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These are projects you can use to get your site on the IndieWeb and improve your IndieWeb support.

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Get On The IndieWeb

The following open source projects can be installed on a website and will get you on the IndieWeb. In rough order of adoption and active use by the IndieWeb community:

Known

Main article: Known

Known (formerly idno) aims to be an open publishing / community platform that's easy to install, use and customize, and which adheres to IndieWeb technologies and principles. It's currently being developed in public on GitHub; a stable release will be made from idno.co later in 2013. Ben Werdmuller is hoping to work with third-party hosting providers to make it easy for users to get an idno site that is both turnkey and fully under their control.

IndieWebCamp participants that are using it on their own site:

Additional independents currently using it on their primary site:

Get Inspired

The following projects are actively being used by their creators (selfdogfood) and have excellent examples of indieweb sites both in design, and indieweb feature support. These projects are not yet easily "installable" by someone other than the creator(s).

These projects often provide at least some building blocks functionality in the form of open source shared libraries or functions which can help bootstrap anyone looking to build their own indieweb solution.

p3k

Main article: p3k

p3k is personal publishing platform.

IndieWebCamp participants that are using it on their primary site:



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This page is being simplified and focused on providing a quickly usable list of projects to help you get on the indie web and improve your IndieMark. For details about this page and the in-progress transition, see About This Page.


production

Production = the software fully launched and good enough for other independents to relatively easily install, use, maintain, depend on.

Server / Blogging / content hosting projects:

WordPress

Main article: WordPress

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. Many IndieWebCamp participants use WordPress on their primary self-identifying site.

Jekyll

Main article: Jekyll

Jekyll is a blog-aware, static site generator.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their primary self-identifying site:

Other independents that are using it on their primary self-identifying site:

MediaWiki

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main article: MediaWiki

MediaWiki is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or wiki.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their own site:

StatusNet

Main article: StatusNet

StatusNet is open source software you can setup on your own server for real time publishing.

IndieWebCamp participants who are or were using it on their own site:

  • Evan Prodromou (2012) : http://evan.status.net/ (2012(?)-2013 - being converted to pump.io)
  • ...

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is a hosted blog service that runs on WordPress. It includes microformats v1 by default, and you can author microformats2 by editing your template's HTML. You can also use Bridgy to send and receive webmentions. That combination makes WordPress.com a first-class (if limited) IndieWeb platform.

Tumblr

Main article: Tumblr

Tumblr is a hosted blog service. You can author microformats by editing your template's HTML, and you can use Bridgy to send and receive webmentions. That combination makes Tumblr a first-class (if limited) IndieWeb platform.

Blogger

Main article: Blogger

Blogger is a hosted blog service. It includes microformats v1 by default, and you can author microformats2 by editing your template's HTML. You can also use Bridgy to send and receive webmentions. That combination makes Blogger a first-class (if limited) IndieWeb platform.

Publify

Main article: Publify

Publify is a Ruby on Rails blogging engine with extended publishing capacities that's recently been taking a turn as an Indie Web project. Publify and supported plugins are free software released under the MIT licence. Publify needs a database like MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite.

Master currently supports the following indie Web features:

  • Classic blogging engine with API, plugins, RSS/Atom...
  • POSSE to Twitter with short messages
  • H-review on default themes
  • Self hosted URL shortener
  • PESOS for formerly posted tweets

Other independents that are using it on their primary self-identifying site:

  • Frédéric de Villamil (neuro`) (since 2006): t37.net
  • Don Park (donpdonp) (since 2008) donpark.org
  • ...

Other Production Projects

Other projects which are production quality but are not primary blogging / content hosting projects (the heart of an indieweb site).

OpenVBX and TropoVBX

OpenVBX/TropoVBX - Self-hosted phone numbers!

