How to use GoBlog
This section of the documentation is a work in progress!
To schedule a post, create a post with
status: scheduled and set the
published field to the desired date. A scheduler runs in the background and checks every 10 seconds if a scheduled post should be published. If there’s a post to publish, the post status is changed to
published. That will also trigger configured hooks. Scheduled posts are only visible when logged in.
By default, GoBlog stores all uploaded files in the
media subdirectory of the current working directory. It is possible to change this by configuring the
micropub.mediaStorage setting. Currently it is possible to use BunnyCDN or any FTP storage as an alternative to the local filesystem.
To reduce the data transfer for blog visitors, GoBlog can compress the media files after they have been uploaded. If configured, media files with supported file extensions get compressed and the compressed file gets stored as well.
GoBlog currently supports the following media compression providers:
Take a look at the
example-config.yml on how to configure the compression providers.
It is possible to configure multiple compression providers. If one fails, the next one is tried. The current priority is as follows:
GoBlog features a button on each post that allows you to read the post’s content aloud. By default, that uses an API from the browser to generate the speech. But it’s not available on all browsers and on some operating systems it sounds horrible.
There’s also the possibility to configure GoBlog to use Google Cloud’s Text-to-Speech API. For that take a look at the
example-config.yml file. If configured and enabled, after publishing a post, GoBlog will automatically generate an audio file, save it to the configured media storage (local file storage by default) and safe the audio file URL to the post’s
tts parameter. After updating a post, you can manually regenerate the audio file by using the button on the post. When deleting a post or regenerating the audio, GoBlog tries to delete the old audio file as well.
On receiving a webmention, a new comment or a contact form submission, GoBlog will create a new notification. Notifications are displayed on
/notifications and can be deleted by the user.
If configured, GoBlog will also send a notification using a Telegram Bot or Ntfy.sh. See the
example-config.yml file for how to configure the notification providers.