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Amit Gawande

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 it, you should see the upgrade option in the Micro.blog plugins directory. Demo on my test blog.

Amit Gawande

I have always built web apps with Node.js and Express for all my side projects till now. However, I wonder if that duo is still the best choice for a new one that I am working on. What are the other options? I am ok to learn. Rather, I would love to learn – pick up something faster that’s also easy to maintain. Node.js projects are clearly neither. Time to explore.

Amit Gawande

Anatole – A Two-column Theme for Micro.blog

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 it to and customize it for Micro.blog. The theme, called Anatole, is a beautiful minimalist two-column theme. You can …

Amit Gawande

I have released a new version of the Paper theme today. It’s a minor upgrade that allows you to set a custom favicon through the theme settings. Of course, it is optional. If you do not configure it, the default Micro.blog favicon will be used. The upgrade is available now.

Amit Gawande

Paper Theme Now Supports Full Posts on Homepage

I have released an upgrade (v1.1) to Paper theme for Micro.blog today that allows modifying the default behaviour of the homepage. It includes a setting now to display full post content on the homepage of the blog. Here’s how the homepage with this setting on will look like. You can also check the …

Amit Gawande

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 hosted by Micro.blog. However, there are a few aspects added to Hugo that are specific to the way things work in Micro.blog. …

Amit Gawande

I have released a new version of the Paper theme (v1.0.3) today to display category list on the archive page – this can be disabled via plug-in settings. The theme now also supports Reply by email and Conversation on M.b plug-ins by @sod. So if any of the plug-in is already installed, the appropriate link will be displayed under the posts. The upgrade also brings support to include Buy Me a Coffee profile in the social icons list.

I appreciate all the feedback I have received until now. With all the improvements, Paper has become my default theme for my blog (what you see here).

Amit Gawande

I have released a new version 1.1 of Posts Stats plug-in today. It adds the support to display a chart for the posts by year, displays categories as a cloud and introduces a new stat to show the longest post published. I am pleased with this version - demo here. 😊

Amit Gawande

I have released a new version 1.0.2 of the Paper theme today, which addresses the reported issues and suggestions since the first release yesterday. Here are the changes, in brief.

  • Added support to include replies on individual posts
  • Added the configuration of social icons as plug-in setting
  • Updated the styling to display categories along with posts
  • Updated documentation to include installation steps
  • Fixed styling of images on smaller screens

You can go to the Plug-ins section in Micro.blog and click “Upgrade” once the option is available. You will have to reconfigure (for the last time, hopefully) the social IDs in the settings of the plug-in. No need to modify the config.json, anymore. This also means the configurations will not be lost during the future upgrades.

I am thrilled with all the feedback that I have received. Paper is a beautifully designed theme, something I can take no credit for. At the same time, I am glad I could make it simpler for others to adopt it.

Amit Gawande

Paper – A Clean Theme for Micro.blog

After playing around briefly to understand how to bring a theme made for Hugo to Micro.blog, I have finally ported one that I love. Today, I am ready to share it with the Micro.blog community. The theme is called Paper and goes with a tagline “simple, clean, flexible”. You can check for yourself in …