writeas-vala VS WriteFreely

Compare writeas-vala vs WriteFreely and see what are their differences.


Unofficial Vala API client for https://write.as (by ThiefMD)


A clean, Markdown-based publishing platform made for writers. Write together and build a community. (by writeas)
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writeas-vala WriteFreely
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4 3,798
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0.0 0.0
4 months ago 3 days ago
Vala Go
MIT License GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of writeas-vala. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-06.
  • ThiefMD: My Linux Markdown Quarantine Project
    6 projects | /r/Markdown | 6 Mar 2021
    5 months ago, I shared my Markdown Project on the GNOME subreddit. If you're interested in Open Source on Linux, since then, we've released a Write Freely Vala Client Library, Wordpress Client Vala Library, and a Ghost Vala Client Library. These are all basic libraries that support image uploading and posting for now.


Posts with mentions or reviews of WriteFreely. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-08.
  • Simple WYSIWYG html editor? Open source or cheap.
    5 projects | /r/web_design | 8 Jul 2023
  • What self hosted app do you wish existed?
    17 projects | /r/selfhosted | 18 Jun 2023
    Docs - https://writefreely.org/
  • Which platform for occasional blog posts?
    2 projects | /r/fediverse | 5 Jun 2023
    An alternative to Plume is WriteFreely, which is a pretty clean & simple experience. Just don't expect to much regarding customization.
  • It’s 2023. Start using JavaScript Map and Set
    3 projects | /r/webdev | 15 May 2023
    I also wish write.as were more popular. It's like old Medium, but less popular but with a more reader-friendly business model and self-host-able (AGPL v3)
  • Newbie Question
    2 projects | /r/Mastodon | 8 Apr 2023
    Instead of joining a Mastodon server, have you considered joining a write.freely server? Write.freely is a decentralized platform for writers that integrates the ActivityPub protocol, so anyone in the Fediverse can interact with your posts. This may be more well suited for your needs, although if you still want to join a Mastodon server there are many good answers in this thread.
    2 projects | /r/Mastodon | 8 Apr 2023
    Lastly, and this isn't Mastodon, but if you want to write long form content on the Fediverse, you might want to check out Write Freely. It's kinda like Medium, but your posts live in the Fediverse.
  • Determining the best fit for Mastodon instances.
    3 projects | /r/Mastodon | 8 Apr 2023
    If you're looking to publish long form content, you should also look at Write Freely. It's a blogging platform where the fediverse is baked in from the start. The plug-in you found will work great, especially when paired with a Mastodon instance. But it might be worth a look if you haven't seen it already. (That said it sounds like you want to deeply structure your content, so Write Freely might not be enough for your goals anyways.)
  • Blogging while Keeping My Data Secure
    2 projects | /r/privacy | 2 Apr 2023
  • Tumblr-like blogging/microblogging
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 14 Feb 2023
    I have WriteFreely bookmarked after seeing it mentioned on this subreddit in the past for similar features. I haven't had the chance to spin it up yet, so I unfortunately can't offer any personal experiences.
  • Looking for a quick replacement for Ghost (ghost.org)
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 1 Feb 2023
    A handful of relatively ecosystem-specific things like WriteFreely(pretty tied to the hip to ActivityPub, not much ecosystem around it)

What are some alternatives?

When comparing writeas-vala and WriteFreely you can also consider the following projects:

Plume - Federated blogging application, thanks to ActivityPub (now on https://git.joinplu.me/ — this is just a mirror)

Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.

Grav - Modern, Crazy Fast, Ridiculously Easy and Amazingly Powerful Flat-File CMS powered by PHP, Markdown, Twig, and Symfony

hugo-importer - CLI tool for migrating Hugo content to Write.as/WriteFreely

Joomla! - Home of the Joomla! Content Management System

Umbraco - The simple, flexible and friendly ASP.NET CMS used by more than 730.000 websites

Publify - A self hosted Web publishing platform on Rails.

simonwillisonblog-backup - Backups of the database for simonwillison.net

TYPO3 - The TYPO3 Core - Enterprise Content Management System. Synchronized mirror of https://review.typo3.org/q/project:Packages/TYPO3.CMS

Nikola - A static website and blog generator

wayback-machine-downloader - Download an entire website from the Wayback Machine.

Publii - The most intuitive Static Site CMS designed for SEO-optimized and privacy-focused websites.