Fediverse enabled!

You can now follow this blog via Mastodon, Pixelfed or any number of other ActivityPub enabled services. The address is: mullaney@kevinmullaney.com

It took some doing, but I was able to get it working. First I added the ActivityPub plugin from WordPress. I had hoped it worked right out of the box, but it did not. The plugin checks various things under “site-health” and after much fiddling, I managed to get all the warnings but one figured out. It had to do with an endpoint called “webfinger” that mastodon uses.

The reason it doesn’t work has something to do with my hosting company’s environment set up. And after lots of back and forth with them I gave up on them. I eventually found a solution here: https://github.com/Automattic/wordpress-activitypub/issues/188

I set up a json file for my profile info and voila, suddenly it worked. So now you can follow this blog directly on the fediverse!