Modifying Dropplets Blog Software

June 5, 2020, 1:21 am

This blog here is using Dropplets, a single file blog script written by johnroper100. It's fantastic for what I need. A single file that contains an entire blog, that saves posts by means of file storage rather than a database. It's fast, simple, bare bones, and amazingly simple.

However, there was one thing I wanted to change about it, and that was the way it served URLs. I personally despise wordpress-style URLs where it contains the year, month, and day. For example, this post would have been

Very unsightly. So I decided to go rooting around in the code and changed some things to make it more presentable and simple. For example, the URL to this post is now

You can find the changes made in my fork of the project here.

I suggest if you're looking for a simple blogging platform with no frills, you check out Dropplets. It seems to have been around for a while, and it serves a very broad purpose while still being oh so simple.