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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 getpterotype.com/roadmap.

@tommasz 🎉 Let me know if you run into any issues or have any feedback!

@jdormit

This is looking fabulous! Any chance of there ever being #Pterotype for #Joomla?

@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.

@jdormit Maybe a version that's kind of like #disqus where any sites can add #fediverse comments to their pages regardless of their underlying tech?

@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.

@alexl @jdormit

> 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" icosahedron.website/@oreolek/1 | 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 @tag@example.com actor will work everywhere...

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