Canvas, the minimal blogging app built on Laravel has just launched V3, and it includes many new features including moving the core code out into a new Easel package. Here are some highlights of the other new features.
New Installation Wizard
When you create your first Canvas site, you are greeted with a friendly welcome message with instructions on starting the installation through the Artisan command,
php artisan canvas:install
After going through the six steps, your new blog is ready to go.
New Media Manager
New in v3 is a media manager that is built on Vue.js and allows you to upload images and put them in separate folders. This can be accessed through the editor toolbar or from the sidebar.
Split Pane Markdown Editing
Canvas supports writing your blog posts in Markdown and uses the SimpleMDE editor that includes a toolbar for common commands, as well as a split pane preview so you can preview in real time.
Even More, New Features
Also in V3, Canvas now includes an update wizard, syntax highlighting, a light and dark theme, and role-based user management.
If you are looking to start a blog this year, Canvas would be a good choice.