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“So, what’s the verdict? Heresy or not?... #warmongers”
I definitely feel your frustrations with IndieWeb on WordPress. I’ve had so much trouble and spent so much time getting things setup “just so,” and I’m still not quite there. I’m sure it would’ve been fine if I’d stuck to one of the recommended themes and default plugin options… but then I wouldn’t be running my site. Even though a lot of my issues appear to be fixed now, half the time I still don’t trust things not to break seemingly at random.
Add to that small frictions like how hard it is to post a like/reply/bookmark type of post from mobile, and frustrations start to mount up.
Have you decided what you’re moving to yet?
This is my team… very much still WIP, despite these pictures being a few months old ?♂️
This is a nice summary on where things are, and where they might be heading. As someone who has only jumped into the world of “IndieWeb in WordPress” at the end of 2018, it helps give me some context.
The idea of giving interested users more choice when it comes to integrated themes is the main reason I have been chipping away at getting my own custom theme ready for release.
As part of that effort, I’ve been working with the IndieWeb “toolbox” of plugins quite closely. If I can free up a bit more free time, then I would love to use that experience to help with improving documentation.
Thanks for all your efforts in 2018, David – I know I’ve benefitted from them!
Thanks! I do worry sometimes I’m “the new guy” flooding the site with links every couple of days… ? IndieWeb.xyz has been invaluable to me lately, helping me to explore how people are using IndieWeb ideas and tools – and in giving me some cool stuff to read!
The parsing trouble I was having seems to have been entirely down to the WordFence plugin. It was consistently blocking anything coming from the indieweb.org hosts too. Unfortunately the free version of the plugin doesn’t give the best information or options to diagnose/fix issues. As near as I can tell, the issue seems to have been POST requests made with either a missing referrer or user-agent?
I’ve disabled WordFence for now (I think it was overkill for my little site anyway) and most of my issues have disappeared. I have a lingering issue where sending Webmentions is intermittent, but that’s probably user error on my part 🙂