Micropub plugin for Tiny Tiny RSS

I wrote a plugin for the Tiny Tiny RSS feed reader that allows you to reply to blog posts directly from within the application.

IndieWebCamp Nürnberg

The second day of IndieWebCamp Nürnberg was hack-day. In the morning everyone said what they were going to work on, and in the afternoon was demo time - people showed what they achieved during that day.

Doing something demoable in ~6 hours is hard, so I chose something easy: Writing a Micropub client for the Tiny Tiny RSS feed reader: The goal was to be able to write replies to blog posts directly in TT-RSS and posting them to my website, without ever leaving the application.

Writing the plugin went relatively well; I had actually figured out the base stuff the night before in the hotel and knew how and where to hook into TT-RSS.

At the end of the day I had a smooth demo that demonstrated registering your homepage/identity in the preferences, and posting a comment to a blog post from within the feed reader itself.


During IWC I only worked on the basic stuff to have something working for the demo - but many things were missing: Identity management (adding, removing and defaulting identities), the URL of the comment was not shown anywhere (I had to extract that from Wireshark during the demo) and nice-to-have things like bookmarking + favoriting/liking.

In the last couple of days the train ride each morning and afternoon was micropub-hacking time for me, mostly fighting against the seriously underdocumented TT-RSS API and experiencing a ban from the TT-RSS forum.

But now the plugin is ready for wider audiences and can be downloaded from my own git server or the GitHub mirror. This nicely concurs with the the fact that Micropub is a W3C Recommendation now.


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Written by Christian Weiske.

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