Receiving webmentions on my digital garden

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Would be fun to be able to receive comments/annotations to my digital garden via webmentions.

As it is a static site, I'll do it with webmentions.io and webmentions.js

1. webmention.io

OK, so webmentions.io uses web log-in.

Alrighty, I'll do that via relme auth.

First I'll need to add some rel=me links.

Ha, sweet, I didn't realise rel me login can work via email address!

That's so cool. OK, so I added

<link rel="me" href="mailto:my@email.foo" />

to my head section for commonplace.doubleloop.net

and then signed in at webmention.io.

Now I can add

<link rel="webmention" href="https://webmention.io/commonplace.doubleloop.net/webmention" /> <link rel="pingback" href="https://webmention.io/commonplace.doubleloop.net/xmlrpc" />

to my head section.

ok, let's give it a spin!

2. sending a webmention

i can send webmentions from my existing indieweb blog at doubleloop.net

I sent one:

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and it arrived!

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It doesn't work with my wikilink rewriting stuff. So I need to use the full URL (or fix the rewriting stuff) if I want to mention from my own site. Which wasn't really the point, but actually could be interesting…

3. displaying webmentions

ok so now i'll try displaying received webmentions with webmentions.js

I followed the instructions at https://github.com/PlaidWeb/webmention.js

  • include script
  • add a div for webmentions
  • pop a teeny bit of styling in
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And it works!

That took about 40 minutes in total, super cool.

Needs some styling and tweaking and adding to all pages now. But that's pretty epic.

Some thoughts:

  • how do I moderate mentions
  • I wonder if you can self host webmention.io

4. Elsewhere

4.1. In my garden

Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).

4.3. Mentions

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