Hello Fediverse

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TL;DR – follow me on Mastodon, etc: @[email protected]

Considering the way things are going on my ex-favorite social media platform, I’ve decided to jump head-first into the fediverse. If you have no idea what that is, it’s essentially a protocol for self-hosted and community-run websites to communicate with each other in ways we’ve come to expect from social media platforms, except in a decentralized way. In other words, instead of joining a declining Twitter or your grandfather’s preference, Facebook, you can join a smaller server run by real people and interact with just about anyone else on any other federated server as if they were on the same platform.

It also means that any website can become part of the federation with the right code, and WordPress just happens to have a plugin for that: ActivityPub plugin by [email protected]. With this plugin, you can follow my posts, logbooks, and other updates by searching for @[email protected] in Mastodon and other fediverse platforms that use the ActivityPub protocol!

This post is mostly my first test post to see if things are working properly after having just installed and activated the plugin. There is some work to be done still on the site to support it better, such as sprucing up my author page and tag link functionality. I may do custom WordPress websites professionally, but they’re usually for clients with no interest in displaying authors and such, so this is an area I neglected when developing this site. This shall all be remedied soon, when I get some time in-between all of the other various projects…

See you in the fediverse!

If you want, you can also follow my personal Mastodon account at @[email protected].