This is the homepage for Whim, a command-line utility for sending, receiving, and working with webmentions.
Notable features include:
Listen for webmentions at port 3000, and store any that arrive:
$ whim listen start
Verify recently arrived webmentions:
$ whim verify
See summaries of received, valid webmentions:
$ whim query --after=2020-01-01 $ whim query --target=my-site.example.com/some/article
Block a domain from further consideration:
$ whim query --block=trollface.example
Send one webmention, with a
my-site.example.com source and an
$ whim send https://my-site.example.com/some/article \ https://another-site.example/target/article
Send webmentions to all valid targets found in a page’s content:
$ whim send https://my-site.example.com/some/article
For information about obtaining and installing Whim, see its GitHub page.
Whim should work on any Unix-based computer, including Linux and macOS, albeit with some assembly required at this early point in the project’s lifetime. (You may have to install some other free software packages, as indicated in Whim’s installation instructions.)
You can find a live example at the bottom of this page, displaying real webmentions that this page has received. You can also send new webmentions targeting this page (at
https://jmac.org/whim/), where a Whim instance that I run will receive and – after a few minutes – process them for subsequent display.
You can contact me my email, or join the
#whim channel on Libera Chat, where I am
jmac. I’m always happy to discuss this project.
I presented a lightning talk about Whim and Webmention at The Perl Conference 2020. Here are the slides, with my presenter notes, as a PDF.
Two possible explanations: