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Happy user of Ghost .
Open source; small but smart team. Highly recommended.
a lightweight cms self-hosted on cloudflare, for podcasts, blogs, photos, videos, documents, and curated urls.
If you like Cloudflare and want to host a few GB media files (e.g., audio, video...) for free, then you can try microfeed: https://github.com/microfeed/microfeed
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Pico is a stupidly simple, blazing fast, flat file CMS. (by picocms)
I'm using https://picocms.org/.
It is PHP based, works on a cheap limited web hoster.
The concept is: Upload a markdown file plus associated media, and it does the rest for you.
For customisation, you can use Twig and CSS, or a predefined theme (I didn't look into these, I wanted a custom appearance).
For feeds there are plugins, for comments I use a "mail me at [email protected]" approach.
A blogging engine in C
I used to write raw HTML, but have since come up with my own markup system . The posts themselves are still stored in HTML because I don't want to get stuck with a sub-optimal markup language. By storing the rendered HTML, I can change how the markup language works (and I have).
The blog engine itself  is one I wrote starting back in 1999, and still in use. It works, does exactly what I want, so there's no reason to change it. And to see it in action: <https://boston.conman.org/>.
 You can see an example here: <https://github.com/spc476/mod_blog/blob/master/NOTES/testmsg>. The markup engine is written in Lua: <https://github.com/spc476/mod_blog/blob/master/Lua/format.lu...>.
Static low-bandwidth search at scale
I use Astro SSG and Cloudflare Pages. I use https://github.com/cloudcannon/pagefind for search on my Astro setup. You can test the search functionality here https://tinyrocket.pages.dev/.
Pagefind is cool!
Convert Ghost blog export to Hugo posts
Couple that with the regular "your theme is no longer supported" messages, I got fed up of burning time to keep up with their updates, which offered no benefits to me. I quit and moved to Hugo (using a ghost-to-hugo migration tool ).
Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!
Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.
I am using https://docusaurus.io in combination with GitHub pages by committing to a personal public GitHub repo and let travis-ci automatically build the site. I am happy.
Engineers who have a personal website/blog, what are you using to host/generate it?
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ApostropheCMS: The website builder solution you've been looking for
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best site to build a diary about my programming journey?
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What are your self hosted apps you're using for your business?
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