Replied to Successful Conversion from WordPress to ClassicPress by Brad Brad (cyberzettel.com)
New site.  Started with a fresh WordPress install. Got WP site set up. Installed Indieweb plugins and a few others.  Avoided using WordPress owned plugins like Jetpack and Akismet.  Found alternatives. Wrote some posts. Rediscovered ClassicPress.  Decided this was the best time to try ClassicPre...

Hi Brad,
This is very interesting. Good news about IndieWeb plug-ins. Two concerns, has ClassicPress the legs for a long run and will plug-ins, like the IndieWeb ones keep working on ClassicPress if they evolve with WordPress?

Bookmarked WebP by Default Merged Into Core for WordPress 6.1 by Sarah GoodingSarah Gooding (wptavern.com)

WebP, an image format developed by Google, which is intended to replace JPEG, PNG, and […]

“When converting medium-resolution photographs (approx 1600px – 2500px on the long edge), WebP files are often larger than the JPEG equivalent,” WordPress developer Mark Howells-Mead commented on the main ticket for WebP work.

And from the comments:

This plugin will disable WebP generation by default. No settings, just a filter for those who can’t do it on their own.

Disable WebP By Default

Just from the point of not having many duplicates, jpg and webp versions taking up server space the plugin seems woth a though.

I’ve just read On Reshaping: Tooling WordPress with nothing other than it’s URLs – CogDogBlog

Alan covers many of the interesting url patterns that can produce sets of posts in WordPress. I knew of some, but there are several gems I’d not discovered. Combining dates and taxonomies for example. RSS Feeds for all of these and finally RSS feeds for searches.

Many of these could all be used as links on your site in the same ways as a simple category can be added to a menu. It reminds me of one of my favourite plugins Display Posts which lists posts filtered in every which way. 

The RSS ones might be used to show a dynamic set of links from a different WordPress site. For example Alan mentions HyperCard in his post, by using the url for the RSS feed for a search on his site for HyperCard I can use the RSS block to show search results for HyperCard on Alan’s site:

I don’t usually use the block editor on this site. To insert the RSS block I switched to the block editor, inserted the block and switched back.

This is a bit kludgy but apart from some bother with paragraphs it seems to work.  Once you have added the block and switch back to the classic editor the block is invisible in the Visual view but you see:

<!-- wp:rss {"feedURL":"https://cogdogblog.com/?s=Hypercard\u0026feed=rss2"} /--> in the text editor. You could just save the snippet, and change the url for later use. (Or just use the block editor it seems to be the future).

See also Hidden in the Code – Read Write Respond found via a search for a possilbe featured image

Liked a post by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (boffosocko.com)
Usually once a tag on my website has more than a couple hundred entries, I convert it into a category. This one was long overdue. This morning I’ve converted the “note taking” tag into a category and moved a bunch of material on commonplace book and zettelkasten traditions over to it.  If you...

This sounds like a really good idea. I need to do some reorganisation here at some point so will keep it in mind.

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