Those big time motivational speakers who talk about starting to learn with a problem you want to solve have never really accounted for serendipitous learning. Is everything as simple as problem -> solution?
This is one of those times I accidentally learned something I had no intent of learning. It was like 3 by products of doing something else.
But I ended up trying to log into a wiki recommended by Greg McVerry which used the IndieWeb login approach. Sigh. Am I gonna have to mess with plugins or create some new micro-blog site?
According to the IndieLogin set up all I needed was a home page with a link to a twitter or github profile. Something like:
Actually there are like 90 ways to set up. Well, maybe 6.
But what about those
rel="me" things? Quite easy to add, no coding needed.
Just go to the WordPress menu editor. Pull down the top curtain for “Screen options” and check the box for “Link Relationship (XFN)” (whatever that means) (look it up).
Now I just add a
me to those boxes.
That’s it! Peeking at the menu code in the browser inspector, I can see they now include the
And it works! I enter my domain in the IndieLogin field, it offers me authentication via Twitter or Github (I did the latter, heard twitter might be problematic), and I’m in.
That feature was pretty automatic. One t. Or two?
I guess the photographer never plays Scrabble. 9 letters in a hand? CHEATER! Haha.