Items tagged with: Friendica

I am about to talk to some people about my use of Friendica, and why I like it, and so on.

Obviously, I am a weirdo on a one person instance, so I have a couple of questions:
is there any multi-user admin pitfalls that people think about a lot that I am missing
Has anyone used the one ansible galaxy role for friendica? And does it suck?
Is there anything people think I should mention?
When I upload a picture in a reply to a post, maybe also in a new post, it is per default only shared with me.

How can I make it inherit the permission from the post I upload it to/for?

!Friendica Support #Friendica
My own posts do not show up on /profile/utzer anymore. Anyone else having this problem with the current dev branch?

!Friendica Support #Friendica
agreed. Besides AFAIK there is a working AP plugin (developed during a summer of code) that some instances are already using. If it doesn't get merged by the core project, they risk rendering themselves irrelevant once other projects start to drop OStatus support. With GNU social using AP there's scope for figuring out how to use its group elements to federate between Gs !groups and #Friendica groups. With that working, there's an incentive for #Mastodon, #Pleroma etc to follow.

¿Problem Sync Friendica and ActivityPub?

#question !Friendica Support !Technical Support

Are there any known synchronization problems between #mastodon and #friendica ?

I can currently send messages to #activitypub, but I'm not receiving any from there.

I've done some tests to prove it and it just isn't working properly.

At first friendica's account appeared with a lock on mastodon's account, and then I changed that condition to friendica. Can that condition have any effect on the communication?

Thank for any answer
If you like you can help us (developers, including myself, at least partly) by writing a #bug ticket then you can speed-up the bug-fixing, plus kindly ask your node administrator (if you aren't him) to upgrade #Friendica quickly. Then it won't get lost because a single developer may have overseen it.

Federation Statistic

Hello !Friendica Support,
I think there is a little problem with the /federation statistic (or Facebook ist now a member of the federation 😉 )

Momentan kennt dieser Knoten 4.280 Knoten mit insgesamt registrierten Nutzern,

#friendica #bug
I really need to sit down and make a best of both worlds frio+vier at some point. #friendica
What we really need it's a way to filter the posts on regex or hastags.
For instance, I want to follow a developer to have news about it's project I use, but I don't care what he ate at lunch.
Hence the need to filter on #the_Project_I_use
This is possible with #Hubzilla.
This could be possible with #Friendica (I have to dig that part)
Is it possible with #mastodon ? With #Pleroma ? With #MissKey ?
Good question!

You can find it on every #Friendica node, when you put a /friendica at the end of the domain name
In your case it is:
Setting up a own instance with #Friendica or #Hubziall is similar to setting up a WordPress site. You should give this kind of information also.

It is not just about using computers and phones and go to - the fediverse is about to get back control over your social network data.

The big instances with thousand of user are a problem here. and XMPP support chat down

the hoster of one of my servers seems to have severe problems. A lot of servers aren't reachable.
One of the affected machines is the host of the VPS our Friendica Community Forums are running on. Unfortunately, the XMPP support chat is running on that VPS too.

I'm sorry. Stay tuned for more information.

#friendica #forum #support

Issue solved. Apparently, the VPS was running but network was down. A reboot from the VPS admin panel wasn't possible. The VM didn't respond. So I forced a shutdown. All up and running again. Phew! 😌

!Friendica Support

Content warning: fediverse meta


A help for the wave of newcomers to come

!Friendica Support

Dear All,
once upon a time I've been a G+ refugee and have been so happy to be kindly welcomed in Friendica and the instance which I now reside.
Yet I spent much time in finding my way and realise after I landed on d* that Friendica was more interesting for me. So I though after @alysonsee (Fca) that putting together a sort of welcome text encompassing some basic jargon would be a good thing.
Here is the text I'm planning to provide to any newcomer I see. Let me know how to improve it keeping in mind the following criteria :
1. public is non geek lambda user
2. quick so that the user has the impression he receives the keys in an A4 page max
3. allow me to favorise #Friendica for its flexibility and connexion with the Free Network.
Decentralised & Free Social Networks

For those who are #newhere from other social networks, here’s a bit of handy vocabulary to help you navigate this new social network universe:

- Protocol - An agreed format that enables software applications to communicate with (or “federate” with) each other. The two most heavily used protocols around here are Diaspora and ActivityPub. As an end user, you don’t have to care about the protocol you are using and you don’t ever see the “protocol” other than it enables or limits which users you can see.
Nevertheless, be aware that currently not all the platforms (see this word later) are fully compatible and limit you in the possibility of interactions.

- Platform - The software application that implements a protocol(s) for federating. The Diaspora platform implements the eponymously named Diaspora protocol. Mastodon, for example, implements the ActivityPub protocol. Friendica implements both the Diaspora and the ActivityPub protocols.

- Server - pod - instance - node - The server(s) running a particular platform (software application). The variability in naming is due to the various origins of these platforms now working to intercommunicate.
For example, is one of the many pods running the Diaspora platform; is one of the many pods running the Mastodon platform; and is one of the many pods running the Friendica platform.

