Postleaf: Reimagined

It's been about nine months since Postleaf debuted as a simple, beautiful, open source, PHP blogging platform. The initial version was well-received, landing an article on TechCrunch and making its way to #1 for the day on Product Hunt. (Thank you so much, everyone!)

Today, I'm announcing something pretty big: A complete redesign, a new platform, and some amazing new features.

From the Ground Up

Postleaf has been redesigned from the ground up. I've moved the project to Node.js, refined the user interface, and added a number of incredible features that just work:

  • Inline editing
  • Distraction-free ("zen") mode with day and night support
  • Automatic responsive images via Dynamic Images
  • Themes via Dust.js
  • Fast, database-agnostic built-in search
  • Integrated file manager
  • Out of the box support for JSON-LD, OpenGraph, and Twitter Cards
  • oEmbed support for embedding third-party content
  • Spotlight-style search from anywhere in the admin panel
  • Simple backups (including content as easy-to-read JSON files, themes, and uploads in a single zip file)
  • Custom post templates (no limit to how many a theme can have)
  • Roles and permissions
  • And more

Everything you loved about the old version of Postleaf is still there and then some. And it's even more simple and beautiful than before.

You can get the source of the new version on GitHub. To learn how to install Postleaf on DigitalOcean, you can follow this tutorial.


Try a Demo

A lot of people wanted to try Postleaf before diving in and installing it themselves, so this time around I've created a demo site.

You can try Postleaf by visiting: postleaf.org/demo

Keep in mind that the app is still in beta. Please report bugs and feature requests to the issue tracker. For support and other questions, you can head over to the community forum.