Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Introducing Webhook Mentions

Webhook Mentions is a very simple Ruby app I’ve built that sends Webmentions to any links in new/updated posts in a Jekyll-powered GitHub Pages site marked up with Microformats 2 h-entry markup.

It’s intended to wait quietly in the background and is triggered via a webhook that’s fired when you push to your GitHub Pages blog.

Full instructions and source code are on the webhook-mentions GitHub repository.

It was inspired in part by Pelle Wessman‘s webpage-micropub-to-github project that acts as a Micropub gateway for your GitHub Pages blog. I wanted to provide a way for those with static blogs to use another key IndieWeb technology.

It was my first time using the incredibly easy-to-use Heroku Button which makes it simple to set up your own instance of a little app like this. Recommended.