29 November 2022: Cards theme I finally published my new Cards theme for Micro.blog. It is a simple theme, and you can easily customize all colors, providing endless options. It’s also optimized for …

29 November 2022: Custom Page Template micro.blog doesn’t really use pages, everything by default is a post. If you want a custom template, I recommend doing layouts/$custompagename/single.html for your …

29 November 2022: Plug-in: Cards Theme Great to see 2 new plug-ins recently available on Micro.blog: “Cards Theme” by @ericgregorich, which styles posts with an outline like separate cards; and “Bookshelf …

28 November 2022: Bookshelf shortcode, a Micro.blog plug-in From Johan Larsson - Announcing “Bookshelf shortcode”, a Micro.blog plug-in: This plug-in contains a single “shortcode” that can be used to embed a Micro.blog …

21 November 2022: Install Hugo on a Mac From the Micro.blog Help Centre, Hugo version & theme development: Q: Does anyone have any updated instructions on the best way to get the right hugo version on a mac? …

19 November 2022: Paper theme adds support for Mastodon and LinkedIn social profile links I’ve released a minor version of the Paper theme today. It adds support to include Mastodon and LinkedIn to your social profile links in the header. If you are already using …

11 November 2022: New page at How to customise Micro.Blog: How to help: The purpose of this blog is to help people customise their hosted Micro.Blogs. You could: write new tutorials link to …

11 November 2022: Edit your theme to use Latex equations From Equation support in Markdown: Q: Any advice on how to get equations using MathJax/Latex to work on my posts? A: You’ll need to add something like MathJax support by …

17 October 2022: Meta tags plugin I created a little Micro.blog plug-in called simply Meta tags to make it easier to put random <meta> tags in your blog’s HTML without needing to make a custom theme. …

16 October 2022: Anatole – A Two-column Theme Ever since I published the Paper theme to Micro.blog, I wanted to port one with multiple columns and yet stay minimal as possible. I’ve found one, and today I managed to port …

07 October 2022: No robots plug-in For bloggers who don’t want to be easily found by Google, I updated the No robots plug-in today to also add a meta tag in addition to the robots.txt file. Should help tell …

03 October 2022: Reload button on themes template list to download templates from GitHub again Added reload button to themes template list to download templates from GitHub again. Good for theme and plug-in development. Source: Micro.blog News

28 September 2022: Use a Test Blog for experimenting A test blog is free if you just need one. Click on Design → Edit Custom Themes → New Test Blog. Source: New Test Blog.

25 September 2022: Tips for hosting a Single Page on Micro.blog From the Micro.blog Help Center — Hosting a single page on Micro.blog. In response to the query I want to host a static page for an event on my Micro.blog. But I’d like the …

22 September 2022: Micro.blog Family and theme parameters Micro.blog Family - Hosting on Micro.blog - Micro.blog Help Center: Theme parameters The Marfa design has a place in the footer of each post that shows the author of that …

15 September 2022: Use Google Fonts by adding a font reference to the CSS To a question in the Micro.blog Help Center — Can I use Google Fonts with a custom theme?, Manton replied: Yes, you can use Google Fonts by adding a font reference to the CSS. …

15 September 2022: Do customised themes get updates? From the Micro.blog Help Center, Do M.b updates to theme files extend to untouched files in custom themes?: Q: I am wondering if people who set and edit a custom theme from a …

15 September 2022: Alpine theme now uses rounded profile photo Updated Alpine theme with rounded profile photo. Via: Micro.blog News, 11 September 2022.

15 September 2022: Updated Design → “Edit CSS” screen Updated the Design → “Edit CSS” screen to use a larger editor with much faster site preview. Via: Manton Reece, 11 September 2022.

05 September 2022: “Default” theme plug-in now includes author names on post pages Updated the “Default” theme plug-in to include author names on post pages for multi-user blogs. Via Micro.blog News. 05 September 2022

14 August 2022: Paper theme upgrade — favicon Amit Gawande at https://www.amitgawande.com/2022/08/13/i-have-released.html:I have released a new version of the Paper theme today. It’s a minor upgrade that allows you to set …

24 July 2022: Plugin: Home page photos Manton says on 24 July 2022: Hello, photo bloggers! I created a new plug-in that replaces your home page with a grid of photos and links for your other pages. No post text on …

12 July 2022: Manton on Micro Monday 112 It’s worth listening to Micro Monday - 112: Manton (@manton) on the latest new things for Micro.blog (27 minute podcast) for news and information about: some of the new …

