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Pleroma is an open source, federated social network implementation compatible with Mastodon and GNU social.


Pleroma focuses on being a light and generalized implementation of ActivityPub, in contrast to Mastodon (which focuses on microblogging).


Instances can be found on various trackers:

IndieWeb Support

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IndieWeb Requests

To Be Proposed

These are ideas/suggestions for Pleroma to support more IndieWeb building blocks. Feel free to file them in and then move them (and their issue link) to the Requests section below.

  • IndieAuth support (both sign-in with IndiAuth, and use of a Pleroma profile as an IndieAuth identity to sign-in elsewhere)
  • Micropub server support
  • Webmention support, sending & receiving for posts and profiles
  • ...



Internal Architecture

The Pleroma codebase has a clean separation between server and client, so an admin can install multiple frontends.

In addition to the default PleromaFE, it comes installed with a customized Mastodon frontend, called the MastoFE. The Pleroma contributors have said their goal is for Pleroma to be an unopinionated social server that can fill multiple niches, e.g. Twitter-like, Facebook-like, Instagram-like, etc.

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