Peasy - open by default

Peasy (as in easy peasy) is an easy-to-use tool for publishing to the web that you can host on your own domain. Want to get a single page up on the web? (a resume, a syllabus, an "about me"?) Or a simple multi-page site? (a course website, an open textbook, your professional domain?) Once Peasy is installed, it's as simple as logging in and editing your content directly on the website itself.

Peasy is easy to install (and will get even easier in the near future!). Once you've setup a secure domain space on the web, it's as simple as uploading the files and filling out a short form.

The second public beta version of Peasy was released on April 27, 2017. Check it out!

Peasy is open-source software, meaning that you are free to use, alter, remix, and redistribute it at will, provided you pass along the same rights to the users of any derivative software you create. To download the source code, contribute to the project's development, or view the license details, see the GitHub project page.

Peasy is also built with open content in mind. All Peasy sites are easily copyable, remiable, and given an open-source license by default. Likewise, instead of starting from scratch when you create a new Peasy site, you'll be given the option to clone an existing Peasy site. For more about the philosophy behind this technology, read Kris Shaffer's article, "Open-Source Scholarship" on Hybrid Pedagogy.

To get started, check out the installation page. Because this software is still in testing mode, there will likely be bug fixes and new features added frequently over the coming weeks. See the documentation page for a list of known bugs and planned features, as well as tips for how to get the most out of the platform.

Happy writing!

And if you're looking for some inspiration, check out these sample Peasy sites: