Now, my (WordPress) blog already supports automatic outgoing webmentions, so this could’ve been as easy as adding the correct outgoing hyperlink, no extra plugin required.
Except … While I have always supported microformats—little more than HTML
class attributes, mostly—inside post content rather than as separate post meta, separate post meta is exactly how I’ve implemented syndication links.
The reason? I’ve got to first publish a post, then syndicate to (possibly multiple) third-party sites, and finally, store the response somewhere. In this last step, rather than parse and append to the actual post, I instead store syndication links in custom (or meta) fields:
_share_on_mastodon_url, for instance, or
_share_on_pixelfed_url or … well,
Still, because it’s “just a webmention,” this plugin’s much simpler than my Mastodon and Pixelfed plugins. (Another difference is that I’ve got to set that temporary URL.)
Up next: adding IndieNews to my Micropub configuration’s syndication targets.