#99 – Matthias Pfefferle on ActivityPub, WordPress and Decentralised Social Networks

Transcript [00:00:00] Nathan Wrigley: Welcome to the Jukebox podcast from WP Tavern. My name is Nathan Wrigley. Jukebox is a podcast which is dedicated to all things WordPress. The people, the events, the plugins, the blocks, the themes, and in this case, how the ActivityPub plugin can make WordPress the center of your social networks.… Continue reading #99 – Matthias Pfefferle on ActivityPub, WordPress and Decentralised Social Networks

Automattic Acquires ActivityPub Plugin for WordPress

Automattic has acquired the ActivityPub plugin for WordPress from German developer Matthias Pfefferle, who will be joining the company to continue improving support for federated platforms. Pfefferle, who is also the author of the Webmention plugin, said his new role is to see how Automattic’s products can benefit from open protocols like ActivityPub. In 2021,… Continue reading Automattic Acquires ActivityPub Plugin for WordPress

Jetpack 11.9 Adds Sharing Button for Mastodon, Updates Stats Dashboard Design

Jetpack 11.9 was released this week with support for sharing posts to Mastodon. The new button allows readers to click an icon to launch a sharing window that will ask the user to enter the full URL of the Mastodon instance where they want to share the post. Adding the URL will update the window… Continue reading Jetpack 11.9 Adds Sharing Button for Mastodon, Updates Stats Dashboard Design

WordPress Community on Mastodon Launches “Toot the Word” Survey

Last month’s Twitter outage gave Mastodon a boost, as the company also announced unpopular changes to its API access. People from the WordPress community continue to trickle into the fediverse, with many going so far as to shutter their Twitter accounts. A fledgling community of WordPress users on Mastodon has made the network home and… Continue reading WordPress Community on Mastodon Launches “Toot the Word” Survey

Twitter Outage Uncovers More Details on Upcoming API Access Changes, Giving the Fediverse a Shot in the Arm

Twitter experienced a major outage today lasting several hours, which left most users unable to tweet or send private messages to each other. Some reported receiving error messages telling them they were “over the daily limit for sending tweets.” Twitter’s development team took the opportunity to update users on the upcoming changes to API access,… Continue reading Twitter Outage Uncovers More Details on Upcoming API Access Changes, Giving the Fediverse a Shot in the Arm