Socially aware

Indiego outputs all blog and status posts in a format which can be previewd in all major social networks. What this means in practise is a nice picture when you post a link to Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Currently, you still need to use a third party service to share your RSS news feed with social networks. I use the free plans on Hootsuite for Facebook & WordPress, and for Twitter, Google+ & Linkedin.

How did you do it?

Well, I read this post called Must-Have Social Meta Tags for Twitter, Google+, Facebook and More. It covers the basics, with examples and with plenty of further reading.

Microformats used

Indiego uses 4 different microformats:

  1. h-entry open format
  2. Twitter cards for Twitter
  3. Facebook Open Graph for Facebook
  4. for Google+ et al (including Pinterest)

Micformat files

Just so you know, the microformats are defined in 3 places:

  1. micro-twitog partial for Twitter cards and Facebook Open Graph, pulled into the <head>
  2. micro-schema partial for Schema, inserted into the top of the blog & status <article>
  3. h-entry classes scattered in the blog & status <article>

Microformat validator tools

To ensure the microformats in your posts validate properly, use these tools: