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@sadlerjw You've certainly found a few of the remaining pain points within the broader community and specifically with WordPress. There are obviously some UI bits like properly threaded conversations across multiple syndicated silos that could be better. I've written a tad about how threaded comments work between sites using WordPress, though didn't touch on the idea of doing so also using Twitter or micro.blog: http://boffosocko.com/2017/12/15/threaded-replies-with-webmentions-in-wordpress/

Ideally in the end, everything would support Webmention and needing to syndicate to outside services would be somewhat moot.

As long as the conversation for something on micro.blog starts on your own site, the replies that occur there will generally flow back to your site via Webmention, but sadly one needs to use some manual chicanery to get a similar back and forth effect with other services like Twitter.

I suspect that in the coming months/year(s) things on this end will improve as the community marches forward.

Either way, congratulations on what you've done with you're site! Hope to see you around either via reader or micro.blog.

 

@stevenstrogatz @TEDTalks. @rmathematicus @viktorblasjo @MBarany This seems like the sort of thing that @edscheinerman would be aware of.

 

The magic is likely courtesy of the fact that my post has a meta tag for og:image that includes (or transcludes) that image from Naughton's website. It's something I added in for syndicating to sites like Twitter or Facebook to add a little visual interest. I suspect that whatever you're using to unfurl the page on your site is picking up that data to display it as context for your like. You'll notice that the same photo appears on Twitter as well: https://twitter.com/ChrisAldrich/status/985421744348381184

I'm currently doing this with fields in the All In One SEO plugin for WordPress, though I suspect that Yoast and other Open Graph meta related plugins will do it as well. More often than not I use the functionality to force particular photos to be shown in syndicated services. Usually I'll also transclude the photo in my own post, so in most cases you probably wouldn't have guessed. Sharp eye for having noticed here Jeremy.

 

Jeremy, if you haven't tried it before, take a look at Ryan Barrett's Instagram Atom Feeds tool https://instagram-atom.appspot.com/ which will give you the ability to put your Instagram account into a feed reader and allow you to have both an ad-free and chronological stream of your Instagram feed. The UI you get may be somewhat dependent on the reader (and its settings) you use to consume it, but it's better than the slightly prettier and draconian alternative.

As for extracting your own photo data, I've heard this week that although Instagram is cutting off more and more API access, while confronting the Facebook problem lately and the looming GDPR, they've apparently enabled the ability to download all of your photos. I haven't tried it yet to see what the data looks like or the quality of the images is, but it's a tiny step forward for data freedom that they didn't have before.

 

@ForeignAffairs Is there a reason that https://www.foreignaffairs.com/rss.xml says "Access Denied" despite my being logged in with a subscription that runs through 2019?

 
 

@jgmac1106 @chrisaldrich @wiobyrne Is this your own plugin or something else?

 
 

@spigot They should be in one of your comments "folders" and once approved they appear in the comments section of the particular post.

 

@spigot I've sent you a few webmentions directly from my site. Be sure to check that they're not getting caught in your spam filter. See also: https://indieweb.org/WordPress_with_Bridgy#Spam

 
 

@sophiaarichter @floatingtim also has some useful advice and help in these areas. They use things like POSSE, backfeed, and webmentions that allow site to site interaction that helps to solve the "bring folks to our sites" problem. https://indieweb.org/

 

Anyone who didn't get enough of Open Domains Lab this afternoon is more than welcome to join in on the chat to continue conversing and building their website.
https://twitter.com/TaylorJadin/status/979489643925295104
https://indieweb.org/discuss

 

They're not all articles necessarily, but it's taken me ages to begin posting on my own site more frequently. Practice over time makes perfect though.
http://boffosocko.com/#ARCHIVES

 

@spigot Yes, you have to publish first. Looks like there's something putting a lot of hidden svg files into your content. A plugin perhaps?
You can also find some potential help in the chat at https://chat.indieweb.org/wordpress/