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WordPress Intro was a session at IndieWebCamp Austin 2017.

IndieWebCamp Austin 2017 Session: WordPress Intro When: 2017-12-09 14:00 CST



David Shanske ran us through the settings of various plugins, beginning with the main IndieWeb WordPress plugin.

Once installed, a list of IndieWeb related plugins appears in the WP admin under IndieWeb | Extensions.


Webmention plugin settings


Micropub - a micropub server plugin. Has no options.

Potential options will be custom endpoints and settings for syndicate-to addon plugins

Bridgy Publish

  • Under IndieWeb | Bridgy
    • Registration section has links that let you renable bridgy publish for various services (FB, Twitter, ...)
    • For each service, you can enable/disable bridgy publish for that service, or set it to be checked by default.

Syndication Links

  • displays links from your posts to syndicated copies elsewhere. e.g. those made by bridgy publish
  • has options like showing icons at various sizes, text, hidden links.

Post Kinds

  • replaces Wordpress "Post Formats" feature
  • all new icons added by David Shanske today!
  • display options
    • "embed sites" will show reply context
  • walked through example.
    • create a new post
    • Kinds box shows up in right sidebar
    • choose a kind and the "Post Properties" section shows up below the post
    • showed example for retrieving response data from a URL (article name and summary, site name, author info)

Showed examples from david.shanske.com

  • David Shanske started using OwnYourSwarm to have more location posts.

His checkins include location maps using the Simple Location Plugin

  • Simple Location also adds a "Timezone" selector to posts.
    • Added after a trip to Ireland due to OwnYourSwarm using his home timezone
    • Pro-Tip: click the clock to detect and use the browser's timezone.
    • The Timezone selector was not working on the demo machine (Chrome on macOS)

IndieAuth plugin replaces the WordPress admin login with the IndieAuth flow


  • Independent Publisher
  • SemPress
  • ZenPress - in development on GitHub
  • _mf2
  • 2016 fork in GWG's Github repository
Topics Getting Started on WordPressAdvanced WordPress Set UpPluginsThemesExamplesWordPress with BridgyDevelopmentDataSecurity
Primary Plugins Indieweb PluginWebmentionSemantic LinkbacksMicropubIndieAuthPost KindsSyndication LinksWebSub plugins
POSSE Plugins Syndication LinksSocial Network Auto PosterJetPack PublicizeWP CrosspostTumblr CrosspostrDiasposterMastodon AutopostBridgy Publish plugin (deprecated) • Medium (deprecated)
PESOS Plugins Keyring Social ImportersDsgnWrks Twitter ImporterDsgnWrks Instagram Importer
Other Plugins IndieBlocksShortnotesActivityPub PluginAperture Refback pluginIndieWeb Press ThisWordPress MF2 Feeds PluginWordPress uf2OpenIDSimple LocationParse ThisIndieweb ActionsPressForwardYarns Indie ReaderWhisperFollowblogroll2emailWebmention for (Threaded) Comments (deprecated)
Themes SemPress • (SemPress Child Themes: SemPress Lite, SenPress, and Index) • AutonomieIndependent PublisherIndieWeb Publishermf2_sTwenty Sixteen IndieWeb-friendly forkIndieWeb Twenty Fifteen ThemeDoublescores
Assistance Join the #indieweb chatIRC and other chat optionsWordPress FAQWordPress Outreach ClubTroubleshooting TipsWordPress toolsWordPress channel
See also WordPress related wiki pagesCategory:WordPress pluginsCategory:WordPress themesCategory:WordPress sessionsWordPress.comWordPress using IndieMarkAWS Tutorial