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(Redirected from silopub) is an open source self-hostable Micropub endpoint for hosted blogs like Tumblr,, and Blogger, and used to be a hosted service at an eponymous domain until it expired in 2018 and subsequently squatted.

The project implemented the ideas laid out in the post Micropub for Hosted Blogs.


  • was temporarily named "Feverdream" while it was being developed. And hosted at during that period.
  • In 2018, the domain expired and the hosted service is no longer available


Some notes on how to install on an Ubuntu 16.04 server running nginx.

This guide was helpful:

  • Create a new venv in a folder like /web/sites/silopub
cd /web/sites/
virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 silopub
  • Clone the git repo to /web/sites/silopub/, e.g.:
cd /web/sites/silopub
git clone
  • Install the project dependencies
./bin/pip install -r
  • Change ownership of the folder to the web server user
chown -R www-data:
  • Create a folder for the socket and logs
mkdir srv
chown www-data: srv
  • Create the uwsgi config file at /web/sites/silopub/silopub.ini
socket = /web/sites/silopub/srv/uwsgi.sock
chmod-socket = 775
chdir = /web/sites/silopub/
master = true
binary-path = /web/sites/silopub/bin/uwsgi
virtualenv = /web/sites/silopub
module = silopub.wsgi:application
uid = www-data
gid = www-data
process = 1
threads = 2
logger = file:/web/sites/silopub/srv/uwsgi.log
die-on-term = true
  • Configure nginx to point to the socket
server {
  listen 443 ssl;

  # ... your normal nginx ssl/log stuff here

  location / {
    uwsgi_pass      unix:///web/sites/silopub/srv/uwsgi.sock;
    include         uwsgi_params;
    uwsgi_param     UWSGI_SCHEME $scheme;
    uwsgi_param     SERVER_SOFTWARE    nginx/$nginx_version;

  location /static {
    root /web/sites/silopub/;
    index index.html;
  • Configure the startup script at /etc/systemd/silopub.service

ExecStart=/web/sites/silopub/bin/uwsgi --ini silopub.ini

  • Enable the systemd service
    • sudo systemctl enable /etc/systemd/silopub.service
  • Start the service
    • sudo service silopub start

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