Welcome to using WebMention, Jeremy. Still figuring out how to best use it myself with regard to how they get displayed on my site.
Like you I use WordPress, and I would love for mentions to display more like the old pingbacks, where you’d get a snippet from the mentioning site from around where it links to you. Now it mostly is ‘site x mentioned this.’ which makes me click to get a notion if it’s relevant.
On Webmention tweaks I documented some of the things I tried. The issue is that because the tweaks are in the Semantic Linkbacks plugin, not in the WP theme, you can only make those tweaks a permanent option if it gets rolled into the plugin (no such things as a child-plugin like with themes). And I’m not confident enough of my changes to figure out and try submitting them to the maintainers of the plugin.
My site’s RSS feed both contains more postings than the site shows, as well as less postings than are on the site. E.g. I post my Week Notes unlisted, so they do not show up to casual website visitors, but they do get distributed through RSS. Vice versa I post things to my site, such as check-ins and messages that get syndicated to twitter, that do not get added to the RSS feeds. I am not at all sure how any of those categories do or do not show up in my microformats feed. It might even be that the h-feed only shows front page postings, which means most of my postings won’t be visible in it, as I only post a selection to the front page.
The discrepancy you encounter (“items missing text”) sounds like something different though. RSS feeds might contain only excerpts of posts, where the h-feed has all of a posting (unless the blog page with also only shows excerpts). My feed is a full-article feed, but I think the WordPress default might be excerpts only.
Good catching up with you after too long Boris. Excited to hear about Fission. Later on was wondering how IPFS as starting point plays out with highly dynamic material (e.g. real time data sets), versus dat for such data sets. Pleasing to note our thinking since our joined session at BarCamp Brussels in 2006 has evolved along similar lines in the current timeframe, except you more on the tech side of things, and me on the change management side of it.
Human life expectancy is about 80. A company’s life expectancy is about 15 years. When they disappear they will take your data down with them. You can use platforms for reach and collaboration fine, but also having your own ‘mothership’ to host your original material is about 5 times as sustainable.
Following David Shanske’s example I’ve documented how my WordPress is set up in a page in my site’s Kbase, the ‘wiki’ section.
My small change to the WP Post Kinds plugin that matches the content of the RSS feed with how it is presented on this site, has been adopted into the master code of the plugin.
It is mightily pleasing to know I’ve had some tangible influence on an actual WP plugin I use daily.