WriteFreely is written in golang, which is a compiled language using memory safe automatic garbage collection. If you do not understand garbage collection, imagine a gargage truck that drives around in the background and deletes unused variables automatically. The main redemming feature that sets WriteFreely apart from other blogging software is the fact that it supports activitypub, which is the same protocol used by mastodon. Since WriteFreely is written in GO, it will consume less resources than WordPress, which is interpreted in PHP. Another option that should be available to more advanced users is Super Simple Server, which is a freeware application that builds websites, it provides captchas, forums and more options to customize your website than either WordPress or Writefreely. It also has native support for Tor Hidden Services. There need to be more options than just Wordpress. https://supersimpleserver.com https://writefreely.org
With the advent of writefreely as a modern blogging platform written in Golang, and its simple layout both for writing blogs and reading them, it is a wonder to me why wordpress is still used despite the superior simplicity and efficiency of Writefreely. On top of being written in a memory safe language and being easier to use, Writefreely supports activitypub and can federate content with mastodon and other activitypub applications. Vivaldi community should use Writefreely instead. The source code can be found athttps://github.com/writefreely/writefreely and is licensed under the GNU Affero GPL v3 just like mastodon.
I was looking for if there is some way to blog in markdown and I found this thread. Totally agreed that WriteFreely should be considered. The simplicity of WriteFreely makes me focus more on writing.