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An inside look into the making of a flexible Rich-Text editor that will be shipped as an integral part of Blogody — the new blogging platform I am building. It’s been a bumpy path to choose the editor technology best suited for modern publishers. Sneak preview into the final result…

If you are like most people in this digital age, you use text editors every day and more likely every other minute. Just a quick message to your friend, an email to your colleague, or a document for your boss: most electronic text is written with an editor.

The ubiquity…


This guide explains how you can easily add the commenting system Commento to blog posts of your Jamify site. You’ll learn how to add the theme and how to connect to managed or self-hosted back-ends. Get informed about other commenting systems and see how Commento fares against them.

Comments are a great way to allow your readers to interact with you and leave valuable feedback right where it belongs. Popular blogger Pat Flynn once coined the much quoted sentence:

Without comments, a blog isn’t really a blog. To me, blogging is not just about publishing content, but also the two-way…


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A contact page is a great way for your readers to interact with you directly. In this tutorial you will learn how easy it is to add a standard contact page to your Jamify website. Choose a backend that best fits your needs and learn how to connect to it, so your contact form is fully functional.

In addition to providing your audience with a simple way to reach out to you, a contact page also protects your personal or company email from being exposed to spammers. …


This tutorial is a primer on dynamic routing with Jamify. Learn the basic concepts of routing and URL pattern matching and apply your knowledge to common use cases: Add a landing page to your blog, look into the structure of permalinks and learn how to create multi-language sites with collections.

The basic purpose of a router is to match URL patterns and perform actions as a result, such as showing you a page or submitting a form request. Routing is at the heart of your web application and drives the user interface.

It comes pre-configured and chances are you do…


Learn how you can add an auto-generated, interactive Tables of Contents pane within seconds. That’s why I have plenty of time to delve into more advanced customization techniques. Learn how to write your own plugin for chapter numberings and make use of component shadowing to customize styles.

A table of contents section, commonly abbreviated as ToC, gives your readers a quick overview of the topics you touch upon and makes it easier to browse through your article.

In electronic publications, a ToC can be made interactive, so chapters of interest are just one click away. While a random blog article…


It’s official now. The new blogging platform that I am creating is called Blogody. Learn how I came up with that name and what might help you in creating great names for your own product ideas.

When I announced creating a new blogging platform early this year, the name for the new platform was still up in the air. Coming up with a sticky name that gives you an idea about the product’s intend is not that easy.

Want to get early access to Blogody? Just sign-up on the new Blogody landing page and be the first to get notified.


Proudly introducing Jamify: A modern tool-set for publishing flaring fast blogs with Gatsby and Ghost. Start here to learn how Jamify enables you to deliver content at stellar speeds and why it makes your site more secure. Surely, you’ll love its amazing flexibility.

As much as Jamstack is a movement with a collection of best practices and workflows that result in high-speed websites, Jamify is an active member and promoter of this movement. More specifically, Jamify is tailored towards bringing all the Jamstack benefits to your blog publications when sourced from a headless Ghost CMS:

  • Achieve the fastest site speeds…

I am going to create a new blogging platform in 2021! It will allow publishing articles with Jamstack benefits built in: namely extremely secure and blazing fast sites. No code or development skills needed. For publishers who want to focus on writing and care about their content ownership.

About a year ago, I got fascinated by the Jamstack approach of building blogs and websites. Just pick a headless content management system (CMS) of your liking, turn it into a static site and serve it globally from a content delivery network (CDN edge).


This year has seen overwhelming advances in static site builders which makes choosing the right system harder. Most comparisons on the web are outdated. That’s why we take a fresh look at Gatsby versus NextJS. Take advantage of the lessons we learned in 2020 and make your own choice!

The first Jamify Blog starter was built on Gatsby. At the beginning of 2020, this seemed like a safe bet for a static site builder: A highly acclaimed React framework with a large ecosystem and vibrant open-source community. …


Ever wanted to run a blog site with zero costs? This tutorial explains how to do this in minutes with Jamify! If you follow along with the instructions in this tutorial, you’ll have your own zero-cost setup by the end of this article featuring professional class speed, availability and security.

If you ever deployed a blog or website to the public internet, you know that running a live site usually incurs operational costs. For example, a managed blog site hosted on Ghost.org starts at $29/month.

You can considerably cut down such expenses by using a self-hosted solution, but a publicly…

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