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Posted by MadaboutDana
Apr 20, 2021 at 09:59 AM


Personally, I’m urging them to consider making it possible to use Craft as a static website authoring tool. It produces gorgeous collaborative websites already, but on Craft’s own server. I’d be perfectly happy to use Craft to create independent websites – the output is that good – but it’s not currently possible. Also, a nice online search function would, I feel, be an essential addition (also to their current collaborative setup).

They are thinking about it, I’m glad to say!


Posted by satis
Apr 20, 2021 at 01:45 PM


Something between Hey’s ‘Hey World’ email-to-weblog service and Notion’s publish-to-web would be attractive. (That said, I would still recommend people create a free managed blog at wordpress.com and publish from web or Wordpress’s apps, or apps like Ulysses, IA Writer or MarsEdit, and not have to worry about link-rot if they stop paying for Craft.)


Posted by MadaboutDana
Apr 21, 2021 at 09:36 AM


Or use one of an increasing number of exceedingly good static website generators like Publii, Automad or Bludit (I know, amazing names, but Automad in particular is seriously cool!)



Posted by satis
Apr 21, 2021 at 02:24 PM


I find the static site generating tools to be interesting but you still need to host the files yourself (Dropbox is a common option, but it’s not always trouble-free). I prefer have greater flexibility from a service with a free plan that hosts and offers additional optional pay features, and lets you use writing tools you may already own to publish (eg IA Writer, Ulysses, Drafts) as well as being able to post-by-email. And using Wordpress gives you greater SEO reach.

That said, Hey’s implementation is simple and easy and can integrate images nicely in attractive blog posts, like this one



Posted by satis
Apr 21, 2021 at 02:57 PM


Back to Craft: Drafts app now has an Action that integrates with it.



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