#Pterotype version 1.2.6 released! This release adds the ability to set a custom Fediverse name, description, and icon separate from the WordPress site identity. Up next: custom Fediverse username (so that not all Pterotype sites are @blog@<site name>).
As always, the roadmap is publicly viewable at https://getpterotype.com/roadmap.
@jdormit I'm going to give it a try!
@tommasz 🎉 Let me know if you run into any issues or have any feedback!
@jaywink yes, definitely!
@Blort I hadn't heard of Joomla before! There is definitely a chance, since I want to put as much of the web as possible into the Fediverse, but one thing at a time for now
@jdormit General website feedback: The light grey text on white background is extremely difficult to read. Needs more contrast.
@aran oh man, that is a super interesting idea. Plus it's a great candidate for an open source business, since you could have server be open source and charge people to host it for them if they don't want to self-host...
@jdormit would it be possible to (automatically) setup handlers like:
@[author]@blog.com to follow an author
@[category]@blog.com to follow a category and
@[tag]@blog.com to follow a tag
@alexl yeah, that's a great idea. I'll put that on the roadmap
@alexl @jdormit First two are okay (in fact I think it shoulda be that way in the first place as per basic who@where logic of federated networks), but I would probably stop at tags. Because tags are just that, tags, a metainfo to make search easier. Mastodon handles tags too, as in hashtags, that can be observed with standard Mastodon tooling. Same thing with a lot of other social engines.
@drequivalent @jdormit I don't think WordPress uses tags as you described, they are more for topics and they are not hashtags. For example I want to follow articles about FOSS by a WordPress user but not other posts. And no, you shouldn't use WordPress' categories as a taxonomy for topics. If this is not possible in ActivityPub it should be added.
> they are not hashtags
How are hashtags not tags?
Hashtags is just a way to collapse tags into the message itself in order to not create a separate field.
ActivityPub has a separate field for them anyway, I suggest using that
(try curl -H "Accept: application/json" https://icosahedron.website/@oreolek/101098347038543730 | jq and you'll see what I mean)
@drequivalent maybe you misunderstood, I said WordPress' tags are not like social media's hashtag. The point is being able to follow post from a certain author on WordPress using a certain tag, as we do with RSS. I wonder if ActivityPub specifies how to subscribe to an actor only for certain tags or is something it should be implemented by Mastodon and other social networks. For sure providing @email@example.com actor will work everywhere...
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