Welcome to Postleaf

I'm Cory, the creator of Postleaf, an open source blogging and publishing app built with Node.js. This article will introduce you to the project and [hopefully] convince you to give it a try.

Postleaf was built for the modern publisher. Many of its core values intentionally don't align with those of traditional content management systems. It feels like we've been doing things the same way for so long that it's become impossible to imagine them any other way. Postleaf is bucking those trends by offering a simple, beautiful alternative to publishing.

Why Postleaf?

Content management systems are getting stale. The same form-based platforms that powered the web a decade ago are still powering the web today. A little improvement here, a new feature there, but at the end of the day, it's the same cruft with a new version number.

The web needs a more modern approach to publishing. Something that lets you edit content on the page instead of in forms. Something that makes images responsive automatically without making users do all the work. Something that's easy and fun to design for. Something that has a beautiful user interface and is simple enough for even the most novice users.

That's why I built Postleaf.

I believe software should be smarter than it currently is. It should be easier to use than it currently is. It should be well-designed and pleasant to look at. And most importantly, it should be free for everyone to use and contribute to.


If this sounds like a breath of fresh air, I encourage you to try the demo or grab the source and start tinkering with Postleaf. Star the repo on GitHub. Join the community and ask questions. Tell your friends about it.

Better yet, start a blog or build your next website with Postleaf.

I can't wait to see what you create!