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    Would be nice if this wasn’t on wordpress…

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      I know …

      What other free blogging platform do you recommend - that also has very wide layout available?

      For example MEDIUM.COM (not that MEDIUM.COM is great - it has its own issues) is useless for me because post area is VERY narrow and that makes each code or config look unreadable because of text wrapping :(

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        I like GitHub Pages. You can use their Jekyll install for server-side content generation or you can use a local static site generator and upload the results. This doesn’t give you a comments system or anything requiring server-side dynamic behaviour, but it is free and gives you complete control over the output.

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          I have learned a lot from comments under my posts so not having them would be major drawback.

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            Fair enough. There are some third-party things that handle comments on Jekyll sites (including at least one built on GitHub comments). This narrows down the choice a bit, because if you need something writeable server side then you have all of the security implications of maintaining that and if you want to take submissions from random Internet people then you have all of the authentication / anti-spam things that come along with that. These are non-trivial costs and so you’re unlikely to find something that is both good and free.

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              To be frank WordPress is quite OK for me - with uBlock Origin installed to remove the ads of course.

              It could be less ‘heavy’ and load faster - its editor has its cravings but given the fact its free and it generally fulfills my needs I will not complain :)

              On the contrary I really hate sites and blogs with Discuss comment system.

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          I’ve seen a couple people using Substack, but I’m not sure if that is suitable for a personal blog.

          My blog is hosted on a tilde server, a public unix server. Admittedly, the CSS is really simple, but I like it that way. Judging from others work, using something like Jekyll to generate your site which has lead to great results even with predefined styles.

          EDIT: Also, SSG seems like a pretty nice site generator. I haven’t used Jekyll nor SSG myself.

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            Thank You for suggestions.

            To be frank with you I have tried to start blogging many times … but I always focused on the layout and site instead of the content itself.

            Here are my earlier attempts:

            This time I wanted to focus on content and regularity and IMHO that was the key.

            That WordPress system is a lot less important IMHO - just enable uBlock Origin in your browser and its quite usable :)

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              Ah I totally get that. Configuring shit can be a pain in the ass sometimes. That’s why my CSS (view page source to see it) is only a few bytes and exists purely in the header of every page.

              That first link was actually kinda cool though, I actually like it better than the wordpress site!

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                Its not that I hated this ‘layout/design’ process … I just focused on it too much and when all was ready and setup … I did not about what I could write about :)

                That first link was actually kinda cool though, I actually like it better than the wordpress site!

                I also really like its simplicity. I really liked its ‘javascript preload’ for entire articles so when you select something from x. howtos then its already loaded and by clicking it you only decide to display it :)

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          What’s wrong with WordPress?

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            Mostly that it’s non-free/bloated/full of cookies.

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              WordPress is free software. If someone wants to use a hosted instance instead, no skin off my back - hosting things is effort.

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                Ooops, I look kind of silly now. My only experience with WordPress is the sites hosted on wordpress.com, which always has annoying cookie pop-ups.

                My bad. I still dislike it though.