Leaving Identi.ca

When I saw the message that Identi.ca was switching to the pumpio platform, I started thinking when the last time I actually used it was. Turns out, it was the end of 2012. At that time I also discovered post formats for WordPress and saw the status post seems to be a replacement for tweeting.

So I have decided that all my short posts can happen here. This was a driving force to find a new theme, because my old one did not support status posts. Import my old tweets (or whatever they were called on identi.ca) and I am up and running!

The reason I am posting this here is that if people are following my main RSS, they will get the occasional “tweet” from me. If you want to avoid that, the “tweet” category can be excluded using this link.

5 thoughts on “Leaving Identi.ca

  1. It’s always sad to see free software developers using closed, centralized and proprietary means of communication like G+ or Facebook, and leaving free, open and federated ones like identi.ca. Oh well…

  2. As I am having similar issues, I was wondering how did you import your Tweets into WordPress. I couldn’t find any plugin that actually works. I also have the issue that status posts without a tilte wont work withe a /%postname%/ permalink.

  3. I did not have that many tweets, so I “imported” then manually by downloading them using the backup feature, stripping out the post and the date and adding them manually. I had so few that doing anything more complicated would not have been worth the time.

    I also added post titles, although with this theme they can not be seen and there is no links given to the permalink on the site.

  4. Well done, some effort spent but less centralisation, more distributed free software with the stuff under your control.