Join the #indieweb discussions via the web, IRC, Matrix or Slack, now with additional channels for dev, wordpress, and meta specific chat!
Read recent IndieWeb discussions:
Join the discussions!
- Online #indieweb chat! - click the blue "Join the Chat" button at the bottom.
- Slack bridge to #indieweb chat (Sign up here) (anyone know direct links to the specific Slack channels?)
Discussions about the IndieWeb take place primarily in our chat channels:
- welcome to the indieweb! how to get on the indieweb, get started, how to post, what to post, indieweb events to join the community in-person, why indieweb, what software / services are ready for users to use without dealing with coding or command lines.
Keep it user-centric please! Find someone using jargon, code, or dev talk? Politely invite them to ask / discuss in the dev channel (see below).
- #indieweb-dev (#dev in Slack)
- creating anything besides content. E.g. creating design, UX, implementation details, protocols (like HTTP, Webmention, Micropub, IndieAuth), formats (like HTML, CSS, microformats2, h-entry, h-card, h-event), frameworks, coding languages (like JS, PHP, Python, Ruby), server configuration (Apache, nginx, HTTPS), and other plumbing.
- #indieweb-chat (#chat in Slack)
- off-topic channel for discussing anything, and is not publicly logged. Slack has some number of lines of scrollback.
- #indieweb-wordpress (#wordpress in Slack)
- for WordPress-specific topics (IndieWeb WordPress plugins, WordPress themes, ...)
- #indieweb-meta (#meta in Slack)
- community organizing: planning events, wiki gardening, wikifying, discussion about the community / channels / wiki0
Related channels often used by the community:
- #microformats (#microformats in Slack)
- for asking about microformats in general, or the process of developing a new one or new features by researching, documenting examples, brainstorming, etc.
- #knownchat (#known in Slack)
- Similar to the wordpress channel, the Known channel is for Known-specific topics (plugins, evolution, troubleshooting etc.)
- #bridgy (#bridgy in Slack)
- for discussions specific to the Bridgy service itself and open source project
Slack users: to join additional channels from the desktop, click the **Channels** heading in sidebar to view the other channels. Click a channel, i.e. # dev, it will show you a preview of that channel with a Join Channel button.
The chat rooms (except for #indieweb-chat) can be searched at
Using an IRC client
- If you're already an IRC user, setup your client with:
- Join the channels above (by clicking on the chat links)
There is no mailing list! 🎉
This is a deliberate decision. We encourage focusing on short discussions in chat and capturing incremental agreements/disagreements on the wiki. This also discourages long essays and repetition of arguments that can take place on email threads.
For more see: