Listened An Indieweb Podcast – The Thrilla in Manilla by David ShanskeDavid Shanske
In this week’s episode, we discussed new developments in WordPress and what I’ve wanted to accomplish for all these years in the Indieweb community. The ability to read something on my phone, store it on my website to either share or just save, as appropriate. We discussed recent projects I’d worked on, such as the Micropub plugin, client discovery in IndieAuth, Post Kinds, etc
Replied to Announcing WP-Lens a new, simple WordPress Theme for Photographers (CogDogBlog)
Here is another new experimenting in porting a Creative Commons licensed HTML5 Up template into a WordPress theme, say hello to WP-Lens. This joins my three previous HTML5 Up to WordPress themes.
This looks like a really slick theme Alan. It has me thinking that it would be cool as a repository. Really want to spin it up and test it out. Wondering about using it with External URL Featured Image to co-claim? Or using it with SNAP to syndicate to Flickr, Tumblr etc.

Syndicated from Read Write Collect

Replied to Searching for my #IndieWeb WordPress Exit Plan by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (
I love WordPress, it helped me grow immensley. I just think the two of us finally need to say goodbye.
That is a really interesting reflection Greg. I have been told the hosting thing in the past too. I really don’t think that is it. I fear that I don’t pay as much attention to all my moving parts as I should. Guess they work enough for me.
Replied to Quick Peek at TWU Portfolios Project (CogDogBlog)
Here are the sample sites that are used as ones that are cloned: TWU Inspire Portfolio (theme source TWU Hearts Portfolio (theme source TWU Minds Portfolio (theme source
Your work on portfolios Alan reminds me a bit of Edufolios and the way they baked in the teaching standards to their solution.
Replied to Constellations. Metaphors. SPLOT? It’s in the Stars. (CogDogBlog)
The thing about these collections is that sequencing is not a factor. A constellation is a collection of 3-15? 20? resources that Mary might assemble to assign to Todd, and then maybe a slightly different set for the people in Customer Service. But the whole idea of the thing under the hood is that as a collection of stars, each has parameters that contribute to its relative size (number of views, ratings, how often it is used in constellations), and that an arrangement of stars in a constellation is a function of how similar they are (common categories, tags, overall content length, similar words?).
I love your work on SPLOTS Alan. This addition is really intriguing. It reminds me in part of Mike Caulfield’s Wikity project, in that users are encouraged to build knowledge and understanding. I could see it being used as a research tool as much as a means of packaging content. I collect together resources in my Collect blog, but I sometimes feel that what is missing are meta pages, in the style of Ryan Boren.
Liked INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (
#EDU522 is the first time I am using the full #IndieWeb WordPress suite with students..Going very well…Even got badges to work as webmentions too bad it it a three week class…that causes stress…takes about three weeks just to get comfortable.