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Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, Indieweb, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation







Wait... What?! There's a reading plugin for @WithKnown? It appears to be based on Jonathan LaCour's Food plugin, but portends some interesting new "read" post functionality within the IndieWeb community.


RSVP invited · Issue #156 · pfefferle/wordpress-semantic-linkbacks

When sends webmentions for people invited via a Facebook POSSE copy, the webmentions for these people don't show up properly in comments because `semantic_linkbacks_type` is set to "invite" instead of "rsvp:invited".

Manually effecting the change in the database provides the expected display. See:


@indiescripter Like most things social, I've been on @MastodonProject for over a year: (Coincidentally, I posted something to their github repo just a few minutes ago.)

I occasionally syndicate content there, though I have yet to begin backfeeding interactions. I suspect something big will be on the horizon for doing so in the coming months however.

Some of my thoughts and what I've read over the last year on the topic can be found here:


Replied to a post on :

Within the past month [it's guestimated that over 1 million webmentions]( have been sent on the internet. There's not really solid research on how many sites physically send and/or receive them, but as of [last June]( the conservative number was in the range of about 5,000 and the number is increasing rapidly, particularly with platforms like (5-10,000 accounts) now supporting them out of the box and CMSs like Drupal (via plugin) and Perch having added them since then. This also doesn't take into account an anecdotally sharp uptick of adoption on WordPress via plugin, most notably by several WordPress core developers.

Mastodon already supports most microformats for webmention to be implemented more easily. and

There are already a number of open source tools that might also be bootstrapped for something like this as well:


@pvagner @benwerd @mapkyca @rMdes_ @andrea @mruncieman @_dgoldsmith @techlifeweb @nxD4n I'm tempted to offer a bounty to see if we can't fix/reconcile difference in bookmarks/likes in @withknown core & that in @kylewmahan's Known Reactions. cross ref:


Support for importing syndication links for Mastodon Autopost · Issue #75 · dshanske/syndication-links

Now that SL has the Mastodon icon (#66), I'll also note that the latest version of [Mastodon Autopost plugin]( should now also support importing the URL for the last successful toot to allow the closure of automating the POSSE loop.

see also:
> The 2.0 update shipping tomorrow attaches a new key to the post metadata: "mastodonAutopostLastSuccessfullPostURL"
> This key contains the url of the last toot.


For those interested in more and who know a bit of code, David's also got a "master class" on adding microformats to modern themes in his commit trail for updating/upgrading the TwentySixteen theme to be more IndieWeb friendly:

While it isn't comprehensive and may not cover every eventuality for every theme, following along with his commits here will get you a long way towards better understanding microformats v2 use with WordPress. I think I've learned more about WordPress themes and microformats by following his changes here than anything else I've tried.


You know you might be onto something extremely cool for the internet when you've got @kevinmarks, @csarven, and @dustyweb showing up on your repo to make friendly suggestions.
@BeakerBrowser @dat_project


YouTube URL embeds not working · Issue #1 · dshanske/twentysixteen-indieweb

In archive views (/kind/post_kind/) and individual pages, typical raw YouTube URLs in pages that previously converted them into embeds via WordPress now just display them as text (non-clickable) URLs.

This may also extend to other types of WordPress embeds as well.


Theme needs a screenshot.png · Issue #9 · pfefferle/ZenPress

This will help the admin UI dashboard look a bit better.

Can I suggest using something like this?


@CodingItWrong @jeremywsherman @wookiee @davedelong I keep meaning to install Wallabag which is an indieweb-esque open source project that's a Pocket replacement. Perhaps that's your cup of tea?


@andrea It looks like you're missing the Semantic Linkbacks plugin for WordPress. That should make your facepiles have actual faces and display much better.

How are you posting to Known? Using Quill or another micropub application? Do you have the WithKnown Twitter plugin installed? That can help some of the display issues you're probably seeing.

I'm sure many in the IndieWeb chat (Slack, IRC, Web, etc.) can give you help if you need it. There's a main room, and and specific channels.

I'm out at the moment but am happy to help more later if you need it.


@MarkGraham, @InternetArchive had previously collaborated with WP Broken Link Checker
Is there someone there who could nudge this suggestion which could increase submissions?


I've finally gotten around to installing the update for the Twitter plugin for @WithKnown to support the longer 280 character limit. With any luck this will serve as a positive test that everything is working properly.

Have you updated yet?