02 July 2022: Alpine theme I extracted the design I use on manton.org into a new Micro.blog theme called Alpine. It’s like Marfa, but with a smaller header and settings for changing the color of the …

29 June 2022: Plugin: Font Awesome icons I made a Micro.blog plug-in that loads Font Awesome in your blog, so it’s easier to add icons to blog posts or to use them in theme templates. Manton Reece …

28 June 2022: Link: Gateway theme Had some fun with Micro.blog themes and created a new one for those “link in bio”-style sites. It has a custom home page with links to other platforms, but because it’s …

25 June 2022: Plugin settings parameters Micro.blog plug-ins can have a settings screen to change config parameters. I’ve added a new field type “color” that I’m hoping will be useful to customize the design of more …

19 June 2022: Link: Coffee shop photos template Manton Reece - Coffee shop photos template: I thought it would be fun to create a page on my blog that just shows coffee photos. … The next step was to create a template …

11 June 2022: Link: Better change log for Micro.blog features and fixes This may be useful for those creating or editing themes and other custom features of their Micro.Blog. Manton Reece says in Better change log for Micro.blog features and …

11 June 2022: Link: Width and height of photos on Photos page Manton says at the Micro.blog Help Center, Width and height of photos on Photos page?: I’ve rolled out a change inspired by @kottkrig’s feedback. In the front matter, there is …

08 June 2022: Link: How do I create a custom theme to show location data? Link: How do I create a custom theme to show location data?: What you have to do is: > 1. Create a custom theme. > 2. Update the template layouts/post/single.html to …

30 May 2022: Link: Creating a Micro.blog Theme + Tailwind Zoe Aubert: Creating a Micro.blog Theme + Tailwind: I decided I wanted to have a go at building my own them. At first, the challenge seemed relatively easy as there were many …

24 May 2022: Paper theme now correctly works with On This Day I recently got to know (h/t Gabriel) that “On This Day” feature doesn’t work with the Paper theme. I fixed the issue – the micro memories should load properly now. I have also …

01 May 2022: Link: Hain's Point Theme Hains-Point: A theme for micro.blog: A customizable newsletter-focused theme for Micro.blog. Includes featured posts, asides, and more! Thanks to Today I Learned for the …

30 April 2022: Link: Paper Theme Now Supports Full Posts on Homepage Amit writes: Paper Theme Now Supports Full Posts on Homepage: I have released an upgrade (v1.1) to Paper theme for Micro.blog … It includes a setting now to display full post …

01 April 2022: Micro.blog respects min_version in theme.toml On 31 March 2022 Manton said: Deployed a bunch of server changes today. Some behind-the-scenes stuff that @vincent has been working on, plus fixes to managing themes and …

27 March 2022: Export the template files for your theme From Today I Learned: 💁‍♂️ You can access the template files for your theme via export. Go to the web app -> Select the Posts tab -> Select the ... button at the top …

19 March 2022: Export theme and Markdown I added a new export option to Micro.blog: Posts → … → Export → “Export theme and Markdown”. This gives you a Hugo-structured folder of theme templates, merged in with custom …

17 March 2022: Link: Scribe Micro.Blog Theme Chris Hannah has created Scribe - A New Micro.blog Theme: I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve now completed my third Micro.blog theme! It’s called Scribe, and it’s my …

02 March 2022: Link: Hains-Point: A theme for micro.blog Hains-Point: A theme for micro.blog: A customizable newsletter-focused theme for Micro.blog. Includes featured posts, asides, and more! Written for Micro.blog by Jason …

21 February 2022: Porting Hugo theme to Micro.blog Micro.blog is a blogging platform built over Hugo, a fast static site engine. Given the way it is structured, every theme created for Hugo can potentially work with the blog …

16 February 2022: Cypress and Red Oak themes available as plugins Both Cypress and Red Oak are now available as Micro.blog plugins. I’m planning on updating both to work with WordPress 5.9’s new site editing feature in the near future. Colin …

31 January 2022: Adding Custom Menu Items to Your Blog Micro.blog has special Pages that you can add to your blog. Custom themes can get the list of menu item names and their URLs by accessing the site variable site.Menus.main. …

29 January 2022: Improved theme management in Micro.blog From Manton on 29 January 2022: Improved theme management in Micro.blog today, including disabling previous theme plug-ins when installing a new theme. Makes it faster to try …

