RSVPed Attending Getting Started with WordPress, an IndieWebCamp Pop-up Session

This will be a broad-based introduction to the IndieWeb session specifically focused on using WordPress. Our aim is to help people get set up and running a self-hosted IndieWeb-based website with WordPress though some of our discussion will work for WordPress.com versions as well.

  • Grab a cup of coffee and get an IndieWeb site up and running in just a few hours.
  • Have questions or problems with your current WordPress IndieWeb site? Stop by and get some help.
  • Just figuring out what IndieWeb is about? Much of what we'll discuss is applicable to other platforms and may be useful to other beginners as well.
  • All levels of experience welcome
  • (Note: for those without a domain registered or web hosting, we may have a brief pre-session to help you out so we can be more productive during the main session.)

  • Notes for the session will take place at: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/WordPressQuickStart
  • Create week: Following the session, we'll give people a chance to create something for their site to do remote demos.
  • Demos: When we're done, we'll have a short online demo session so people can show off the new sites and maybe demo their favorite functionality.

Getting Started with WordPress, an IndieWebCamp Pop-up Session

I’ll be hosting an introduction to IndieWeb using WordPress and invite everyone to join me via Zoom (link to come).

Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:30 – 11:30am (America/Los_Angeles)

This will be a broad-based introduction to the IndieWeb session specifically focused on using WordPress. Our aim is to help people get set up and running a self-hosted IndieWeb-based website with WordPress though some of our discussion will work for WordPress.com versions as well.

  • Grab a cup of coffee and get an IndieWeb site up and running in just a few hours.
  • Have questions or problems with your current WordPress IndieWeb site? Stop by and get some help.
  • Just figuring out what IndieWeb is about? Much of what we’ll discuss is applicable to other platforms and may be useful to other beginners as well.
  • All levels of experience welcome
  • (Note: for those without a domain registered or web hosting, we may have a brief pre-session to help you out so we can be more productive during the main session.)

  • Notes for the session will take place at: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/WordPressQuickStart
  • Create week: Following the session, we’ll give people a chance to create something for their site to do remote demos.
  • Demos: When we’re done, we’ll have a short online demo session so people can show off the new sites and maybe demo their favorite functionality.

Would you like to volunteer to help manage the session? Add yourself to the list on the IndieWeb wiki or contact the organizers in chat.

Code of Conduct: indieweb.org/code-of-conduct

Replied to a post by Xandra (biglizardbooks.net)
Articles on Quill don’t seem to have the ability to syndicate to twitter and mastodo, so I might end up using micropublish. Bit frustrating to figure this all out, but also kind of fun to be honest.
If you use the Syndication Links plugin and configure it, Quill should be able to find your Twitter and Mastodon “endpoints” on your site and provide you with buttons to syndicate to them. 

It looks like your theme has an extra u-photo on it that’s causing that avatar image to be sent to Twitter by the way. The way the microformats are set up is also causing them (Syndication Links) to display too, but it’s fixable with some tinkering. You might try IndieWeb chat to see if someone can help you troubleshoot it.

Replied to a tweet by James Van Dyne (Twitter)
I do that! Try Micropub plugin + Syndication Links plugin + Quill or any of the other micropub clients that support posting notes and syndication endpoints.

Reach out if you need help to get it set up.

If you want to go crazy and thread your Twitter conversations, that’s possible too…

Reposted a tweet by IndieWebCampIndieWebCamp (Twitter)
One of my favorite parts about the IndieWeb? All the smiling faces of the people who are participating in a people-first re-imagining of the Internet.
I’m planning on setting up up a regularly recurring Domain of One’s Own focused online meetup in the mold of Homebrew Website Clubs or WordPress meetups. People can ask questions, get help, collaborate, demo technology and ways they’re using their domains.

I’m thinking monthly to start, but I’m curious what days of the week and times might work best for people, especially across time zones?

Let me know if you’re interested in helping to organize or would like to join us to participate.

Featured image: Hard Drive Repair flickr photo by wwarby shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

Watched 25 Small Details You Missed In Breaking Bad from YouTube

Did you catch these hidden things in Breaking Bad? 

Few shows have been as obsessively combed over as Breaking Bad. Reaching the height of its cultural ubiquity during its final season in 2015, it sometimes feels like every frame of the show has been picked apart and dissected by superfans. Surprisingly, it seems that Breaking Bad is the rare show that can stand up to this kind of scrutiny, and fans are still discovering easter eggs, references, and complex foreshadowing over the course of the show’s 62 episodes.

With the upcoming sequel film El Camino on the horizon, we thought now would be a good time to take a look back at the series as a whole, and pick out some of the most interesting details you may have missed. From blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-jokes to thought provoking thematic mirroring, we’ve got you covered.

A prop that connects the very end of the show to the very beginning. The dramatic foreshadowing for one of TV’s greatest deaths. The costuming choice that told us more about Breaking Bad’s characters. A payoff to a breakfast question many seasons in the making. A background detail that set up a major character. The set decoration that alludes to the shows opening credits. The creepy set up to one of Walt’s worst deeds. The subtle references to a departed character. The idea that hatched Gus’ most devious move. A clever cameo by series creator Vince Gilligan.

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Filed an Issue maxboeck/whimsical (GitHub)
A curated list of websites with an extra bit of fun.
URL: https://www.kickscondor.com/
Author’s Twitter Handle: (optional)@kickscondor

The fun feature I like most about this site is… the design aesthetic and the regular highlighting of quirky, fun, and off-the-beaten path content that it features. (It’s also very likely a great source for other whimsical and interesting websites and creators).