Updates from cygale.net

Cleaning-up domains

Cygale.net has been offering to choose your website address among multiple domain names since the beginning. After several years, the fact is that most domains are either unused or used by only one or two inactive websites. Also, Freenom.com, which is/was providing free domain names that were used by cygale.net, seems to be breaking apart.

I'm cleaning things up. New websites can only be created under .cygale.net, .perso.page, or .asso.page and that's it. These domains will be kept available for this service. Existing websites using other domain names that were not provided by Freenom can continue to exist under their current domain name.

I will directly contact the few users of Freenom provided domains that may disappear to see with them how to properly transition to something stable over the next few months.

New theming feature: accent color!

Users will find a new item on the settings tab on the admin interface: “Accent color”. This is used to set a CSS variable named --accent-color that can be used in CSS files.

The default theme now makes use of it so users can change the the default greenish color to whatever they like ☺.

Verify your website in Google Search Console

Here is a short video showing the steps to verify your website in Google Search Console and submit the generated sitemap to it.

New feature: sitemaps

Cigala now maintain a sitemap file for each website. This can help search engine to properly index your website. Sitemaps are generated in the sitemap.xml file at the root of each website.

New feature: social network previews

Cigala, the CMS engine that powers this service, has been updated. New features include social network “preview cards”. Newly generated and updated pages will use the website logo for the image, the page title for the title, and the website title for the description.

New domain: .syndicalistes.org

Workers of the world, unite! And get a fancy website with our new “.syndicalistes.org” domain! Oh, and it comes with two new color themes named “cgt.css” and “solidaires.css” ☺.

New domain: .collectif.cf

Alone we go faster, but together we go further. Get the perfect website for your collective with the new “.collectif.cf” domain ☺.

New domain: .1312.club

For all of us who know that all cats are beautiful, a new domain name available on cygale.net : “.1312.club” ☺.

New domains: .asso.page and .pirates.cf

Use cygale.net to build your association's website and get a nice URL using our new “.asso.page” domain name, or share your inner pirates with the world using our new “.pirates.cf” domain! Arrr, it's time to get on board, matey!

New feature: multiple domain names!

You can now choose among multiple domain names at registration! For the time being, there are three domains available: “.cygale.net”, “.libertaires.org”, and “.fulltxt.net”.

I will also try to design new themes with colors that match the “spirit” of each domain as soon as possible (all themes will be available to all users, not just to those who chose to use the corresponding domain).
UPDATE: There is now a “libertaires.css” and a “fulltxt.css” theme ☺.

⚠ Please note that users who chose to use a domain that is not “.cygale.net” will need to use their complete domain name for login.

New feature: now you can forget your password

There is a new “Account” page on which you can request to change your password. It will send you an email with a one-time link that allows you to set a new password.

On the same page you'll be able to update your email address, to either add one if you didn't at registration, change your current email address, or remove your email address from our system (by leaving the field empty).

New feature: take-away ZIP archive

In the admin interface, it is now possible to download a ZIP archive copy of your website so you can host it elsewhere ☺. You can access this new feature in the “Actions” tab.

Cygale.net is live!

I just announced Cygale.net publicly ☺.