Items tagged with: 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 ?
Since the last git pull on the Friendica rc a couple of days ago, the CPU usage of MariaDB seems to have rocketed and I'm regularly getting high load warnings. It should be said that I hadn't done a pull for a few weeks before that. Whatever it's doing, I thought it might have settled down by now.... are there any checks I can make or actions to take? @Friendica Support #friendica #mariadb
As you can check, I'm on #Friendica ( and I can tag all my comments as you see
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
Ich benutze seit zwei Tagen #FreshRSS für meine #RSS #Feeds. Jetzt gibt es dort die Möglichkeit von der Oberfläche aus einen Artikel auf #Diaspora zuteilen.

Wenn ich @Michael Vogel richtig verstanden habe, dann könnte man diese Diaspora-Funktionalität auch für #Friendica nutzen?

Wenn dem so ist, was muss ich dann in dem Feld
Zu verwendende Teilen-URL
eintragen, damit auch von meinerm FreshRSS aus Artikel auf mein Friendica-Konto teilen bzw. sharen kann?
Oder geht das so doch nicht?


!Friendica Support
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

An internal server error occurred

Hello !Friendica Support,
i write this from my test account on, because since the last git pull my friendica node did not work correct anymore. If i try to reach the /network, the /profile/montag and /community/global sites, nothing happen for two or three minutes and than this note appears:
An internal server error occurred. Please try again later.

The other sites (/admin /settings /contact /community) are reachable.

Friendica 2019.03-dev - 1301, PHP 7.2.13, MariaDB


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?
I released the version 1.76.0 #Fedilab

What's new:

- Featured hashtags for profiles (Mastodon)
- Private timeline with conversations for #Friendica
- Improve the import/export feature
- Improve the custom sharing feature
- Friendica: Replace favourites with likes
- Fix a crash when mentioning a message
I would love that all Fediverse networks have a common endpoint with a common API URL like:

{"software":"Mastodon", "version":"2.71"}

That would easily allow applications to know what network is running behind the domain name.

#Mastodon #Pleroma #Peertube #Pixelfed #GNUSocial #Friendica #Misskey
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

Allowed Memory Size

Hello !Friendica Support

this error message appears since a few weeks every time if the cron daemon starts the worker. The current memory_limit setting is 350M. Some ideas what i can do? Rise the memory_limit up to 500M did not help.

Friendica 2018.12-rc - 1291, PHP 7.2.13

PHP Fatal error:  Allowed memory size of 188743680 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 98570240 bytes) in /src/Util/JsonLD.php on line 109
PHP Fatal error:  Allowed memory size of 188743680 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 48238592 bytes) in/src/Util/JsonLD.php on line 109

#friendica #memory limit #phperror

Neustart mit friendica

#friendica und ich waren vor vielen Jahren mal dicke Freunde. Dann traf ich #red. #red sei etwas neues, ein Experiment, unklar was es werden soll. Aber #red war das next big thing. Also ging ich zu #red, als #friendica fork war es ja in der Lage, all meine Bedürfnisse zu erfüllen.

Als ich heute versuchte, einen Diaspora-Nutzer mit Mastodon hinzufügen, entdeckte ich zu meinem Erstaunen, das #friendica nun auch #activitypub spricht.

Und damit ist meine Suche beendet. Das hier ist meine neue Heimat im #fediverse.

Ich muss noch ein wenig an der Instanz tweaken, aber bitte nehmt mich in eure Netzwerke auf.

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?

So with your feedback, there are two features I have to work on for #Fedilab:

- #Peertube: allow videos to be run in background with a media controller in the top bar. And I will add the ability to create your Playlist.

- #GNUSocial and #friendica implement groups feature.
Melde gehorsamst ein erfolgreiches Update auf
Friendica 'The Tazmans Flax-lily' 2019.03-dev - 1302
. Weiter machen ...... 😁 😉

#Friendica @Friendica Support
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