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Hey #Fediverse,

I have a blog built with a static site generator. I've like to figure out a way to connect it to the Fediverse. Basically, I'd like people to be able to follow my blog through Mastodon/Friendica/Pleroma/etc. The blog itself would be an Actor.

Even though it's a static site, I think I can manage, through static JSON-LD files, hooks in the build process, and maybe a microservice for anything that *must* be dynamic, to get it to work (and all for free, hopefully).

I read the intro at https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/, and that helped a lot. But there's several pieces I don't understand yet.

Reading through the spec is a bit much. I'm looking for a good, really thorough tutorial on ActivityPub/ActivityStreams.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

#AskFedi #ActivityPub #ActivityStreams #Programming

If you don't want to do all the ActivityPub work yourself, you could check out https://github.com/aaronpk/Nautilus

do take a look at https://writefreely.org/. That might be exactly what you are looking for.





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I just signed up for Nerdica, and I'm fairly new to the Fediverse. I'm trying to change my password from the default one sent to me, and it refuses to change. Under my "Account Settings", I enter my current password (the one sent to me by email), and a new password with confirmation.

When I click "Save Settings", two notifications appear, one saying "Login failed" and another with "Password unchanged".

Any idea why I can't change my password?
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I just tried signing up for another Friendica instance. That instance had also just upgraded to 2019.03-rc. I had the exact same problem there.

So, I think this could be a bug introduced by the upgrade. I'm going to try and find an instance on the previous version.

I fixed it. It had nothing to do with the theme, or the version of Friendica.

TBH, I don't really know what the problem was, but when I requested a password reset, that worked. Then, after logging in with the new password, I was able to change my password to whatever I wanted after that.