I am going to try and conclude the end of my fourteen WordPress experiment by forking Alan’s theme and seeing if I can correctly add microformats2 and remove any conflicting microformats classes that maybe lingering in theme, ghosts of efforts past.
I have never edited themes much beyond hacking my own needs so I will probably fail and bug a bunch of people along the way.
- Mariana Funes https://marianafun.es/
- Laura Killam https://nursekillam.com/
- Dan Zuberbier https://dpzuberbier.com/
- Kim Jaxon https://www.kimjaxon.com/me/
- Simon Thompson https://about.digis.im/
- Tim Owens https://timowens.io
I really encourage you to check out what is going on with the micropub clients and microsub readers that are on the cusp of nearly there. The #indieweb stuff is cool, and I don’t mean bridgy to Twitter (which is totally amazing. I love posting to Twitter from my website or using a micropub client to publish to my website and twitter at same time). Like facebook Twitter could turn off (or charge for..already happened) the API any day. I mean a total Back to the Future.
I don’t know all the computer whiz-bangery that happens but I do know all I need to do to play in these spaces is add just a couple classes to a few html elements. That’s it. RSS your website. Everything else stays the same.
WordPress can be finicky…It’s WordPress but most of the issues are caused by the older microformats standards that gathered steam when Google was pushing “rel=”author so as part of my experiment I am going to try and learn what it means to really edit a theme and try to document the journey.
To other IndieWeb WordPress developers I welcome help. The themes and plug-ins are close to stable. Having nothing to do is a great thing. I think we could get there. Instead let’s focus on documenting what people need to look for or do to update themes. Even if it’s the wrong metadata it must be easy to find.
So let’s see how far I get in the next nine days. I have two summer classes starting tomorrow. So I am going to hold myself to two hours a day. I probably won’t finish but the journey will be great.