Replied to Un podcast bien fait by Stéphane Deschamps (
Quand c’est bien fait, il faut le dire aussi.
Pardon the English, parce que mon français est très mal

You indicate at the bottom of the post (the rough English translation is mine) 

Bonus : c’est bien plus facile pour moi d’ajouter un texte à wallabag (au hasard) que de stocker un fichier audio pour une « consommation » facile. L’audio me demande toute une mise en œuvre assez pénible, pas le texte.
Bonus: It is much easier for me to add text to wallabag (at random) than to store an audio file for easy “consumption”. The audio requires quite a painful implementation, but not so for the text.

If you’re a fan of Wallabag for bookmarking text for later, you might appreciate using for your audio. It has a simple bookmarklet that will pull audio files, text, and tags from webpages and save them to your account. Your account then has a variety of iTunes audio feeds that you can subscribe to in your podcatcher of choice so that you can listen to the audio at your convenience later. If your podcatcher supports it, you can play it back at speeds that suit you (vite, donc).


Replied to a tweet by Bill BennettBill Bennett (Twitter)
“@ChrisAldrich Hi Chris, have you found an easy way to send different types or kinds to separate RSS feeds from Wordpress?”
Bill, I’m not sure I follow your question. What problem are you trying to solve?

If take a stab and read it as “how could one subscribe to a subset of content from a WordPress website”, then it helps to know that the core functionality of WordPress automatically includes feeds for all the taxonomies (and a variety of combinations) on a site. This means that all your tags, categories, Post Formats, Post Kinds (if you have those) all have individual feeds. Thus if you wanted to separate your “featured” longer reads from your status updates, checkins, likes, or other post types, you could add a specific category or tag to those posts and they’d have a feed you could provide people with to subscribe. If you added “featured” as the tag, then the feed from your site would be:

Since you’re using post kinds, you already have an “article” feed at:

All of your top level menu items look like they have feeds associated with them, for example:

Post Kinds will also allow you to create aggregate feeds based on type so you could provide a linkblog feed of things you’ve liked, favorited, read, and bookmarked (if all of these are enabled on your site) with a link like:,favorite,read,bookmark/feed/

It’s a bizarre hodgepodge of both Post Kinds and a category, but you can also specify exotic things like which are things on my sites which are notes and categorized as reads. Simply throw in feed (to the right spot) for et voilà! Something like this could allow you to tag/categorize your notes, likes, etc. and still not “spam” readers with them because they might be subscribed to your content with the taxonomies of “article” and “telecommunications”, for example.

Some additional illustrative examples include the fact that for most/all of the post kind links on my own homepage one could add /feed/ to the end of those URLs and get a subscribeable feed out of them. I also have some examples on my Subscribe page.

I’ve written a bit about some of this at “Cleaning up feeds, easier social following, and feed readers“, which also includes some links to prior work which may be helpful.

Here’s some additional detail from the WordPress Codex that may be helpful as well:

Replied to Jennifer Hall Lee: In Pasadena, the Fund-Raising for Schools Reflects the Income Inequality in Society by Diane RavitchDiane Ravitch (Diane Ravitch's blog)
Jennifer Hall Lee is a parent activist in Pasadena, California. She wrote this article about the different amounts of money available to different types of schools in Pasadena. Remember that one of…
It’s probably also worth noting that the Pasadena School district was one of the first in the country to begin busing in the early 70’s. This caused a dramatic split in the community and created a dramatic rise in the number of private schools here.

Private schools were not included in this new plan [busing], and because of that, people who didn’t agree with the plan — and could afford it — sent their kids to affluent private schools. This lead to around 30 private schools (currently 53) being present in the city of Pasadena.

Roxanne Elhachem, Colorado

To my knowledge there are easily about 20 private elementary schools within Pasadena with tuitions beginning at $15,000 per year and going up as high as $40,000+/year. The wealth disparities within Pasadena are pulling so many students out of public schools and into private schools has also caused the city to begin significantly cutting back on budgets and closing/consolidating schools to stay solvent.

Replied to a post by Chris Aldrich Information theorist, mathematician, renaissance personChris Aldrich Information theorist, mathematician, renaissance person (
Testing out the Narwahl microblog plugin for posing quick notes to my website. Seems relatively slick, though the interface also includes the ability to post a title and it seems to throw a php error. I do wish the text box was a bit smaller along with a few other simple UI tweaks. Otherwise pretty ...
Trying out a reply…
Replied to Do you keep a diary? Or a life log? by Matt Maldre (Spudart)
Do you keep a daily diary? I have a couple questions for you: Length: Do you keep it really short? Or do you write longer form? Medium: Where do you write it? In a physical notebook? Or maybe online in a blog? Maybe some sort of software, or Google Drive. The short diary in a …
I keep the sort of diary/commonplace book you’re talking about. Generally it lives in two places. The biggest portion lives on my website where I can generally quickly bookmark almost everything I read, listen to, watch, annotate, reply to, or deal with online in some fashion. Not all of my posts there are public, but they’re archived there privately for search. 