- The Federation - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the Diaspora protocol. This includes all servers running Diaspora (the software application), Hubzilla, Friendica, or Socialhome. The users on *any* of these pods can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Fediverse - The collective of servers running platforms that implement the ActivityPub (and OStatus) protocols. This includes all servers running Mastodon, Pixelfed, Hubzilla, Friendica, Socialhome, or many, many others. The users on *any* of these servers can connect to and interact with each other.

- The Free Network - The collective of pods in The Federation and The Fediverse, combined.

Hope that helps and doesn’t make this seem more complicated than it actually is. The main difference from other social networks is that no single entity owns and runs a platform. On G+ or Facebook, you are locked into that platform/company to talk to other users. In the Free Network, one set of volunteers writes the software and puts it out there for free, and another set of volunteers downloads the software and runs it on their servers and invites us to have user accounts for free. (But you should definitely donate to help them with the costs, if you can.) If we, as users, decide we aren’t happy with our current experience, we can change platforms or pods and still keep all of our friends/connections. On Facebook, G+, Twitter, and the like, you are locked in; and if you want leave, you go cold turkey.

Glad you joined us here in the land of choice.
The problem with #Mastodon and #Diaspora is, that most often you find Instances with thousands of accounts.

This leads to massive problems and is not in the intention of the #fediverse.

e.g. #Pleroma #Friendica and #Hubzilla hold available options to do better

@switchingsocial you should explain this somewhere on your site


Deliciously light, with creamy theme inside.
Will not #meltdown like chocolate (and other unreliable things). Set up your node now.
Friendica - your yummy personal network! / source

#friendica #fediverse

Filter our contacts publications

Hello !Friendica Support

Is there a way on #friendica to configure filters on each of your contacts, to be able to see in our "timeline" only some specific posts?
For instance, I'd like to follow one developer of a #fediverse project, but I really don't care about it's sex life. So I'd like to configure the connection to only display posts with specific hashtags.
How would you do that ?
(FYI, this feature is available in #hubzilla and it's called connfilter)

If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.

Some good instances to sign up at:

You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.

It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.

The developers are very active with regular new releases.

#Friendica #Facebook #Alternatives #DeleteFacebook #ReplaceFacebook

If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.
Some good instances to sign up at:
You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.
It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.
The developers are very active with regular new releases.
#Friendica #Facebook #Alternatives #DeleteFacebook #ReplaceFacebook

If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.

Some good instances to sign up at:

You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.

It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.

The developers are very active with regular new releases.

#Friendica #Facebook #Alternatives #DeleteFacebook #ReplaceFacebook

Friendica Forum node is now on 2019.06-rc

Hello !Friendica Support
I switched the forum node to the current RC branch 2019.06-rc. The update went smoothly. If you notice any problems, please report them here or on GitHub.
Thanks a lot!

#friendica #forum #releasecandidate #github #support


Hello !Friendica Support,

the event calendar is gone. Friendica 2019.03-dev - 1302


#friendica #calendar

Looking for an alternative to Blogger of ggl

!Friendica Support
It has been a long time now I'm looking for an alternative to #blogger, a place that is as simple to implement and use and that would allow an easy transfer of what I already built in ggl. I use it mainly to publish pictures and posts over my ceramic and some writing work. In few words, #blogging in an aesthetical though simple environment.
For a moment I though that hubzilla would be an option. Yet all these places, including Friendica and Pluspora, seem to be made for those who now but not the lamba basic user like me. So I haven't found a help file or tutorial that would help me to start up and there I am...
Therefore, I'm posting a shout, a call, a cry for #help and #advice ! :^)
1. Is #Friendica an adequate place for blogging with aesthetical theme ?
2. Would the answer to above question be positive, will allow me to do so ? (
3. If answer to question 1 is negative, what do you recommend as free blogging plateform providing similar performance to blogger ?
4. Will such plateform be compatible with Friendica and supported by the instance ?
Todays lessons so far:

#Pleroma - promotes fascim/nazism because it is easy to install

#Mastodon - fights fascim/nazism and it more humane because it is easiler to install

#GNUSocial - is unwilling to change

#Friendica - wants to be like twitter
You can always try #friendica on Freenode.

Please share your thoughts: Cleanup friendica header structure

!Friendica Support
I would like to gather some feedback on a #design proposal to cleanup #friendica headers. If this is the wrong forum please hint me in the correct direction, but as both developers and users read the support forum I think it's a good fit.

Below find two images a) currently b) proposal.

Things to think about:

1. let's get rid of the secondary header menu: I think two header menubars are confusing, overwhelming for new users, uncommon on other social networks (for obvious reasons) and provide littele benefit on the pro side of things.
1.1 new post could move to the left column, text should be added and the button increased - it's the most important function of a social network after all, right?
1.2 sorting: currently Commented Order, Posted Order, Personal, Starred are shown. I don't think it's a common use case to switch between those a lot. depending on what the consensus is here those options could a) be moved to the settings or b) added to the top menu as dropdown to save space and have less user facing options.
1.3 I know forums are displayed in the secondary header, that info could also be moved to the left column where it would fit quite nicely
2. comparing the design, note how much cleaner the overall layout appears. that has partly to do with the fact that the secondary header menu is poorly layouted and sticks out like a wrong UI element, this is solved by removing the second menubar.

