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Do you have a blog that's powered by WordPress software?

Did you know you can connect it to the Fediverse so that people on Mastodon and other platforms can interact with it?

You just need to add the ActivityPub WordPress plugin:

wordpress.org/plugins/activity

You should be able to find this from your blog's plugins menu.

(By the way, this doesn't work on free accounts that are hosted by wordpress.com.)

If you're using wordpress.com for hosting a WordPress blog, you might want to consider switching to another WordPress hosting provider.

Wordpress.com's free tier doesn't allow plugins, so a lot of options (such as connecting your blog to the Fediverse) are closed to you.

The only way of getting plugins on wordpress.com is to use their business tier, which is extremely expensive for what it is.

A cheaper and better option is to use an independent WordPress hosting provider for a few euros/dollars a month that includes a WordPress instance which is automatically installed and updated. Lots of companies and organisations offer this.

Using an indie hoster for WordPress means you get full independence, full control and access to all the plugins (including connecting to the Fediverse). And there are no ads either.

@brian @feditips it works fine. Have 2 blogs published this way...
African Music Forum
@cybeardjm@amf.didiermary.fr
Main blog
@cybeardjm@www.didiermary.fr
Just follow these accounts, and then you can reply to posts (appears as comments).

@brian cool stuff. There are a few other plugins that you can add to help propagate etc...
Such as Nodeinfo, WebFinger etc.

@lars@fulda.social @feditips @lars@dasnetzundich.de da das in WordPress noch etwas experimentell ist, musst du das Feature in den Einstellungen aktivieren.

@lars@fulda.social @feditips @lars@dasnetzundich.de welches feature benutzt du denn genau? "Add hashtags in the content as native tags and replace the #tag with the tag-link." ? Oder nutzt du den placeholder?

@lars@fulda.social @feditips @lars@dasnetzundich.de Versuch mal „Note“ als Post Format… mastodon is bissle eigen bei anderen Typen und filtert eventuell Infos raus

@feditips Besitzen Sie einen Blog, der mit WordPress-Software betrieben wird?

Wussten Sie, dass Sie ihn mit dem Fediverse verbinden können, so dass Menschen auf Mastodon und anderen Plattformen mit ihm interagieren können?

Sie müssen nur das ActivityPub WordPress Plugin hinzufügen:

wordpress.org/plugins/activity

Sie sollten es über das Plugin-Menü Ihres Blogs finden können.

(Übrigens funktioniert dies nicht bei kostenlosen Konten, die von wordpress.com gehostet werden).

#FediTips #Fediverse #WordPress #ActivityPub #Blog #Blogging #Blogs

@padeluun
Gibt es dann eigentlich etwas beim DSGVO Disclaimer zu beachten?
Ich hab meine Seite mittlerweile geschlossen, weil mir der ganze Rechts-Kram zu gefährlich wurde. Ich habe einfach kein Jura Studium und kann mir einen Anwalt nicht leisten.
Aber ich unterstütze ein paar Leute mit ihren Wordpress-Installationen und kann die vielleicht zu einer Verbindung ins #fediverse überzeugen.
@feditips

@feditips Its a shame I can’t get it on wordpress.com, would have enabled it.

@feditips Never heard of ActivityPub. The only plugin we've used is Mastodon Share for WordPress. This might be worth looking into for our own blog. Thanks!

@damagecontrolblog @feditips I've used ActivityPub briefly, but it made every posting available on the fediverse, and used WP internal user names as fediverse account names. I switched to the Mastodon share plugin, allowing me to share posts selectively to a seperately existing Mastodon account (I run a 1 person instance). That fits my set-up and usage better.

@ton @feditips That's an interesting set up! Thanks for giving us some food for thought.

@feditips > (By the way, this doesn't work on free accounts that are hosted by wordpress.com.)

What are the limitations on such accounts? Are plugins allowed?

Is there some special feature used by ActivityPub plugin that requires you to be admin? Background jobs? Does the same limitation apply to PteroType?

@clacke @feditips it’s just that WordPress.com OnlyFans allows plug-ins to be installed in certain paid plans.

Plug-ins are not a free service, we could say.

@clacke @feditips WTF. I don’t know why “OnlyFans” is written 😂😂😂
It was meant to be just “only”.
Sorry about that

@lnxw37b3 @clacke

Yeah, wordpress.com doesn't really allow "proper" WordPress hosting, i.e. it restricts a lot of what you can do with your account.

And the paid accounts on wordpress.com are (IMHO) way too expensive for what they are. You have to pay their business tier just to use plugins, which is ridiculously overpriced.

Just a personal opinion, but I think the best way to use WordPress is to NOT use wordpress.com.

Instead, I'd use an independent provider that includes WordPress as standard with each hosting account. You will then have full access to all the plugins, options etc. The catch is you have to pay a few euros/dollars a month, but this is still much cheaper than wordpress.com and very reasonable for what you get (full features, full independence, best privacy, no trackers, no ads etc).

@feditips Are there resources out there cataloging indie wordpress providers? Are there wordpress hosting coops?

@clacke @feditips There is a list of indie VPS hosting providers, most of them also provide WordPress hosting: codeberg.org/jonatasbaldin/del

My personal blog is hosted by a small German hoster: manitu.de

@clacke

WordPress hosting is so common that you could pick indie hosters at random and they would probably offer WordPress.

This list of green hosting companies could be a good starting point, for example?

thegreenwebfoundation.org/dire

@feditips @clacke For example my co-op does @autonomic does WordPress development and hosting and we just use the @coopcloud WordPress app for our clients which gives you vanilla WordPress.

@feditips I recently installed the ActivityPub plugin on a few WP sites I host & I agree. I'd also like to point out that it's cheap (~$5/mo) to host one or more of your own WP instances on a commodity cloud VPS. I've written this howto on how we set up WP Multisite to provide our Open Education Resource (#OER)- based courses tech.oeru.org/building-course-
It's not that hard. Note, the howto includes quite a lot of extra info beyond what you need to set up your own basic WP site.

@lightweight @feditips
I dont run a Wordpress site currently, but know a few people who does. What plugin should I recommended to them - and are there any benefit, if they are not using any fedi related services themselves?

@MrManor @feditips generally the fewer the better. I don't have any specific ones to recommend.

@lightweight @feditips thanks, I agree that less plugin is better. And sorry I wasnt clear in my question: It was related to Wordpress/Fediverse integration and which plugin you guys use for that.

@feditips or self-host via docker; it is incredibly easy to set-up and get going with the official documentation

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