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Get your Eleventy site onto the Fediverse


A little while ago, I brought my blog to the Fediverse. This was a fun experiment which resulted in me turning my Netlify-hosted blog into an instance.

Now, you can do (some of that) too! I’ve built an Eleventy plugin: eleventy-plugin-activity-pub. You can include this in your .eleventy.js file to generate a simple actor & webfinger JSON file that will your website discoverable as a Fediverse user.

It’s early days for the plugin, but the source is available on Github and Pull Requests are absolutely welcome. I’d like to expand the functionality to provide facilities for integrating with Mastodon’s API for commenting & publishing, as well as allowing you to act as an alias for an existing user - but what that will look like I’m not sure, possibly a separate plugin.

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I'm Lewis Dale, a software engineer and web developer based in the UK. I write about writing software, silly projects, and cycling. A lot of cycling. Too much, maybe.