In my effort to become more involved in the IndieWed community I created indieweb.life and indieweb.social. A lot of the information out there is either out-of-date or is written so far above the head of the complete novice. A lot of it is geared towards developers and webmasters. I wanted to create a place and space where a person with only a cursory knowledge could come and get simple, easy instructions and places to go for further guidance. I wanted to create a simple “get started” site with some simple up-to-date links and instructions on indieweb.life for people looking to get started with WordPress and the IndieWeb. I also created the open Mastodon instance at indieweb.social for anyone who would like to join an instance focused on supporters and participants of the IndieWeb movement. I would really like it if some of the more experienced veterans would be willing to critique the site and maybe contribute or syndicate some content that would help new seekers. Also, if anyone would be willing to be an admin on indieweb.social then we can get listed on joinmastodon.org.
I know there are a handful of us interested in better documenting some IndieWeb pathways for those who are less technical. For a while I’ve been hacking away at some pieces particularly for WordPress at https://indieweb.org/User:Boffosocko.com/wordpress-draft. I’m sure you’ll run into many of the others as well.
For this Connected Writing Activity — which is taking place rather randomly as a test of something new, so pardon the odd nature of the post — we are testing out Greg’s idea for IndieWeb syndication across blogs. He has a “sub” set up for poetry at IndieWeb, so let’s try that.
You’ve gotten soooo close, but missed by just a hair.
You’ve described the process properly, but in the link at the top of your site, you’ve written:
I think the other small portion you’re missing is that Indieweb.xyz works using the Webmention protocol. It doesn’t appear to me that your site is using the Webmention or the Semantic Linkbacks plugins to make that portion work. If you install and activate them, that will get you a bit further and your site will properly ping Indieweb.xyz when you publish your posts to it.
An alternate route, without those plugins, is to manually ping Indieweb.xyz directly. You can use this manual submission link which has instructions and the fields you’ll need to fill out to force a manual webmention.
P.S.: I’m also seeing <pre><a rel="webmention" href="https://brid.gy/webmention/wordpress">-</a></pre> appearing in a widget in your right hand sidebar. I take this to mean that you’re trying to accept webmentions and that you’re using WordPress.com to host your site. I suspect you may not be getting the results you’re looking for on that account because the code is wrapped in <pre></pre>. If you remove that pre tag, you’ll be closer to getting that piece working. If it’s done properly you should only see the dash “-” in that widget. If you prefer to not have a random dash in your sidebar and since that link is only used/read by Brid.gy’s code parser, you can also hide it on your site by using the following code instead <link rel="webmention" href="https://brid.gy/webmention/wordpress">.
Has anyone from the #IndieWeb gotten OwnYourSwarm to show the number of coins on a #Wordpress configured site? I get all of my webmentions except for those. I'm still trying to figure that one out. Thanks.
When you’re logged into OwnYourSwarm there’s a dashboard page with a section entitled “Comments and Responses” with two toggles. The second toggle for “Send Webmention for system comments from Swarm” should be “on” and that should send you the coins and other fun comments that Swarm adds to your posts.
I’ve definitely get them on my site. I think David Shanske updated the Semantic Linkbacks plugin a year or more ago to pares and display them correctly, so it should be just a matter of making sure that the toggle is set to on to get them.
When you’re back and settled, I’d love to get together for coffee to discuss Domains 2019 and math. I couldn’t make it but caught big chunks remotely. I’m nearby in the Pasadena area and happy to come to you if necessary.
I’m definitely curious what you come up with! There are so many syndication options and I’m always on the look out for better/more standardized methods. (Of course, nothing beats the feed directly from the source…)
Once you have posting out done, are you going to work on backfeed to have the responses to your posts on Twitter come back to aggregate the conversation on the original site? Perhaps using Webmention and Brid.gy?
And don’t just follow them on Twitter, fill your brain up by following their longer thoughts in the feeds from their own domains, which I’ve linked. This way you won’t miss anything truly important in the overwhelming flow of Twitter and other social media.
Everyone’s made up of Stuff. Lots of little things that come together in a collective and show who they are, y’know? One of the ways to get to know someone is through the music they listen to. But this won’t be as scary as “list the next 10 songs that come on shuffle for you,” don’t worry.
Let’s share with the world some of the tunes we jam to by spelling out our name with songs… acrostic poem style!
In keeping with my effort to focus my responses to the June Daily Extend Challenge on my own domain, I thought I’d add the additional constraint that all the songs I chose would need to be from the jams I’ve explicitly posted on my own site in the past–the assignment did say “tunes we jam to” after all! This prevents me, to some extent, of fashioning an identity using songs I might otherwise go out and freely choose. As a result you’ll get songs I actually listen to and have actively posted about in the past.
