editor

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An editor in the context of the indieweb most often refers to a user interface for editing (making changes to) a post, whether an existing post, or when creating a new post. The term editor may also refer to a person who edits a post after an author has written it, or even more rarely, the editor of a specification, like micropub, who is the primary contributor and/or verifier of contributions.


Approaches

There are a spectrum of different approaches / opinions / desires for different post creating / editing interfaces / preferences / formats.

From most directly visual, to least visual and code-like, to some code, to all code:

There are also various types of editors including text, photo, audio, video, etc.


Software

  • TinyMCE
  • ProseMirror
  • Quill.js, an open-source, free WYSIWYG editor that provides a streamlined “feel” while still providing the full range of most text-editing needs, allowing you to include a text editor on any web page with just a bit of Javascript.
  • Gutenberg for WordPress, Drupal


Applications

see also: Micropub Clients for a longer list of post editors

  • iA Writer
  • Hemmingway app
  • MarsEdit
  • Ulysses
  • Zapier can be used to integrate a variety of non-traditional blogging apps to become editor interfaces for posting to a website.
  • Byword iOS ecosystem apps that use Markdown, and integrates with WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, and even Evernote
  • ...


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