26 January 2022: Link: the order for how Micro.blog creates your site At the Micro.blog Help Center, Plug-in editing changes: To help illustrate how Micro.blog processes themes and plug-ins, this is roughly the order for how Micro.blog creates …

26 January 2022: Link: Plug-in editing changes At the Micro.blog Help Center an article by Manton on Plug-in editing changes: I’m so excited about all the activity around new plug-ins and themes. However, some of y’all …

24 January 2022: Link: Paper – A Clean Theme for Micro.blog Amit Gawande has ported Paper – A Clean Theme for Micro.blog: The theme is called Paper and goes with a tagline “simple, clean, flexible”. Although it looks minimal, it isn’t …

23 January 2022: Link: Fortis - A New Micro.blog Theme From Chris Hannah: Using my minimal Micro.blog theme as a base, I’ve now created another theme. This time it’s a bit louder, probably a tad more niche, but definitely has …

14 January 2022: Link: Hitchens theme for Micro.blog P. I. Moore has created the theme Hitchens for Micro.blog: Ported from and based on Hitchens for Jekyll, by Pat Dryburgh. … Hitchens is available as a full plugin on …

12 January 2022: Link: discussion on styling standalone pages Hugo folks, we’re considering a fix that will make it easier to style standalone blog pages in themes and plug-ins. Chime in on this help discussion if you have any thoughts. …

10 January 2022: Link: Hugo: render hooks and partial for displaying images Source: Hugo: render hooks and partial for displaying images at Pretty Good Hat: Markdown render hooks allow for adding customization to the default markdown to html rendering …

09 January 2022: Plugin: Shortcut from post to Micro.Blog timeline As of 09 January 2022: Wouldn’t it be cool with a shortcut from your blog post directly to its entry on the Micro.blog timeline? Like a “Reply on Micro.blog” link. You can …

09 January 2022: Plugin: Dark mode support for Minos theme As of 09 January 2022: If you’re using the Minos theme for your blog, there’s a new plug-in in the directory to add Dark Mode support. 🌘 Manton Reece …

09 January 2022: Get the current version of Hugo for templates As at 09 January 2022: Update: You can get the current Hugo version with {{ .Hugo.Version }}. This will be the full version, e.g. “0.91.2” Manton Reece …

08 January 2022: Link: Configure Hugo's Native Syntax Highlighting On Micro.Blog Adventures with Hugo: Configure Hugo’s Native Syntax Highlighting On Micro.Blog blog.martin-haehnel.deMartin Hähnel …

08 January 2022: Link: Moving to new Hugo In Moving to new Hugo on 08 January 2022 Manton Reece explains more about the process of updating Hugo. If you do try Hugo 0.91, I’ve already updated the Default and Marfa …

08 January 2022: Which version of Hugo does MB use? As at 08 January 2022 the version of Hugo that Micro.Blog uses: The default right now is 0.54. We’re going to jump to 0.91 but it will be opt-in for a while, on the …

04 January 2022: Link: Styling Newsletter Digests in Micro.blog Amit Gawande has some suggestions for CSS to improve Micro.Blog’s optional weekly digest newsletters: To make the digest look slightly better, here’s the custom CSS that …

04 January 2022: Link: Micro Alto Theme Link: from Greg Morris, the Micro Alto Theme: I have also added the following features: featured image on posts photos page archive page replies page

28 December 2021: Hide menu items with CSS Many thanks to @sod for this handy CSS trick to hide menu items: Question: I want to exclude the Photos page from my Menu. How can I do that? Answer: One way to do it is by …

28 December 2021: Plugin: Posts Stats A Micro.blog plugin that displays stats about all the published posts: A Micro.blog plugin that adds a /stats page to your site to display the stats about all the published …

28 December 2021: Link: Pure - A minimal theme for Micro.blog Chris Hannah writes: Pure - A minimal theme for Micro.blog: My custom theme is now usable. I’ve named it Pure, and that’s mainly because I wanted very minimal styling, and to …

22 December 2021: Link: Reply by Email tutorial On Reply by Email Tutorial, @maique says: There are 3 steps to achieve this [Reply by Email feature], but basically we’re creating a new “function”, called a …

18 December 2021: Link: rebuild to get theme to update Trouble with theme changes? This tip may come in handy: In reply to a query: I'm trying to switch to the Cypress theme … It doesn't look like the theme when I switch. …

18 December 2021: Link: Understanding how Pages work By @Moondeer — Customizing Pages/Understanding how Pages work on Micro.blog: What the following template does is filter the page list for the generated page’s category into a …

12 December 2021: Link: Theme updates: Cypress and Tufte Manton Reece: Theme updates: Cypress has been updated to the latest version, and Tufte has been added as a built-in theme in Design. If you’re using Tufte as a plug-in, no …

10 December 2021: Link: Changing the Color of your Tufte Theme Cheri writes: Changing the Color of your Tufte Theme: If you love your Tufte theme like I do (thanks @pimoore!) but you want a different color, here’s a look at how to do it …

08 December 2021: Link: style Micro.Blog newsletters with CSS Manton recently introduced email newsletters. See Introducing email newsletter subscriptions. Now you can style newsletters with CSS: Styling of HTML emails is now possible …

13 November 2021: Link: How Pages work on Micro.blog On the Micro.Blog Help Center: Customizing Pages/Understanding how Pages work on Micro.blog.

13 November 2021: Plugins: recent articles on the Help Center @moondeer has done a lot of work on plugins. Their articles on the Micro.blog Help Center have a lot of useful information. In particular see: Plugification A Guide to How …

13 November 2021: Plug-in: Podcast title if you want to have [a] podcast shared with your blog instead of separate, it’s possible to make most customizations in the podcast feed. There’s a plug-in called “Podcast …

13 November 2021: Link: Video on updating a Hugo theme Check out this video I made on YouTube. It’s a little out of date but is probably the best introduction to taking a plain Hugo theme and updating it. Read: micro.blog …

13 November 2021: Link: How to add an elegant button on your (micro.blog) website How to add an elegant button on your (micro.blog) website archive.jatan.spaceRead: archive.jatan.space Jatan Mehta https://archive.jatan.space/p/cta-button-for-micro-dot-blog

13 November 2021: Link: Micro.blog theme that uses simple.css I created a new Micro.blog theme that uses simple.css. The idea is to have the most lightweight HTML possible without extra CSS class names, so it could be a good starting …

04 November 2021: Link: Edit CSS now takes effect more quickly Rolled out a Micro.blog change to blog custom CSS that is much faster. Design → “Edit CSS” will now push changes to your blog right away, and force loading the latest version …

29 October 2021: Link: How to set your micro.blog site's icon How to set your micro.blog site's icon on Safari, Chrome and Windows: micro.blog automatically uses your account’s profile picture as your site’s logo and favicon. However, it …

25 October 2021: Link: Dark Mode plugin for Marfa theme If you are using the Marfa theme on micro.blog I created a plugin to allow for Dark Mode. You can get the plugin repo here: https://github.com/jefferydperry/plugin-marfa-dark. …

24 October 2021: Link: How to improve the look of micro.blog conversations micro.blog has a neat feature where Webmention replies to your blog posts and microposts from across the Web can be displayed as comments below your post. However, I found the …

22 October 2021: This blog welcomes contributions Folks, the @custom blog is a multi-user blog. If you write about customising Micro.Blog we'd welcome your contributions here. If you'd like to sign up as a user on the blog …

22 October 2021: Link: How to show a search icon instead of text on micro.blog micro.blog has a “Search page” plugin, which adds the ability to search within posts on your blog. When you install the plugin, it adds an entry in your menu bar with the text …

20 October 2021: Link: How to track external link clicks on micro.blog using Plausible Analytics Jatan Mehta of Jatan Jots wrote a tutorial, How to track external link clicks on micro.blog using Plausible Analytics: micro.blog has a plugin for Plausible Analytics that …

20 October 2021: How to find the config.json theme file The Tufte theme suggests modifying the config.json file. @rnv helpfully provided instructions. It's a little fiddly, but here's what you do: go to the "Design" area. Scroll …

19 October 2021: Link: Tufte for Micro.blog // pimoore.ca: A clean and beautiful theme based on the design and typography styles of Edward Tufte. … Tufte is now available in Micro.blog as a …

22 September 2021: Link: Comment Styling for Marfa theme Now that I relaunched my Micro.Blog and posted my first post in a year it seemed reasonable do some fiddling with the CSS. … I did some adjustments to the Coment-Section which …

31 August 2021: Link: Custom CSS doesn't disappear on theme change This conversation on 30/31 August 2021 has some useful info about Custom CSS: manton: I’ve fixed the “squished photos” problem in the new Ink theme. It’s now in a plug-in so …

25 August 2021: Link: I updated the Hugo theme Ink for Micro.blog. Needs a little more testing before I put it in the defaults, but you can create a custom theme and copy it from GitHub if …

24 August 2021: Link: Automatically Mark External Links in Hugo - Jayeless.net: I got my site to display an “external link” SVG icon at the end of all links generated from Markdown, using …

17 August 2021: Link: Nord Dark Syntax Highlighting for Hugo Nord Dark Syntax Highlighting for Hugo - Jayeless.net: I said the other day that I would figure out how to customise the syntax highlighting for the Nord theme, and now I …

14 August 2021: Link: some ideas in adapting the Nord theme Jessica Smith improved on her theme: A Quick Tour of My New Theme - Jayeless.net: I’ve changed the colour scheme. Where previously I had a mostly-greyscale theme (only link …

30 March 2021: Link: An excellent reference post from Colin Devroe: A few quick notes about building Micro.blog themes.

24 January 2021: Link: Concepts of Hugo aims to “describe 90% of Hugo in 25 points”. If you want a better idea of how to customize your Micro.blog theme or what you can do with the content you …

12 December 2020: Link: Truncating only posts with titles on Micro.blog - The Jayeless Micro Blog Micro.blog Help has a guide to showing truncated posts on your front page, but … the truncated …

25 September 2020: Good news about Micro.blog 2.0 which will launch at the end of September 2020: In the iOS and macOS apps, we’ve added new Pages and Uploads section, so you can create or edit …

29 July 2020: Micropublish Been doing a few tests with Micropublish location posting via the Swarm plugin and it appears to work OK apart from I’m not seeing it pick-up Categories yet. When …

28 July 2020: Hooray @hall . Thanks for also joining the @custom team. 😀 Anyone else able to contribute?

24 July 2020: Link: plug-in for Plausible, privacy-friendly web analytics Thanks @lukas for creating a Micro.blog plug-in for Plausible, privacy-friendly web analytics. You can add it under Find Plug-ins and then use the Settings button to configure …

23 July 2020: Link: Dark Mode for Typewriter Theme If you’re using the Typewriter design on Micro.blog, there’s a new plug-in on the Find Plug-ins page that adds Dark Mode support. Thanks @TheDimPause for sharing it! Manton …

22 July 2020: How to quote someone's words Anyone can do this. Recommended. Sometimes you want to use another person's words in your blog post. For example, I might want to mention a post Manton made where he …

22 July 2020: How to use Micro.Blog plug-ins Background information. In July 2020 Manton added the ability for Micro.Blogs to use plug-ins. Note: if you have modified your theme it is possible that a specific plugin …

20 July 2020: Building Micro.blog Custom Themes That Work with Plug-ins Assumed audience: Micro.blog users who have written or are interested in writing their own custom theme and are familiar with Hugo/Go Templates or other, similar static site …

15 July 2020: Plugin images There’s a couple of things I’ve learnt (feedback from @manton) when making the swarm plugin, is that only svg images are supported. So, make any icons you use an …

15 July 2020: Link: Developing plug-ins for Micro.blog The official word from Manton: Developing plug-ins for Micro.blog: Plug-ins are like lightweight Hugo themes. They can provide all the templates needed for a custom theme, or …

15 July 2020: Link: The Kiko Micro.blog Theme Refined: "Kiko: System" Kahlil Lechelt modified the Kiko theme to use the system font depending on the OS the page is being viewed on. The mod also refined the home page layout. Thanks to @Gabz whose …

14 July 2020: Some big changes for this site: teams and plug-ins On 06 May 2020 Manton announced Micro.blog for teams: multi-user blogs, so your whole team can write posts on a shared blog. And now, Custom.micro.blog, has been upgraded. So, …

08 July 2020: Link: Plug-ins for Micro.Blog BIG news today — Plug-ins for Micro.Blog: Instead of creating a custom theme for your blog and editing the templates yourself, you might be able to find a plug-in that will …

20 May 2020: Link: Redesigned theme editor for Micro.blog Redesigned theme editor for Micro.blog MAY 19, 2020 I’ve redesigned the theme text editor in Micro.blog, adding a preview pane and other improvements. It now features a split …

16 May 2020: Link: Custom 404 page Some themes include a custom “404 not found” page when a visitor to your blog tries to request a page that is no longer on the web, or if they mistype a URL. You can override …

10 May 2020: Link: Help page for Teams includes theme tips I’ve added a help page for teams in Micro.blog. Includes details on the Hugo parameters for adding author names to custom themes. Source: Manton Reece. Extract from the help …

18 April 2020: List posts chronological within a day From Jason Becker json on Slack (07 April 2020): … here’s a template snippet from my layouts/index.html that will allow your posts to be listed in reverse chronological …

17 April 2020: Link: Excluding posts from the timeline We can leverage categories to build this feature of picking which posts should appear in the timeline. Source: Manton Reece - Excluding posts from the timeline.