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it:

  • Aaron Parecki (2011-2012)
    • This sounds "indie", but how is it "indie web"? - Tantek
    • Technically it's not web, though it is installed on a web server and has an HTTP API. The real reason I listed it is because I feel the lines between phone and Internet communication are blurring, and this will become more important in the future. -Aaronparecki.com 08:37, 17 August 2012 (PDT)

Libravatar

Libravatar - Federated avatar hosting (like Gravatar)

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it:

experimental

Stuff that you've at least got running on your own site, but is perhaps not stable/reliable enough for general sharing / use by others. Still useful to document what you *do* have running and use, share some of the code/design/UX, and lessons learned. Roughly ordered first by how "complete" the blogging/posting functionality is with known (URL required) attendee users, then other content tools, and other building blocks.

Experimental blogging / content hosting projects sorted by number of indieweb community members actively using them on their own primary personal site (and then alphabetically).

Bundle

Main article: Bundle

Bundle is a set publishing tools for the Indieweb built using Python and Django.

IndieWeb community members who are using it on their primary site:

Converspace

Main article: Converspace

Converspace by Sandeep Shetty is a personal publishing platform for social blogging. Kinda like what blogs should have evolved into.

IndieWeb community members who are using it on their primary site:

Falcon

Main article: Falcon

Falcon is a personal publishing (tweeting, blogging, realtime syndicating) web application. There is an instance of Falcon running at tantek.com and serving/syndicating blog and tweet content. Open source:

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their primary site:

Ferocity

Main article: Ferocity

Ferocity is tommorris' new Rails-based blogging system. Capabilities:

  • Mobile web-based posting/viewing.
  • Semi-automatic opt-in geo-tagging of mobile posts (one-button add location data using the Geolocation API and Nominatim).

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their primary site:

Hakkan

Main article: Hakkan

Hakkan is a personal publishing toolkit. It is being used to generate and aggregate content for Bear's Log.

IndieWeb related functions shared in Ronkyuu

  • WebMention
  • Rel=me

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their primary site:

Homesteading

Main article: Homesteading

Homesteading is a personal publishing platform (created with Ruby on Rails) where the creator owns the content and can syndicate copies to third parties.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their own site:

Hello, world.

An open-source tumblr/blog/rss reader/wordpress-like thingy. Post your content easily and collect content from other rss/ostatus capable sites. Also, lets you syndicate what you post onto other sites like FB, twitter, tumblr and grab their content as well (backwards-compatibility ;) Technical-wise: uses the Ostatus stack, passes SWAT0, BrowserID for auth, written in Python but meant to run on shared servers.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their own site:

pump.io

Main article: pump.io

Pump.io is "a stream server that does most of what people really want from a social network."

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their own site:

Red Wind

Red Wind is IndieWebified blog software written in Python and running on Flask. It is intended to be clean, lightweight, and amenable to experimentation. Red Wind is open source but undocumented and probably not of much use to anyone but the author, at least for now.

IndieWebCamp participants that are using it on their own site:

sadlittlewebjournal

sadlittlewebjournal is a Weblog written in Perl that utilizes PostgreSQL or MySQL and a straightforward ASCII interface. Site maintenance is done via an intuitive backend that allows one to add, delete, and modify previous entries. Other features include an integrated guestbook, a Web stat chart complete with ASCII bar graphs, and various other modularized features.

Current POSSE feature include publishing news posts to an external Twitter or StatusNet feed, but the PESOS alternative is also supported: republishing posts syndicated from such a feed. On the roadmap are comments using webmentions and microformats.

Indieweb enthusiasts currently using it on their own site:

Social Igniter

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Social Igniter aims to be a lightweight, simple to setup, easy to extend, social content management system. What do you mean social CMS? We hope to make the task of managing / creating content more fun and social-like by using the aspects of social networks people have come to love.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their primary site:

Storytlr

Main article: Storytlr

Storytlr is an open-source lifestreaming platform. It automaticaly syndicates content from many social services (twitter, youtube, flickr, etc.) and supports content publishing with syndication to Twitter. Making it a great tool for either a POSSE or a PESOS approach to the indieweb. Other features include Activitystream feed with PuSH support, Webfinger support, microformats support, AtomPub API (experimental) and more.

