IndieBlocks

Description

IndieBlocks registers several blocks (Bookmark, Like, Reply, and Repost, as well as the older Context block) that take a URL and output corresponding microformatted HTML.

In combination with a microformats-compatible theme, these help ensure microformats clients are able to determine a post’s type.

It also comes with “short-form” (Note and Like) custom post types, and a (somewhat experimental) option to add microformats to (all!) block-based themes.

These microformats, in combination with the Webmention protocol, allow for rich cross-site conversations. IndieBlocks comes with its own Webmention implementation, but a separate plugin can be used, too.

IndieBlocks also registers several “theme” blocks (Facepile, Location, Syndication, and Link Preview), to be used in (block) theme templates.

Blocks

This plugin provides 10 blocks.

  • Reply
  • Location
  • Like
  • Repost
  • Facepile Content
  • Bookmark
  • Link Preview
  • Facepile
  • Context
  • Syndication

Installation

Upload this plugin’s ZIP file via the Plugins > Add New > “Upload Plugin” button.

After activation, head over to Settings > IndieBlocks, and enable or disable its different features.

More details can be found on https://indieblocks.xyz/. Issues may be filed at https://github.com/janboddez/indieblocks.

Reviews

Gatonnya 22, 2023
This plugin works really well and is a nice block-based upgrade to the Post Kinds plugin in the main IndieWeb plugin for Likes, Notes, Replies, and Bookmarks. Great Webmention support. I like being able to add the context block anywhere, too. Currently in use on cagrimmett.com.
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Contributors & Developers

“IndieBlocks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

0.8.1

Fix issue with saving meta from block editor. Fix Markdown in Micropub notes.

0.8.0

Various bug fixes. Add Link Preview block. Also, webmentions are now closed when comments are, although this behavior is filterable.

0.7.1

Add Location block. The Facepile block now supports v5.0 and up of the Webmention plugin.

0.7.0

Store temperatures in Kelvin rather than degrees Celsius. Update masterminds/html5 to version 2.8.0. Add Location block.

0.6.0

“Facepile” likes, bookmarks, and reposts.

0.5.0

Add Bookmark, Like, Reply and Repost blocks. Additional title options.

0.4.0

Add indieblocks/syndication-links block.

0.3.6

Minor bug fix, new plugin URL.

0.3.5

Fix rescheduling of webmentions from the classic editor.

0.3.4

Webmention tweaks.

0.3.3

Slight block changes. Bug fixes, and basic Webmention support.

0.2.0

Slightly improved “empty” URL handling, and permalink flushing. Additional CPT, feed and Micropub options. Date-based CPT archives, and basic location functions.

0.1.0

Very first version.