March 15, 2021

I’ve fallen into the trap of fiddling around with the code for my blog rather than actual blogging. Having moved from Wordpress to Hugo, as per my plan, I’ve been working on IndieWebifying the site. The most important aspect for me was to get webmentions working. I think this is working now. It did take a some joining of the dots for a non-techy person but I got there in the end. Read more

October 8, 2020

One of the reasons I switched to a Wordpress site for my blog was to use the IndieWeb plugin, in particular to enable webmentions. It takes a little more work to implement than a straightforward post but I like being able to do so. The ethos of the IndieWeb has a lot of appeal. Only thing is, I haven’t used them as much as I could. I have saved links to numerous posts I that I’ve come across on other people’s blogs, with the intention of referencing them in my own posts via webmentions. Read more

June 14, 2020

Blogging for me is a way to process thoughts. This is mostly an in-out system. Stuff happens, I think about it, I write. Not everything ends up on the blog. Many sentences jotted down go no further. But things that need working out in more depth will probably end up as a post. For the last week though, I’ve been in a log-jam. Too much to process. Statues, protests, police violence, BLM, climate change, coronavirus, those that have, those that don’t, will a relation need cancer treatment, no school until September, how will we manage that, how are my elderly parents really doing, what kind of world is my son growing up in, the van needs a service, I’d like more sleep. Read more

May 29, 2020

Switching my Wordpress theme to SemPress recently, I didn’t realise it lacked a search function. The previous theme did and it was handy to have as I have trouble remembering when I wrote something. So a bit of fiddling to do with the website this weekend.

May 25, 2020

Changed our business email hosting provider over the weekend. A fairly straightforward process other than changing the MX records. Used the live chat support to find out what they need to be changed to. It took nearly an hour for them to do it. Maybe there was a genuine reason for why it took so long but anyway. Got it sorted eventually. And the new system is a lot easier to manage. Read more

March 29, 2020

As an IndieWeb newbie I am very much still getting to grips with many aspects of applying the principles to my Wordpress blog. I had been struggling with how to implement reply-contexts until I came across this article by Chris Aldrich where he explains very clearly how to use the Post Kinds plugin. I hadn’t discovered the Response Properties box available in the post editor up until this point, but now I have I can show neat looking links, excerpts and author details for anything that I am replying to or commenting on. Read more

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