If you're running the
branch of #Hubzilla
, you'll see that a new feature has landed for channels – Articles
This is a really exciting feature to me, as I hope to build We Distribute on top of it.Here are a few relevant files to understand different pieces of it:
Here's a quick test article, as it appears today: https://deadsuperhero.com/articles/dsh/suggestions-happier-life
I'd love to explore the theme development side of this, specifically to make Article objects look like an article you'd see on any popular CMS that features them. (Ars Technica, the Verge, Mashable, etc). This may require me to open my first actual pull request for the Hubzilla project, as this is a feature of huge interest to me. The first "useful" thing I can think of might be a thumbnail field, which sets the og:image property of the article when shared.
Eventually, I might dive into either building a page
or a plugin
that shows all published Article objects on a hub, sorted by published date, complete with title, link, and author information.