On the roadmap: a mobile client (especially to post and syndicate pictures out), more syndicate targets, support for federated commenting with Salmon.

Indieweb enthusiasts currently using it on their primary site:

Taproot

Main article: Taproot

Taproot is Barnaby Walters’ publishing software. It’s written in PHP 5.4 and drives most of waterpigs.co.uk. It is not currently released to the public, although parts of it are.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their own site:

Nucleus CMS

Nucleus CMS is an open source blogging platform. It allows maintaining multiple blogs and is quite extensible through its plugin system.

Indieweb enthusiasts currently using it on their own site:

Words

Words is an open source blogging tool (fork of nornagon/words)[2].

Indieweb enthusiasts currently using it on their own site:

Federated Community

The idea here is to use pop-based email, generic python scripting, and static html to set up a dynamic microblogging and photohosting site. Current workflow includes sending an email to a pop email account. Then when the python script finds the new email it downloads the email to my static html server and also sends out an email to my facebook and twitter accounts for syndication. Currently, the python script is located here and an example of the static html is located here. Next up is adding in the ability to upload photo albums. After that, comments.

Indieweb enthusiasts using it on their own site:

OpenBlog

Main article: OpenBlog

OpenBlog is Ben Roberts' blogging platform. Based in PHP and MySQL it aims to be a platform for easy creation of experimental features. The source code is available on GitHub.

Indieweb enthusiasts currently using it on their own site:

Voto

Main article: Voto

Voto is Vasilis van Gemert's personal photo gallery. He's written about the ideas behind it on his blog.

Indieweb enthusiasts currently using it on their own site:

Other Experimental Projects

Other projects which are experimental quality but are not primary blogging / content hosting projects (the heart of an indieweb site).

IndieReader

Selfoss mod that allows you to subscribe to IndieWeb sites. Aaron Parecki made a fork of selfoss, an open source reader and made it accept Microformats. Now you can subscribe to all the IndieWeb sites (people) you want directly from your own domain! Originally built during 2014-02-12 Homebrew Website Club

Bridgy

Main article: Bridgy

Bridgy backfeeds replies to your POSSE copies to your site.

IndieAuth and RelMeAuth

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Main article: IndieAuth

IndieAuth is a way to use your own domain name to sign in to websites. It works by linking your website to one or more authentication providers such as Twitter or Google, then entering your domain name in the login form on websites that support it.

IndieWebCamp participants' sites using IndieAuth:

IndieWebCamp participants' sites using RelMeAuth:

  • Tantek: http://tantek.com/falcon/ - for posting to tantek.com, or for others to post to Twitter.
    • See also: http://tantek.com/relmeauth/ for testing your site's RelMeAuth support (though signing into IndieWebCamp with IndieAuth currently provides better feedback, you may find this also useful for testing. - Tantek 15:46, 23 March 2013 (PDT) )
  • ...

Indieweb Reply

A cross-browser extension which hijacks social sharing buttons across the web and reply, favourite and retweet buttons on twitter.com to redirect to your own site whilst retaining metadata like profiled text for you to use in your own UIs. Available on GitHub.

Own Your Comments

An experimental cross-browser extension to help people retain ownership of the comments they leave on the web by hijacking existing comment UIs and injecting customised ones. Available on GitHub.

Pingback2hook

Self hosted Pingback/Webmention middleware (written in PHP, inspired by Webmention.io) that takes pings, stores them, and fires off webhooks. Provides a query API.

People who are using it on their own site:

Code
https://github.com/mapkyca/pingback2hook

Trovebox

Main article: Trovebox

Trovebox (formerly The OpenPhoto Project) is a server-side photo application that lets you store your photos on Dropbox, Amazon S3 or in your garage, and serve them from URLs on your own domain.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their own site:

  • User:Upon2020.com (Johannes Ernst) is running a private instance for his family pictures
  • ...

stapibas

Main article: stapibas

Standalone pingback server written in PHP, storing data in MySQL.

  • features:
    • receive webmentions and pingbacks
    • send out webmentions/pingbacks to each link on an html page

Indieweb enthusiasts using it on their primary site:

Similar to #Pingback2hook and #Webmention.io.

