JP Boily

Founder of Metrics Watch

Jack of all trade SaaS consultant (but mostly code, analytics & marketing)

October 18, 2012

Monologue 0.2.0 and monologue-markdown 0.2.0 released!

October 18, 2012 - JP -  

You know what is Monologue, right? It is a basic blogging engine built as a Rails mountable engine and has few dependencies to make it easy to embed in an already existing Rails app. You can also use it in a brand new Rails app! It has few features but it is easy to extend.

Monologue 0.2

What are the new features? Here they are (from the CHANGELOG:

  • IMPORTANT: add cache management config and UI. Please review the new config options!
  • first extension available: monologue-markdown
  • add tags
  • add a UI to manage current user’s account (welcome in 2012, you can now change your password!)
  • add RSS icon
  • add social icons
  • add tags
  • there is now a sidebar: you can put the latest posts, tweets or whatever you want! Kinda simple system but efficient enough for now. Included: tag cloud, categories (tag), latest posts and tweets.
  • front page articles are now more cleverly truncated
  • a few Deface hooks (data-monologue attribute) were added to the admin layout (for the menu)
  • update admin UI with newest Twitter Boostrap (v2.1.1)
  • visual look has been slightly updated (Hey, designers, want to help on Monologue next design? You’re “hired”!) Preview
  • add support for Twitter Cards (
  • deprecate Ruby 1.8 (you should really upgrade, 2.0 is about to get real and Rails 4 won’t run on Ruby 1.8)
  • Romanian translations were added, thanks to mixandgo. You can now use Monologue in either French, English or Romanian!
  • lot of bug fixed

Install Monologue today:

gem "monologue", "~> 0.2.0"

monologue-markdown 0.2.0

What is monologue-markdown? A simple extension replacing the default WYSIWYG editor from Monologue by EpicEditor which will let you write Markdown instead! (Screenshots: 1, 2, 3). Trying it adopting it.

Install monologue-markdown today:

gem "monologue-markdown", "~> 0.2.0"

Want to build an extension?

Just take a look at monologue-markdown’s source code and see how to do it, after all, it’s only a Rails app itself (or engine, depending on what you need the extension to do).