Testing out some integrations for WordPress and Mastodon

There are a bunch of ways for using WordPress with Mastodon, so tonight I thought I’d start experimenting with some.

Straightforward syndication/POSSE plugins (requires an account on a Mastodon instance):

More advanced plugins (shouldn’t require an account as they make your site behave like a standalone instance of Mastodon):

  • Ryan Barrett‘s Fed.Brid.gy – allows one to let their own website federate directly into Mastodon and other networks in various ways. I’ve tinkered with it a bit but haven’t gotten all the pieces working yet. This was just recently released, but Ryan has gotten some interesting pieces working well based on tests I’ve seen.
  • Matthias Pfefferle‘s OStatus – supports a variety of post kinds on Mastodon; it includes a handful of sub-plugins (Webfinger, Salmon, Activity Streams, etc.) to get everything working. I hope to get around to testing this out shortly too, but has many more moving parts.

Do you know of any other interesting methods for using these two systems in combination with each other in a straightforward manner? I’d love to hear about them.

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Author: Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

4 thoughts on “Testing out some integrations for WordPress and Mastodon”

  1. Testing out some integrations for WordPress and Mastodon by Chris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)

    There are a bunch of ways for using WordPress with Mastodon, so tonight I thought I’d start experimenting with some.
    Straightforward syndication/POSSE plugins (requires an account on a Mastodon instance):
    Mastodon Autopost
    Mastodon Share
    More advanced plugins (shouldn’t require an account a…

    Some of the WordPress plug-ins for setting up OStatus — e.g. the host-meta-plugin and Salmon — are not supported under the latest production WordPress build. I avoid incompatible and unsupported WordPress plugins to mitigate potential security risks.
    I will most likely try Bridgy Fed as part of my current work to add more POSSE integrations to this website.

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  2. Khürt, I’m a little reticent to use some of the older code in the OStatus plugin (suite) as well, but almost all of it was written by Matthias Pfefferle whose code I trust. He self-dogfoods almost all of it himself in addition to much of the codebase for other IW WordPress plugins. I suspect all of it works as advertised and I’ve heard he’s continuing to work on many of these particular parts. The Salmon plugin may look “old” but I suspect it’s because it’s an older standard that really hasn’t changed and thus doesn’t need regular updates.
    The tough part about all of these options though is that they are all somewhat fragmented and only cover bits and pieces of these bigger networks. They’ve still got some time to “bake”, but the movement on them and their current capabilities are pretty impressive.

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