Nanoblog - open source microblog with buffering and Twitter crossposting
Nanoblog is a simple and professional blog with a 280 character limit that supports crossposting to your Twitter account. Posts can also be buffered for automatic publication on a selected schedule to keep your blog and Twitter account fresh.
After adding Nanoblog, start writing blog posts, creating threads, and crossposting to Twitter by connecting your account.
- Blogging on Easy Mode
- 280 character limit makes blogging accessible to everyone and threading makes it possible to write more when desired.
- Buffered Posts
- Add posts to your buffer to automatically publish on a selected schedule.
- Twitter Crossposting
- Add your Twitter account to enable crossposting to your Twitter timeline.
- Threaded Posts AKA tweetstorms
- Click the “Add another update” button to enable thread posting.
- Web Analytics
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Run Nanoblog on a VPS
Running Nanoblog on a VPS is designed to be as simple as possible.
- Public Docker image
- Single static Go binary with assets bundled
- Automatic TLS using Let's Encrypt
- Redirects http to https
- No database required
1. Get a server
- Type: VPS or dedicated
- Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
- Memory: 512MB or greater
2. Add a DNS record
Create a DNS record for your domain that points to your server's IP address.
nanoblog.example.com A 172.x.x.x
3. Enable Let's Encrypt
Nanoblog runs a TLS ("SSL") https server on port 443/tcp. It also runs a standard web server on port 80/tcp to redirect clients to the secure server. Port 80/tcp is required for Let's Encrypt verification.
- Your server must have a publicly resolvable DNS record.
- Your server must be reachable over the internet on ports 80/tcp and 443/tcp.
# Download the nanoblog binary. $ sudo wget -O /usr/bin/nanoblog https://github.com/nanoblog/nanoblog/raw/master/nanoblog-linux-amd64 # Make it executable. $ sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/nanoblog # Allow it to bind to privileged ports 80 and 443. $ sudo setcap cap_net_bind_service=+ep /usr/bin/nanoblog $ nanoblog --http-host nanoblog.example.com
-backlink string backlink (optional) -cpuprofile file write cpu profile to file -datadir string data dir (default "/data") -debug debug mode -help display help and exit -http-host string HTTP host -memprofile file write mem profile to file -version display version and exit
Run as a Docker container
The official image is
Follow the official Docker install instructions: Get Docker CE for Ubuntu
Make sure to change the
--env NANOBLOG_HTTP_HOST to your publicly accessible domain name.
# Your data directory must be bind-mounted as `/data` inside the container using the `--volume` flag. # Create a data directoy $ mkdir /data docker create \ --name nanoblog \ --restart always \ --volume /data:/data \ --network host \ --env NANOBLOG_HTTP_HOST=nanoblog.example.com \ nanoblog/nanoblog:latest $ sudo docker start nanoblog $ sudo docker logs nanoblog <log output>
Updating the container image
Pull the latest image, remove the container, and re-create the container as explained above.
# Pull the latest image $ sudo docker pull nanoblog/nanoblog # Stop the container $ sudo docker stop nanoblog # Remove the container (data is stored on the mounted volume) $ sudo docker rm nanoblog # Re-create and start the container $ sudo docker create ... (see above)
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