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Greg McVerry

I need to play Battleship with my son but here is an example of a webmention badge form the wiki back to my blog:
https://indieweb.org/toolbuilder-badge-jgmac1106 and then displayed: https://archive.jgregorymcverry.com/badges/
think there is mad potential for community and wikis with webmention badges

Greg McVerry

@tomcritchlow and the place for half baked thoughts belong in a chat room and on the blogs of authors and community members. One thing gets right is the integration of the wiki with the chat and the distributed thinking done out loud on blogs.

Greg McVerry

@tomcritchlow We can send webmention badges from the wiki. Sometimes a little recognition goes a long way in supporting gardeners.Might be something to fool around with.

Greg McVerry

Getting started with PHP File-Trying to Create a Guest Book for My #IndieWeb Blog

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I have very limited experience with PHP. Basically I have copy and pasted contact forms for years and occasionally hack around in WordPress.

More recently I have started to dig into Known as I find stuff I would like to do on my site.

Right now I am trying to have a php form on a website and spit out the results on the same page. I don't want to save the data anywhere but the webpage.

Here is my attempt to write the form and the template. Would love feedback on the fundementals. Here is a link to a Gist as well.

If I can get this part proper I can then go and figure out what magic I need to do to make it happen.

<main>
     <div class="contain">

  <div class="Contactwrapper">
   

    <div class="form">
      <h3>Send us a message</h3>
      <form action="guestbook.php" method="POST">
        <p>
          <label for="name">Your name</label>
          <input type="text">
        </p>
        <p>
          <label for="website">My URL is...</label>
          <input type="text">
        </p>
      
        <p>
          <label for="instagram">Instagram</label>
          <input type="text">
        </p>
        <p>
          <label for="twitter">Twitter</label>
          <input type="text">
        </p>
        <p>
          <label for="email">Email Address</label>
          <input type="text">
        </p>
        <p>
          <label for="subject">Topic</label>
          <input type="text">
        </p>
        <p class="full-width">
          <label for="text">Write your message</label>
          <textarea name="" id="" cols="30" rows="7"></textarea>
        </p>
        <p class="full-width">
          <button>Send</button>
        </p>
      </form>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
    <section class="h-feed">
            <h2 class="p-name">My Guestbook</h2>
            <h3>Curated by <span class="p-author">Insert Name</span></h3>
     <ul class="h-entry">
  <ul class="h-card">
  <li class="p-name">
            <?php echo htmlspecialchars($_POST['name']); ?></li>
   <li class="u-url"><a href="https://<?php echo htmlspecialchars($_POST['wesbite']); ?>"><?php echo htmlspecialchars($_POST['website']);</a></li>
  <li><a href="https://instagram/<?php echo htmlspecialchars($_POST['intagram']);"></a></li>,
<li><a href="https://twitter/<?php echo htmlspecialchars($_POST['twitter']);"></a></li>,
 </ul>
   <li class="dt-published">    <?php $currentDateTime = date('Y-m-d H:i:s'); echo $currentDateTime;?></li>
   <li class="p-content"><?php echo htmlspecialchars($_POST['name']); ?></li>
   </ul>
    </section>
    </main>

Greg McVerry

@giantpandinha bunch of of us working on suite tools for activist crowd. I can publish events, RSVP, and connect with webmentions not on Facebook.

Greg McVerry

The point is we stay in control. Keeping in HTML/CSS provides most equitable path for global south.

The large open orgs can grow as complex as any social media silo.

begins with and the tools connected with microformats can create a future

Greg McVerry

The state of learning tools, well there isn't a state, there is a kick ass team and all t by e teachers behind Moodle and a bunch of bloggers.

has already built most of the tools the second group needs and the first is more than welcome to use.

Greg McVerry

Dashboard creation on the microformats side pretty well developed and unlike other learning vocabularies thousands of people use the metadata every day to consume and create texts.

It is for this reason we are building the future of learning on the

Greg McVerry

I like for teaching because microformats makes sense for learning. Teachers know how to write paragraphs and look for evidence in text structure.

Thus if evidence exists at text level then metadata should to. Plain as Chekov's gun or Occam's razor?

You decide.

Greg McVerry

@alexhern Great job! Can't wait for book now. You should follow up this piece https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/16/roger-mcnamee-zucked-waking-up-to-the-facebook-catastr... with an article on the and how we make this vision a reality