TIP: When using Sunlit, you can search for accounts via the Discover tab.

  • Open Sunlit ->
  • Select the Discover button ->
  • Scroll down to pull the search bar into view ->
  • Type your search into the search bar ->
  • Select the return key ↩.

TIP: When posting on the Mac, if you want to see your categories, they are available via the menu bar.

  • Open the Mac app ->
  • Use the menu bar to select File ->
  • Select New ->
  • Use the menu bar to select View ->
  • Select Categories.

TIP: You can run a Hosted account with your posts separate from the timeline, and still use your account for replies and favorites.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • At the top select the Account tab ->
  • Select the Edit Feeds & Cross-posting button ->
  • Select Remove Feed.

TIP: If you’re using WordPress with a feed plugged into your Micro.blog account and are having issues with how your posts appear on the timeline, make sure to set your feed to show Full Text or to disable Limit feed to excerpt only.

TIP: You can link to individual categories in the menu of your site by using the Pages feature.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Select Posts ->
  • Select Pages ->
  • Select New Page ->
  • Use the Page Title for the menu item name ->
  • Put the category URL in the body of the page.

TIP: If you want to arrange multiple photos in your post, you can use either the web app or Sunlit. On the web you can do so in a new post with manual linking or edit an existing post to then use manual linking. Sunlit includes the auto-title feature found in the web app.

TIP: To manage the accounts you have muted, use the Edit Muted Users button in the Account tab. This is also where you can mute more accounts via username or domain name.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Select Account ->
  • Scroll down to Timeline ->
  • Select Edit Muted Users.

TIP: If you’re looking to say hello and welcome new people, their first posts are often featured in Discover. You can both scroll and use search.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Select Discover ->
  • Scroll down.
  • AND/OR ->
  • Select the search icon ->
  • Type “hello”, “first post”, etc.

TIP: If you’re looking to encourage other people to join Micro.blog, you can do so with an automated email invitation. Through this mechanism you can also give a 1-year subscription of a Hosted account.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Select Plans ->
  • Select Give Micro.blog.

TIP: If you’re on the web and looking for other apps to post with, take a look below the editor on the New Post page and you’ll see a link list of options available on a variety of devices and platforms.

TIP: You can see from where the themes available for Hosted sites originate, having been adapted and then shared on GitHub.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Select the Posts tab ->
  • Select the Design button ->
  • Look below the themes and select in the theme credits.

TIP: When mapping your custom domain to your Hosted site, you should see a field for the SSL status, to let you know when your domain is using https. As well as this, look out for a simple email letting you know that SSL has been enabled. Now your domain is all set!

TIP: When editing a page, you can change the URL without also changing the title. This means you can have a relatively simple URL with a more complex title, or vice versa, or you could edit the title at any point in time without breaking links to the URL.

TIP: You can continue to edit your site’s theme without using custom templates, using instead a mix of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • At the top select the Posts tab ->
  • Select the Design button ->
  • Scroll down then use the Edit CSS and Edit Footer buttons.

TIP: When using a list via Markdown in your post make sure to use a clear line before the list starts, otherwise the raw Markdown will be displayed instead of the list itself. You can use the Preview button to check how your post will look.

TIP: If you post the URL to a video and it embeds on your blog, make sure to check your post on the timeline since such embedded videos will not appear. You can get around this by using the URL as part of a link via Markdown or HTML.