Liked Handy CSS for WP Presentation Privacy by Tom Woodward (bionicteaching.com)
The following bit of CSS takes care of the blurring of content in the WordPress Multisite admin users view.

This is really useful looking. I spend a lot of time taking screenshots of Glow Blogs. Blurring usernames while leaving useful information is a pain.

Liked WordPress+IndieWeb as the OS of the Open Social Web by Ton Zijlstra (zylstra.org)
I presented during the 2022 Netherlands WordCamp edition in Arnhem on turning all WordPress sites into fully IndieWeb enabled sites. Meaning turning well over a third of the web into the open social web. Outside all the silos. The slides are available in my self-hosted Slideshare replacement for emb...

WordPress wants to be the Operating System for the Web. That OS is missing social features, and it’s not a big leap to add them with existing web protocols. No website owner would have to be a coder, be it home cooking style or professional, to use those social features and create conversations. It would just be there.

WordPress+IndieWeb as the OS of the Open Social Web – Interdependent Thoughts

Just great. Could quote every slide.

Listened This is Not a Blog (JIBC Talk) by adminadmin from cog.dog

an invited presentation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia November 30, 2015 http://go.cogdog.it/not-a-blog Abstract While the origin of WordPress was of a platform for the narrative journaling type of online publishing people associate with the word “blog”, as of 2015 the platform now powers more than 25% of all websites. As an extensible web-optimized […]

Listened to & enjoyed Alan’s 2015 talk. He compares WordPress and its approachability, flexibility and extendability with HyperCard. As always interesting & provocative (in the best way). Also HyperCard!

Listened How Accessible Is WordPress? from masterwp.com
In many instances, WordPress prioritizes accessibility in ways that other CMS’s and open source projects do not. But that doesn’t mean we do things perfectly. In this full-length episode of Press the Issue, Allie Nimmons explores WordPress accessibility from as many angles as she can in order to answer the question – how accessible is WordPress?

WE have been adding some accessibility features to Glow Blogs so I was interested to listen to this podcast. It went further than just web accessibility to discuss accessibility in the WordPress project as a whole, touching on progress & ‘politics’. Takeaways: the visitor experience with straightforward WordPress and standard themes is good. The backend, working with the new blocks editor, has some way to go.

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.

Well I am quite excited. There is a new plugin in Glow Blogs, H5P. This is quite different from anything else in blogs.

H5P is a system for creating interactive HTML5 content. It can work inside several types of publishing platforms including WordPress.

The range of content types that you can create with H5P is pretty wide. Some are ways of presenting material, accordions, image galleries. Others are learning activities, quizzes, multi-choice questions, word searches and crosswords. More sophisticated types include interactive video. Videos can be paused by viewers to respond to questions and quizzes and 360 tours. Responses to quizzes, cloze procedures etc are gathered from logged on users.

You can combine these content types , or display them on a blog in different ways.

I’ve spent a bit of time making some simple examples for Glow Blogs which has allowed me to start to think about how best to use these.

I’ve also started to build up a small bank of resources for spelling for my class: igh example. So far I am only scratching the surface.

I’ve always enjoyed making online resources for my classes to use. but these can take a lot of time and can be difficult to make presentable or present. The H5P plug-in solves many of these problems and are made “inside” the blog.
Having them on a blog allows resources to be quite easily organised. The Display Posts plug-in or using the make theme helps. Post listing in Gutenberg will be useful too.

Here are a couple of examples embedded from Glow Blogs.

A 360 tour:

and a fill in the missing words exercise.