So, I’ve been using Known to post to post status updates for a little while now, the latest of which you can see in the sidebar on the right hand side (which is displayed using a WordPress plugin I wrote).

Known also lets you reply to messages directly from your site (replying to other sites that enable webmentions, twitter, or even Github), but unfortunately, while Known has a configurable timeline (so you can choose what content to display by default) the standard Known status message plugin doesn’t differentiate between posts and replies.

Because it was bugging me having my timeline filled with reply messages to various places (which were out of context for most people) I wrote a patch for the Status plugin that will allow you to differentiate between messages and replies in both the content type selector and the homepage configuration tool.

My timeline now shows everything by default, except replies (you can still see those if you select “All Content” from the selector), and this is also reflected in my sidebar!

I’ve submitted this as a pull request upstream which has yet to be merged, but in the mean time you’ll need to apply the patch from my development fork.

Markdown is a text based markup language, which provides a quick way of editing posts as readable plain text, but have them simply rendered into formatted HTML.

I routinely use Markdown to create posts on this blog, and also use it to create readme files for github plugins. I thought it’d be handy if long form posts on Known could also have this functionality, so I wrote a very quick plugin that adds it.

Hope this will be useful!

» Visit the project on Github...

Idno was primarily built around the idea of distributed commenting, that is, when replying to a post written on someone else’s blog you’d actually write your reply on your own site, and then send a webmention.

This works well, but since many people are still trapped in legacy silo platforms like Facebook or Google+, it’d be nice if they could have a way to join in the discussion. So, I put together a quick plugin which provides traditional commenting functionality.

This plugin, once installed and activated, will provide comments for logged in and logged out users. At the moment it’s pretty basic, but hopefully I’ll add spam filtering, moderation and gravatar support soon.

» Visit the project on Github…