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Yarns Microsub Server


Yarns Microsub Server helps you follow feeds from across the Web. Enter a website and Yarns will help you find and subscribe to its feed(s) in several different formats (Microformats, RSS, Atom, JSONFeed). Once you’ve added feeds, new posts are collected in the background for you to read whenever you want.

Rather than viewing posts in Yarns itself, you can choose among several different apps to follow your feeds on your desktop or mobile device.

No matter which app you choose to view your feed, your replies will be posted on your own website.

Accompanied by other plugins that support IndieWeb standards, Yarns can help use your personal website as the centre of your online identity.

Getting started

Please see instructions for installing and using Yarns at


For support, please file an issue at


  • Relies on David Shanske’s Parse-This and Barnaby Walters’ PHP-MF2
  • Inspiration from Ashton McAllan’s WhisperFollow plugin, Kyle Mahan’s Woodwind, and Aaron Parecki’s Aperture
  • Loading spinner created with
  • Thanks to many members of IndieWeb’s community for feedback, suggestions, inspiration and help.


7 August 2019
I've been using it with Together and Indigenous. So happy to have a Microsub server built into WordPress 😀
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Contributors and Developers

“Yarns Microsub Server” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change Log

– Update Parse-This
– Fixes bug that prevented stripping some html elements

– Makes storage time limit clearer (See #91)
– Bug fixes:
– Fixes #93, Fixes #92 (Adding new channels)
– Display nag notice if IndieAuth is not activated. Addresses #85
– Decode feed URLs before following them. Fixes #94
– Updates Parse-This

– Fixed problem searching for feeds if IndieAuth plugin not installed – see (

– First release posted to WordPress plugin repository