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Published: Sep 23, 2018 License: MIT Imports: 8 Imported by: 4




Official Write.as Go client library.


go get go.code.as/writeas.v1


See all functionality and usages in the API documentation.

Example usage
import "go.code.as/writeas.v1"

func main() {
	// Create the client
	c := writeas.NewClient()

	// Publish a post
	p, err := c.CreatePost(&writeas.PostParams{
		Title:   "Title!",
		Content: "This is a post.",
		Font:    "sans",
	if err != nil {
		// Perhaps show err.Error()

	// Save token for later, since it won't ever be returned again
	token := p.Token

	// Update a published post
	p, err = c.UpdatePost(&writeas.PostParams{
		OwnedPostParams: writeas.OwnedPostParams{
			ID:    p.ID,
			Token: token,
		Content: "Now it's been updated!",
	if err != nil {
		// handle

	// Get a published post
	p, err = c.GetPost(p.ID)
	if err != nil {
		// handle

	// Delete a post
	err = c.DeletePost(&writeas.PostParams{
		OwnedPostParams: writeas.OwnedPostParams{
			ID:    p.ID,
			Token: token,


The library covers our usage, but might not be comprehensive of the API. So we always welcome contributions and improvements from the community. Before sending pull requests, make sure you've done the following:

  • Run go fmt on all updated .go files.
  • Document all exported structs and funcs.





Package writeas provides the binding for the Write.as API




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type AuthUser

type AuthUser struct {
	AccessToken string `json:"access_token,omitempty"`
	Password    string `json:"password,omitempty"`
	User        *User  `json:"user"`

AuthUser represents a just-authenticated user. It contains information that'll only be returned once (now) per user session.

type ClaimPostResult

type ClaimPostResult struct {
	ID           string `json:"id,omitempty"`
	Code         int    `json:"code,omitempty"`
	ErrorMessage string `json:"error_msg,omitempty"`
	Post         *Post  `json:"post,omitempty"`

ClaimPostResult contains the post-specific result for a request to associate a post to an account.

type Client

type Client struct {

	// UserAgent overrides the default User-Agent header
	UserAgent string
	// contains filtered or unexported fields

Client is used to interact with the Write.as API. It can be used to make authenticated or unauthenticated calls.

func NewClient

func NewClient() *Client

NewClient creates a new API client. By default, all requests are made unauthenticated. To optionally make authenticated requests, call `SetToken`.

c := writeas.NewClient()

func NewDevClient

func NewDevClient() *Client

NewDevClient creates a new API client for development and testing. It'll communicate with our development servers, and SHOULD NOT be used in production.

func NewTorClient

func NewTorClient(port int) *Client

NewTorClient creates a new API client for communicating with the Write.as Tor hidden service, using the given port to connect to the local SOCKS proxy.

func (*Client) ClaimPosts

func (c *Client) ClaimPosts(sp *[]OwnedPostParams) (*[]ClaimPostResult, error)

ClaimPosts associates anonymous posts with a user / account. https://developer.write.as/docs/api/#claim-posts.

func (*Client) CreateCollection

func (c *Client) CreateCollection(sp *CollectionParams) (*Collection, error)

CreateCollection creates a new collection, returning a user-friendly error if one comes up. Requires a Write.as subscription. See https://developer.write.as/docs/api/#create-a-collection

func (*Client) CreatePost

func (c *Client) CreatePost(sp *PostParams) (*Post, error)

CreatePost publishes a new post, returning a user-friendly error if one comes up. See https://developer.write.as/docs/api/#publish-a-post.

c := NewClient()

// Publish a post
p, err := c.CreatePost(&PostParams{
	Title:   "Title!",
	Content: "This is a post.",
	Font:    "sans",
if err != nil {
	fmt.Printf("Unable to create: %v", err)

fmt.Printf("%s", p.Content)

This is a post.

func (*Client) DeletePost

func (c *Client) DeletePost(sp *PostParams) error

DeletePost permanently deletes a published post. See https://developer.write.as/docs/api/#delete-a-post.

func (*Client) GetCollection

func (c *Client) GetCollection(alias string) (*Collection, error)

