Also, who here has a personal website and/or uses #IndieWeb ? I'm looking at moving away from #facebook and want to consolidate my data. I'm looking at #grav as a flat site generator, or going the #nodejs route (maybe #ghost?)

@voidspace @maslow

What do you like about grav? I've been eyeing Hugo and Jekyll.

@RussSharek @maslow

Well, being a minimalist, but non-geek, I appreciate its simplicity and flexibility.

For example, I can use the "admin" facility / plugin where I have a full dashboard, etc. But if I want to edit a page locally, I can do so and ftp the resulting edits to my web host.

I'm encountering a problem creating a blog section though, it's not as straightforward as Wordpress for example.

@voidspace @maslow

Looking at the grav docs now. What's going wrong with your blog install?

@RussSharek @maslow

Well, I can create a Blog "parent "page, and entries (as "items" stemming from the parent), but a) I can't find a way to avoid a drop-down menu being created from the "Blog" link which show's every entry in it, instead of going to the parent (Blog) page and listing all the entries there.

I've asked about this on the forum, but have had no response.

@voidspace @maslow


I took a look at the docs, and it seems REALLY complex for a simple blog. Versatile though, and database free.

@RussSharek @maslow

I'm open to other suggestions and experimentation at this early stage. *Really* want to avoid WP, and need something simple. Doesn't *have* to be flatfile though.

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@voidspace @maslow

Have a look at Hugo. It renders static websites from markdown files, and then you upload those files to your server. Really simple to get going, and simple html to tweak to get your theme worked out.

@RussSharek @voidspace @maslow

I started using hugo for it seems nice for a blogging tool and generating static sites saves you from a lot of security worries :)

@voidspace @maslow

I will say grav seems fairly powerful...which may be part of the problem when the goal is to slap some words onto the internet quickly.

@RussSharek @voidspace @maslow Have you grabbed the Gantry5 bit to Grav?

It adds a lot more controls for people like me with little coding skills. In there you'll find... templates (though I feel like Grav uses that word for something else). So I can have a "normal" blog page and say an image gallery blog page.

Sorry if that doesn't make sense. I am new to Grav as well. Got the site up & didn't retain a lot.

@sikkdays @RussSharek @maslow

Thanks for the tip. I've managed to overcome the initial "blog problem" I had - partly by luck, I think. :)

@voidspace If you find a way to make a decent gallery in Grav let me know. Right now I'm using some HTML in my markdown file to make it work. ( )

Reading your bio reminds me that there's a couple of audio experiments I want to do. Gotta get working on that.


I'll let you know (about the gallery). I'm trying to persuade my wife to not be so shy about her amazing iPad art.

What kind of audio experiments did you have in mind?

@voidspace Well, I call them experiments because my self-esteem is too low to consider myself an artist when it comes to music. 😔 I have a pair of Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators that I want to play with more to make music. I also want to take a friend's Youtube series and create a composition using the sounds in her videos.


That (particularly the YouTube composition) sounds like an awesome idea.

I'm a musician who calls themselves a non-musician. ;)

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