@MrHenko Thanks for writing this up; I’ve added it to the wiki.
I think for your replies to show up under your original post, you have to also send a Webmention to it (as well as to the Micro.blog reply you’re replying to), although since you’re getting replies from the Micro.blog Conversation to multiple different reply-posts you’ve made on your site that are part of the Conversation, it seems like Micro.blog should have also sent a Webmention back to your original post when your reply-post was added to the Conversation….
(I also think I remember seeing someone who had gotten on-blog-replies to comments that arrived from Micro.blog as Webmentions to be sent back to Micro.blog as Webmentions in response to those comments…but I can’t remember who, so maybe I’m imagining it…)
My head hurts from trying to keep this straight… ;-) But the two things you did figure out are really helpful 👍
@MrHenko Also, 1) how did you liberate the Shortcut from Shortcuts in order to get it into GitHub, and 2) how does one then install it into Shortcuts from GitHub?
The Shortcut sounds really useful for (at least as a starting point in customizing for their own blog) everyone who does get the Webmention-to-Micro.blog stuff working 👍
@MrHenko Haha! Sorry for making your head hurt, too. Lots of little details yet to be untangled for Webmentions….
Thanks for the info about the Shortcut; I had missed the “Share as File” option because it’s so far off the screen to the right in that sheet ;-)
I was not able to get your Shortcut from GitHub into Shortcuts using just iOS, I think because it was missing the
.shortcut extension (and Files won’t let you change the filename extension, which it thought was
.blog_reply!). But I downloaded it on the Mac, added the correct extension, got
Micro.blog reply.shortcut back into Files, and then successfully imported it into Shortcuts on my phone!
I wondered how you were dealing with replying to initial posts, which was part of my reason for wanting to look at the Shortcut ;-) I have a couple of also-hacky ideas for how one might handle that, the best of which involves selecting the username, opening that person’s profile page in a web browser, running my “Micro.blog Conversation” bookmarklet to make a “Conversation” link appear if there isn’t already one (or if you’re not logged in in the web browser), and then finding the post and feeding its (new) “Conversation” link to your Shortcut ;-)
(Also, you can slightly simplify your Shortcut by using
Get Component of URL (
Path), then using
Split Text (still
Get Item from List (
Item At Index,
2) each once to get the username;
/username/postnumber, which is why it’s index 2, since index 1/first item is the emptyness before the first slash. To me, that feels like cleaner “code”, but that’s just me :-) )
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