2020/Pop-ups/IndieWeb Friendly WordPress Themes

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IndieWeb Friendly WordPress Themes is a session at IndieWebCamp Pop-ups 2020.

IndieWebCamp Pop-ups 2020
Session: IndieWeb Friendly WordPress Themes
When: 2020-09-26 9:30 - 11:30 AM (Pacific) / 12:30 - 2:30 PM (Eastern)
Event page: https://events.indieweb.org/2020/09/making-indieweb-friendly-wordpress-themes-8fs9gAVX3OkV
hashtag: for social media and used to create an Etherpad for the session: #WPandMicroformats
Etherpad: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/WPandMicroformats for note taking during the session
Streaming video/audio platform: Zoom
Hack day! (This is meant to be a hack session with help for those who may get stuck).
Demos: Yes - when we're done, show off how well your new hacked theme works on your site.



The IndieWeb WordPress community could use some more theme options. Let's get together as a community and host a Theme raising (a play on the idea of the old Barn raising). We can all work/hack together to make some of the popular WordPress themes more IndieWeb friendly. We'll discuss methods for adding the necessary Microformats and best ways to indieweb-ify a WordPress theme. Either bring your own favorite theme or work from one on a list. All levels are welcome! (We'll try to help newcomers learn to begin tinkering with some WordPress theme code. If you don't have a GitHub account yet, you might create one beforehand and we'll show you how to use it for development, but even without it you can still do a lot with just a text editor.)

This will be a workshop/hack session where we'll discuss the problems and issues related to WordPress and Microformats. Beginners and those without coding experience are welcome/encouraged to attend.




Newcomers can post a comment on https://boffosocko.com/2020/08/31/making-indieweb-friendly-wordpress-themes-an-indiewebcamp-popup-session/ or reply yes via Twitter to https://twitter.com/ChrisAldrich/status/1300562134699393024. 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.


  • (Optional) Create a GitHub account which you can use/learn during the process
    • Those who don't want a GitHub account can simply use their text editor of choice to modify the relevant theme files


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To Do List

  • create events.indieweb.org event
  • instructions for rsvp: events, this page, or directly on the etherpad
  • outline of curriculum
  • list of resources/links for attendees
  • promotion, promotion, promotion
  • outreach
    • to WordPress community
    • WordPress Meetups
    • DoOO community?
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