How does this work?

I posted those words just now from my phone using swentel‘s micropublishing app Indigenous for Android. I had tried that before, but I thought it could not use categories. That’s is a key functionality, as I use it to keep postings like these from the front page. This morning I learned during a session on micropublishing that what the micropub client sends is not determining anything on the micropub server side. It just sends the posting and then lets the other end decide what it does with it. I also learned that in microformats categories and tags are the same thing.

It made me realise that where micropub apps talk about categories and tags it doesn’t mean anything about how this WordPress install deals with that. So I tried adding the category name I want in WordPress as a tag to see how this site deals with that. Turns out it works, if you use the internal name of the category in WordPress. So for this posting to end up in the Day to Day category I used the internal name I gave it, which is ‘timeline’, as a tag.