Kathleen Fitzgerald recently asked about crossposting to Mastodon from her WordPress site and getting replies back. She’s documented some parts recently, and I’ve outlined a few pieces preliminarily including ways you can make your WordPress site look like it’s a Mastodon instance with a few plugins. I suspect Kathleen will have some further thoughts soon after she spends some time tinkering. If you had previously set up to syndicate to Twitter and get responses by via the Brid.gy service, that same sort of workflow will definitely work with Mastodon if you like. (Though it bears mentioning that some of the updates to Mastodon 4.0 this past week or so have introduced some bugs depending on which instance you’re on. I’m sure they’ll be sorted shortly.)
If you’ve not puzzled it out yet, the adding of the requisite
rel="me" class to your Mastodon URL link on your website (in the header, footer, via plugin, via menu item, other) is broadly described here (including some details for the classic editor): https://g13g.blog/2022/11/09/how-to-verify-your-wordpress-site-on-mastodon/. I’m personally using the IndieWeb Plugin to accomplish this and have added the URL for my mastodon instance into a field which gets added to my WordPress Profile at
/wp-admin/profile.php. I’m happy to help if you need other ideas about how to do it as there are maybe too many potential options—it was all the different options and ways of doing it that confused me when I did it.
In addition to the broader Domain of One’s Own ideas that the “Twitter migration” is spurring, I’m always glad to see more people exploring ways we can have “A Twitter of our Own“.
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Fascinating! I noticed, by a bizarre, but serendipitous quirk of syndication that Martha has the beginning of a set up, likely using the ActivityPub plugin, at @email@example.com!
The ActivityPub plugin, or perhaps those using it, should do a better job of advertising that their site has this functionality from a UI perspective.
It also appears, that (without Webmention support) the ActivityPub plugin pulled over my syndicated response via my syndicated copy to Mastodon! Huzzah!
Why wouldn’t Martha’s site pick up the full response via ActivityPub via my site that also supports AP? Need to look into this and file either a bug and/or feature request for this. (Perhaps it’s on the roadmap, but not implemented yet?)
Doesn’t look like she’s using the WebFinger plugin yet: https://webfinger.net/
And isn’t listed at https://the-federation.info/wordpress, so likely no use of the NodeInfo plugin either.