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Sending likes and replies using custom fields in WordPress

A short description of how to support Indieweb likes and replies in WordPress using custom fields.

Another simple option for those who like bookmarklets: IndieWeb Press This


dallas's post: Been working on joining my WordPress site up to the Indieweb, and it’s rekindling my enthusiasm for the web.


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Yes: I'm getting out of the office early enough to make it to @WordPress Pasadena (Advanced Topics April 2017 Edition)


There are many methods for doing this, a couple are outlined here:


I'm curious to see what they end up doing with it in the end. One might hope they open it up, but there's certainly no guarantee. I looked at wallabag, but ultimately have been trying out PressForward (in an off-label manner) to integrate things into a WordPress site.


@miklb I literally started an outline of a post today entitled "How WordPress could improve the world while eating Facebook’s Lunch" as I was having a chat with David Shanske over IM. The outline essentially had three bullet points and one of them was really just a bonus. I'm sure it'll take a day or two to flesh things out, but hopefully it will get to the heart of the same idea you're writing about.


Replied to a post on :

Jonathan, perfect, the new version fixes the issues with the content showing on the permalink.

The separate, but somewhat related issue is that the post interface still shows all of the UI for syndicating to all of the options (facebook, twitter, WordPress, Tumblr, LinkedIn, etc.), yet choosing those options doesn't actually syndicate the content. (Typically I wouldn't POSSE these post types anywhere anyway, but other users may expect this piece to work if it's shown.) I know some post types in Known hide the syndication targets when they're not supported (ie, only audio related posts can be syndicated to soundcloud), but I'm not sure how these are done.

Interestingly, when editing these types of posts, the syndication targets (correctly) aren't shown in the editable version.


Congrats on the new WordPress site!

I double checked and found that SemPress is indeed in the main repository: Interestingly, because SenPress is a child theme, by installing it, WordPress is smart enough to find the parent theme and download it for you automatically--thus the reason it was waiting for you when you looked to activate it.

For future reference, if you want to install themes from Git or another non-WordPress repo, you can download them (preferably as zip files) and then go to and click the "Upload Theme" button at the top of the page. Then just choose the file you downloaded and click "Install Now". Then from the Appearance >> Themes menu you can activate and customize it if necessary.

I'm curious if you had the benefit of knowing pages like
Getting Started on WordPress:
Advanced WordPress set up:
WordPress with


@EatPodcast Is the king of multi-site! (Known x2, WordPress x3+, Grav, others??) @raretrack For me, the key is having a mechanism(s) for keeping/saving as much of the data for yourself *somewhere*, then you can figure out how and where to migrate it to at a later date if necessary. As Jeremy can attest though, data migration is its own special pleasure...


@mattscomments No, not a plugin (yet?). I exported them via the Amazon Kindle Desktop app and added some CSS to improve the mark up a tad. Doesn't take too long though. I greatly prefer to own this type of content on my own site first and then syndicate it to places like GoodReads after the fact.

I've written some details here:
Searching my site for "marginalia" will uncover other resources:

I also recently helped guide Jeremy Cherfas though some of the process and he's well documented a similar (non-WordPress) workflow here:

Given your Twitter background at @mattmaldre:
There are some in the indieweb movement working on notes, highlights, marginalia, fragmentions, etc. You can search/find wiki pages for those topics here: In particular, Kartik Prabhu has a fantastic set up which he describes (and you can see implemented along with sample code) at:

I presume you'll already know about As well as work by groups like


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


@cleverdevil Wish I was headed "home" for the weekend to talk @WordPress


@EatPodcast I'd suspect you could do this and it should work fairly well. Have you tried it yet?
I'm not a fan of shortcodes, but as I recall, WP has a shortcode that supports mf1 (but not mf2) mark up: