WordPress has launched support for ActivityPub on its platform after acquiring ActivityPub as a WordPress plug-in last year.
ActivityPub allows for cross-platform interactions, also called as ‘fediverse,’ where networks of websites or servers can communicate with each other while functioning independently.
In other words, users on one platform can engage with content on other platforms without making a new account. “t’s much like email; you can send emails to users with accounts on different services (like Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), yet all of them can interact seamlessly,” explains WordPress.
Via ActivityPub, users will be able to follow and engage with publishers through other federated platforms like Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, and others. Responses received from other platforms will be automatically turned into comments on a user’s WordPress post.
WordPress users can access ActivityPub by installing it via WordPress settings on free, personal, and premium tiers. Within a dedicated ‘fediverse settings’ section on WordPress, users can create a fediverse profile and then share it with other people who can follow their blogs on federated platforms.