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.blog – A new home for my website

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You may have noticed that from yesterday the URL of this site became nicola.blog! Do you like it?
This will be the new home of my blog, and of my other non-WP related blog which you can find it at wiht.nicola.blog.

.blog domains are some brand new domains that are actually still not available for everyone. I’ve got it because I joined the founders program, and I’m now the proud owner of one of the first blogs in the world with a .blog domain!

You can get yours though! You can reserve it at get.blog. The price varies based on what domain you want to reserve for now. From the 21st November instead, you can get it for 30 €, but who knows… maybe someone else already reserved it!

You can find more info about .blog domains here: https://get.blog/.

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Storefront AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)

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I’ve started seeing more and more sites every day using AMP pages.

If you don’t know what AMP is, it means Accelerated Mobile Pages Project which is an open source initiative that aims to provide mobile optimized content that can load instantly everywhere.

Automattic supports AMP on WordPress.com already from some time now and they also released a free plugin for self-hosted WordPress sites.

It creates automatically the AMP version of your posts, but it does not offer any way to customize the look of that page, unless you are a developer and have some knowledge of PHP, HTML and CSS.

That means that AMP pages on your site will probably not match your theme’s style. I’m using Storefront on my blog, but my AMP pages had a completely different style. So I wrote an extensions for their plugin to match the style of my AMP articles to the theme.

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Ulysses meets WordPress

A while ago I wrote a post about why I write in Markdown and I mentioned the app Ulysses for Mac, iPad and iPhone.

In that article, I said that it was not worth for me to purchase it because it was expensive. After all, I simply write on my blog, and paying 44.99 € for it was too much.

Well, today I changed my mind.

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