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Just added a tiny new feature to “Share …

Just added a tiny new feature to “Share on Mastodon.” After a post is published, the meta box will now display a link to the corresponding Mastodon status. There’s also the possibility to forget the Mastodon URL, allowing anyone to again share their post (the next time it’s updated). Fun fact: this isn’t new per se, but previously required fiddling with a hidden custom field. New version’s not in the WordPress repo, yet. I’ll try to push it tomorrow or so.

Share on Mastodon meta box, showing part of a Mastodon URL

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/matt-mullenweg-clarifies-jamstack-remarks. Also, and I hate to say …

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/matt-mullenweg-clarifies-jamstack-remarks.

Also, and I hate to say this, comparing page load times for a static site on the one hand and WordPress + a page caching plugin on the other makes little sense. In both cases, you’re loading static HTML.

You can achieve the same performance by putting a great CDN like Cloudflare on top of WordPress, and your life will be infinitely easier when you want to add dynamic features like a store or comments.

Anyway, if you’ve got both a h-feed and …

Anyway, if you’ve got both a h-feed and an RSS feed—you’ve probably got more than one, which is great—for pretty much the same items, and they’re both reasonably error-free and understandable, I’m gonna follow the h-feed. (There’s occasional errors in my microformatted HTML, too, which I’ll then rectify, and so on. It’s sort of unavoidable and no biggie.)

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/upcoming-api-change-will-break-facebook-and-instagram-oembed-links-across-the-web-beginning-october-24. Because, why not? “Facebook and Instagram …

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/upcoming-api-change-will-break-facebook-and-instagram-oembed-links-across-the-web-beginning-october-24.

Because, why not?

Facebook and Instagram will be dropping unauthenticated oEmbed support on October 24, breaking content across millions of websites.

In reply to https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2020/09/reminder-to-self-document-stuff/. Just the other day …

In reply to https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2020/09/reminder-to-self-document-stuff/.

Just the other day I was a bit disappointed a Twenty Twenty function was not pluggable like that. I worked around the problem by copy-and-pasting the function into my child theme, making the necessary changes, giving it a new name, and then creating child theme versions of the—only two, luckily!—templates that called it, having them call my version instead.

In reply to https://pauho.net/2020/09/14/22213/. That is strange. It …

In reply to https://pauho.net/2020/09/14/22213/.

That is strange. It should work pretty much exactly like Monocle, and let you post a whole bunch of different types of posts. When you add a new (“IndieWeb”) account, do you get sent to your auth method of choice—your WordPress installation, most likely? Try refreshing, or even removing and re-adding your account? Just in case something changed on your end?