WriteFreely is free and open source software for building a writing space on the web — whether a publication, internal blog, or writing community in the fediverse.
Made for writing
Built on a plain, auto-saving editor, WriteFreely gives you a distraction-free writing environment. Once published, your words are front and center, and easy to read.
A connected community
Start writing together, publicly or privately. Connect with other communities, whether running WriteFreely, Plume, or other ActivityPub-powered software. And bring members on board from your existing platforms, thanks to our OAuth 2.0 support.
Blog elements are localized in 20+ languages, and WriteFreely includes first-class support for non-Latin and right-to-left (RTL) script languages.
Private by default
WriteFreely collects minimal data, and never publicizes more than a writer consents to. Writers can seamlessly create multiple blogs from a single account for different pen names or purposes without publicly revealing their association.
The quickest way to deploy WriteFreely is with Write.as, a hosted service from the team behind WriteFreely. You'll get fully-managed installation, backup, upgrades, and maintenance — and directly fund our free software work ❤️
WriteFreely deploys as a static binary on any platform and architecture that Go supports. Just use our built-in SQLite support, or add a MySQL database, and you'll be up and running!
You can also find WriteFreely in these package repositories, thanks to our wonderful community!
Before contributing anything, please read our Contributing Guide. It describes the correct channels for submitting contributions and any potential requirements.