AI Update

Posted on 5 July, 2024

Lighthouse has been updated and has now banned over 15 AI web scrapers from accessing the website. Among these are now ChatGPT, Google Gemini, and Claude.

We cannot stop what these AIs already know about Lighthouse, but we can mitigate them from getting any more information.

This ban list will likely expand in the future.

Headers and Skins

Posted on 21 May, 2024

After a long wait, users can now upload their own skins for journals.

Alter pages also now have a means to upload a header image. For optimal results, aim for images approximately 1550px by 250px.

Big update

Posted on 12 April, 2024

Hello everyone! It has been a moment, and we had a rough few months following a procedure and some other real life situations. But now we're back and can finally confidently release an update.

This is a big one. We've listened to what the users were asking, and did what we could to get a chunk of our tasklist done.


Communal Journal




Other Changes

Handful of Updates

Posted on 3 December, 2023

Apologies for the silence-- We're currently re-factoring Lighthouse and trying to make it better. The updates have been slow as a result, but we want to get this done now before a medical procedure at the end of the month that will absolutely leave us unavailable for at least a week or two.

Over the past week or two, this is what we've accomplished:

That's about it for now. 

October 23, 2023

Posted on 23 October, 2023

Fixed bug where emails sent in Comic Sans.

Yes, this was a real bug.

Skins and worksheets

Posted on 16 October, 2023

Lighthouse received a handful of small changes:

Grab Bag of Changes

Posted on 14 October, 2023

Lighthouse received several small updates, mainly technical:

Paginated Forums and more

Posted on 6 October, 2023

Hey there! Lighthouse received a few updates:




Worksheet toggling

Posted on 3 October, 2023

Though we haven't actually received any requests for this, we have decided to allow users to opt-out of worksheets. Everyone is opted in by default.

There are many reason behind this decision, but ultimately we want Lighthouse to be a neutral, accepting space where systems don't feel pressured or obligated to do anything. Some systems may not even need the worksheets. So that's something that can now be toggled on or off on your account.

Forum Update

Posted on 2 October, 2023

Users can now lock topics, pin topics, and move forums around. At this time, you may need to start moving forums by moving them down first.

October 1st Update

Posted on 1 October, 2023

Lighthouse received a mixed bag of small changes:

Avatar upload

Posted on 26 September, 2023

Lighthouse received a major update:

Legal Nonsense and Registration

Posted on 24 September, 2023

Lighthouse received a few small updates:

Light Updates

Posted on 11 September, 2023

We would like to begin by announcing that we experienced a serious medical emergency over the weekend that has left us a bit weaker than before. We're still recovering, but updates will be slow. For now, here's what has changed:

- System pages, Alter pages, Journal pages, and the forums all have breadcrumb navigation.

- The system page now displays alters like polaroid photos.

Visual updates

Posted on 31 August, 2023

Lighthouse received a few small changes:

- Importing Pluralkit alters shows the alter it's importing. Like "Importing Alter A into a brand new system..." with a dynamically moving loading bar so you can see how far in your import is. Also sped up importing just a smidgeon.

- Added new skins: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Plastic Beach. The last one is a fandom skin of Gorillaz.

Pluralkit Integration

Posted on 26 August, 2023

Pluralkit integration has changed. Instead of the previous (broken) system, Lighthouse now fetches each alter you select. However, this system is slower, since Pluralkit only allows so many fetches per second. In the end, we've decided to sacrifice some speed in the name of functionality. We hope you understand.

Archived Alters

Posted on 23 August, 2023

Alters can now be archived. We decided to go with "archive" to accomodate for a multitude of scenarios, not just dormancy. Archived alters are read-only. No posts can be switched to them as an author, no posts can be made under their name, none of their replies can be edited.

Bug fixes

Posted on 13 August, 2023

First of all, we would like to thank our users for being patient while Lighthouse makes a transition on the backend. We've changed how sessions are stored, and it's been a process getting the site to comply with the new module we picked.

- Fixed bug where users couldn't view the system page

- Fixed bug where editing, adding, or deleting alters or systems crashed the website

- Fixed bug where Inner Worlds became disabled for everyone.

- Fixed bug where skins would not save.

+ Added the very, very beginnings of multi-language support. This will be a long term process of translating the entire website, so please be patient with us! We will be commissioning translators who are fluent or native speakers in the languages listed, and more languages will be added by request or by our traffic analytics. (All websites have this-- We do not see personal traffic nor are we interested in that)


Posted on 6 August, 2023

Lighthouse received a major update:

- Users can now create forums for their system. This is a very basic version of the finished product. It may have bugs. We will work these out tomorrow night.

- Fixed issue where the tutorial crashed when logged out.

Mixed bag of changes

Posted on 3 August, 2023

- Fixed an issue where Lighthouse wouldn't import Pluralkit.

- Also fixed issue where user's systems would not show on the Pluralkit page.

- Fixed issue where Lighthouse soft-crashed when refreshing sometimes. This primarily happened on the "My System" page

- Custom terms have been removed from the tutorial.

- Various quality of life fixes, like Lighthouse encouraging sign ups or logging in on 403 Forbidden pages. Removed verbiage about a mod page to keep people from getting curious.

Stay tuned for a new, large feature being implemented.

Bug Fix

Posted on 1 August, 2023

Fixed a bug where Lighthouse crashed if you changed more than one custom term at once.

Locking Journals

Posted on 23 July, 2023

Lighthouse received a minor update:

- Journals can now be retroactively locked and unlocked as needed.


Posted on 18 July, 2023

Lighthouse received a minor update:

- Signing up automatically logs you in for a session. It also redirects you to a tutorial page.

- This tutorial page is available on the "My System" page and on the Information dropdown. You do not need to be logged in to see the tutorial page.

The Subsystem Update

Posted on 18 July, 2023

Lighthouse received a major update:

- Users can now see subsystems on the system page, nested under the system they're a part of. These can be moved, turned into its own system, or nested under another subsystem.

- Likewise, existing systems can be retroactively turned into subsystems. Alters can also be moved in and out of these subsystems.

- Posts can now change authors. At this time, you cannot move posts from your communal journal to an individual alter's journal. That will come eventually, because communal journals and alter journal posts are stored separately.

- Fixed bug where editing the communal journal caused Lighthouse to crash.

Pinned Posts

Posted on 4 July, 2023

Lighthouse received a minor update:

- Posts in alters' journals can now be pinned, just like in the communal journal.

Searching, Moving Posts

Posted on 1 July, 2023

Lighthouse received a couple updates:

- Users can now search for alters on the "My System" page. This will update to fit users' needs over time.

- This feature isn't on Communal Journals yet, but alters can now move their posts across different alters' journals. (Example: Alter A makes a post in their journal, but realises they're actually Alter B. They can move that post into Alter B's journal.)

Put a pin in it

Posted on 27 June, 2023

Lighthouse has received minor updates:

- Posts in the communal journal can now be pinned! Multiple posts can be pinned and unpinned as needed.

- Post titles are no longer required.

Safety Plan

Posted on 25 June, 2023

Lighthouse received minor updates:

- DES-II and Safety Plans are now available under the worksheets tab. The DES-II is not designed to be a diagnostic tool and cannot formerly diagnose or disprove anyone's case. It is simply there to track your dissociative symptoms.

- Each user gets 1 safety plan. This plan can be generated into a PDF and downloaded to be printed out later. PDFs auto-delete from the server 5 minutes after generation. This page has been guerilla-tested, but there may be gaps. Please message us if you come across a bug.

June 24th Update

Posted on 24 June, 2023

Lighthouse received minor updates:

- Due to technical limitations when importing a large number of alters, the limit is now set to 100 alters. Please let us know if the problem persists.

- Lighthouse's "brand" is slowly shifting away from journalling and more towards a self-help website. You may see the wording of what Lighthouse is change over time.

- Added Plural Pride Day (15 July 2023, third Saturday of every July) as a splash screen holiday on Lighthouse's front page.

- Added new alter fields: Gender, Sexuality, Front "Tells", Source (if introject), and Relationships.

Pluralkit Integration Update

Posted on 19 June, 2023

Lighthouse received a minor update:

- Pluralkit Integration now has an option for importing alters into existing systems, creating new systems, and which alters to import.

- If two "Imported from Plurakit" systems are made during the import, the second one will have a random 3 digit number appended to the end.

Tiny updates:

- Users can now select skins for Lighthouse. Users can pick from: Waves (blue), Shells (pink), Slate (grey), Mermaid (green/purple/blue), Coral (orange/purple/pink), and Sand (brown)

More Alter Information

Posted on 17 June, 2023

Lighthouse received a small update:

- Alters have 2 new fields and 1 updated field.

- Age: Is now a text field, in the event of an alter needing "Ageless" or "30-40" or "Age sliding" as an answer.

- Birthday: New text field, to allow input like "May 2005", or formatting the dates in a way that makes most sense to you.

- First Noted: New text field. A ballpark estimate of when this alter was heard or acknowledged for the first time.

BDA Plans

Posted on 10 June, 2023

Lighthouse received a small update:

- BDA Plans can now be edited and deleted.

BDA Plans

Posted on 3 June, 2023

Lighthouse has received a major update:

- Users can now post BDA plans to their accounts for incoming stressors or trauma. Editing & Deleting to come soon.

- A new system of retrieving data without redirecting to new pages is being implemented slowly. The first page with this new system is on the BDA page.

Profile Updates

Posted on 29 May, 2023

Lighthouse received a couple updates:

Major updates:

- Users can now change their usernames, passwords, and emails on the settings page. You have to check the availability of what you entered before you can update your username or email.

Minor updates:

- Wish entries should no longer autocomplete. Some browsers may ignore the "autocomplete=off" flag, in which there may not be much we can do.

Pluralkit Integration

Posted on 27 May, 2023

Lighthouse received a minor update:

- Users can now import systems from Pluralkit. This page can be accessed on the "My System" page.

May 24th Update

Posted on 25 May, 2023

Lighthouse received several updates:

- The Changelog has moved to the information page.

- A Glossary has been added.

- Lighthouse is now a bit more decorated, with a background image and a log in screen on the homepage.

- The font used around the website is now Lexand, a dyslexia-friendly font.


Posted on 22 May, 2023

Alters can now add to a "system wishlist". This is primarily a morale booster to help every alter feel more welcomed and heard. Wishes can be deleted or granted.

Moods are now updated to be encrypted the same way as journals are, for user safety.

Custom Terms

Posted on 7 May, 2023

Lighthouse received a major update:

- Users can now set custom terms for "Alter" and "System". It will reflect accordingly in the navigation bar and throughout the website. Default is "alter" and "system". This is able to be changed on the "settings" page.

Quality of Life Changes

Posted on 2 May, 2023

Lighthouse received a mixed bag of updates:

- Added more system icons. New icons include: Lighthouse, Scallop, Whale Tail, Fishbowl, Seahorse, and Snail Shell.

- Systems now show up as buttons so people can click a system that shows as blank. Their aliases can no longer be less than 3 characters.

- Emails for losing your password, joining, and leaving are now styled. Only a select few email providers support custom fonts right now, but as that changes, these emails will look a bit nicer.

- Hidden todo page updated

- The navigation bar on mobile has been consolidated into a hamburger menu for ease of use.

Journal Icons

Posted on 30 April, 2023

A new update has been added to Lighthouse:

- Systems can now use icons to represent themselves on the "System" page. This can be helpful for users with quite a few systems.

- Moods can be set, and they can be cleared as well.

- System aliases can no longer be less than 3 characters, so that users can still click on their system. To help this further, the list may become buttons.

How are we feeling?

Posted on 25 April, 2023

Mood Update:

- Alters can now set moods. These will be visible on the system page that lists all alters.

- These aren't chronologically tracked due to how the database is set up (admittedly a fault of my own, but we'll see). Instead that mood + status simply updates.

On the more technical side of things, hopefully adding journal posts, updating alter info, etc moves quicker now that database queries are more effecient.

Currently looking into a bug where Lighthouse occasionally hangs when adding a new mood or a new icon, etc.

Alter Information is now available

Posted on 23 April, 2023

Lighthouse has received a major update:

- Alters can now log information on themselves. Information includes: age, type (like Non-Human, Little, etc.), triggers (negative & positive), likes, dislikes, internal job (role), safe place, accommodations, and other notes.

- The list for this will expand as needed. Email [email protected] or send an ask to our tumblr if you have suggestions!

Changing Skins

Posted on 18 April, 2023

Not a big update this time.

- Users can now change what skin their journal is using.

- "Ocean" and "Space" skins added. More to come: Flowers, Cat, Dog, Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn.

- Some skins will be "hidden" or only seen after a journal is made. This is to keep it from getting overwhelming!

Added a changelog.

Posted on 11 April, 2023

Took long enough. This page will show the 50 most recent changes.

Lighthouse is now about 1.5k lines long! That's no laughing matter, but that's nothing compared to various big name platforms who are millions of lines long.

Looking Pretty

Posted on 10 April, 2023

Anyone who was looking at the journal creation page probably agreed: The page was horrendous. It was very difficult to see what journal colour was selected, and once a password was made, that was it.

Now, the journal page is more user friendly, allowing proper visual cues on what journal skin was selected. The journals can also now have their passwords reset.

Finally writing some jQuery into this site.


Posted on 5 April, 2023

Rather tiny update. Wording of the website has been changed to be more professional.

New disclaimer added to index: Lighthouse is not a replacement for therapy and is not designed by a professional.