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@sl007 @danehillard I don't use it (yet), but I know some journalists who are big into Django who have been wanting webmention support. :)


Excited to see @danehillard working on Webmention for Django!


Interestingly, I didn't get a webmention of your post (directly or via, but came across it because I follow you either way.

I'm happy to throw in a spurious feed if you want to test it and see if it updates automatically, but I've also been adding a handful of new feeds a week until I can get things where I'd like them to be. Hopefully you find it valuable!


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Perhaps related to this?
Particularly with instagram involved? I don't see a link to his feed and his feed (/blog/) isn't on his front page, so bridgy may not be finding it for that reason.


Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup | July 12, 2017

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Thanks Richard, this reminds me that I've been meaning to delve back into some of the blogroll functionality hiding within my WordPress install. It's not as updated as it should be, but you can find mine at including a few subcategories of Indieweb (or related) folks, as well as an "open education" list which consists of people who are aware of or actively practicing Indieweb principles in the education space.

You're also sure to find a handful of interesting tidbits at It may take some more manual labor, but you might find it useful to scrape for indieweb sites in one of these three locations (in decreasing order):,, or

If you're looking for a relatively full-featured RSS reader for WordPress, I highly recommend the PressForward [] plugin. It doesn't have some of the niceties I mentioned in Feed Reader Revolution [], but it's a pretty good start for the integration piece, and it's open. I'd written some thoughts about it here:

I don't think he'd linked to it, but Colin Walker has a "beta" webmention plugin he built for his functionality which is on Github:


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I'll check to see if it's the case with altplatforms' bug, but I've discovered that it's having Jetpack's commenting feature "Let readers use, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ accounts to comment" activated that prevents the Webmention Form from appearing on the page. If I deactivate it, it not only appears properly, but shows up twice with the standalone plugin installed.

Incidentally it also causes issues on my 2016 theme where if one types too much in the enclosed field, the UI moves down and it becomes impossible to actually post the comment!

While I'm thinking about it, as an Indieweb-forward thought, would it be possible to put the Webmention Form at the top of the comment section instead of underneath it? While I'm (and I'm sure most of us are) receptive to comments in general, it would be nice to encourage others to own theirs at the top and then provide the default comment form underneath it. Just a thought...

I'll do some additional testing and report the bug to JetPack shortly.


@hibbittsdesign @THiNGkeriNG @bonni208 @mburtis I'm curious if you've considered adding webmention to @getgrav for cross-site interaction, commenting, and mentions? I know some in who are hacking away at it.


Another interesting piece that's related to webmention and feed readers is the <a href="">W3C Micropub spec</a> that I believe was released on the same day as ActivityPub. There are already feed readers like that allow you to not only subscribe and read your friends who publish to their own sites, but you can use it to micropub "likes" and "replies" to those posts directly from the reader and to publish them directly to your own website if it supports the micropub spec (and yes, there's already a WordPress plugin for that). These micropubbed posts can then, in turn, send webmentions from your own site to your friends' posts to be displayed as comments there.

More details on all of these and how they can interact can be found on the wiki at


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Interestingly these "loves" (and I suspect other reactions) from Facebook aren't parsed as webmentions (I'm guessing by semantic linkbacks plugin) as the comment_type in wp_comments is empty rather than "webmention", but they are assigned a semantic_linkbacks_type of "reply". I suspect that this is why they're not categorized in the webmention section. I'm not sure what the bug is for giving all the names the same URL....


It looks like you may be using the Post Kinds plugin, so you should be able to reply to other sites using that and putting the requisite URL into the interface under "Post Properties" and including your response. The plugin will include the necessary u-in-reply-to microformat class and your webmention plugin will handle sending the response. If you'd like, you can try responding directly to this post at its permalink.

An alternate method is to use the Indieweb Press This bookmarklet for replies (if you're using the Indieweb Plugin) . You can find the bookmarklets at your /wp-admin/tools.php page about halfway down. Then you can click the bookmarklet on the page you'd like to reply to and it will craft a part of the post to send the reply and then you just add what you wanted to say before publishing to send the webmention.


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Testing out a webmention from Known into!


Curious if @altmetric has looked at Webmentons so they could potentially support generic mentions from everywhere instead of just the big social silos?
Cross reference:


@louisgray I hope that open W3C specs like Webmention and Micropub can help to turn the tide.


@kartik_prabhu Webmentions to things other than posts-pages, archives, etc. In this particular case, to my homepage