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@jgmac1106 Yes, you'll need to authenticate with Bridgy, which requires that your Known URL is in your profile. This might be helpful, although written before we added the plugin: http://stream.withknown.com/2014/getting-started-with-bridgy-1

@jgmac1106 For commenting from one Known site to another, paste the url of the site you're commenting on into the "reply" field under Status Update and add your comment as an update. You can also enable the "public comment" plugin if you want other people without a Known site to leave comments. Or, if you have a multi-author site, commenting is available for any member on the post. For starring, it's really more for multi-author sites at the moment. You can click the star on any post page to star it.

@jgmac1106 For commenting from one Known site to another, paste the url of the site you're commenting on into the "reply" field under Status Update and add your comment as an update. You can also enable the "public comment" plugin if you want other people without a Known site to leave comments. Or, if you have a multi-author site, commenting is available for any member on the post. For starring, it's really more for multi-author sites at the moment. You can click the star on any post page to star it.

@jgmac1106 Comments/replies from one Known site to another happen when you enter the URL of the post you're replying to in the reply field for a status update. Or you can enable the public comments plugin if you want other people to comment on your site. Or if you have a multi-author site, you can just leave a comment at the bottom of the post. Starring is really more for multi-author sites at the moment. If you're a post's page, you can click the star to favorite it.

Introducing Convoy!

3 min read

We’re very excited to introduce a new service specifically for self-hosted Known users - Convoy!

Syndicating to different social networks is a key part of the Known experience for many people, but if you’re running Known on your own host, it can be a pain to set up and manage the various developer accounts and APIs associated with each social network and connected service. Convoy removes that process entirely.

Seamless connections

If you’re running your own Known site, you can still create developer accounts and manage API integrations with the various social services that you want connected to your site. However, if that isn’t your cup of tea, a Convoy subscription gets you one-click access and authentication with all of the social connections offered at withknown.com. You still own your data, and we manage all of the technical details.

Convoy features

Convoy currently offers connections to Facebook profiles, Facebook pages, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, SoundCloud, LinkedIn profiles, and LinkedIn company pages. We’ll be adding connections to Google+ pages, Wordpress blogs, and Tumblr sites soon. Convoy uses the existing Known servers to access these services, so you never have to create and manage a developer account with any social network.

As Convoy grows, we plan to expand the features to include search and notification capabilities for your site. Many shared hosts can’t handle robust features like intelligent site search and real-time notifications. There’s no reason your site should be limited by the technical offerings of your hosting company, and with Convoy it doesn’t have to fall short. Look for new features like these over the upcoming months.

Getting started

Social connections

If you have an existing self-hosted website, you’ll need to update your site to the latest Known package, and then enable “Convoy for Known” under Plugins. Then under Settings you’ll see an option for “Connect Services.”

If you are creating a new Known site on Reclaim or another third-party host, Convoy will already be enabled under Plugins. Under Settings you’ll see an option for “Connect Services.”

From the Connect Services page in your site, choose the “get started” button to learn more about Convoy and subscribe to the service. You can subscribe to Convoy for $5 a month or $50 a year. (If you’d like to purchase multiple subscriptions for your school or organization, contact us about bulk discounts.)

Authenticate with social accounts

Connected services

After you’ve subscribed to Convoy, the Connect Services page of your site will display a list of social networks with options to connect an account. Choose any network, click “Connect account,” and then complete the authentication process for that social network. You can connect unlimited accounts for any social network, but note that for some sites, you might need to sign into each account before you can connect it to your Known site.

That’s it! You can add or remove accounts through the Connect Services page of your site at any time. We keep the connections up-to-date so that you never have to worry about managing APIs and developer settings for that social network again.

Ready to get started with Convoy? Subscribe today.

@ChrisAldrich Awesome! We love happy faces.

An interesting peek at the open source contributions to the OwnCloud Android app.
- http://bit.ly/1xJWkGB

@jgmac1106 If a Known author has authenticated with Bridgy+Twitter, Twitter interactions will come back to the original post. If you reply to a post on another Known site from your Known site, that will also be left as a comment.

@SimonCoopey You're welcome! Glad you liked it.

@jacobyjyoung This is an awesome list! I'm currently listening to most of the past episodes from Freakonomics and TED Radio Hour.