A collaborative social publishing engine

Known allows any number of users to post to a shared site with blog posts, status updates, photographs, and more.

Its robust open source framework can be used to build fully-fledged community sites, or a blog for a single user. It's up to you.

Download & Install

Simple publishing

Known allows you to create and share photos, notes, stories, songs, and more. It's easy to use and its web interface works on any device.

Features at a glance


Easily post to your site, save links, and respond to comments from any page on the web


Use hashtags with any content to categorize and organize what you publish

Responsive Layout

View, edit, and post to your site from any device

Decentralized Indieweb

Sites can respond to each other, bookmark each others' content and leave comments on each others' posts

Email Notifications

Get updated whenever someone responds to a post


Get your latest updates via RSS, XML, JSON, or KML


Invite an unlimited number of collaborators and create a multi-user site

HTML & Rich Text Editor

Handcraft your posts in HTML or save time with the WYSIWYG

Custom URL

Bring your own URL and really own your site with a custom domain

Static Pages

Round out your site with static content like an about page or a contact page


Keep your site private and create a space for your personal thoughts or a private group discussion

Custom JavaScript & CSS

Change your site's look and add your own analytics with JavaScript and CSS editors

Any device, any place

You already spend enough time in front of a computer, and inspiration can strike anywhere. Known is fully responsive and works on whatever device you’ve got in your hand. Whether you’re sharing a sunset picture from the beach or blogging from the road, Known is there for you.

Known in Wired

"more easily organize all your digital info in one place"

Known in GigaOM

"designed to give everyone a fully open publishing platform"

Known on This Week in Google

"This is really how the web should be."

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