Read Creating your own scoop.it-esque content curation community in WordPress (MASHe)

Recently I’ve been experimenting with a content curation site for the Google Apps Script community… …In this post I want to share some of the things I learned setting this site up and resources I’ve created along the way…

Martin outlines how he put together a site for a open ended group to collate links and information from the web. A really interesting list of plugins and how they are used. I’d not heard of scoop.it.

Listened Open Source and Power with Matt Mullenweg from rework.fm

Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, joins Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson for a spirited debate about tech monopolies, power in open-source communities, and how to be good stewards of the modern web that they helped build.

This was a fascinating podcast. Matt Mullenweg had spoken of an ambition to get WordPress to 80% of the web. Heinemeier Hansson took him to task on twitter and they ended up in a podcast.

An example of civil discussion and disagreement on the internet. Moving off twitter to a better medium.

Although they did not resolve the central concern they touched on many points around control and ownership on the web.

It gave me a little insight into the scale of the web. Left me feeling pretty naive.

A few mentions of capitalism had me wondering what a socialist web would look like?

Replied to IndieWeb Itch – Better Search by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

I have a new #IndieWeb itch, that is extend the search capabilities for my Commonplace Book. I have a practice of saving pertinent quotes within the response properties. However, on research, I have found that the standard WordPress site search only looks at the title and body. Although there seems …

Hi Aaron,

I realised I had the same itch! I think the custom google search would do the trick.  But I though it might be better to have something built in to WordPress. I found Search WordPress by Custom Fields without a Plugin | Adam Balée Designs, LLC. This requires you edit a functions.php file. I’ve already got one in my child theme so added the code there. It works.

If I embed tweets on this blog I usually just paste in the url to the tweet and it auto-magically embeds.

Today I did this but as the tweet was part of a thread it brought other tweets in. I checked the tweet embed page and although you can hide the thread with that pasting it into WordPress seems to strip the javascript and you still get the thread.

This page,Twitter Embeds — Support — WordPress.com came to the rescue

[tweet https://twitter.com/lewiswake/status/1155162973683556352 hide_thread='true']

gives a nice single tweet.

NB, for Scottish educators, this is not true for Glow Blogs at the moment. I suspect due to our version of Jetpack?

Watched Jolly Brancher Demo from youtube.com

Following from this conversation
Tom Woodward whipped up a plugin to clone posts on a WordPress Multi-site blog to one of your own.

I think this could be a really useful way of giving pupils a template for e-Portfolio post. I’d be very interested in exploring getting this into Glow Blogs. I’ve been asked about this sort of functionality a few times.