Social icons

Social media interaction buttons have become ubiquitous.

While siloed social media can compete against each other for pixel space, what about federated social media?

We could attempt to compete in this arena, indeed AddToAny now includes a Mastodon button, and this is great. But what about those who are using Pixelfed, Friendica or Zap? Sure Pull requests can be made.

But, what about existing web software that is joining the Fediverse, such as WordPress, and Drupal. Would placing their logos beside other share buttons even make sense to anyone?

How can federated social media, with its plethora of domains and dozen or so software implementations (and counting), leverage this now standard user expectation?

What if we unified our branding / marketing, wouldn’t this collaboration elevate the whole Fediverse?

This unified branding for the Fediverse is something currently being worked out, with Designers adding new graphics for consideration, check out the proposals and feel free to suggest your own over at

Though once a common logo is decided, there will still be the issue of how to represent a user’s url… where a domain must also be included.

Which do you prefer?

URL form of identifying an actor (user) with Fediverse logo
WebFinger form of identifying an actor (user) with ActivityPub logo


March 10-11, a free virtual conference on accessibility axe-con

WordPress ActivityPub

http signatures update

Confirming that the Fix for required digest headers in mastodon now works

WordPress ActivityPub

Add support for latest HTTP Signatures spec draft

In response to feedback from the httpwg regarding their http signatures spec draft

Mastodon 3.2.1, now requires a Digest header in their POST requests.

Here is a Pull request for the wordpress plugin

WordPress ActivityPub


Just another attempt at federating posts.

It works!

Though as suspected, only on mastodon 3.2.0 (will add PR for digest headers)
WordPress ActivityPub


Really excited with the WordPress ActivityPub plugin!

Back in june I started a Pull Request to add Private Messages to the plugin.

As I was hacking at it, I realized that Comments were only being received, and that federated replies to the fediverse had yet to be implemented!

So, for reasons, I decided to push out the bulk my work. The PR is a culmination of the many features and approaches I have been testing.

The most important piece, which I look forward to cleaning up is threaded and federated comments!

In the coming days I look forward to dogfooding the features on this site.