Photo by Christopher Burns.
I am grateful to David Shanske, Matthias Pfefferle and others who have put skill and effort into making building and IndieWeb WordPress site easier. I can’t imagine trying to write microformats and webmentions into my web site by hand. Yikes!
But as someone with a background in tech (and a former web developer), reading through the Wiki was a bit rough. I think Rob Fairhead has a point that the experience feels a bit geeky. I don’t mind but I think a non-technical person would need to hire a consultant to IndieWebify their website1.
This website has been around for twelve years. I have POSSE stuff on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, and LinkedIn for years. My efforts now are mostly focused on webmentions. Somethings work and work well. Some things do not and the wiki needs an update. Perhaps we need a breakout for Stable and Experimental IndieWeb. I am only now starting to understand my self, what works best to be POSSEd (e.g Twitter, Facebook) from WordPress and what should not (Instagram, Foursquare).
If you can understand that last paragraph then you’re already “in-the-know”. That last sentence needs a translator to bring these concepts to regular folks.
- No. I am not looking to start a side project. ↩