The IndieWeb Plugin for WordPress helps you establish your IndieWeb identity by extending the user profile to provide rel-me and
h-card fields and optionally adding widgets to display this. It also includes a bundled installer for a core set of IndieWeb-related plugins. It’s
meant to be a one-stop shop to help WordPress users quickly and easily join the growing IndieWeb movement (see below).
Some of these plugins allow you to:
- send and receive comments, likes, reposts, and other kinds of post responses using your own site
- allow comments on others’ sites to show up as comments on your posts
- help make IndieWeb comments and mentions look better on your site
- allow support for webmentions
- provide basic support for Microformats 2
- add location support to your posts
- more easily syndicate your content to other sites to take advantage of network effects and other communities while still owning all of your original content
- link to syndicated versions of a post so that comments on your content in silos like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram can come back to your original post as comments there
- set up a MicroPub Server to use other posting interfaces. (You could potentially use services like Instagram, Foursquare, and others to post to your WordPress site.)
- Use your site to log into other services with IndieAuth.
The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’ that allows you to be the hub of your own web presence. It’s been written about in Wired, The Atlantic, Slate, and Gigaom amongst others.
The IndieWeb, like WordPress, feels that your content is yours
When you post something on the web, it should belong to you, not a corporation. Too many companies have gone out of business and lost all of their users’ data. By joining the IndieWeb, your content stays yours and in your control.
The IndieWeb is here to help you be better connected
Your articles and status messages can be syndicated to all services, not just one, allowing you to engage with everyone in your social network/social graph. Even replies and likes on other services can come back to your site so they’re all in one place.
Interested in connecting your WordPress site to the IndieWeb? Let us help you get started.
- Upload the
indieweb-folder to the
- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
- …and that’s it 🙂
- Seriously though, this plugin includes a number of other configurable files as well as services, which need to be set up/configured individually. A good resource for details on setting them up quickly can be found at IndieWeb: Getting Started on WordPress. We also recommend viewing the instruction pages of the individual sub-plugins themselves.
How do I get Started?
IndieWeb for WordPress includes a plugin installer program. A Getting Started Guide can be found under IndieWeb.
Where can I find help? Can I contribute?
A group of web developers (including those knowledgeable about WordPress, among many other web technologies) can be found discussing and working on IndieWeb related technologies in the wiki at indieweb.org or in the #IndieWeb IRC on Freenode. WordPress specific portions of the IndieWeb camp can be found at WordPress, Getting Started on WordPress, Examples, and other plugins.
If you need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to any of the WordPress Outreach Club members via the website, our individual websites, or our social media presences — we’re happy to help!
Find more information and details for the motivations for joining the IndieWeb at https://indieweb.org/Why
What about plugin XYZ?
If you think we missed a plugin reference, please file an issue on Github.
What plugins are included in this package? Can I install them separately?
One could certainly download, install, and activate some or all of these plugins separately, picking and choosing features as needed, but it is much quicker and easier to utilize the interface provided by this IndieWeb plugin to install and activate them.
- Webmention (Required) – allows you to send and receive by adding webmention support to WordPress. Mentions show up as comments on your site.
- Semantic Linkbacks (Required) – turns webmentions into richer responses, such as replies/likes/RSVP etc.
- Post Kinds – Allows you to reply/like/RSVP etc to another site from your own, by adding support for kinds of posts to WordPress.
- Syndication Links – Automatically adds syndication links from a supported syndication plugin or by manual entry in the post editor. Support for NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster (aka SNAP), the Medium plugin, and a few others.
- MicroPub – A MicroPub Server for publishing posts using third-party Micropub clients
- IndieAuth – Adds an IndieAuth endpoint to WordPress. Alternatively, if you do not want to enable this, you can use a third-party endpoint to login to the WordPress backend via IndieAuth.
- Microformats 2 – provides basic mf2 support for any WordPress theme that does not support mf2 already. Note, due to inability to access every element via a filter or action, an IndieWeb theme is recommended.
- Simple Location – adds basic location and weather support to WordPress posts
Contributors & Developers
“IndieWeb” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Project maintained on github at indieweb/wordpress-indieweb.
- Refresh icons
- Update CSS
- Refresh dependencies
- Refresh icons
- Fix issue with CSS name collision causing black icons to turn green.
