Liked Notes from Virtual Homebrew Website Club: Blogging 101 edition (jgregorymcverry.com)
Well Cathy and I did not have any students looking for Blogging 101 help so we spent the hour in an #IndieWeb support group. Cathie Leblanc: #indieweb @cathielebland: I am focusing on content right now. When I go on contract I will be general education coordinator. The exciting thing about #indieweb...
Bookmarked Allowing arbitrary HTML in the Summary/Quote field in the Post Kinds Plugin by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
Now you can have richer reply contexts on your posts in WordPress
Chris Aldrich continues to document his changes associated WordPress and the #IndieWeb.
Replied to Manually adding a new post kind to the Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
I thought I’d write up how I’ve managed to add Chicken posts to my website. To a great extent, I’m using data fields and pieces already built into the main plugin, but in doing this and experimenting around a bit I thought I could continue to refine chicken posts until they did what I wanted, after which, I could do a pull request to the main plugin and add support for others who might want it. Hopefully the code below will give people a better idea about how the internals of the plugin work so that if they want to add their own pieces to their sites or contribute back to the plugin, things might be a tad easier.
Thank you so much Chris for the write-up. Now to find some time to create a newspaper post kind. I am interested in the idea of post kinds possibly triggering certain POSSE actions.
Liked Lumpers and Splitters, Tags and Categories for Organizing and Sharing by Alan Levine (CogDogBlog)
It takes a while to develop a system for organizing posts, but it’s really worth doing from the start, or right now. I assure you, if you keep blogging, having a system for organizing your past ideas will help you as you pile on many posts– I rely more on tags and categories to find things than search.
Liked WordPress at 15 (Matt Mullenweg)
Many in the open source world are like Moses in that they speak of the Promised Land but will never set foot there. If I spend the rest of my life working and we don’t reach almost all websites being powered by open source and the web being substantially open, I will die content because I already see younger generations picking up the banner.
Replied to Show/Fork Us The SPLOTS! (CogDogBlog)
If you are creating sites with these WordPress themes I have built (as well as the three Calling Card ones, WP-Dimension, WP-Highlights, and WP-Big Picture β€” I need a favor. I want you to… SHOW US THE SPLOTS!
Went to add my use of your themes Alan and see that they are already on the list. Happy days.
Replied to End goal for my 14 Day #IndieWeb WordPress Experiment by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (jgregorymcverry.com)
I am going to try and conclude the end of my fourteen WordPress experiment by forking Alan’s theme and seeing if I can correctly add microformats2 and remove any conflicting microformats classes that maybe lingering in theme, ghosts of efforts past.
I look forward to seeing how you go with adding in Microformats. I am not quite at the point, yet. I would assume that if Dimensions works, that it would then open up the possibility of Alan Levine’s other themes.
Replied to Setting up WordPress for IndieWeb use by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
This was a really helpful walk-through Chris. I agree with your point in the IndieWeb podcast that it could be compressed into half an hour, but I always thought that was the point of adjusting the playback speeds?

I just had a few thoughts / questions while watching / listening:

    I never realised that I could add all my Rel=Me links within my profile, does that mean that I do not have to go through all the rigmarole of adding them to my ‘child theme’? That definitely makes it a lot easier to setup.
    I am really interested in modifying / developing a custom post kind, but what happens when David Shanske updates the plugin? How do I set up to allow for updates and customisation? Is this some sort of ‘child theme’?
    I wonder if it were possible (maybe in the IndieWeb multisite or something) to customise the ‘Welcome’ box when you first start WordPress? Imagine if the information that is detailed in the IndieWeb plugin area could be placed there, front and centre?
Replied to An Indieweb Podcast – Episode 3: Syndication by David ShanskeDavid Shanske (David Shanske)

Show notes

Another great listen David and Chris. I have taken to using Post Editor Buttons Fork plugin to add custom code, such as embedding audio and syndicating to #IndieNews. I am happy with any other solution, especially as I imagine Gutenberg may break my buttons?

I am really interested in your work in combining Bridgy Publish and Syndicated Links. I currently use SNAP for Twitter, Flickr and Diigo, Mastodon Autoposter and Jetpack for G+. (I could never get Bridgy Publish to work, but after Chris’ recent walkthrough, I think that I need to have a second look.) I find it really tedious to remember which ones to turn on and off for each post. I really like the idea of one space to control them all if that is what you are proposing.

Replied to WordPress >> Facebook by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
I’m not sure why it didn’t exist before, but given the events of the past month I’m utterly shocked that neither WordPress, Automattic, nor the community have built an importer to allow people to easily put their Facebook data export into a WordPress website.
I have been wondering the same thing lately. Other than Jonathon Lacour’s work, I have not found many examples.