4 thoughts on “Saturday 16 February 2019 10:17 AM

  1. Replied to a post by Khürt Williams (islandinthenet.com)

    I have just installed the IndieNews plugin but … I don’t understand how to use it.

    Syndicating Your Posts
    The IndieNews plugin allows you to automatically syndicate your posts to the IndieNews and IndieWeb.xyz sites using webmention. You’ll notice on your posts that in your tags, in addition to the indieweb tag you’ve added, the plugin has automatically added additional tags which include #indienews and /en/indieweb which–instead of being wrapped with links to those tags on your website–are wrapped with links pointing to those websites along with the appropriate syndication markup. As a result, when you publish your posts and send webmentions, both of those services are posting to those services on your behalf.
    I’d recommend care in syndicating to them using this plugin as this morning it might appear to some that you’re spamming those channels. I tag lots of things on my site as “IndieWeb” mostly for my own use, so I specifically don’t use the plugin for concern of overwhelming those other sites. Instead I typically cross-post to both services manually using their respective instructions: IndieWeb News and IndieWeb.xyz.
    IndieNews Dashboard Widget
    The other feature that the plugin does is add a small widget to your main /wp-admin/ dashboard page that also displays a feed of what appears on the IndieNews website for your convenience.
    Example of what IndieNews widget looks like in your WordPress dashboard.I’ll admit that the GitHub repo for the plugin doesn’t do as good a job of describing how to use it as it might. Perhaps we ought to file an issue to improve that?

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    • Hi Chris, thanks for responding. Thanks for the explanation. I have an IndieWeb category on my website and I’ve used the #IndieWeb and #IndieWebCamp hashtags for posts for about a year.

      I don’t want to spam anyone so I have disabled this plugin. Not sure how useful it would be even when I have an IndieWeb related post to share. I don’t like manually syndicating content so my IndieWeb related posts will stay on this blog. FWIW, what is the intent of the plugin? Why was my post considered spam?

      NOTE: Odd thing. Your comment was in the SPAM queue even though explicitly whitelisted your domain in the past.

  2. Replied to a post by Khürt Williams (islandinthenet.com)

    I have just installed the IndieNews plugin but … I don’t understand how to use it.

    Syndicating Your Posts
    The IndieNews plugin allows you to automatically syndicate your posts to the IndieNews and IndieWeb.xyz sites using webmention. You’ll notice on your posts that in your tags, in addition to the indieweb tag you’ve added, the plugin has automatically added additional tags which include #indienews and /en/indieweb which–instead of being wrapped with links to those tags on your website–are wrapped with links pointing to those websites along with the appropriate syndication markup. As a result, when you publish your posts and send webmentions, both of those services are posting to those services on your behalf.
    I’d recommend care in syndicating to them using this plugin as this morning it might appear to some that you’re spamming those channels. I tag lots of things on my site as “IndieWeb” mostly for my own use, so I specifically don’t use the plugin for concern of overwhelming those other sites. Instead I typically cross-post to both services manually using their respective instructions: IndieWeb News and IndieWeb.xyz.
    IndieNews Dashboard Widget
    The other feature that the plugin does is add a small widget to your main /wp-admin/ dashboard page that also displays a feed of what appears on the IndieNews website for your convenience.
    Example of what IndieNews widget looks like in your WordPress dashboard.I’ll admit that the GitHub repo for the plugin doesn’t do as good a job of describing how to use it as it might. Perhaps we ought to file an issue to improve that?

    via boffosocko.com

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