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 things that have been added to the platform just lately, such as:
- Location features
- New themes: Gateway and Alpine
- Font Awesome plug-in
- New status bubble
- No Robots plug-in for disabling search engine indexing
- Indie Microblogging book status update
- Location features
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 “Also on Micro.blog” button.
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 Micro.blog it can still have a full blog underneath. It’s called Gateway. Demo here: links.manton.org
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 layouts/_default/coffee.html in my custom theme that would pull posts from this category.
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 fixes:
We’ve come up with a new way to document changes to Micro.blog. In the past, we usually only note big changes on @news or on my own blog, so everything is scattered and small changes are rarely even mentioned. To fix this, there’s now a special category on news.micro.blog that will list most changes to the platform, both big and small.
I’ve customized the news blog home page and feed to exclude these posts, so if you’re following @news, you won’t get all the noise of the day to day changes that we roll out. And because it’s all powered by a normal Micro.blog-hosted blog, it’s something that is easy for us to maintain. If you really want to know about everything, you can also subscribe to this RSS feed.
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 now a new “photos_with_metadata” with 3 fields: “url”, “width”, and “height”. I haven’t done much with this yet other than to confirm it’s working, but hopefully this opens up some more custom theme and plug-in possibilities.
11 June 2022
What you have to do is:
> 1. Create a custom theme.
> 2. Update the template layouts/post/single.html to include your location information.