People are busy migrating from Twitter to Mastodon. I have had an account on mastodon.social for a while, but I don’t use it much.
But you know what I use ? This blog! And the nice thing about the fediverse is you can connect many things to it, including WordPress instances 🙂
Sadly, for me it wasn’t. It seems to work the plugin publishes your ActivityPub stream through a URL which goes under the author profile, so to make it work, you need to have author profile pages enabled (stuff like this).
And I did not! As it appears some plugins such as Yoast will disable it for you.
To enable author profiles blocked by Yoast go to “Yoast SEO” -> “Search Appearance” -> “Archives“, and ensure Author archives are enabled.
You can tweak the plugin to check what you post, but it’s pretty straightforward, and it will produce items like this .
Notice the plugin (ATM) allows you to post and be followed, but it does not allow you to follow and read other users (yet?).
Other than that, it works like a charm, and the author has a few other fediverse-related plugins, such as the one for WebFinger, go check them out.
The only thing missing now is an ActivityPub social link icon, but hey, let’s give it some time.