@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com Just made my Hugo blog work with ActivityPub today (currently it supports accepting follow requests and translates replies to webmentions). It doesn't have a database and ActivityPub doesn't need a database at all and can work with just flat files and a dynamic part that sends and handles the HTTP requests, perfectly fine.
My announcement from today: https://jlelse.blog/micro/2020/02/2020-02-07-jvwap/
We used to do this years ago because database usually came at a cost on cheap web hosting. I even hosted a forum once that used txt files for it's posts and replies - assembled from disk on each request made it just ungodly slow 😆
@jle @bekopharm @sean I suppose I need to look at #WebMentions again. I just started feeling as if the #indieweb model would not work for me because so many of the silos are locking down their APIs and not allowing their comments & posts outside their system. Thus, I thought I might want to focus on having a blog work with #ActivityPub
I want my blog to be more conversation friendly. So I want comments, but something like webmentions is nice so people don't have to sign up for another thing. Since I deleted FB, and may eventually ditch birbsite, it would be nice if the blog worked well with my friends here on Masto.
I left WP after using it for years. Since my code ability is a lil' CSS & HTML, I was using 5-7 plugins. Each with its own trackers. Not to mention WP can be resource hungry.
I am using Known at the moment, but I really like the flat-file idea and I write in Markdown anyway. So, it would be nice to use something similar to Hugo, where my content is on my PC and the web. Lazy backup 🤣
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