Now supporting Webmention

I think? If you know how to send a Webmention, please do so that I know it works! 😂

I’ve installed the IndieWeb plugin as well as its companions, Webmention and Semantic-Linkbacks.

The IndieWeb plugin adds a few semantic things to the user profile in WordPress and acts as a launch platform for installing a bunch of other IndieWeb related plugins.

The Webmention plugin adds support for, imagine this, the Webmention protocol. This should enable support for sending and receiving mentions.

The Semantic-Linkbacks plugin treats Webmentions and other linkbacks as proper comments and formats things in a nice rich way.

I have added all of these, but I haven’t tested any of them yet. So this post should play the role of general announcement and playground.

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Now supporting Webmention by Jeremy Felt (Jeremy Felt)

I think? If you know how to send a Webmention, please do so that I know it works!

I’ve installed the IndieWeb plugin as well as its companions, Webmention and Semantic-Linkbacks.

The IndieWeb plugin adds a few semantic things to the user profile in WordPress and acts as a launch platform for ...

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Congratulations on getting things up and running! Hopefully it wasn’t too complicated, though we could always use help as a community in making the UI and details easier. I know that David Shanske has been working on making a new pass to integrate Semantic Linkbacks into the Webmention plugin so that there’s only one plugin instead of two.

As you get more reactions via Webmention (especially if you connect Brid.gy to get responses back to your website via Webmentions from Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Github, and Mastodon if you use them), you’ll likely want Semantic Linkbacks to facepile the smaller bits like favorites, bookmarks, likes, reads, etc. (I facepile all webmentions on my own site except for replies.)

You should be able to find the Semantic Linkbacks Settings in /wp-admin/options-discussion.php.

Thanks! I don't think anything was too complicated, though there are plenty of things I want to customize about how this site generates, receives, and displays Webmention content. Right now I'm thriving on "it just works", but I'm looking forward to geeking out on the code and finding places to contribute.

I do have the Semantic Linkbacks plugin activated, though I need to spend some more time with it. I also created this site's current theme a while ago with the intent to spend more time crafting things like comments. It's markup and styling for things has plenty of room for improvement. Now is a perfect opportunity!

Welcome to using WebMention, Jeremy. Still figuring out how to best use it myself with regard to how they get displayed on my site.

Like you I use WordPress, and I would love for mentions to display more like the old pingbacks, where you’d get a snippet from the mentioning site from around where it links to you. Now it mostly is ‘site x mentioned this.’ which makes me click to get a notion if it’s relevant.

On Webmention tweaks I documented some of the things I tried. The issue is that because the tweaks are in the Semantic Linkbacks plugin, not in the WP theme, you can only make those tweaks a permanent option if it gets rolled into the plugin (no such things as a child-plugin like with themes). And I’m not confident enough of my changes to figure out and try submitting them to the maintainers of the plugin.

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I think? If you know how to send a Webmention, please do so that I know it works!….I’ll need to do some spelunking to figure out how I want to display and style them

Thanks, Ton!

I'm building a nice list of things I want to happen now that the piping is working. While there is no such thing as a child plugin for WordPress, I'm looking forward to diving into the existing plugin code to look for filters (or contribute them if they aren't there) that can be used to adjust on a site by site basis.

I'd really like a way to clearly define what is sent with the Webmention (as the author of the reply) and what is displayed (as the owner of the receiving site. I'm guessing it's there, I just need to go spelunking.

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