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Do you have a WordPress blog? Did you know you can connect it to the Fediverse?

✅ There's a WordPress plugin which lets people on Mastodon (and the rest of the Fediverse) follow, share and comment on your blog. It's called ActivityPub For Wordpress and you can get it from here: wordpress.org/plugins/activity

The author of the plugin is @pfefferle

@feditips @pfefferle Thanks for this! I have tried it on my blog, but when I try to follow, it never accepts (Mastodon shows a "cancel follow request").

There is also fed.brid.gy/ which I haven't tried yet.

@jgoerzen @feditips can you send me the blog URL and your `username@blog-url` handle?

@pfefferle @feditips Sent you a DM. Thanks for being willing to take a look at it!

@jgoerzen @feditips @pfefferle Is your WP installed in a sub-directory? I can't get any WP install which is in a subdirectory to work with AP; and MOST of my installs are not in root directory.

@pfefferle @scully @feditips I don't really know. It's a single-author blog so it's a little odd to be looking at individual accounts anyhow. MAYBE this setting, though it seems more for posts than users?

@jgoerzen @scully @feditips oh, I see! There is no way to follow the complete blog atm. Only single users.

@pfefferle @scully @feditips Yep, understood, that's fine with me since it's a single author blog anyhow.

@jgoerzen @pfefferle @scully

Can I just say this is SO cool to see users and authors casually chatting to make sure the software works properly?

@feditips @pfefferle @scully Yes it is! Appreciate @pfefferle jumping in on this!

(And do feel free to let me know if there's anything else I can do to help track down the problem - it would be great to get WordPress working in the Fediverse!)

@jgoerzen @feditips @pfefferle Hmmm, I just noticed my federated Wordpress blog stopped tooting on 11 Sept 2020, so maybe I am not a useful source.😂
@jgoerzen @feditips @pfefferle I can find the account when searching on mastodon, but the user that was federated is no longer showing as such under their WP user profile. Hmmm.
@jgoerzen @feditips @pfefferle and the profile that is showing federation has /author/ in the path now.

@scully @pfefferle @feditips Download patch-diff.githubusercontent.c, then go into the activitypub directory in Wordpress, and run patch -p1 < /path/to/105.diff and you'll be set.

@jgoerzen @pfefferle @feditips Thanks. I don't think that is something I can do. Will it be patched via the wordpress plugins?

@scully @pfefferle @feditips He just merged it into the tree, so I imagine a new release will be forthcoming soon.

@jgoerzen @pfefferle @feditips Hmmm, my user's account now requires approval to receive a follow? I am seeing the hour glass symbol next to the account (@view) Is that new? And I have no idea how to "allow" someone to follow that account though.
@pfefferle @jgoerzen @feditips @view Just glad it wasn't something I did! Thank you Matthias!
@pfefferle @jgoerzen @feditips @view New version has resuscitated my tooting wordpress site. thanks.
@pfefferle Worked for one day. I made no changes during that time. Open to ideas :)

@feditips @pfefferle Thanks for this, made a blog post to link to the info. But linked to the feditips account as part of the information credit.

@feditips @pfefferle

Is there a video anywhere (maybe on peertube) that illustrates the process of installing the plug-in please.

It may be helpful to anyone less techy or non techy and not familiar with the fediverse to install and start sharing with everyone here.

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