Integration between WordPress and ActivityPub has been a long time coming. It’s existed in several different iterations over the years, but the latest attempt is directly sponsored by Automattic, the owners of WordPress. This article covers some basic how-tos and explains some various quirks in the integration.

  • @grandel
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    6 months ago

    Please correct me if i’m wrong but Automattic is the owner of WordPress.com, a company offering WordPress hosting and plugins.

    Sure, they contribute a lot to the WordPress project, but they do not own it.

    WordPress is free and open (unlike privately owned companies)

    • Sean TilleyOPM
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      46 months ago

      Sure, as an open source project, everybody owns the code. But, Automattic is the corporate arm directly involved with the project, employs many of the project’s developers, and holds the trademark.

  • @maegul
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    66 months ago

    So I’m guessing this is a Person/User actor? In which case Lemmy can’t see or follow/subscribe to it?

    Would it at all make sense or work for wordpress bloggers to “at” lemmy communities in the same way masto users have to in order to post to lemmy? It would be just like hashtags, which I presume could also work over on mastodon etc?

    • Sean TilleyOPM
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      46 months ago

      Interesting. Are Lemmy users themselves not Person/User actors? It seems like Lemmy might benefit from allowing those types to be followed, or at the very least, viewed.

      Would it at all make sense or work for wordpress bloggers to “at” lemmy communities in the same way masto users have to in order to post to lemmy? It would be just like hashtags, which I presume could also work over on mastodon etc?

      It’s an interesting thought, but: as an author, I have no pre-emptive concept of who is going to be reading my posts, or which community I should share something to specifically. I think it would be easier to just make certain kinds of Actors and activity types visible to Lemmy, so that those posts can then be reshared to whatever communities that somebody cares about.

      • @maegul
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        46 months ago

        seems like Lemmy might benefit from allowing those types to be followed

        Agreed. I brought it up in the dev AMA, and it’s an issue on GitHub. Devs say it would be a lot of work and isn’t a priority.

        Currently, masto kinda sucks with groups and Lemmy with users. Overall it seems an unfortunately limited state of affairs in need of a clean up.

        And, as I’m sure I am a broken record on, undermines the idea that the fediverse actually exists, yet.

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        All of that being said, I do wonder if there are grounds to question Wordpress going entirely with a Person actor? A blog or Wordpress page isn’t necessarily written by a single author and can be closer to an RSS feed of multiples people’s work right? A Group actor might have actually made more sense then …?

        If true, I’d guess they went with a Person actor for mastodon compatibility, which if true, would be a little saddening.

      • @morrowind
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        46 months ago

        We can view users, but not follow them. @ing is definitely a non-solution.

    • alex [they, il]
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      36 months ago

      Last time I tried to @ a Lemmy community it didn’t work at all unfortunately.

      • @maegul
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        16 months ago

        If you do it from mastodon it works perfectly well.

        If you try it while posting to another community from lemmy, that won’t work by design AFAIU, as lemmy doesn’t allow posting to multiple communities.

          • @maegul
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            6 months ago

            Oh right. Sorry! Interesting! I’m guessing that’s an issue on the Wordpress side, where at-ing a group Scott probably requires some implementation.

  • humanplayer2
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    16 months ago

    I’m being prompted to download Downloadfile.bin when I load the linked to URL.