Per Matthias, this should be fixed. Let’s see how it shows up in the fediverse.
In this episode, I play a song by the Crane Wives; I am using Whisper as part of my podcast production pipeline; Mastodon experiments continue; I am now on Bookwyrm; the problems I have with social media occur even without a company’s algorithm shoving it down my throat; being the semi-benevolent dictator of decisions sucks; use the #CoastalSCTech hash tag for nerds in our region; identifying bottlenecks in stalled projects is hard but necessary; I have stopped procrastinating on long procrastinated projects; I’m not sure I believe “Mastodon So White”; look at the hashtag for “BlackMastodon”; Dying Kindness podcast is useful; there are multiple approaches to the end of your life; the late life conversion topic really loses me.
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This is a tag test after Matthias made this commit. I hot-patched production because that’s how I roll, baby!
Every one of my tag tests was about adding native WordPress tags to the text of the toot. Supposing I add some tags like #mastodon #debug #activitypub to the text. Do they show up in the toot? Do they get added back to WordPress as native tags?
I’m about to lay down and take a nap on this particular issue. It is exhausting.
I don’t know if I expect this to work, but I’m just trying something. If this doesn’t work, I’m well and truly defeated and giving up.
I lied about previous being last test. I took literally everything that the plugin says is available to the template and added it. Let’s see how this works and if that explains anything about the hashtag business.
No longer making statements about finality of any given test.
One more test. Tags were not showing up in Mastodon so I unchecked the one box that I can to see if that makes it different. Win lose or draw, I stop testing here.
My first test I configured literally nothing, so that was out of the box ActivityPub plugin formatting. There is the ability to adjust it some so I am trying that with this post. Eventually the bulk of these posts will be my podcast episodes so I am trying to find something that will work with that.
My first inclination was to set it up with hashtags, link to the blog post and an excerpt. I realize that I was still thinking in autopost/push type mindset. As I (barely) understand the protocol, the character limits in toots is defined by the instance. I’ve seen people posting about how to raise it per instance. Since WordPress is the “server” it probably isn’t limiting my characters so let’s just show the whole damn thing. I’m now excited to publish the next episode so I can see what the formatting looks like on Mastodon. I tried to push the last episode but updating doesn’t seem to do it, only new posts.
One thing that seems to be missing from this templating language is the ability to put in the “Show More” break. I can add it from the Tusky Android app but not here. If that existed, my template would probably become:
Full text of the post
Rather than auto-posting from WordPress to Mastodon (like I do for the bird) I thought I would try the ActivityPub plugin. This should make this blog subscribable at firstname.lastname@example.org (conveniently the same as the email.) The question is – will it work?