Editing the Mastodon "About" Page


#1

Hi,

First time poster here and new to Mastodon. I’m a programming novice unfamiliar with Ruby with a new instance that I wish to customize.

What is the easiest way to edit the “About” page? I would like to delete some material and reposition and replace the graphics.

I tried editing the text as follows (it did not work): Editing the /home/mastodon/live/config/locales/en.yml and then running RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rails assets:precompile

Ideally, can anyone recommend a gui-based editing tool for this?


#2

Never mind, I found a way: Open the browser console and learn what the containers of interest are called, use a full text search to locate the scss and haml files, edit the settings, followed by the recompile routine. All done.