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.

TIP: If you have a Hosted account and change your username, the Micro.blog domain for your site (username.micro.blog) will not automatically change; to make this change also happen, send an email to the official support address with your request.

TIP: You can use JavaScript to embed your Hosted site posts onto another site, should you wish to share those posts in a sidebar. This works especially well if you use your Hosted site for microposts, with the other site used for longer posts.

TIP: To remove the built-in Archive and About pages from your site’s main menu and still link to them, you can just use the default URL in your theme since the pages still exist.

  • Archive URL: your.domain/archive
  • About URL: your.domain/about

TIP: When you create a new category it comes with a new feed for your site. Not only can people now subscribe to separate sets of posts but you also have a feed with which you can connect to services like IFTTT.

  • Category feed URL: your.domain/categories/category-name/feed.xml

TIP: When using the share sheet on iOS to post photos they might be published incorrectly. You can stop this from happening by using an alternative method, accessing the editing options available, or manually uploading images via post editing.

TIP: If you’re using the Marfa theme and your profile photo isn’t appearing at the top of your site, check to see if you’re using an ad-blocker on the page. Privacy Badger by Mozilla is one example of a blocker with strict default settings.

TIP: If you want to find people directly, you can use the search tool in Discover.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • At the top select the Discover tab ->
  • Select the search icon ->
  • Type the name.

TIP: If you’re using the Mac or iOS app and use a link to the web app, you will likely do so via the web view within the original app rather than accessing the web app in a full browser. This affects your log-in status and thus access to account settings and the like.