To back it up with some additional data, I’m also linking to my listening history of them on Last.fm, though I notice that my account isn’t catching as much material as it had previously because I spend a lot of time listening to music on my Amazon Alexa now, and that doesn’t log the hundreds of times I’ve surely listened to Rich Girl over the past several years. Of course some of my Last.fm scrobbles are aggregated under other versions of these songs as well since they separate originals and remasters from various albums and re-releases.
You should be able to click through to individual jams to hear the songs inline on my site.
The Daily Extend has actually been not up to its name since February; we had loosened the pace to have it published every two days. But we can do some time bending back, especially as June is the Daily Extend 20 day challenge.
We just bent time back, and are now back on a daily pace.
How do you bend time? Or does time bend you? What kinds of ways do you deploy your Experimenter Module chops to do this? What is your relationship with time? Show us in an image, a clever tweet, or a non-Matrix GIF.
I’ve always tried to bend time to my will using the Pomodoro method. Sadly my 25 minute blocks are regularly interrupted by this woof on a 10 minute interval for more belly rubs.
Since this #oextend is in the curator series, I’ll turn it on it’s ear to recommend my own faux cast. It’s a self-curated list of all the podcasts and audio that I’ve actually listened to and frequently comment on. Here’s the feed for it if you want to subscribe.
Many people recommend podcasts to me, but I suspect that the majority of the time, they’re just parroting back what’s popular or they’ve heard about recently. Listening to podcasts is often work and takes some effort in investing one’s time. As a result, just knowing what podcasts people have actually listened to is very valuable. If it wasn’t good, interesting, or entertaining, they’d have switched the channel. If they listened and actively chose to share it, it must be even better.
If anyone is interesting in building and sharing their own faux-cast, I’m happy to help them do something similar on their own website.
Of course if you want the more “traditional” answer, there are lots of awesome podcasts about which I think, “Everyone should listen to this!” John Biewen’s Seeing White is one of my favorites.
After my recent posting where I asked people which RSS feeds they read, I received several responses. One of them is Peter’s. Like me he was publishing an OPML file of his feeds already. OPML is a machine readable format that most RSS readers will be able to import, so you can subscribe to blogs I...
Ton, this is great! Though perhaps you’re reinventing the wheel a bit more than you may have needed to?
A while back I did something similar to what you and Peter have done, I just did it with the old built in Link Manager feature of WordPress. The primary difference is that I’ve got some meta data about what the site/feed is about in addition to an image. I left out the feed in the human readable version as it’s less likely to be used, while it’s more valuable to the computer readable version. I’ve also figured out the a URL query parameter for breaking my blogroll up by category, so that folks can copy smaller subsections of it.
Another added bonus is that I’m using Inoreader which supports OPML subscriptions so that any time I update my OPML file, my feed reader auto-updates for me without needing to manually upload the new OPML file! This means I just add the follow in one place and everything else follows without any additional work.
Perhaps what we really need is to give some love to that Link Manager in core to update it to OPML v2 and add in the rel attributes from XFN microformats to the links?
When you have a moment, be sure to add your example to the OPML and blogroll pages on the IndieWeb wiki, where you may find some additional inspiration.
Thanks for experimenting to bring back the blogroll! (And thanks for sharing, there are a few of your feeds I see that I ought to be following and I also recognize those we have in common of many educators I already do follow.)
So this was a bit different for me. This year I am doing everything within the camp2019.learn4growth.com site, so I had to look at slightly different places for the files and to create the subdirectory.
It was a great test to see if I remembered anything from last year.
I added a directory called “Subsite” and uploaded the zip file. Once extracted, it created the site easily.
Changing the information by editing the index file was straightforward. I used the visual editor. no HTML required.
Changing the pictures was a different story. I changed them as the directed, but for some reason the pictures weren’t changing. I changed browsers, and it worked. I went “incognito” and it also worked.
I am guessing that it wasn’t truly re-loading the pictures (although the text was changed).
Lisa, the pictures didn’t refresh in your browser because they were cached within it. (This typically means that pages you visit often don’t need to re-download everything each time.)
If you had cleared your cache (Google it to see how for your particular browser), they would have updated immediately the way they did in a different browser or in “incognito” mode because those two didn’t have those same photos cached.
Many of the sites we create in our cpanel are installed via a cpanel tool because they have complex file structures and often require database set ups. But there are quite a few web site themes that are all self contained HTML/CSS/Javsscript files that we can upload directly to our domain with the File Manager.
This activity walks you through the steps to put a self-contained web site within a directory of your site.
I created a sub-folder on my sub-domain and uploaded a simple templated HTML5/CSS website to create a simple calling card page at http://sp.chrisaldrich.net/me/. I couldn’t bring myself to replace the picture of the little kid with the gaping mouth because it was just too cute.
While I occasionally do some small uploading tweaks like this, it seems like ages since I created webpages like this outside of more elaborate content management systems. Hooray for raw HTML and CSS! It’s also a bit refreshing to do it all manually in an interface instead of via FTP or other means.