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Replied to What IndieBlocks Does, and Why by Jan BoddezJan Boddez (jan.boddez.net)

I want my microformats “baked into” my posts, so that if I were to ever disable this plugin, all of my existing content stays untouched. Current microformats plugins rely on PHP “front-end” hooks and such, which I wanted to avoid.

Jan, this looks interesting. I am intrigued in an alternative to Post Kinds. I fear that I am going to hit a wall at some point if or when the classic plugin is no longer supported. I like what it does, but agree with your concern about it being outside of the post. One of the things that I am coming to realise though is that unless I were to roll out my own solution (which seems well beyond me) that I am always at the whim of somebody else’s design principles.
Bookmarked 50 Most Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (wpbeginner.com)

Are you encountering one of these common WordPress errors. Learn how to fix some of the most most common WordPress errors (Step by Step Beginners Guide).

I had a few errors on my sites recently. ALT LAB Timeline Maker and Subscribe To Comments plugins were causing issues on Collect, while I was unable to login to my Read Write Respond site. After logging a ticket with Reclaim Hosting, I was pointed to a guide for replacing the core files via FTP.

For me, it really highlighted how much I take for granted that everything just works. It has me thinking about improving my backup process. Was also interesting reading Wouter Groeneveld’s reflection on whether we should all have our own Wayback Machine.

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I’m glad I am not the only one Oliver. I have built some many workflows, whether it be custom HTML buttons and my use of Quotebacks. Yes, I could do this with blocks, but I don’t need to.
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Great to see this script used in the wild for the first time John! And good to see it just works. Well, sort of. I’m glad you had the authorization

This seem so promising Frank and John. I have followed Drummer with intrigue, read Amit Gawande’s breakdown, but wondered where it fits with my current practices. I was intrigued by the connection with Micro Blogs. However, it was not until your post sharing the ability to connect with WordPress that I started to properly think about how I might use Drummer. I can imagine using it for ‘micro’ posts, but as you touch on, I am still unsure how this fits into with things like Post Kinds etc.

I guess I will have to start playing.

Replied to https://johnjohnston.info/blog/liked-an-update-on-the-classic-editor-plugin/ by john john (johnjohnston.info)

Given that we have just enabled blocks on Glow Blogs I am glad classic will continue to be supported. I am still on classic here too.

John, that is good news.

One of the interesting aspects to having two sites is running two different setups. I still use the Classic Editor Plugin for my Collect blog and have started tinkering with Gutenberg in my main blog. I find blocks really cumbersome and appreciate Tony Hirst’s sentiments. I actually often carve out my posts in my Collect blog and copy the contents across, but the translation to blocks can be rather frustrating. On top of that, I am not sure where it leaves Post Kinds, which I guess is the point Ton Zijlstra is trying to make.

Liked Commons In A Box (commonsinabox.org)

Commons In A Box (CBOX) takes the complexity out of creating an online space, or digital commons, for your community. Our free open-source software provides an infrastructure that encourages discussion, collaboration, and sharing.

Members of a CBOX community can create groups and media-rich websites, participate in discussion forums, edit documents together, share files, send messages, and make friendship connections.

Built using the WordPress publishing platform, with BuddyPress for social networking, CBOX comes in two packages that can be customized to meet the needs of your community.

Bookmarked CSS: The Perfect Print Stylesheet (jotform.com)

Even today, there are still many people that want to print out the entire internet. This can have many reasons. Maybe a team seeks to discuss an article’s content in a meeting. Or maybe somebody wants to read your article somewhere where they don’t have an internet connection. To satisfy these people, each website requires a CSS file for printing.

Andreas Hecht discusses how to add a CSS stylesheet for printing posts.

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in Alan Levine on Twitter: “For future updates to all my WordPress theming – “CSS: The Perfect Print Stylesheet” https://t.co/JdeWhBzsqM I only found this in poking around the source HTML of someone’s web site, and a toast to developers who put credit URLs in their comments. Cheers!” / Twitter ()

Replied to Sharpening The Trailing Edge Technology of Google Custom Search Engine (CogDogBlog)

So go ahead and gloat about your AI infused semantic blockchain… I’ll keep applying the trailing edge tools, and will sharpen them as I go.

Thank you for sharing this Alan. It is another example of why wide reading is helpful. I have been tinkering with different ways of searching my site for a while. I know that I could use Google Custom Search and a raft of other methods, however I wanted to avoid all that. Therefore, I still use the good old www.example.com/?s= method, with some extra code to expand the search. What your bookmarklet now allows me to do is easily search from anywhere without opening the site first or going to ‘search’, although I removed the index.php and replaced this with ?s=.

In regards to itches, I would still like the ability to search for content associated with particular tags, this is what happens when you start using WordPress as a commonplace book. That this granny is happy enough for now.

Replied to Browser Bookmarklets for Giving Credit (boffosocko.com)

Create two bookmarks in your browser’s bookmark bar. Give them convenient names like “via” and “hat tip” and add the snippets of code respectively into the URL fields. On a site you want to give credit to, highlight the name of the author of the post and click the bookmarklet. You’ll see a pop up for some text which you can then cut and paste into your post to give the credit. You can obviously edit the text if necessary.

I am all in on this Chris, but I just can’t seem to get it to work. I created the bookmarklet, highlighted the name and clicked the bookmarklet, but there was no pop-up. I must admit, I do not use many bookmarklets, only Alan Levine’s really. I may therefore have to dig into this a bit further as it is probably me.
Replied to https://boffosocko.com/2020/08/08/customizing-wordpress-feeds-digging-into-wordpress-2/ by Chris Aldrich (boffosocko.com)

This is a great resource. Makes me want to tinker around more in this area.

Thank you for the tip Chris. Jeff’s guide is really useful in extended the possibilities of the feed. Personally, I have been thinking about the possibilities of creating an alternative feed for Micro.Blog without the heading.
Liked https://notiz.blog/2020/06/08/now-h-now/ (notiz.blog)

The page-now.phptemplate for the / now page is automatically drawn via the file name and no further work is actually necessary, but if the page should be accessible under a different slug (for whatever reason), you can also use the template for the /** Template Name: "/now" Template */header for make any page available.

Another alternative would be post_classto expand, but a dedicated template simply offers more options. A nice example is Dominik Schwinds https://lostfocus.de/now/ , which he updates via the category “nownownow”.