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As Medium encourages long-form writing they've re-imagined how comments should work accordingly. You can leave comments for every paragraph separately, so you don't have to reference a specific part in a comments section at the bottom. Technically, the feature is called "notes." See More
Hexo has a relatively large following and community, especially in China. While this is certainly a positive, many developers who do not know chinese would be unable to follow all the guides and tutorials out there written by their chineses counterparts. See More
Hexo built sites can be easily deployed to Github pages, Heroku, Openshift (custom cartridge needs to be setup) or any other custom solution (just copy over thepublic folder). Any deployment is as simple as editing the _config.yml file and running the hexo deploycommand See More
There are some of the plugins that can break your neck. E.g. the LDAP-plugin (to attach the login to e.g. an Active Directory) has been created by the Grav team for some customer. But it is obviously so much customized, that it cannot easily be applied to different configurations. Also the documentation for the plugin is very bad. It resulted in completely breaking the site, not being able to login to the site anymore. Thanks God there is a very easy backup / restore function included. Use it! See More
While you can easily install the theme, it doesn't automatically switch the whole site to e.g. different colors. Or if you buy a theme from one of their contributors, you can easily install it. But then the work starts with creating the site structure, where you place which widget etc. It's not that you switch the theme and get your site in a completely different look and feel. Certain conditions must apply, e.g. you have template files for all the needed widgets or parts of your site. See More
The whole customizations live in one directory and as the system is file based, it can be easily backed up. The best way to backup is to use the backup function in the backend. It will create one ZIP file containing all your customizations. Restoring is then as simple as extracting the ZIP file. See More
It is very easy to create specialized forms for adding content in the backend. This way you can easily adjust the system to your special needs. Just an example: You need a site with events, then you can easily create a form where you can place e.g. date and time fields to be entered comfortably. See More
Sadly the authorization system is fairly limited. Co authors can post and publish, without you getting a chance to pre-check their posts as an admin. e.g. you can't give them "create" and not give them "publish" permissions. They can only edit their own posts however. See More
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