πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ TIP: You can use plug-ins to add a variety of features to your blog, such as Search, photo galleries, rich links, and even themes.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Select the Plug-ins tab ->
  • Select the Find Plug-ins button ->
  • Select the Install button for the plug-in you want.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ TIP: When using WordPress, make sure you have Markdown enabled so that the Micro.blog timeline will pick up your formatted text.

Jetpack is a well-established plugin that can be used to enable Markdown on WordPress.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ TIP: You can help the team to solve problems with your blog and account, or even solve them yourself with the aid of the account logs.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Select the Account tab ->
  • Move to the bottom of the page ->
  • Select View logs.

TIP: If you want to use the GitHub Archive feature, make sure you use the repository name and not a URL.

Screenshot of the Micro.blog GitHub organisation, with a magnified highlight of the repository for Snippets.

For example, we can see “snippets” there; in this case, you would put snippets in your Micro.blog account settings where it says “GitHub repository”.

TIP: If you’re having trouble with posts appearing on the timeline, make sure your custom domain is properly set.

  • On the web go to Account ->
  • Select Feeds & Cross-posting ->
  • Add your domain URL without “www.” ->
  • Remove the username.micro.blog default feed.

TIP: On iOS you can use the quick-link button to easily share a link from the clipboard.

  • Copy a link ->
  • Open the app ->
  • Select the [] button ->
    • The link will now automatically appear, and the cursor moved back to the label bracket.
  • Fill in a label for your link.

TIP: To make your images as accessible as possible, use the alt tag.

  • On iOS (including Sunlit):
    • Add the image ->
    • Select the thumbnail ->
    • Select Add Description.
  • On the web, repeat above with fewer steps since the description field appears immediately.

TIP: If you’re not seeing new posts appear in the timeline or on your site, you can give Micro.blog a nudge with the Reload Feeds button.

  • On the web select the Account tab ->
  • Select the Edit Feeds & Cross-posting button ->
  • Select the Reload Feeds button πŸ”„

TIP: You can use Bookshelves to embed a collection of books onto a Page of your blog.

  • Make the Page ->
    • OR decide from an existing Page ->
  • Go to Bookshelves on the web ->
  • Choose x Shelf ->
  • Select the Page from the β€œInclude books on page” menu.

TIP: You can add a search page to your blog via plug-in:

  • Go to the web app ->
  • In the sidebar, select Plug-ins ->
  • Select Find Plug-ins ->
  • Find β€œSearch page by @manton” ->
  • Select Install.

You can find your search page via the menu of links at the top of your blog.

TIP: To invite somebody to use Micro.blog, use the built-in invitation feature. This is also where you can give a yearly subscription as a gift:

  • Go to the Invite page ->
  • Fill in the relevant details ->
    • Select the gift subscription box ->
  • Select Send Invitation.

TIP: There are different ways to get help:

  • Email: Submit a ticket, especially for problems regarding your account and/or blog.
  • @help: Get short answers in your mentions.
  • Help Centre: Read documentation and help others.
  • GitHub: Submit bugs, request new features, and contribute.

TIP: You can create timeline-only posts:

  • Create a “timeline” category ->
  • Grab the feed URL for that category ->
  • Add that feed to your account (via the Feeds settings) ->
  • Remove the default feed for all posts ->
  • Choose the “timeline” category feed when posting.

TIP: To upload a photo at full size on iOS, make sure you tap the expansion icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the image. You can tap it again if you want to revert to the default square crop.

Screenshot of the photo upload screen on iOS, with the expansion icon highlighted.

TIP: Your hosted Micro.blog account is made up of two public parts: your profile, and your site.

  • Your profile is: micro.blog/USERNAME
  • Your site is: USERNAME.micro.blog

Your profile displays posts that have been added via feeds, and your replies.

Your site is a hosted blog.

TIP: When using the web app you can reload the timeline via the blue bar.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Make sure you’re in the Timeline tab ->
  • At the top click the blue bar.
  • NOTE: Avoid clicking your username.

TIP: You can get a longer version of your timeline by taking the associated feed and subscribing via a feed reader. Simply take the URL below and swap out username for your username:

  • micro.blog/feeds/username.xml

TIP: For posts to appear in the Micro.blog timelines, including on your profile, make sure to add the relevant feed to your account.

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

TIP: You can secure the published version of your posts with Save to Internet Archive.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Select the Posts tab ->
  • Select the Design button ->
  • Move down to the end of the page ->
  • Select the box for Save new posts to Internet Archive.

TIP: You can secure your posts and images with archive backups.

  • Go to the web app ->
  • Select the Posts tab ->
  • Select the Export link ->
  • Select the .bar archive for a folder containing the full download.
    • NOTE: That folder can be renamed to .zip if you want to open it.