17 April 2020: Link: Help page for Replies with Conversation.js Replies with Conversation.js - Micro.blog Help. this is not just about taking Micro.blog-only replies and putting them on your blog. … it now becomes much more useful …

17 April 2020: Link: Replies on your blog with Conversation.js …a new feature for Micro.blog that I’m calling Conversation.js. It’s a JavaScript include that lets you take a conversation on Micro.blog and drop it into your blog. …

07 April 2020: Link: Easier Micro.blog podcast cover art There’s a new feature on Micro.blog under Posts → Design that lets you change the cover art [for a podcast]. … Click the existing cover art to select a new image from your …

03 January 2020: Link: Dark mode for Marfa @bix said on Slack: FWIW, if you’re using Marfa … right now this is giving me a decent-enough quick-and-dirty “dark mode” theme in Chrome and Firefox and Safari. …

03 January 2020: Link: Using GLightbox with custom Hugo shortcodes on Micro.blog I decide … write a custom Hugo shortcode to support using GLightbox. Custom shortcode? Shortcode? If you’re not familiar with this part of Hugo, the static site …

15 December 2019: Link: Adding Webmentions To micro.blog Link: Adding Webmentions To micro.blog I’ve been working to … add webmentions rather then comments like Disqus. Webmentions are coming to MB at some point … I didn’t want to …

03 December 2019: Link: The core parts of Micro.blog : The core parts of Micro.blog are Ruby, MySQL, Redis, with Hugo + Nginx for serving hosted blogs. Split across 5 servers, plus the new …

11 November 2019: Link: How to Add Dark Mode to your Custom CSS if someone is in dark mode, you may want to have your website automatically switch them to a dark theme, so you’re not …

06 November 2019: Link: Lanyon theme on Micro.blog: It’s a clean, readable design with a slide-out menu for page links.

29 October 2019: Link: Swarm check-ins and Micro.blog: When a post has location information, you can see the coordinates in the posts list on your account default Micro.blog themes do not …

06 September 2019: Link: Changing Your Site Logo in Dark Mode Changing Your Site Logo in Dark Mode I have a logo at the top of my blog … it looks great on a white background! In dark mode, however, it looks really bad. I turned to our …

05 September 2019: Link: free Micro.blog test blogs Micro.blog test blogs Micro.blog now lets you create a free test blog for your account with a URL like username-test.micro.blog. There’s a button to create the test blog …

21 August 2019: Link: Search engine indexing As of 21 August 2019 Micro.Blog automatically adds a robots.txt file to each hosted site: Search engine indexing. Disabling or customizing your robots.txt file. If you’d like …

17 August 2019: Link: Dark Mode for the Marfa Theme on Micro.blog With iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, you can enable Dark Mode on your devices. … you can enable Dark Mode on your own site. It’s suprisingly simple. … All the code is …

11 August 2019: Link: CSS I added to the Hello theme CSS I added to the Hello theme, by Ricky de Laveaga. CSS I added to the Hello theme, the only dark theme in the micro.blog theme gallery. It even has a light/dark switcher!

11 August 2019: Link: Changing the default colors of the Micro.blog Marfa theme Micro Guide: Changing the default colors of the Micro.blog Marfa theme, by Roel Willems I really like the [Marfa] theme but wanted to give it a small personal touch by …

11 August 2019: Link: Customizing Your Hosted Podcast Title and Artwork Customizing Your Hosted Podcast Title and Artwork, by Chet. There’s a small downside to having a podcast running on your main Micro.blog subscription. If you submit your …

30 July 2019: Link: CSS for Photos page for Micro.blog-hosted blogs I’ve added a new page for photos … We’re starting with a simple grid of photo thumbnails …, each linking to the microblog post. … It uses CSS Grid Layout, …

10 July 2019: Link: Get Your Site Ready For Dark Mode I’ve been able to update my site to support dark mode across iOS 13, iPadOS and MacOS.…It turns out to be extremely simple. I just had …

08 July 2019: Link: more structure to URLs Manton wrote on July 6, 2019: Rolled out a few tweaks to custom pages on Micro.blog-hosted blogs today, including performance improvements and allowing more structure to URLs, …

