Just a quick follow up on Reading, coding and commenting.

I used the twigfeeds plugin to bring in a feed of my links on Reading.am to the sidebar here. Chris Aldrich pointed out that when I use Reading.am as a way to read something again, it helpfully inserts because of Jeremy Cherfas at the end of the RSS entry. And if I can filter one piece of fluff out with a regex, I can do it for two. Here, then, is the code snippet for sidebar.html.twig with the final filter. Obviously, you would change it to suit your own needs.

<div class="sidebar-content">
<h4>Reading</h4>

{% for name, feed in twig_feeds if name == 'Reading' %}
    {% for item in feed.items %}
        <p>
            <a href="{{ item.url }}">{{ item.title | regex_replace(['/Jeremy Cherfas is reading /', '/ because of Jeremy Cherfas/'],['','']) }}</a>
        </p>
              <time>{{ item.date.date|nicetime(false) }}</time>

    {% endfor %}
{% endfor %}

</div>

Maybe someone will find this useful.

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Reading, coding and commenting

More little tweaks

Notes, as much for my own memory as for anyone following along, on a couple of recent tweaks

Reading

I read a lot, on and offline, and forget almost as much, so I have various places where I try to save bookmarks, notes and what have you. Then I noticed that someone whose footsteps I have been ...

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Nice to be noticed

Webmentions FTW

It makes me happy that another pilgrim on the road to IndieWeb has found some of my efforts helpful. Ron Chester has taken up blogging and microblogging and is now wondering whether he ought to get into webmentions. In that connection, he had some nice things to say about my write-ups on that subject, although in the end he decided that he doesn't want to take that particular giant baby step.

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As I mentioned, one of the reasons for trying to tweet from WordPress is to consolidate my various web presences. For Eat This Podcast, I want to be able to do the social stuff on the website and then send it out into the wide-open, tightly closed world of social media. So far that has been a frustrating experience, but I did accomplish something worth sharing.

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Trying to Tweet directly from WordPress

It really isn't easy

I have immense respect for all the people involved in the IndieWeb who devote their time and expertise to helping people like me make use of their efforts. I also know that it can be a frustrating experience, and not for me alone. So I decided to reflect on this attempt to get onboard with a set-up that will enable me to tweet more easily about interesting things directly from my website. I'll try to do a walkthough that others can follow when I understand better the things I don't understand now.

Having got webmentions and comments working on the Mothership, I thought it high time I started giving some of the satellite sites more of an identity and more independence. First up, Eat This Podcast.

That runs on WordPress, and some time ago I moved it over to a more IndieWeb theme and implemented some of the IndieWeb principles. Notably, I POSSE longer articles using a plugin called All in One SEO.1 That actually does far more than POSSE, and one of the reasons I want to move forward is to use tools that are less of a Swiss army knife and more of a scalpel. I’m still using my @WithKnown stream, which really is part of the Mothership, to Tweet and reply to Tweets. So that seemed like a nice low-hanging fruit.

Not entirely.

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