You can say many negative things about WordPress, but it still is easy to set up, very usable and highly extendable. The new standard theme Twenty Twenty-One is a minimal pleasure to look at. Let‘s keep this for now.
I installed the IndieWeb Plugin, and with the help of this many more IndieWeb-related plugins. After these simple steps it gets a lot more complicated. Many different promising open standards, but in practice rather confusing for the uninitiated. Seemingly everything is documented in detail on the IndieWeb Wiki, but not very readably. I understand that most is optional and the setup depends on your own purposes and opinions, but the result is a very steep learning curve. I hoped to find a best practice that just works out of the box. I guess this is where my design work starts? Make all this accessible to newbies?
Just in time for starting this website there will be an Homebrew Website Club in Nuremberg next Wednesday. Friendly nerds talking about their websites and helping out the noobs. Hopefully. I need to work on this site so I can bother them with lots of beginner questions!
This is my playground to experiment with personal publishing on the web – Welcome! Here I will try out practical ideas and code from the IndieWeb movement. In the long run I am going to work on getting back my digital sovereignty over my contents, which are currently locked up in the silos of the digital giants. In the end I hope to contribute to find better alternatives to the social networks of today. That is all for now!