Known (software)

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Stable release
0.9.9[1] / 15 May 2017; 15 months ago (2017-05-15)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in PHP[2]
Platform web
Type Blog software, Content Management System,
License Apache License 2.0 [3]

Known is an open source publishing tool designed to provide a way of more easily publishing status updates, blog posts, and photos to a wide range of social media services. It also allows you to keep a copy of the content you publish and post on your own site.[4]

Known is available as installable, open source software and as a hosted platform, similar to WordPress.[5] It is a part of the IndieWeb movement,[6] and is used as a teaching tool in higher education.[7][8] It also supports multi-user use, and is sometimes considered as an intranet platform.[9]

Known supports the W3C Recommendations Micropub[10] and Webmention[11] among others.


  1. ^ v0.9.9 - Derbyshire
  2. ^ "Homepage-OpenSource". Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Known/LICENSE". Retrieved 28 April 2016. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Finley, Klint. "Out in the Open: A Blogging Tool That Lets You Actually Own What You Post on Facebook". Wired. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Ingram, Mathew. "IndieWeb advocates launch Known so bloggers can be social and still control their content". GigaOm. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Known". IndieWebCamp. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Groom, Jim. "Teaching Without WordPress: Exploring the Known World". bavatuesdays. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Mendelson, Aaron. "Startups pitch their ventures at Matter Three demo day". Knight Blog. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Holtz, Shel. "Will your intranet get Known?". IntraTeam. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  10. ^ Self-hosted Known 0.8.5 has left the building - with better indieweb, micropub and AMP support
  11. ^ Changes by version

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