Whistle

Whistle is an algorithmically reversible personal URL shortener. There is an instance of Whistle running at ttk.me.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their own site:

WhisperFollow

Main article: Whisperfollow

WhisperFollow is a WordPress based social aggregator that currently supports RSS, Atom and PubSubHubbub.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their own site:

Webmention.io

webmention.io is an open-source project written in Ruby and a hosted service for receiving webmentions and pingbacks on behalf of your indieweb site.

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their own site:

IRC

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Aaron Parecki uses a private IRC server with several channels as a personal communications hub. This project has no specific name, and has no single code base, and is highly experimental. However, he has been using and developing it for almost three years.

The bot in the IRC channel can control lights in the house, do text to speech on computers inside the house, shows Twitter mentions and wiki edits, do unit conversion and other calculations, manage a "todo" list, and sometimes makes snarky remarks.

Its modular structure has made it extremely easy to quickly add new functionality, and as such, has probably slowed Aaron's development on other more accessible web-based equivalents.

ostatus-unofficial

Unhosted

  • The idea here is to use statically hosted MVC apps and projects like remotestorage.io + local browser storage as a way to write applications that can work offline and edit data stored on the web.
  • Michiel B. de Jong uses a webserver pointed at his remotestorage files to host his website.

DiSo Actionstream for WordPress

DiSo Actionstream for WordPress enables syndication of content from other sites to your own or writing a bit of code to insert local items. This powers both the full actionstream at singpolyma.net and also the self-hosted microblog at µ.singpolyma.net

IndieWebCamp participants who are using it on their primary self-identifying site:

  • ...

Other independents that are using it on their primary self-identifying site:

hacks

Stuff that you've hacked on, perhaps you intend to run on your own site, sometimes run on your own site (i.e. for testing rather than as a part of your day-to-day real world usage), used to run on your own site, or in development plugins.

We hope to see stuff here migrate up to experimental!

ownCloud

Main article: ownCloud

Self-hosted personal web services: ownCloud has file manager, music, calendar, contacts and much more!

IndieWebCamp participants who are/were using it:

  • Johannes Ernst (2013) and his family are running it for our family calendar, contacts and shared files (e.g. to-do-lists)
  • cweiske (2014) is running it for file sync and calendars

Smallest Federated Wiki

Other Hacks

Hacks that are not primary blogging / content hosting projects.

IndieWeb Messaging

Goal: Be able to send someone a short message only knowing their domain name. They should be able to receive the message in whatever way they want (SMS, Email, Twitter DM, etc) without the sender knowing what medium the message will be sent through.

Current live implementations:

explorations

These aren't even experiments yet - more like concepts in progress and being developed

Related explorations:

other

Here's where all other indieweb/FSW related projects go, including / especially those which are:

  • not used by any IndieWebCamp participants
  • or maybe just a spec (no code)

Despite their disused or theoretical nature, we may still be able to learn from the strengths and weaknesses of other approaches, document formats/protocols etc. and try to merge efforts.

Activity Pingback

Diaspora

Main article: Diaspora

Diaspora is an open source project for hosting a social network on your own server that federates with other Diaspora instances, which are called "pods".

No IndieWeb community members are currently using it on their own site.

Ghost

Main article: Ghost

Ghost is an "idealistic and fictional concept for a WordPress-lite fork"[3] that is seeking funding through kickstarter.

No IndieWeb community members are using it on their own site.

GNU social

Main article: GNU social

GNU social is an open source project that "will be a decentralized social network that you can install on your own server".

No IndieWeb community members are using it on their own site.

OStatus for WordPress

OStatus for WordPress is a collection of plugins to make WordPress blogs followable by status.net and other OStatus instances.

No IndieWeb community members are using it on their own site.

If we could get indie web participation by some folks using OStatus, it would be great to understand how well it works today.

Postcard

Postcard is an iOS app that allows you to post content on multiple social networks. It lets one network serve as the 'host' and the remaining networks share a link back to it.

