Micro.blog

renem
renem

@manton Seems like re-posting of URLs isn't support via micropublish.net? #indieweb I can post/create a post in micro.blog but the URL I wanted to repost is missing. Example: microblog.renem.net/2017/08/0...

manton
manton

@renem I hadn't used Micropublish, so I'll check it out. Micro.blog doesn't support reposting yet, though. I'll look at whether basic support can be added via Micropub before we're ready for a full repost feature.

manton
manton

@renem I've improved the repost support to append the URL at the end of your post. Should work with Micropublish now.

Bruce
Bruce

@manton Does this work with too long posts from WordPress too?

manton
manton

@Bruce WordPress works differently, but I just made a change today to improve adding links when a post has to be truncated, if that's what you were thinking about.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@manton That sounds good. So I won't need to manually truncate any more?

manton
manton

@colinwalker You shouldn't need to. Try it out by including the full post and let me know how it works for you. (There are still some improvements to be made for preserving HTML styles when it has to truncate.)

colinwalker
colinwalker

@manton Cool. Next time I post something longer than 280 I'll give it a try 👍

colinwalker
colinwalker

Manton Reece has pushed a change to micro.blog that I've been waiting for: the addition of a link back and better handling of a status post when it over 280 characters, as opposed to a full post with title. I have been truncating such posts at 250 characters in the RSS feed to allow the link to be inserted so shouldn't have to do this any more. I'm going to comment out that function and this post can serve as a test.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@manton Quick test - it truncated the post and included a link on the web while the iOS app stripped formatting but included all the text without truncation.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@manton Much better 👍 but if you work it to retain links in the post that'd be awesome 😆

manton
manton

@colinwalker Thanks! Yep, that'll be the next improvement.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@manton 😊🙌

renem
renem

@manton Thanks! It works indeed! 😀