If there is not a WordPress plugin that will do the trick I think it would be fairly simple to make one to do this using the Flickr API Flickr Services: Flickr API: flickr.favorites.getList.
a webmention test.
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I just read this on OLDaily ~ by Stephen Downes in my RSS reader.
apparently YouTube has decided to allow users to follow channels via RSS again,
It seems to work, I’ve aded my own channel to my RSS reader, Inoreader, and it worked fine. Tested in a WordPress sidebar widget and here using the RSS Via Shortcode for Page & Post WordPress Plugins
[rssonpage rss="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc0gdVM7MLneoiJHp4HUqkA" feeds="4" excerpt="summary" target="_blank"]
Gives me links to my last 4 videos.
The feeds seem to lack description, inoreader (and I’d guess other RSS readers) pick up the video from the media:content tag (I’d guess).
This could be useful for bringing content together with other feeds. Perhaps YouTube will bring back tags too…
The Pi is at pi.johnj.info I use Zone Edit and dynamic dns to keep the subdomain pointing at my home network when its external IP address changes.
This stopped working. It looks like
A Dynamic Authentication Token is required in order to use our Dynamic DNS services. The tokens are generated on a per domain basis.
This is used in the place of my zoneedit password which used to work.
Fix found Solved: Re: BT Home Hub 5 Dynamic DNS – BTCare Community Forums via google.
File under another thing about WordPress I didn’t know.
I do not use the more tag on this blog very often, but it is a handy thing if you do not want all the text from a post filling up your home page. I was using it elsewhere today and wondered if I could edit the text from the standard Continue reading → turns out you can. You need to stitch to the Text view in the post editor, rather than the Visual, There you will see:
you can edit it like this:
<!–more Find out more about more… –>
I’ve not really checked out the new features of WordPress 4.4 in any depth but this new feature looks interesting. Just pasting a url to another WordPress blog post into the editor creates an embedded ‘card’ with some details.
I could imagine this would make a nice way of linking to pupil or class blog posts in a school blog. Hopefully we will not wait too long before Glow Blogs get to WordPress version 4.4.
I’d have like it even more if the embed above had picked up the featured image for the post. Update, I think there is something unexpected going on with this post, either from the styles here or on the embedded post. looking at the source, there does seem to be an image in there! More investigation tomorrow. Update 2: the thumbnail shows up for me now!
The talk will give a view of how blogging with WordPress fits well with Scottish education’s ‘Curriculum for excellence’. Some loose linkage of Community, Connections & Openness in software and education. How Glow blogs, a set of 32 multi-sites with a total of >160,000 blogs are used and are developing. Some notes of the ‘Product Owner’ role and working at large scale to fit the needs of stake holders from a wide range of ages and needs.
Source: Speakers | WordCamp Edinburgh
I am talking about Glow Blogs next week at WordCamp Edinburgh not my usual audience of colleagues so wish me luck.
Sway has arrived for Glow users.
Sway allows you to
Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more.
I blogged a bit back in May.
Basically the app helps you present media online in a slick way. I’ve mostly looked at the iOS version. The different versions, Windows, web and iOS so far have different feature sets and a personal Microsoft account allows you do do slightly different things from a business/education account.
The app feels as if it is in pretty active development. Features that were coming soon in May are here.
What is particularly interesting, from my point of view, is that sways can be made public on the web and can be shared ready for remix.
This evening I used the iOS app on an iPad to build another sway (The featured image on this post is a screenshot of the borwser version of the sway, not the iPad view):
It didn’t take very long to add text and images. One difference I noticed was if I was signed into the app with a personal account I could upload video in iOS, I could not do this with my Glow account. Hopefully coming soon.
The browser app has a lot more options, including built in searches over flickr, youtube and other media sources.
It also looks like if you create or even edit a sway in the browser you cannot edit it afterwards on iOS (I might be wrong about this). I do not think either of these things are a great problem, we now know an iPad is a great content creation device and I would hope pupils would be using there camera and their own images for the most part on mobile.
Swaying in Public!
I’ve got the same feeling about the slickness of the creations as I had back in May, mostly about the ‘automatic creativity’ but the most exciting two things about Sway are public sharing and remixing.
Users have control over who the Sway is shared with and if they will allow their Sway to be duplicated by others.
This is the first of the O365 services to allow public sharing which is very encouraging for those who see value on pupils sharing widely. I also think that the ability to remix, change and improve someone else’s creation is a important skill.
There is obviously the opportunity to discuss aspects of publishing in public, Internet safety and copyright. The copyright issue is also nicely lead into by the browser version:
We want pupils (and teachers) to understand aspects of copyright and creative commons. Unfortunately the editor does not auto-add attribution but it can be copied and pasted in the browser.
I can embed a sway in this blog using the embed code. Unfortunately this is via a iFrame. iFrames are not supported in Glow Blogs. I do hope we can develop oEmbed like functionality in the Blogs soon in the same way as we have for ClickView video.
It looks like Sway itself supports oEmbed of other content so I’d hope that oEmbed of sways is at least under consideration.
I’ve barely scratched the surface of Sway, and look forward to seeing how it is used in Glow.
Update 11.11.2015 Glow Blogs support the embedding of sways, just paste the url to a sway into the editor: Embedding Media | Glow Blog Help.