But let's start with: my directory server URL has only two options, and no way to change it to anything else because it's a dropdown menu with no text entry.
Secondly, I'm 100% certain I installed the ActivityPub app
And finally, does federation take a while to finish?
When I go in as admin to /admin/addons nothing is listed. just the header.
For installing addons - First you should be **on** your website folder cd mywebsite - Then you should clone the addon repository (separately). We'll give this repository a nickname of 'hzaddons'. You can pull in other hubzilla addon repositories by giving them different nicknames. util/add_addon_repo https://framagit.org/hubzilla/addons.git hzaddons - For keeping the addon tree updated, you should be on your top level website directory and issue an update command for that repository. cd mywebsite util/update_addon_repo hzaddons
my install was mostly done by my web host. I'll give these instructions a try.
if you go to Connections and click on Add, then it works immediately. But it's not feasible for future.
...remote content depending on the search string prefix...
From description I understood it could search also on federated servers.