The Postcard API Protocol also allows the app to communicate with your own site. A WordPress plugin that implements this API has been released along with the iOS app.

  • Aaron Parecki commented to the developer on 2014-02-19, inviting him to join the indieweb conversation.
  • No IndieWeb community members are currently using it on their own site.

Shaarli

Shaarli is a minimalist delicious clone you can install on your own website. It is designed to be personal (single-user), fast, and handy.

It is primarily a bookmarking application, but the feature list indicates you can also ". . . use it for micro-blogging (like Twitter), a pastebin, an online notepad, a snippet repository, etc."

IndieWeb community members who are using it on their own site:

  • Johannes Ernst is using it since he moved from delicious.com, and he's not looking back!
  • gRegor Morrill is interested in trying this out testing its use for micro-blogging.

Tent.io

Main article: Tent.io

No IndieWeb community members are using it on their own site.

Indie Box Project

http://indieboxproject.org/ management software that allows the simple administration of indie web sites on cheap Linux devices and plug computers.

Used by:

  • Johannes Ernst is using it at home for web applications used by his family. Those include OwnCloud, Shaarli, Selfoss, Wordpress, and some home-grown ones.

abandoned

Projects that may have supported indie web sites in the past but that appear to be abandoned:

glow

glow (last post 2011-07-12 advises using G+) supports integrations with Twitter and Facebook and a complete stack of federated social web protocols and standards (activitystrea.ms, poco, pubsubhubub, salmon, etc).

Glow is currently limited to glow.io subdomains if you want to try it out. At some point it will likely be opened it up to any host/domain.

Folks that were using it on their own site:

Other instances / earlier work:

  • http://ooava.com/ (domain abandoned) was a personal project social node for publishing (photos, videos, status updates) and conversation on the web and Android. ooava was a personal site that evolved into the glow project.

About This Page

The projects page is focused on providing a clear flat list of projects you can set up on your own site to join the indie web.

Some design thinking for this page.

  • Project inclusion requirements:
    • indieweb community adoption and active use
    • selfdogfood
  • Project ordering criteria:
    • 1. What can I setup right now to get on the indieweb?
    • Prefer community member maintained projects over general tools
    • 2. What projects have inspiring indieweb examples? E.g.
      • Have reasonably nice looking home page and permalinks
      • Then ordered by apparent (actual in use) IndieMark level
  • Each project listing should:
    • list a few (1-3 max) indieweb examples actively using the project
      • Full list of active users on the actual project page
    • preferably exemplary - i.e. of high IndieMark
    • "tour-worthy" - sites you'd want to show someone new to the indieweb as clear examples of appealing / useful / empowering indieweb sites.
    • at least 1 selfdogfood example of (most) primary project developer
  • Sections
    • Get rid of release vs experimental vs. etc. This distinction was useful originally, but now # of active indieweb users acts as a better evaluation of project usability/usefulness. Many "experimental" projects are more useful/usable and advancing faster than officially released/stable projects.
    • Primary indieweb site software (e.g. Known, p3k, Publify, Taproot, Ferocity, Falcon)
    • Service hubs / proxies (e.g. webmention.io, brid.gy)

+1 to this --Bret Comnes 15:25, 18 June 2014 (PDT)

Formerly

Split into production, experimental, hacks, and explorations as well as other for projects that are or appear to be IndieWeb related but are either not in use by any attendee or status is unknown.

Within each quality level the projects are listed by:

  • Primary blogging / content hosting systems listed first, additional content hosting systems (e.g. for a specific content type only), and then other useful indieweb building block projects.
  • Then by # of IndieWebCamp participants + other independents using each project.

Sorted within each quality level by number of IndieWebCamp participants actively using it on their primary self-identity site (thus you can quickly see which projects are the most "real", in-use, and likely well supported).

See also offsite:

See Also

  • Getting Started
  • IndieMark
  • PHP - PHP specific libraries and projects
  • Python - libraries and projects specific to the small, vocal minority of IWC Python developers
  • Ruby - Ruby specific libraries and projects