Created: 2011-03-29 22:23
Updated: 2019-02-19 05:22



Contributors: pepijndevos, pfefferle
Tags: ostatus, federated, mastodon, social, gnusocial, statusnet
Donate link: https://notiz.blog/donate/
Requires at least: 4.5
Tested up to: 4.9.9
Stable tag: 2.5.4
License: MIT
License URI: https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT

A bundle of plugins that turns your blog into your private federated social network.


OStatus for Wordpress turns your blog into a federated social network. This means you can share and talk to everyone using the OStatus protocol, including users of Status.net/Identi.ca, gnu.social, Friendica and Mastodon.

For more information about OStatus visit the OStatus Community Group

This plugin bundles a few other plugins it requires to work, theses are installed automatically unless you have them already installed.


  • GNU.social
    • Follow blog
    • Follow GNU.social
    • Share blog-posts
    • Share GNU.social-posts
    • Share GNU.social-comments
    • Share blog-comments
  • Mastodon
    • Follow blog
    • Follow Mastodon
    • Share blog-posts
    • Share Mastodon-posts
    • Share Mastodon-comments
    • Share blog-comments
  • Friendica
    • Follow blog
    • Follow Mastodon
    • Share blog-posts
    • Share Mastodon-posts
    • Share Friendica-comments
    • Share blog-comments

Plugin requirements:


  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Check all the needed plugins are there and activated through the settings-page

Frequently Asked Questions

can I help you?

You can help!

This plugin bundles a few plugins theta implement parts of the OStatus specification.

If you are the author of a relevant plugin, or are planning one, contact us to get it included in this bundle.



  • Add NodeInfo support


  • Fixed GNU.social compatibility


  • Fixed Altenate-URL (feed)


  • Fixed feed-ids


  • fixed "flush rewrite rules"
  • optimized admin pages (still work in progress)


  • fixed donation link


  • complete refactoring
  • better text encoding


  • updated WebSub support


  • htmlspecialchars instead of htmlentities


  • nicer feeds
  • enable/disable the feed summary in the settings


  • add main OStatus feed URL


  • support the legacy WebFinger specs


  • WordPress.org seems to ignore v2.0.0


  • better compatibility with mastodon


  • some small tweaks
  • added header image support
  • new pubsubhubbub filters


  • some small improvements
  • fixed webfinger discovery
  • better i18n handling (thanks @hinaloe)


  • Mastodon and gnu.social support
  • PHP 7 compatibility
  • small changes


  • WordPress 3.1 support


  • added functionality


  • initial version


Follow the normal instructions for installing WordPress plugins.

Automatic Plugin Installation

To add a WordPress Plugin using the built-in plugin installer:

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Type "ostatus" into the Search Plugins box.
  3. Find the WordPress Plugin you wish to install.
    1. Click Details for more information about the Plugin and instructions you may wish to print or save to help setup the Plugin.
    2. Click Install Now to install the WordPress Plugin.
  4. The resulting installation screen will list the installation as successful or note any problems during the install.
  5. If successful, click Activate Plugin to activate it, or Return to Plugin Installer for further actions.

Manual Plugin Installation

There are a few cases when manually installing a WordPress Plugin is appropriate.

  • If you wish to control the placement and the process of installing a WordPress Plugin.
  • If your server does not permit automatic installation of a WordPress Plugin.
  • If you want to try the latest development version.

Installation of a WordPress Plugin manually requires FTP familiarity and the awareness that you may put your site at risk if you install a WordPress Plugin incompatible with the current version or from an unreliable source.

Backup your site completely before proceeding.

To install a WordPress Plugin manually:

  • Download your WordPress Plugin to your desktop.
  • If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop.
  • With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  • Go to Plugins screen and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  • Click Activate to activate it.
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