One thing I like that Dave Winer does on his blog is have posts listed chronologically for any given day – you start the day at the top and read down in time order. We read top to bottom normally so it’s natural.

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Des asked if I was planning to release my Webmentions Directory as a plugin rather than a page template.

I hadn’t considered it but he got me thinking.

I wondered about the best way to do it and came up with creating a shortcode that can be entered on any post or page, and also in a template with the do_shortcode() function.

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CSS needs full dependency selectors.

There, I’ve said it. Not that I’m the first and certainly won’t be the last.

CSS should let you choose what to do with something based on what’s inside it but this isn’t possible. We can only style an element based on what contains it and not the other way around.

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I added a filter to functions.php to truncate posts in the RSS feed of type ‘status’ that were longer than 280 characters, then insert a permalink at the end, so that they would play nicer with Micro.blog.

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