2019-10-07 11.08.21

Syndicating My Tips to Foursquare by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki

I realized I have been avoiding leaving tips in Foursquare because I didn't have a good way to post them from my website. So today I added the ability to syndicate my posts as Foursquare tips.
I have three different ways my posts can end up as tips on Foursquare: I can reply to one of my checkins I ...

I wish I knew enough about WordPress development to write code to do this from my website.

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2019-03-31 10.02.13

Update to the Syndication Links plugin for WordPress for Custom Endpoints by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)

David Shanske has recently updated the Syndication Links plugin for WordPress that now allows users to add custom syndication endpoints to their websites so they can actually syndicate their content to external sites. In particular, this now includes syndication endpoints like IndieWeb News and indieweb.xyz subs. Configuring the plugin with a syndication name, UID, and the appropriate URL will create additional endpoint checkboxes in the "Syndicate To" metabox.

Hello Chris, the WordPress Crossposter has not been updated in three years. Is there another method for POSSE from self-hosted WordPress to WordPress.com using the Syndication Links plugin?

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Speaking as a citizen of the indieweb and not one … by AmandaAmanda (Amanda Unvarnished)

To add to all this, for me, social media, (with the exception of Mastodon and Micro.blog), has, to put it charitably, lost its luster. It’s become a chore, both personally and professionally, and the bad has finally gotten to the point where it outweighs the good for me. On a professional level, publishing criteria are getting so strict that publishing content, (especially when you’re scheduling it so as to not spend all your time staring at a social media client), has become fairly difficult, both because of the publishing rules themselves and because of the inaccessibility of scheduling services and their apps. This is most of the reason why I’m pulling the trigger and going full indieweb later this month. How the closed platforms treat their third-party developers also has some influence on my decision to pull the trigger.

Amanda, I agree, the social platform experiment has become tiring for me. My use of Facebook and Twitter have fallen off dramatically while my use of RSS feeds continues unabated. Even the act of POSSEing my content to social media is a chore. I have almost stopped doing it. And because of concerns about GDPR…

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