Changes by Version

Starting with version 0.6.4, this is a list of changes in the self-hosted, open source version of Known.


May 15, 2017

  • A simpler user registration experience
  • Fixed image preview rotation
  • Removed Convoy
  • Improved indieweb support
  • Improved migration support
  • Advanced access control internal API
  • Design and layout fixes
  • Better error pages
  • Support for PHP 7
  • Deprecated support for MongoDB
  • Countless fixes and speed improvements in the background


April 23, 2016

  • Any theme can be single or multi-user
  • Improved UI when replying to tweets
  • Improved support for non-Latin URLs
  • Better audio UI
  • Support "delete" webmentions
  • Improved support for receiving indieweb RSVPs
  • Database speed and efficiency enhancements
  • Better support for embedding YouTube videos
  • Numerous back-end fixes and improvements


February 20, 2016

  • Notifications
  • Improved webmention support
  • Improved RSS feed import
  • Pubsubhubbub now pings the homepage
  • Improved MongoDB compatibility
  • Fixed a bug with some hashtag links
  • Fixed an issue with APC caching detection
  • Logging interface is now PSR-3 compatible

February 6, 2016

  • Improved user registration page and onboarding flow
  • Cleaned up some text pages
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't change back to the default theme
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with Photos on PHP 5.4
  • Removed an EXIF error message
  • Retroactive POSSE
  • MongoDB fix for newer MongoDB versions
  • Updated diagnostics
  • Ability to shush notifications from certain domains
  • Minor default theme style changes


February 2, 2016

  • Significantly faster performance
  • Twitter card support
  • Support for non-Latin characters in post URLs and hashtags
  • Character count in status updates is now safe for Twitter URLs
  • Choose between a number of permalink URL styles
  • Export RSS for import into WordPress
  • Import WordPress comments
  • Improved search
  • Improved autosave
  • Improved bookmarks and bookmarklet
  • Improved indiepub and webmention functionality
  • Improved notifications
  • Navigation style fixes
  • Reliability improvements when posting long pieces
  • Fixed an issue where pressing "cancel" could close the window
  • Syndicated photos no longer list "untitled" in syndicated version when title is not set


October 13, 2015

  • Experimental AMP support! See for more details
  • Better support for embedded content
  • A slew of indieweb improvements, including upgraded micropub support for actions like likes and reshares
  • A command line tool (with extensible plugin interface) to automatically create a config.ini file, among other things
  • Themes now take template precedence over plugins - so a theme can create a new style for a plugin-provided feature
  • Known now works better under FastCGI on some shared hosts
  • Lots of API fixes and consistency changes under the hood


September 28, 2015

  • See who you've invited to Known, and resend or rescind invitations
  • Hashtag linking improvements
  • Added support for SIP, Bitcoin and Spotify profile fields
  • SVG upload support
  • Numerous interface improvements
  • Fixed aggressive caching of Known posts
  • Assorted API fixes and improvements
  • Introduced HTML purifier component
  • Webmentions no longer strip HTML

August 19, 2015

  • Fixing a bug with account settings


August 18, 2015

  • Block users by email address
  • Fixes a bug with per-item access permissions in location check-ins
  • Improved Convoy display for syndicated content
  • Most content types now have a rich text editor
  • Improved interactions
  • Improved audio player display
  • Improved RSS feed display
  • Fixed an issue with saving configuration
  • Experimental Postgres support
  • Such dogeon support so removed wow


July 22, 2015

  • Fixes a bug with pagination in subdirectory installations
  • Experimental support for SQLite as a database engine


July 21, 2015

  • Corrected an issue with subdirectory installations


July 21, 2015

It's been a while! Additions and fixes include:

  • Per-site access permissions. Want to keep just this one post private? Now you can.
  • Much better accessibility for screen readers and mobility-impaired users.
  • The bookmark tool handles page titles more intelligently.
  • Support for non-Latin characters in hashtags.
  • You can reply to multiple Twitter accounts more easily.
  • The public comment form is more robot-proof.
  • An upgraded, all-new interface framework using Bootstrap 3 and the latest Font Awesome fonts.
  • You can now install Known in a subdirectory.
  • The installer now does more checking to make sure you have the right server configuration.
  • A handy diagnostics tool to give you more information if something's gone wrong with your installation.
  • Developers have access to more tests.

May 16, 2015

  • Correcting an issue with accented characters in page slugs

May 16, 2015

  • Better tag support, including for short tags
  • Fixed an issue with hashtags containing numbers
  • Native MongoDB notifications
  • Improved integration
  • Fixed issue with login forwarding on walled garden sites


May 4, 2015

  • Hashtags now handle unicode character sets
  • Improved PubSubHubbub handling
  • Installation now detects rewrite rule support more reliably
  • Sessions do not persist between http and https
  • Site URL in public comments is now optional
  • Better mobile Twitter URL support
  • Internal web client is more configurable
  • Object annotations are included in JSON
  • Bookmarks syndicate to Twitter
  • Included tweets auto-embed in status updates
  • Includes Vagrant and Ansible configuration files

April 10, 2015

  • Corrected connection flow


April 9, 2015

  • More consistent publishing flow
  • Introducing Convoy for easier social media connections
  • Faster database access for some tasks
  • Introducing getStaticURL for static resources (eg for use with CDNs)


March 31, 2015

  • Better bookmark page title handling (again!)
  • Improved session handling
  • Thumbnails are higher quality
  • Further improvement to Open Graph tag handling
  • Improvement to PubSubHubbub HTTP headers
  • A number of fixes across plugins
  • Experimental release of WordPress importer


March 2, 2015

  • Better bookmark page title handling
  • Improved username matching
  • Improved email handling
  • Exports better SQL
  • Import from external blogging platforms like Blogger
  • Source code highlighting
  • Simpler link to
  • More efficient user session handling
  • Better syndication workflow
  • Improved open graph tag handling


February 8, 2015

  • Improved support for root-level domains
  • Fixed bug with HTML pasted from other sources


January 31, 2015

  • Infinite accounts per syndication service
  • Static pages
  • Webhooks
  • Improved interface when AdBlock Plus is used
  • Changed rich text editor to TinyMCE
  • Introducing the Uploads folder, for easier installation / configuration
  • Introducing prerequisite plugins, which are always loaded first
  • Webmention client now uses internal web services API
  • Improved export format
  • Improved session user storage
  • Numerous internal API and interface improvements


November 24, 2014

  • API improvements
  • Cleaner hashtag and username parsing
  • PubSubHubbub implemented by default
  • KML output template
  • Delete users from the user admin panel
  • Better button behavior when saving content
  • Authentication can be overridden and extended by plugins
  • Framework for syndicating to multiple accounts on the same service
  • Installer is more compatible with shared hosts like Arvixe (and easier overall)
  • More compatible with sites that switch to using HTTPS
  • Better compatibility with
  • Better compatibility with Amazon Elastic Beanstalk
  • .htaccess is more compatible with a wider range of hosts


October 27, 2014

  • Export your data
  • Improved session handling, particularly for MongoDB installations
  • .htaccess is now more compatible with shared hosts like Dreamhost and GoDaddy
  • Fewer system requirements for installation
  • No need for 'http://' in profile URLs
  • Improved Micropub support
  • More efficient file interface
  • Some style improvements, particularly with input fields
  • Bookmarklet now opens in a new page
  • Removed humans.txt
  • More traditional array and other internal syntax
  • Additional stability and speed improvements


September 23, 2014