GetCollection retrieves a collection, returning the Collection and any error (in user-friendly form) that occurs. See https://developer.write.as/docs/api/#retrieve-a-collection

c := NewClient()
coll, err := c.GetCollection("blog")
if err != nil {
	fmt.Printf("%v", err)
fmt.Printf("%s", coll.Title)


func (*Client) GetCollectionPosts

func (c *Client) GetCollectionPosts(alias string) (*[]Post, error)

GetCollectionPosts retrieves a collection's posts, returning the Posts and any error (in user-friendly form) that occurs. See https://developer.write.as/docs/api/#retrieve-collection-posts

func (*Client) GetPost

func (c *Client) GetPost(id string) (*Post, error)

GetPost retrieves a published post, returning the Post and any error (in user-friendly form) that occurs. See https://developer.write.as/docs/api/#retrieve-a-post.

func (*Client) LogIn

func (c *Client) LogIn(username, pass string) (*AuthUser, error)

LogIn authenticates a user with Write.as. See https://developer.write.as/docs/api/#authenticate-a-user

func (*Client) SetToken

func (c *Client) SetToken(token string)

SetToken sets the user token for all future Client requests. Setting this to an empty string will change back to unauthenticated requests.

func (*Client) UpdatePost

func (c *Client) UpdatePost(sp *PostParams) (*Post, error)

UpdatePost updates a published post with the given PostParams. See https://developer.write.as/docs/api/#update-a-post.

type Collection

type Collection struct {
	Alias       string `json:"alias"`
	Title       string `json:"title"`
	Description string `json:"description"`
	StyleSheet  string `json:"style_sheet"`
	Private     bool   `json:"private"`
	Views       int64  `json:"views"`
	Domain      string `json:"domain,omitempty"`
	Email       string `json:"email,omitempty"`

	TotalPosts int `json:"total_posts"`

	Posts *[]Post `json:"posts,omitempty"`

Collection represents a collection of posts. Blogs are a type of collection on Write.as.

type CollectionParams

type CollectionParams struct {
	Alias string `json:"alias"`
	Title string `json:"title"`

CollectionParams holds values for creating a collection.

type OwnedPostParams

type OwnedPostParams struct {
	ID    string `json:"-"`
	Token string `json:"token,omitempty"`

OwnedPostParams are, together, fields only the original post author knows.

type Post

type Post struct {
	ID        string    `json:"id"`
	Slug      string    `json:"slug"`
	Token     string    `json:"token"`
	Font      string    `json:"appearance"`
	Language  *string   `json:"language"`
	RTL       *bool     `json:"rtl"`
	Listed    bool      `json:"listed"`
	Created   time.Time `json:"created"`
	Title     string    `json:"title"`
	Content   string    `json:"body"`
	Views     int64     `json:"views"`
	Tags      []string  `json:"tags"`
	Images    []string  `json:"images"`
	OwnerName string    `json:"owner,omitempty"`

	Collection *Collection `json:"collection,omitempty"`

Post represents a published Write.as post, whether anonymous, owned by a user, or part of a collection.

type PostParams

type PostParams struct {
	// Parameters only for updating

	// Parameters for creating or updating
	Title    string  `json:"title,omitempty"`
	Content  string  `json:"body,omitempty"`
	Font     string  `json:"font,omitempty"`
	IsRTL    *bool   `json:"rtl,omitempty"`
	Language *string `json:"lang,omitempty"`

	// Parameters only for creating
	Crosspost []map[string]string `json:"crosspost,omitempty"`

	// Parameters for collection posts
	Collection string `json:"-"`

PostParams holds values for creating or updating a post.

type User

type User struct {
	Username string    `json:"username"`
	Email    string    `json:"email"`
	Created  time.Time `json:"created"`

	// Optional properties
	Subscription *UserSubscription `json:"subscription"`

User represents a registered Write.as user.

type UserSubscription

type UserSubscription struct {
	Name       string    `json:"name"`
	Begin      time.Time `json:"begin"`
	End        time.Time `json:"end"`
	AutoRenew  bool      `json:"auto_renew"`
	Active     bool      `json:"is_active"`
	Delinquent bool      `json:"is_delinquent"`

UserSubscription contains information about a user's Write.as subscription.

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