05 July 2019: Add a header image to your blog You can do this. You need to already know: how to reach your Theme files and the Custom CSS file. You also need to have prepared a suitable image. I have a blog for folks …

30 June 2019: Add number of available pages to the pagination You can do this. You need to already know: how to reach your Theme files. My Love Waikawa Beach website uses the Arabica theme. Along with providing links to older and newer …

28 June 2019: Link to more blog pages with pagination You can do this. You need to already know: how to reach your Theme files and the Custom CSS file. When visitors reach the bottom of the Home Page on my personal blog, there's …

27 June 2019: Link: Referencing photos in Hugo themes Manton Reece: Referencing photos in Hugo themes, June 26, 2019. This post provides the code you need to add metadata to the head of a blog post based on the images it …

19 June 2019: Link: Micro.blog Map David Hall: Micro.blog Map. I have adapted my method of linking articles to and from a map here within a subscription Micro.blog's pages that again uses Leaflet and tiles from …

17 June 2019: Add a search to your blog You can do this. I noticed my personal blog, which uses the Marfa theme, has a search box at the bottom of the page, in the footer. This blog, based on the Default theme and …

16 June 2019: How to add or remove a copyright or year in the footer You can do this. My Love Waikawa Beach blog uses the Arabica theme which includes a copyright line in the footer. I don’t want the copyright and decided to edit that …

16 June 2019: Link: How to Hide Categories on Micro.blog Arabica Theme Rocket Panda explains How to Hide Categories on Micro.blog Arabica Theme. After some digging and help from people at the Hugo discourse and the micro.blog Slack I managed to …

15 June 2019: Link: Adding pagination to the Hyde theme Adding pagination to the Hyde theme (Micro.blog) Posted on: 2019-04-09 I finally sat down and took a look at Hugo themes last night to add pagination to the Micro.blog-hosted …

15 June 2019: How to force a refresh Anyone can do this. Most of these tutorials tell you to refresh a web page to see and check any changes you’ve made. But there’s an unpleasant foible that …

14 June 2019: Display oldest items first in the Archive Anyone can do this. On a blog the Home Page will usually show the latest post at the top of the page and work backwards from there. The Archive page does the same thing. …

13 June 2019: Change how many blog posts display on the Home Page Anyone can do this. Themes might differ in how many posts they display on the Home Page or in the Archive. If you tend to write long posts perhaps you’d like fewer posts …

13 June 2019: Change the date format Anyone can do this. At the time of writing this blog uses the Default Theme. I have already customised it a little, by adding a strip of graphics across the top, and a few …

13 June 2019: Link: Parameters in themes Micro.blog Help has instructions for working with Parameters in themes: Parameters in themes Custom params in Hugo. Custom themes sometimes need to set extra parameters to be …

13 June 2019: Link: Truncated posts on your microblog Micro.blog Help has instructions for working with Truncated posts on your microblog: Truncated posts on your microblog Customizing a theme. If you write a lot of longer posts, …

13 June 2019: Link: Custom themes Micro.blog Help has instructions for working with Custom themes: Custom themes Creating or copying custom themes. Custom themes contain HTML and CSS templates using the Hugo …

13 June 2019: Link: Custom CSS Micro.blog Help has instructions for working with Custom CSS: Custom CSS Customizing your hosted microblog with CSS. You can pick from several default themes for your …

13 June 2019: Link: Set up a Custom Domain Micro.blog Help has instructions for setting up Custom domains: Custom domains Point your custom domain to Micro.blog. If you host your microblog with a paid Micro.blog plan, …

13 June 2019: Link: Make a custom home page Micro.blog Help has instructions for making a Custom home page: Custom home page Setting static text for your home page. By default, Micro.blog shows the most recent posts on …

13 June 2019: Link: Changing the default colors of the Micro.blog Marfa theme Roel Willems: Micro Guide: Changing the default colors of the Micro.blog Marfa theme. Micro Guide: Changing the default colors of the Micro.blog Marfa theme APR 15, 2018 I …

11 June 2019: Head, header, heading Background information. To work with Micro.Blog themes it's important to understand how they're put together and where to find things. One possible area of confusion is the …

07 June 2019: How Micro.Blog works Background information. When the Web started, around 1989, the only way to make web pages was to use HTML. After a while, CSS was introduced to provide layout, colours and the …

06 June 2019: Use Alt Text (image Description) because it's the right thing to do Everyone should do this. When you add an image to a blog post — a photo, for example — there's something very simple you can do to make the web a better place: you …

05 June 2019: Hide things with CSS Anyone can do this. Sometimes things come with the Theme you choose, but you don't want them. One example is Also on Micro.Blog in the navigation area at the top of the page. …

05 June 2019: How to style an image in a post You can do this. Suppose you pull out your iPhone, take some photos and decide to send one picture there and then to Micro.Blog. You write a few words to go with the picture …

04 June 2019: Links and how to style them Anyone can do this. Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first proposal for the World Wide Web in March 1989. By the end of 1990, Tim Berners-Lee had the first Web server and browser up …

04 June 2019: HTML and CSS comments are extremely useful Background information. What the heck was I thinking? What was that about? Why did I do that? These are questions that developers, web designers and even humble bloggers …

04 June 2019: What you need to know about CSS to customise your Micro.Blog blog You can do this. When you choose a Theme it will have its own stylesheet (perhaps several) which determine how your blog will look and feel. As briefly explained in an earlier …

03 June 2019: Some handy HTML tags: lists, quotes and links Anyone can do this. Headings are important, by varying degrees There are actually 6 levels of headings, depending on how important they are. Thinks of a legal document with …

03 June 2019: A few words on CSS syntax Anyone can do this. So far in these tutorials I've given examples to copy and paste but haven't specifically explained any of the rules behind CSS. Those rules are important …

03 June 2019: A few words on HTML syntax Anyone can do this. So far in these tutorials I've given examples to copy and paste but haven't specifically explained any of the rules behind HTML. Those rules are important …

02 June 2019: Style your custom footer You can do this. Back in Add a footer you added a footer to your blog, but maybe you removed it again as it probably looked pretty terrible. In this tutorial we're going to …

02 June 2019: When you just want some bold or italics, not emphasis Anyone can do this. One of my all-time favourite authors is Kristine Kathryn Rusch, especially her Retrieval Artist series. I guess if you're talking enthusiastically about …

02 June 2019: Be strong: give it some emphasis Anyone can do this. One of the very common things people want to do is to emphasise a few words. How emphatic are you feeling? Very or just a bit? If you're feeling strongly …

02 June 2019: It's classified: HTML for all! Anyone can do this. There's one thing that all web browsers have in common: they're useless at guessing. On a web page, every single bit of text or whatever must be marked up …

02 June 2019: Let's investigate a web page Must read! Background information. When we watch a movie we see a story unfold and with any luck we're drawn into the world and forget that it's all a big fraud. We see the …

02 June 2019: Let's meet CSS Anyone can do this. When we wrote first.html we used HTML tags to markup the text so as to explain the nature of the elements that made up the page: this bit’s a …

01 June 2019: Start coding HTML, plus: what is HTML? Anyone can do this. In the previous tutorial you created a plain text file called first.html and saved it to your desktop. In this tutorial we work with that file. What HTML …

01 June 2019: Starting coding with the right tool - a text editor Anyone can do this. If you can write an email or text to a friend or a post on Facebook then you can learn to write HTML too. 😀 Next tutorial after the following essential …

01 June 2019: The skills you need to use different colours, and make other changes Background information. Anyone can choose a theme, change the title of their site or their profile photo. Those things require no special expertise (apart from maybe photo …

01 June 2019: Change your Profile Photo Anyone can do this. By default Micro.blog uses the Gravatar service for your profile photo. You can easily change your blog’s profile photo at any time from within …

31 May 2019: Add a favicon You can do this. Follow the detailed steps carefully. A favicon is the small image associated with a particular website. In the screenshot below you can see three browser …

30 May 2019: Add a footer Anyone can do this at a basic level. Making it look great, or even good, could require some expertise. If you'd like something to display at the every bottom of every page on …

30 May 2019: Choose a theme Anyone can do this. The Theme determines the look of your blog, and to some extent how it works. As of May 2019 Micro.Blog comes with 10 ready-made themes to choose from. …

30 May 2019: Change the title of your site Anyone can do this. Recommended. Micro.Blog will automatically set the Title of your site to your username, but you can change that. The Title may show up in the tab of your …

30 May 2019: Use your own domain name Requires a bit of expertise, or using the domain registrar’s Helpdesk. Recommended though. Some people would rather have their Micro.Blog at their own domain name. …

30 May 2019: The address for your blog Background information. This blog doesn't use a custom domain name. At the time of writing, its address on the web is: https://tewaka.micro.blog. The tewaka part is the …

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