What are your thoughts on this?


@tom79 Well, I can't connect to the #friendica instance using #fedilab. Should this be possible? "Just" trying to add this as a new account didn't work, so far.
#fediverse integration of #friendica surely *does* seem to move on. Now if I only manage to find a meaningful mobile client for that... @Tusky ? @tom79 ? 🙂
Question about Twitter Connector: I replied on this post:
Friendica post got mirrored to Twitter here:
Following the link in the Tweet back to Friendica throws a 404 when opening link and not being logged into friendica. This is reproducible.

To me this feels like a bug, as the friendica post is public and to my knowledge unrestricted. Does anybody have an idea, why this is not working? Is it a known problem?
#friendica #bug

PHP fatal error

Hello !Friendica Support

this php error appears from time to time when the worker starts.

Friendica 2019.03-rc - 1304, PHP 7.2.13
PHP Warning:  include(/src/Protocol/PortableContact.php): failed to open stream: Too many open files in /vendor/composer/ClassLoader.php on line 444
PHP Warning:  include(): Failed opening '/vendor/composer/../../src/Protocol/PortableContact.php' for inclusion (include_path='/vendor/pear/text_languagedetect:.:/package/host/localhost/php-7.2.13/lib/php:/include:/library:/var/www/virtual/paddler/html') in /vendor/composer/ClassLoader.php on line 444
PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught Error: Class 'Friendica\Protocol\PortableContact' not found in /src/Worker/DiscoverPoCo.php:88
Stack trace:
#0 [internal function]: Friendica\Worker\DiscoverPoCo::execute('server', 'https://grindco...')
#1 /src/Core/Worker.php(395): call_user_func_array('Friendica\\Worke...', Array)
#2 /src/Core/Worker.php(292): Friendica\Core\Worker::execFunction(Array, 'DiscoverPoCo', Array, true)
#3 /src/Core/Worker.php(110): Friendica\Core\Worker::execute(Array)
#4 /bin/worker.php(54): Friendica\Core\Worker::processQueue(false)
#5 {main}
  thrown in /src/Worker/DiscoverPoCo.php on line 88

#friendica #phperror

Donate to Friendica dev

!Friendica Support

I'm getting some digital errands done today, and I'm long overdue in donating to the #Friendica development cause. However, I looked around the site and don't see any info on how to do so:

Do y'all accept donations?
Don't hesitate to submit your #Peertube, #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #Pixelfed, #Friendica instances with tags to @fedvice

The more instances it will know, better will be its suggestions

It understands some words. You can ping it with "help" for more info

The idea is to use it with #Fedilab for suggesting instances with the follow instances feature

Results are ordered with matches

The source code is here

Thanks for sharing or submitting your ideas
!Friendica Support

How do I upload a video to #Friendica? Shouldn't it be possible the same way as it can be done with photos?
Hello !Friendica Support

This notice appears since the last git pull at every worker call.
PHP Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in /src/Core/Worker.php on line 853

#friendica #notice
In the next release, #Friendica users will have the private timeline (with conversations) and will be able to reply to their private messages.

Also, favourites will be changed with likes that seem more appropriated.

@yohann yes #friendica has events. I think hubzilla does too. though they are not yet really compatible with mastodon or pleroma
I hear #Docker and #friendica 😀 if you have good ideas or want to just try this combination, feel free to use/support
I published the release 1.75.0

What's new :

- Groups for #GNUSocial
- Conversation threads for #Friendica & GNU Social
- Change Peertube video format from other social networks
- Counters are clickable for reblog/fav to handle the click easily
- Toot button changed for Pleroma/GNU/Friendica
- Improvement of the custom share feature


- Media not working with GNU and Friendica
- Usernames & names reversed for GNU & Friendica

#GNUSocial users will be able to use groups.
Group names will be clickable in posts for opening the corresponding timeline.
I added an entry in menu for an easy access to your groups.

I wil try to implement that on #Friendica when I will manage to make it work with the web app 😀

Wow. I just release that the app didn't allow conversation threads for #GNUSocial and #Friendica users :blobpeek:
That's now fixed. #Fedilab

PHP Notice

Hello !Friendica Support

since the last git pull this PHP Notice appears in my php error log.
PHP Notice: Undefined property: Friendica\App::$performance in /addon/rendertime/rendertime.php on line 28

#friendica #php
Thanks a lot. I was able to achieve what I wanted. Now I have to write a blog post to test it, probably about #friendica. 😀
@softmetz I am also very interested by response and info to this use of #Friendica with #rss, #Atom, #feed

Posting RSS/Atom feed into own feed

!Friendica Support

When I used #friendica for the last time I had a script, that posted my RSS feed into my profile's feed.

Now I added my atom feed to my network and can even repost the entries.

But is there a suggested way to have the entries posted into my personal feed?
!Friendica Support

I get
Installing dependencies from lock file
Warning: The lock file is not up to date with the latest changes in composer.json. You may be getting outdated dependencies. Run update to update them.
when I run my usual update. Do I need to do anything or is this anything to worry about?

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