Solid Plume - simple blog app


As an aside, I have tasked my students with creating a blog app for Solid (around 20 groups of them, so 20 apps). Possibly good projects could some out of that.


And this just dropped in my lap in the SAFE forum. It’s actually intended as a way to evaluate frameworks, but instead of TodoMVC they have a Medium clone.

Still trying to get my head around it, but it could be an option for a Plume replacement, since it is a ‘real world’ app.

Problem solved!

It would be interesting to see how easy it would be to a Solid backend for RealWorld . A student project maybe :wink:


What do you think of solid/blog-app chat channel to exchange between your students group and solid community ?
Same has been done with solid/chat-app.


Very interesting, especially:

See how the exact same clone (called Conduit) is built using any of our supported frontends and backends. Yes, you can mix and match them, because they all adhere to the same API spec :open_mouth::sunglasses:

because they work through a common API. With Solid, that API is LDP + data shapes.

Hard, because they impose an API:


Looks like I’m late to the party with this having just skimmed this thread but it looks nice and I just tried to install and have a play. I’ve got the files unzipped into public/blog/ but when I visit https:///public/blog I get a download of the index.html rather than it displaying in the browser. Any ideas why that might be?

This is my config:

    "owners": [
    "title": "Plume (theWebalyst)",
    "tagline": "Light as a feather",
    "picture": "img/logo.svg",
    "fadeText": true,
    "showSources": true,
    "cacheUnit": "days",
    "defaultPath": "public/posts",
    "postsURL": "https://<mypod>/public/posts/",
    "postsElement": ".posts",
    "loadInBg": true


This sounds like a problem with the server, possibly a bug introduced by one of the server upgrades. Can you find out which Solid server and version is running and open an issue for it?

I don’t think it can be a problem with plume.

Am I correct in thinking you are not using to host your pod? As you can see that server should work:


Thanks for your reply. Actually I did try it on solid community. Maybe I made a mistake somewhere. I’ll poke around and see if I can figure it out.


In that case the only thing I can think of is that the file isn’t index.html (all lower case) but I expect you would have noticed that!

I’m not sure what else could cause this behaviour. Might still be worth raising an issue as it is the server side which is deciding to serve the file as text rather than HTML. I don’t know why it would do that though.


Did you use solid-filemanager?
Is it the same as


aha yeah, that sounds like it could be what’s happening