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c
c
An Introduction to the IndieWeb | AltPlatform boffosocko.com
renem
renem

@c Really great write up and introduction. However, for people like "Mom" it is still far easier to sign up on Facebook and post/like there.

c
c

@renem Thanks renem! We'll get there eventually.

renem
renem

@c A little hint on how do you got micro.blog mentions visible on blog posts? I thought Manton hadn't implemented WebMention support in M.b. yet? Bridgy, beta?

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c
c

@renem, @manton has implemented Webmentions, but a filtered version. If I recall, mentions are only sent to the website listed in your account settings and not to others. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, perhaps it could be a selling point for expanding the user base of micro.blog if he let all @mentions and @replies send Webmentions. Barring that it would be nice if there were additional fields for more websites which could receive them as I use two different sites to feed my micro.blog account, and currently only one of them can get these "whitelisted" Webmentions.

manton
manton

@c @renem Just to clarify, any reply on Micro.blog should send a Webmention if the target page supports it. The limit is for the incoming mentions, which need to be matched with an existing username / web site, for now.

renem
renem

@manton so if I write something on my blog, and it gets posted here via feed and someone answered, my site receives the Webmention? Tbc, my blog is. It my verified site here, because that would break OwnYourGram and other IndieAuth connections.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@renem @manton That's right. You need a webmention endpoint on your blog (often provided by a plugin) and a way for mentions to be displayed. WordPress, for example, treats them as comments but you often need to tweak the theme.

renem
renem

@colinwalker I use Webmention.io on my blog for this and display the mentions via JavaScript client side. But I was not aware that this setup works if someone mentions me here because M.b. Only knows my verified site which is my MicroBlog custom domain.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@renem OK. Webmentions work in response to specific posts so if you post and it gets brought in by RSS to m.b/renem then you get them sent back in reply to those posts. I'm not sure if generic mentions are supported if someone just posts a link rather than replies. @manton ?