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Perhaps we can add some cache instruction in this text_controller ?
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Octocat-spinner-32 app Robots.txt generated by a controller. April 13, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 config Robots.txt generated by a controller. April 13, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 db Fix schema.rb and spec (no more user destroy action) January 12, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 doc Moving less to doc/ August 02, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 lib Updates the version to 8.0.1 April 04, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 log add file in log to keep directory February 25, 2009
Octocat-spinner-32 public Add a text controller to manage humans.txt (and other later) April 13, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 script Removes old rails binaries September 25, 2010
Octocat-spinner-32 spec Robots.txt generated by a controller. April 13, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 themes .published_on changed; see below April 07, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 .gitignore Ignore gems localy installed February 02, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 .gitmodules Moving Typographic as an external project. New URL is now https://git… February 28, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 .metrics Turn of syntax highlighting for metrical/metric_fu. July 01, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 .travis.yml One more to figure out travis internals May 13, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 CHANGELOG Updates CHANGELOG for 8.0.1 release. April 04, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Gemfile Merge pull request #403 from slainer68/heroku_gemfile_fix April 04, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 MIT-LICENSE ready for first deployment January 21, 2005
Octocat-spinner-32 Update April 05, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Rakefile Moves all Typo references to Publify. July 09, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 TODO.txt Keep a todolist February 13, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Moves all Typo references to Publify. July 09, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 rspec.sample Move .rspec file to rspec.sample, because, each dev would build is own October 15, 2011


The Ruby on Rails publishing software formerly known as Typo


You can download Publify stable release or clone Publify repository.

Build Status Code Climate Dependency Status

What's Publify?

Publify is a simple but full featured Web publishing software. It's built around a blogging engine and a small message system connected to Twitter.

Publify follows the principles of the IndieWeb, which are self hosting your Web site, and Publish On your Own Site, Syndicate Everywhere.

Publify has been around since 2004 ans is the oldest Ruby on Rails open source project alive.


  • A classic multi user blogging engine
  • Short messages with a Twitter connection
  • Text filters (Markdown, Textile, Smartypant, @mention to link, #hashtag to link)
  • A widgets system and a plugin API
  • Custom themes
  • Advanced SEO capabilities
  • Multilingual : Publify is (more or less) translated in English, French, German, Danish, Norvegian, Japanese, Hebrew, Simplified Chinese, Mexican Spanish, Italian, Lituanese, Dutch, Polish, Romanian…

Demo site

You can give Publify a try

The login / password to the admin are:

  • Administrator: admin / admin
  • Publisher: publish / publish

The demo is reset every 2 hours.

Install Publify locally

To install Publify you need the following:

  • Ruby 2.0 or 2.1
  • Ruby On Rails 3.2.16
  • A database engine, MySQL, PgSQL or SQLite3

  1. Unzip Publify archive
  2. Rename database.yml.yourEngine as database.yml
  3. Edit database.yml to add your database name, login and password.
$ bundle install
$ rake db:create
$ rake db:migrate
$ rake db:seed
$ ./script/rails server

You can now launch you browser and access to

Install Publify on Heroku

In order to install Publify on Heroku, you’ll need to do some minor tweaks.


You need to setup Amazon s3 storage to be able to upload files on your blog. Set heroku config vars.

heroku config:set provider=AWS 

To generate the Gemfile.lock, run:

HEROKU=true bundle install

Remove Gemfile.lock from .gitignore and commit it.

Add the user env Heroku plugin:

heroku labs:enable user-env-compile -a your_app_name

Add the HEROKU config variable to your Heroku instance:

heroku set:config HEROKU=true

Push the repository to Heroku.

When deploying for the first time, Heroku will automaticaly add a Database plugin to your instance and links it to the application. After the first deployment, don't forget to run the database migration and seed.

heroku run rake db:migrate db:seed



This is a list of Publify maintainers. If you have committed, please add your name and contact details to the list.

Frédéric de Villamil blog: irc: neuro`

Matijs van Zuijlen blog: irc: matijs

Thomas Lecavelier blog: irc: ook

Yannick François blog: irc: yaf

And many more cool people who’ve one day or another contributed to Publify.

Original Author: Tobias Luetke blog: irc: xal

Enjoy, The Publify team

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