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Automattic acquires ActivityPub plugin for WordPress  ↦

Another win for the fediverse. Plugin developer Matthias Pfefferle (who is joining WordPress with the acquisition):

When Matt announced that Tumblr wants to implement ActivityPub on Twitter, I asked why not WordPress, so I came in contact with Automattic and they offered me the opportunity to work full time on the plugin and other Open Web projects.

The plugin lets people follow your WordPress site on ActivityPub-supporting social networks. Today it has over 2k active installs, but what would that number look like if this plugin came bundled with new installs/upgrades?

There’s very little downside for WordPress site owners to one-click install that sucker…


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