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Getting Started with WordPress was a session at IndieWebCamp Pop-ups 2020.

IndieWebCamp Pop-ups 2020
Session: Getting Started with WordPress
When: 2020-08-01 9:30 AM (Pacific) / 12:30 PM (Eastern)
Event page: https://events.indieweb.org/GsrFJw7ltLd2
Video: ▶️3:07:13s

This will be a broad-based introduction to the IndieWeb session specifically focused on using WordPress. Our aim is to help people get set up and running a self-hosted IndieWeb-based website with WordPress though some of our discussion will work for WordPress.com versions as well.

  • Grab a cup of coffee and get an IndieWeb site up and running in just a few hours.
  • Have questions or problems with your current WordPress IndieWeb site? Stop by and get some help.
  • Just figuring out what IndieWeb is about? Much of what we'll discuss is applicable to other platforms and may be useful to other beginners as well.




  • Notes from the Etherpad (https://indieweb.org/2020/Pop-ups/GettingStartedWithWordPress) during and shortly after the session were archived below on 2020-08-01 at 5:15 pm (Pacific)
  • Create week: Following the session, we'll give people a chance to create something for their site to do remote demos.
  • Demos: When we're done, we'll have a short online demo session so people can show off the new sites and maybe demo their favorite functionality.


Newcomers can post a comment on https://boffosocko.com/2020/07/06/getting-started-with-wordpress-an-indiewebcamp-pop-up-session/ or reply yes via Twitter to https://twitter.com/ChrisAldrich/status/1280220301364654085. Or you can feel free to just show up on the morning of the event.

If you feel able, add yourself to the wiki below, RSVP at Meetable, or post an indie RSVP on your own website.




Initial checkin

  • Everyone already have a domain name?
  • Everyone starting off with WordPress installed?

Themes & Plugins

IndieWeb Plugin


  • Notifications/Webmentions for site-to-site communication


  • IndieAuth, an oAuth extension, which allows you to use your website to securely log into and use other services
    • installed / actived




  • Syndication methods to other sites including POSSE and PESOS as well as Syndication Links
    • Post on your Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere vs Post Elsewhere, Syndicate to your Own Site
    • https://micro.blog as an example
    • syndicating to Twitter
  • Pulling replies/responses out of social media and back to your original post using Bridgy

Post Kinds Plugin

Microsub and Social Readers

Demo of integrations

  • Read an article in a social reader
  • Reply to that post directly in a social reader
  • Your response is sent via Micropub directly to your website where it's published/saved
    • Your website receives the URL and automatically creates a display context
  • Your website sends a webmention of the response to the mentioned site

What's Next?


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To Do List

  • create events.indieweb.org event
  • instructions for rsvp: events, this page, or directly on the etherpad
  • instructions for people starting completely from scratch so we can help them register a URL and have hosting set up a day or two before the session.
  • outline of curriculum
    • Installing Themes and Plugins
    • Notifications/Webmentions for site-to-site communication
    • IndieAuth, an oAuth extension, which allows you to use your website to log into other services
    • A variety of Micropub clients for more easily posting a variety of content to your website
    • WebSub for real-time communications
    • Syndication methods to other sites including POSSE and PESOS as well as syndication links
    • Pulling replies/responses out of social media and back to your original post using Brid.gy
    • Post Kinds Plugin for posting replies, likes, favorites, watches, listens, reads, etc. to your website ** Integrating social readers into your website to allow you to read, write, and respond to the social web
  • list of resources/links for attendees
  • promotion, promotion, promotion
  • outreach

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 ActivityPub 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

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