Easier RSVP-ing with IndieWeb plug-in

After I added Micro Camp 2022 to events.indieweb.org, I wanted to send an IndieWeb RSVP to the event. RSVPs use Microformats and Webmention to let your blog notify another site that you are attending an event. I’ve been creating the markup for RSVPs manually for years, but it’s a little finicky. You need to use HTML with the right reply-to class and RSVP status.

To make this easier, I’ve created a Micro.blog plug-in called IndieRSVP that provides a Hugo shortcode you can use in a blog post. After installing the plug-in from Micro.blog’s plug-in directory, to RSVP to an event use the shortcode rsvp and pass a URL for the event as a parameter like this:

I'm going to this! {{< rsvp href="https://events.indieweb.org/2022/03/micro-camp-2022-IW2Qp3ygHike" >}}

There are more details over in the README. Happy RSVP-ing! 📅

Manton Reece @manton