Yoshino Garden aims to provide creators at Sakurajima and the Anime/Manga Blogging Community with free WordPress Blog to get started in Anime/Manga Blogging or show off the portfolio of their Japanese media/culture-inspired creations. All are free and ad-free.
Your Anime/Manga Blog or Japanese Inspired Creative Work Portfolio, Unenshittifed
In recent years, the big platforms have killed Anime and Manga Blogs and websites for big social platforms.
As Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, WordPress.com (at least the free version), and more get Enshittified, maybe you want a place that you own to share your content.
Yoshino Garden, a sister site of Sakurajima, aims to provide a WordPress Blog or Site for Anime/Manga Bloggers and Creators a place to blog about their favorite anime/manga and share creations for our members on our Mastodon or Misskey server.
All are supported by donations from our supporters, not by ads.
We provide the following for each blog.
3 GB of Media Storage
You can upload a lot of images without worrying about not having enough space or having to use image sharing sites. Active Patrons can get 6 GB of media storage.
No need to worry about WordPress updates or optimization. All of that work is done for you
Every WordPress blog comes with a set of curated plugins and highly customizable themes. You can also bring your Domain and use it here too.
We don’t force ads on your website. Everyone hates ads, right?
ActivityPub and Mastodon Support
With optional ActivityPub support and Mastodon Autosharing, you can share your new posts to the Fediverse.
Yoshino Garden, like Sakurajima (Mastodon and Misskey) are supported by our users through donations. Therefore, we don’t need to enshittify your experience to keep the lights on.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content management system software primarily geared at creating blogs, but you can also use it to create a website.
Is hosting a blog at Yoshino Garden free?
Yes, it is. However, there are requirements to receive blog hosting. You must be an active member of our Mastodon or Misskey server and post at least a few posts. This requirement ensures that any of our users can get a blog or site don’t abuse our services. If you aren’t a member of our server, you can join us at Mastodon or Misskey. Links are at the bottom.
Active Patrons receive 6 GB of storage.
How is Yoshino Garden is funded?
We rely on donations from Sakurajima as this is a Sakurajima service provided to our members. The cost of running this service is $3 a month as this uses existing infrastructure. We do not run any ads on any of the blogs hosted here.
No, you cannot upload your plugins and themes. Yoshino Garden is a fully managed solution. We curate the plugins and themes available for performance and security. A good number of plugins are already available for anyone to use. Since our themes are highly customizable, making your theme from scratch is unnecessary.
If there is a plugin you would like to see made available to everyone, suggest it on the forums.
How do I enable ActivityPub?
In WordPress, you can enable ActivityPub to allow people to follow and interact with your blog on the Fediverse. You need to enable these plugins to make it fully work:
The friends plugin is optional, which allows your blog to follow others on the Fediverse. However, it will only show them as friends, with no other functionality. We do recommend importing the Fedinuke list and keeping it up to date (add the contents to the disallowed comments key).
I need more space. How do I get more?
If you are an active patron of Sakurajima, you may request more space anytime.
Ready to start Anime/Manga Blogging or create a site?