My secondary backup is on OneNote (I’d used Evernote in the past and I find them roughly similar), where I’ll tend to keep some personal daily to do lists (not too dissimilar from a digital bullet journal) and other private things that are easier to keep there than on my own website.

I like that both OneNote and my website are available on almost all the platforms I regularly use, so they’re always accessible to me.

Replied to A request for enhancement by dorfdimpalerdorfdimpaler (

This should be a simple request. You’ve got all the parts right there.

I use the widget for this plug-in as a major feature of my weblog. I’ve got 16 years of content and it really helps my readers to find not only the stuff I’ve written recently but all the other things I’ve published on any particular day.

I have one small request. Would there be a way to include a screen in the Dashboard that would allow someone to put in a date or a date range and return all the weblog entries for the dates entered?

My reason for asking this is that I’ve still got a few holes in my weblog– days for which I have written very little, and I’m going through a project of trying to fill in the holes. I want to publish stuff on the days where I haven’t got much. This report would really help me plan future publishing dates.

Many thanks in advance.

The page I need help with:

I’ve always wanted this sort of sorting functionality in a general sense. Added bonus to be able to have it bundled in here. Thanks!
Replied to The IndieWeb and Webmentions by Brett TerpstraBrett Terpstra (
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but a while back I added a nifty feature to posts on this site which displays activity from Twitter and Mastodon (likes, retweets, replies) on each post. In most cases, more responses to my work happen on social media...
Be careful, because Webmention also means you’ll get responses from other websites too! Congratulations and welcome to the new world. I’ve added a link to your article to the IndieWeb Jekyll page which has some other useful resources too.
Replied to Mentioning for Webmention practice by Stephen Locker (
Thank you, Jeremy, for helping me along on getting these tools figured out. Very few things about the web have excited me as much as learning about the IndieWeb work that has been ongoing.
Stephen, I came across your post via your comments on Jeremy’s site and noticed that you’re in the LA area.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Homebrew Website Club meetup here, and to my knowledge I don’t think anyone has ever done a meetup here.

Would you be interested in attending or even helping co-organize one in the next month?

Replied to Now supporting Webmention by Jeremy Felt (
I think? If you know how to send a Webmention, please do so that I know it works!
Congratulations on getting things up and running! Hopefully it wasn’t too complicated, though we could always use help as a community in making the UI and details easier. I know that David Shanske has been working on making a new pass to integrate Semantic Linkbacks into the Webmention plugin so that there’s only one plugin instead of two.

As you get more reactions via Webmention (especially if you connect to get responses back to your website via Webmentions from Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Github, and Mastodon if you use them), you’ll likely want Semantic Linkbacks to facepile the smaller bits like favorites, bookmarks, likes, reads, etc. (I facepile all webmentions on my own site except for replies.)

You should be able to find the Semantic Linkbacks Settings in /wp-admin/options-discussion.php.

Replied to a tweet by curried apotheosiscurried apotheosis (Twitter)
I do something like this on my own website. Post issues there so I can own the data (and tags) and control the details and notes and syndicate a copy to GitHub. I’ve documented some of it here: Enabling two way communication with WordPress and GitHub for Issues. Others have done it as well: I’m sure there are other ways of doing this, but it works well for me and just for the reasons you describe.

If others want to see my details, the’re available on my site (when I make them public), but they’re primarily for my benefit and not others. The public copy conforms to the silo’s requirements and can be modified by the repo owners, if necessary. 

Bookmarked at 2020/01/10 9:51:41 pm

Replied to a tweet by Scott GruberScott Gruber (Twitter)
There’s definitely a Webmention plugin for Craft which was written by Matthias Ott, but it’s only compatible with v2 and not v3.

See also:

There’s an IndieWeb stub page for Statamic, but no examples of usage yet.

I’m curious to hear what you think of them after playing a bit.

Replied to a tweet by Tournez à gauche | alt-wrongTournez à gauche | alt-wrong (Twitter)
“So, RSS fans, particularly those who wish google hadn't shuttered reader: what would you pay to have it back as an indieweb project?”
I’d definitely go up to the $75/year range for a solid full-featured reader like Feedly or Inoreader but that included Micropub and Microsub infrastructure. (See also Using Inoreader as an IndieWeb feed reader.)

Looking at the current responses it seems like most respondents don’t have a very solid conceptualization of how to define “indieweb”. Almost none of the products mentioned in your thread are IndieWeb from my perspective.  Most of them are corporately owned data silos.

To me IndieWeb needs to have a focus on allowing the user to keep and own big portions of their data. Things like read status and old articles history should be owned by the user and not by a third party. Readers that do this are just as bad as Google Reader which took that data down when they closed.

If you’re using the definition of a reader, would you be considering building a Microsub server, Microsub client, or both?

Replied to a tweet by Chris WiegmanChris Wiegman (Twitter)
Some people get around this by have a dozen or more library cards as well as other hacks. Many systems don’t require you to live in their district to check out ebooks.