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News and updates about Postleaf and related services.

iOS Funding Blitz

$317 out of $898.88 have been raised. Last updated May 18 at 16:20pm.

I hate asking for money — I prefer to earn it. But today I'm going to do something I hate because it will benefit the project and make Postleaf available to millions of users who don't have desktops or laptops.

Robots.txt

Living in the root of millions of websites is a little file called robots.txt that tells search engines and other "robots" what they can and can't index on your website. This file doesn't actually restrict robots from crawling your website — it works like an honor system — but Google and other major search engines do respect it.

The default template is called robots.dust and is pretty small by default. It currently exposes your sitemap to search engines and asks them not to index any of the admin panel's pages.

Sitemaps

I've been pretty busy ironing out some alpha bugs this week, but I also managed to sneak in support for sitemaps.

Sitemaps make it easier for search engines to index your website, so this is a big win for SEO. As of today, Postleaf automatically generates sitemap.xml for you out of the box.

The New Postleaf

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.