Making it work on FB (an aside with a featured post and a change of time)

Today’s post (aside)

I need to write some CSS to change the presentation of the pages that link to the FB pages, mostly given the new plugin I just need to set the story picture to the FB picture (do a quick test with setting the featured image)

I need to look at the different formats for posts as in formats….

this way there are a limited about of posts which evolve..

 

updated 8 september 12:15
(can I include this on the templates)
(I can change the date to now, to bump it to the top)
(change publication date)

Marx and the lumpenproletariat.

In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon (1852), Marx gives this description of the lumpenproletariat:

Alongside decayed roués with dubious means of subsistence and of dubious origin, alongside ruined and adventurous offshoots of the bourgeoisie, were vagabonds, discharged soldiers, discharged jailbirds, escaped galley slaves, swindlers, mountebanks, lazzaroni, pickpockets, tricksters, gamblers, maquereaux [pimps], brothel keepers, porters, literati, organ grinders, ragpickers, knife grinders, tinkers, beggars—in short, the whole indefinite, disintegrated mass, thrown hither and thither, which the French call la bohème.[3]

Integrating Facebook

Most of my work in social media has been using Facebook so I need to leverage those resouces and integrate with FB

There seems to be an official Facebook plugin, feedback is mixed and there doesn’t seem to have been any maintenance for the last couple of years.
I gave this plugin a miss and went for this one https://smashballoon.com/

SO WHAT I AM GOING TO ATTEMPT IS TO UPDATE THIS POST (I HAVE USED CAPS TO MARK THE NEW MATERIAL

I WILL CHANGE THE DATE TO TODAY 22ND OF JANUARY, SO AS TO BUMP IT TO THE TOP

I AM ALSO GOING TO INSTALL THE FB PLUGIN TO EXPLORE

It works go see the page

looking at formats
https://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Formats

 

 

..struggling a bit :-)

Today’s post (Standard)

I need to write some CSS to change the presentation of the pages that link to the FB pages

I need to look at the different formats for posts

and I need to see if the FB plugin works and what it does

Mary had expressed some interest in running a blog from here, I think it could work

I can provide some of the technical support

I need to stick in a picture, here and I can look at some of the formats.

modern love

..a minor setback

I put the wrong powerplug into the back of my computer
5volts reversed polarity
the laptop died without a whimper.

So so I bought two new recycled ones from Australian Computer Traders and i’m getting back to business

I enjoyed my experience with Australian Computer Traders so much I bought another one for a friend
Takes a bit of setting up but he has a useable laptop for $135

Today

PREVIOUS

Today i’m working on the site structure:

Everything I post here is included in a category of posts, You can see the categories that have posts in them in the sidebar under the heading PROJECTS, to the right.

Categories have subcategories, I used a plugin called

I have built pages for each project and example is

The idea is that when I make a post I can publish that post to a variety of places that are part of that project and participate in

The idea is that I can participate in conversations in a number of other place using post from here

one model might be a package the contains:

  • A meme which get across one point
  • the meme contains a link to a post
  • the information includes an archive of past discussion
  • the post is undated to include new information
  • and there are places for discussion

https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-visibility/

 

CAN I BUMP UPDATED POSTS – yes change the time stamp

NEXT POST – INTEGRATING FB

 

..so, more practically

previous

Purpose

What I’m aiming for is independence from the the big services
FB in my case

Problem

I don’t like some of the trends with FB:

  • The lack of control my content
  • FB’s ideas of ownership
  • A structure that encourages shallowness, everything drops off the edge and is essentially gone.
  • The advertising (although adblock helps keep that under control).

    Action

I am interested in using some of the ideas from The IndieWeb which is a is a people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’. If you want to see my Plain English summary look at Indieweb Summary