From IndieWeb

What is the IndieWeb?

The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the "corporate web".

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Your content is yours

When you post something on the web, it should belong to you, not a corporation. Too many companies have gone out of business and lost all of their users’ data. By joining the IndieWeb, your content stays yours and in your control.
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You are better connected

Your articles and status messages can go to all services, not just one, allowing you to engage with everyone. Even replies and likes on other services can come back to your site so they’re all in one place.
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You are in control

You can post anything you want, in any format you want, with no one monitoring you. In addition, you share simple readable links such as These links are permanent and will always work.

Join the IndieWeb

All users Free Blogging Platforms Existing CMS Users Developer(s)
Functionality Turnkey Solutions:,, Blogger,, Tumblr WordPress, Drupal, Known, Perch, Craft, Grav, Kirby, etc. Build your own solution for the most control: Projects
Personal or Custom Domain Name included for fee or bring your own; bring your own; may require additional fee bring your own bring your own
Web Hosting included (for fee) free many choices many choices
Post Types
(articles, status updates, photos, links, podcasting, etc.)
basic included basic included you choose
(varies by platform)
you choose;
extend and define your own
Themes (CSS, etc.) basic included basic included basic included; choose from many; customization possible you choose;
extend your own
to other sites/social media
some included, may require additional fee some basic may be included some or all social endpoints included you choose
@Mentions & Notifications (Webmention) included (some may require additional fee) can add with 3rd party (results may vary) some included; some require plugins; you choose
Third Party apps (posting clients and Micropub) most included not available (yet) some included; some require plugins; you choose
Authentication functionality (IndieAuth) some included (may vary) not supported some included; some require plugin; some vary you choose
Feed Reader, Social Reader functionality (Microsub) included (type varies) not supported or only includes posts on that platform some require plugin; some vary you choose

Beyond Blogging and Decentralization

The IndieWeb effort is different from previous efforts/communities:

Perhaps most importantly, we are people-focused instead of project-focused, and have regular meetups where everyone is welcome.

Homebrew Website Club

Main article: Homebrew Website Club

Homebrew Website Club is a (bi)weekly meetup of creatives passionate about improving their own websites, sharing successes & challenges with a like-minded and supportive community.

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Homebrew Website Club 2018-11-14 SF

Homebrew Website Club meets fortnightly (every other Wednesday*) right after work, 18:30-19:30, across cities and online.

  • Some cities also have a 17:30-18:30 Quiet Writing Hour beforehand.
  • Some cities meet weekly or monthly

Upcoming Homebrew Website Club meetups


Main article: IndieWebCamps

IndieWeb Summit 2019 Day 1 attendeesIndieWeb Summit 2019

IndieWebCamp is a two day gathering of web creators building & sharing their own websites to advance the independent web. We spend a day discussing, and a day hacking & creating to empower ourselves and others to own our own identities and data.

Upcoming IndieWebCamps

More IndieWebCamps are being planned! Jump on in and help organize and/or suggest dates, and locations for more!


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