Someone suggested that I explain how this website, my personal blog was built. It’s Flarum.
Flarum is a great forum software with a lot of great features. It’s faster than WordPress, and I personally really like the mobile experience. So, although it’s meant to be used as a forum, I use it as a blog.
I modified it slightly looks wise but nothing major. I basically made it look even more minimal than it already does out of the box. Which by the way is also why I chose it. It’s minimal out of the box.
I believe I’ve been following this software’s development since about 2016, and finally took the plunge and learned how to install it in 2018. The software fairly recently switched from “Beta” to “Stable.”
and finally took the plunge and learned how to install it in 2018.
Yes, I had to learn how to install it because for me personally, using Composer (the way you currently install Flarum) was new to me. Prior to Flarum I only used web software that could be installed by simply uploading a package, filling in details into an install wizard, setting up a database, and that’s it. Which is how most major self-hosted software used to be and so I just got used to that.
But, what’s great is that a side effect of using Flarum is that I now know the basics of Composer, command line, git, Github, and more. I even created some basic extensions.
#selfhosted stuff for a long time. I know a good website related tool/software when I see one. I’m so happy that I found
#Flarum and forced myself to figure out how to install it.