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There’s a few quick ways depending on your needs:

  • If you’re using the Webmention plugin, it will happen automatically on publish. (If you’re also using it to receive, then I highly recommend using Semantic Linkbacks as well.)
  • For quick “manual” webmentions you can use Aaron Parecki’s Telegraph or Kevin Marks’ Mention Tech. Just input your source URL that has a link to a target URL and the services will send the Webmention on your behalf.
  • Some sites that receive them will have boxes you can put your URL response in them and click a send button. (See mine below.)

I also maintain a collection for most of my WordPress IndieWeb-based research, which may answer additional questions or go into more depth. Hopefully the above three can get you started quickly though.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, 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.

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  1. Chris Aldrich says:

    Here’s a couple posts with some more subtlety if you’re going all-in, so to speak:

    Webmetions can do a lot more, but this piece was pretty good for explaining Threaded Replies in WordPress and this one on Twitter Threading.

    It’s a tad old (though still reasonably relevant), but here’s a complete walk-through that includes setting up Webmentions.

    Syndicated copies:

  2. Terence Eden says:

    @chrisaldrich I'm having real trouble getting Mastodon Webmention onto my WordPress blog. Ones from Twitter come through just fine. Even if I manually submit them, the plugin says the mention was successful, but nothing comes to the moderation queue.Any idea what I might be doing wrong?(Sorry – bit vague!)

    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      Terence, what method are you using to connect your site to Mastodon? Are you using Bridgy Fed, Activity Pub, or something else? Some of these have different methods for pulling in backfeed. I understand that also recently added backfeed from Mastodon as an option, so if you’re using that for your Twitter responses, it should be relatively similar.

      Another thing to check is to make sure they’re not somehow going into your spam or trash folders if you’ve got anti-spam bits turned on.

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