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Greg McVerry

Adding the Flickr CC Attribution Image

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  1. Google Cogdog flickr cc attribution tool
  2. make sure you can see the bookmarks bar in your Browser
  3. Use Chrome, does not work in Firefox or Safari.
  4. Set the settings and drag bookmarklet to bookmark bar
  5. Go to flickr
  6. Search Flickr
  7. When you get your results selct the drop down "any license" selce any "creative commons"
  8. You hit bookmarklet on photo
  9. Choose htmt>image. just html attribution, just text attribution, or download.


Pumpkin flickr photo by tarotastic shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

Greg McVerry

just need to remember first step in my WordPress exit plan is to simply stop using my site for social streams. I want to finish the webmention badging platform before I start this massive project.

Greg McVerry

Pulling the RipCord on WordPress #IndieWeb

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Gonna spend an hour freeing myself, or what ever is left after this blog post, from WordPress.

If jumping out of an airplane with a parachute ithat may or may not work is considered freedom.

Tasks:

  • Figure out how cache and sidebar.js work.
  • Port my homepage.
  • First up would be the CSS grid.
  • Most of the content is HTML.
  1. The article cards are one of the most liked feature of my students. Always marked has "helpful to exremely helpful" on surveys.
  2. May have to replace by feeds, when site is done I will manually add card. Not hard. Be an easy UI or
  3. Edventually convince folks we need a plugin where you can subscribe to feed and display card. Inoreader may have this feature.
    • The follow page will be easy. Need to add
<code><a class="u-follow-of" href="#">$Title</a> by <a class="h-card" href="http://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com">$name</a></code> for blogs with titles and <code><a class="u-follow-of" href="http://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com">$name</a> for blogs named for author.</code>

 

  • Image credits: I wont't be able to reproduce the creative commons overlay plugin John Johnston built me. Long term this needs to be a priority of IndieWeb community. Attribution defends the commons. I like having a page of curated photos. It says something about me and provides h/t to artist who openly share
  • My P&T Binder, each post is on my blog somewhere. I can rebuild that collection.
  • About me is easy. That is just a giant h-card.
  • Migrating post.....scary....there are WordPress import plugins but how the post types used in the post-kind plugin get parsed and then redisplayed.....hopefully just defaults back to note, but this will require testing. scary...gonna wait.
  • Known CSS. I need to make it mine. Especially comments. I want to style those more. Speaking of comments I have no idea how webmentions, would or could migrate. Maybe WP site has to just stay up as archive.

Greg McVerry

@sknebel Here is an article with a title

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and you @sknebel mention in the body.

Greg McVerry

WebMentions from Twitter

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My webmentions from Twitter have turned off. I was a paying convoy customer. I turned off that plug in. When Convoy is on I have two syndication buttons to Twitter.

Greg McVerry

Can someone give me a like or a reply? Testing my webmention functionality since moving to the latest GitHub repo from .9.9

Greg McVerry

Sad to see @malexandrou Ultimate Category Excluder plug-in is no longer supported. Thanks for the work you did. Many in the WordPress community relied on the plug-in. If others have a favorite category excluder plugin I welcome recommendations.

Greg McVerry

Today's goal in is take my syllabus, originally built on a Skeleton framework and update it to CSS grid. May try to do a sticky navigation at the top rather than a horizontal nav menu in each section.

CSS grid isn't bad. See how day two of learning goes

Greg McVerry

I am working on an course template shell that we can use in our classes. We all teach the same thing. We are talking about our students remixing and collaborating. Don't you think its about time we do the same? https://indiewebcoursetemplate.glitch.me/

Greg McVerry

Graph paper+ruler+pencil=storyboard