A drawing with the mascot of Mastodon on a hill, with the Plone logo, as the Sun, on the sky
By Érico Andrei

Unleash the Power of Plone and Mastodon with 'collective.mastodon'

Ever wished you could combine the automation magic of Plone's "content rules" with the decentralized charm of Mastodon? Well, your wish is now a reality! Think of it as IFTTT or Zapier, but without the hidden costs and with the freedom of open-source.

The Journey So Far

Over the years, I've crafted a suite of Plone add-ons that supercharge its "content rules" feature, each solving a unique problem:

These add-ons were born out of real-world needs, either mine or my clients'.

Introducing 'collective.mastodon'

Today, I'm thrilled to introduce the latest innovation in this series: 'collective.mastodon'!

Why Mastodon?

Mastodon isn't just another social network; it's a revolution in how we think about online communities. It's decentralized, open-source, and gives you the freedom to be yourself. And let's face it, it's my current social media crush.

How It Works

With 'collective.mastodon', you can write once in Plone and publish everywhere on Mastodon. Whether it's an image or a full-length post, Plone will handle the heavy lifting, freeing you to focus on creating amazing content.

I already use it here at 'ericof.com'. Every new Sketch is announced on @[email protected], and every new post (like this one) goes to @[email protected].

Current Features

Though still in its infancy, 'collective.mastodon' already gives you:

  • Multiple Account Handling: Because one is never enough.
  • Dynamic Text and Content Warnings: Tailor your message effortlessly.
  • Smart Media Discovery: Automatically finds and uploads relevant media.
  • Integrated Post Scheduling: Syncs with Plone's effective date for seamless publishing.

đź“– Installation instructions are just a click away in the package's README.

What's Next?

I'm committed to enhancing the documentation and will soon release tutorial videos to get you up and running in no time.

Your Feedback Matters!

I'm all ears for any feedback or suggestions you may have. Let's make 'collective.mastodon' the ultimate Plone-Mastodon integration!