10 years ago today I had my First couple of days with an iPad. Found via one of my favourite WordPress plugins @cogdog’s wp-posted-today. A reminder of who my blog is for, me. Mining old thoughts is fascinating.
In A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger talks about the power and potential of different types of questions. One type that stands out is the simple strategy of asking ‘What If?’ Here then are my thoughts on what if the web were different? #pcPopUp2020
What if people had some sort of ownershi…
#pcPopUp2020 was one of the many online things I’d normally have paid attention to that I’ve missed. Aaron is using the Thread Reader App Micropub publisher which looks interesting too.
Finally got my ticket for WordCamp Glasgow. There are not many left. Looking forward to going along on Saturday 8 February.
“#WCGla You can now get your tickets for the first ever #WordCamp #Glasgow!
Saturday 8 February 2020
It’ll be great, don’t miss out!
This is the foundation of the new WordPress editor. Take atomic pieces, and combine them to make whole sections and layouts. Best yet, no fumbling with floats if you want to put some text next to an image!
A nice example of what Gutenberg can do. I am not using it here, the old editor suits me and supports all of the IndieWeb plugins. It will answer some of the requests we have on Glow Blogs when it arrive there.
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.
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?
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.
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?