Honestly though, the main reason I chose it is now it can have a cute Pterodactyl logo. That will go nicely with Mastodon's prehistoric theme!
Now I just need to find someone who can draw a cute pterodactyl...
ActivityPub WordPress plugin? Can you explain?
@Julianoe Sure! The idea is that your blog posts and comments will be published in the ActivityPub format (the same format that Mastodon, PeerTube, and a bunch of other apps use). This means that people on Mastodon or the other apps will be able to follow your blog and see the posts right in their timelines.
@mayel That's an awesome resource! Let me get back to you - I need to get the project in order (licensing, putting together a homepage, etc.).
@jdormit I like the name. But how is your plugin different from this one: https://github.com/pfefferle/wordpress-activitypub/issues
@judeswae I think it's too early to tell 😊
I have a really clear and specific vision for what I want this plugin to accomplish - I want to put the internet into the Fediverse, full stop. I think the best way to do that is to integrate with WordPress and prove to blog owners and others the federation is valuable, both for users and for businesses. That's what I want to accomplish with Pterotype.
@judeswae That means that my focus for Pterotype will be proving to my users that I can help their blog grow, and trying to iterate the plugin to best serve that goal for users.
@afterword 😍🤩 I love it! Wow!
@jdormit ☺️ You’re welcome to it. Or let me know if you want some changes/alternatives. I also did some further branding but it needed some more work. Happy to play with it some more though.
@afterword I honestly haven't given that much thought to branding yet. I like this guy - he's approachable and memorable. What sort of stuff have you been playing with?
@jdormit I have a few ideas. But recommend keeping the logotype pretty clean. I'll try and get some options to you in the next fortnight? Been smashed at work right now.
@afterword s/here/hear 🤓
@bamfic Huh, that's weird. It's loading fine on my end, and my site monitoring hasn't recorded any downtime.
@jdormit awesome, i just signed up for the beta.
I’ve been testing the other ones, so far they are pretty limited!
@django nice, thanks for the support! Pterotype is still in a very early beta. I'll send you an email tomorrow, but basically right now it will federate your blog posts but won't sync comments between platforms. You'll need to be on a very recent version of MySQL/MariaDB as Pterotype uses JSON columns. Hopefully those are not deal breakers for you - comment syncing is what I'm working on now and then I'm going to refactor the code base to work on older versions of MySQL/MariaDB.
@jdormit “Populate AP feed with existing posts and comments” brilliant!
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