- Refresh dependencies
- Refresh dependencies
- Update domain to icon mapping functionality
- Add mastodon profile url field and store the mastodon URL in a transient so it can be mapped
- Replace missing icon
- Remove Google Plus profile option due impending shutdown of service
- Switch from svg sprite to inline svg
- Change to layout of Getting Started page, (props @tw2113)
- Fixed issue with missing closing tag on h-card widget
- Turned h-card widget into an HTML template to allow for easier customization
- Typo causing rel-me error. Sorry folks.
- Update icon file
- Add option to show rel-me icons inside h-card
- Remove Bridgy from Suggested Plugins
- Code cleanups
- Fix email property not being used and hook it to setting
- Fix micro.blog icon
- Fix PHP notice
- Update dependencies
- Change text on widgets to be more descriptive
- Add uid to h-card widget
- Add toggles for location, avatar, and notes to h-card widget setting
- Only update author post URL to user_url when option set only on displayed links as messing up backend lookup.
- Add privacy declaration
- Remove unused dependencies
- Change svg generation package to ensure maximum size of svg icons
- Add link to chat page in Getting Started page
- Add Websub plugin
- Add micro.blog username to user profile as it uses rel-me
- Remove last.fm due no indieweb support
- Add option for the icons to be black and white only
- Refresh icons
- Fix missing file on previous commit
- Script creation of icon pack, CSS colors, and textual notes
- Adopt a combination of Genericons Neue and Simple Icons for icon pack
- Move telephone out of rel-me as no more authentication in Indieauth
- Add colors for the new icons added in previous version
- Add Simple Location to the extensions list
- Amend Getting Started to be clearer about first steps
- Add PHP compatibility testing
- Add Travis CI testing of all supported versions of PHP
- Add textdomain testing
- New icons for the rel-me misc options
- Icons now included as SVG and generated within the plugin development files
- fix PHP compatibility problem
- Add Basic H-Card widget
- Minor fixes
- Basic CONTRIBUTING.md
- Change extra rel-me field to array to ensure proper handlin
- Remove hover text field feature
- Added IndieWeb admin menu icon
- Add Microformats 2 (wp-uf2) to installer.
- Disable single author checkbox if not multi-author site
get_the_author_idas deprecated since 2.8
- Remove Webmentions for Threaded Comments, hopefully to merge into Webmentions at some future point.
- Remove Hum URL Shortener in attempt to narrow focus
- Bridgy Publish plugin to assist people in Publish.
- Remove Webactions in attempt to narrow focus
- Remove IndieWeb Press This as not distributed through wordpress repo
- Switch plugin installer from TGM to simpler https://github.com/dcooney/wordpress-plugin-installer
- Fix issue where extra user properties were incorrectly sanitized
- Handle an @ in the twitter username
- If silo field contains valid URL, pass through instead of adding baseurl
- Add setting to override author page URL with user website URL
- Support enhanced registration of settings introduced in 4.7
- Internationalize additional strings
- Fix bug in single author display
- Add constant INDIEWEB_ADD_HCARD_SUPPORT to disable hcard additions
- Add constant INDIEWEB_ADD_RELME_SUPPORT to disable rel-me widget
- Textual improvements
- Hidden relme links will be active whenever the relme widget is not active
- Changes in documentation
- Bug fix re rel=me on multi-author sites
- Removal of post author option due changes in global config
- Remove use of deprecated functions
- Disable hidden rel=me option due error
- WordPress coding style
- Fixed indents
- General cleanups
- Update TGM Plugin Activation to 2.6.1
- SVG Icon Support
- The plugin now supports establishing your identity on the web with your site.
- Extended User Profile
- includes additional properties to be used to generate h-card
- includes rel-me for the silos supported by IndieAuth plus any arbitrary additional ones
- supports ‘hidden’ rel-me links or a rel-me widget with SVG icons
- Admin is redesigned with a top-level menu
- Update TGM Plugins Activate to Version 2.6.1
- Update to Version 2.5.0 of the TGM Plugins Activation which adds update capability
- Now that Syndication Links has the functionality of WordPress Syndication remove as duplicative
- “Post Kinds” is now in the WordPress repository
- “MicroPub” server plugin added
- “Syndication Links” is now in the WordPress repository
- added “syndication-links”, “indieauth” and “wordpress-syndication plugins
- expanded IndieWeb Page with description of plugins
- second contributor
- fixed some small bugs
- plugins are not bundled any more
- updated webmention and semantic-linkbacks plugins
- added hum (url shortener)
- initial release