Category Archives: Tech tips

Confirmation that two-thirds of headline analyzers spout utter nonsense

An examination of three headline analyzer tools (and whether it’s worth using them), together with a Veritasium video on the effectiveness of clickbait (with transcription). Continue reading

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Yes, it IS possible to embed hyperlinks in titles! (but there are caveats)

Ready for a surprise? The title of this post contains two links. The link on the first part of the text is to the post itself; this is quite normal. However, there’s a second link at the end, on the … Continue reading

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Creating content collaboratively

I’ve been aware of the ‘Users’ option in the WordPress settings for many years. I looked into the facility when setting up the Multiphasic Phylarological University (a site that, unfortunately, I’ve never been able to find enough other interested parties … Continue reading

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How to time travel using WordPress

Disclaimer: this is how it currently works; I offer no guarantees that this information is valid in your epoch! The only constant is change. Heraclitus (c.535 BC – c.474 BC) The ‘permalink’ Each WordPress post is allocated a permalink (short … Continue reading

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How to quote someone else’s words in a WordPress comment

A couple of people (Sam “Goldie” Kirk and… someone else, whose comment I’m unfortunately unable to find) have asked me how I quote others’ words in WordPress comments, so I thought I’d pen a quick blogette about it. For many … Continue reading

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How to circumvent the flaw in Google Authenticator

I recently became aware of ‘two-factor authentication‘ (2FA). This is a means by which one can add another level of protection to online accounts. There are several apps that provide this service: I opted for the Google Authenticator (GA), as … Continue reading

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Click to embiggen revisited (classic editor)

Sam “Goldie” Kirk posed some questions in response to my recent ‘How to’ post about images. Here, I aim to explain more clearly how to link a small image in a post to a larger one, using the classic editor. … Continue reading

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How to do the ‘click to embiggen’ trick

OK, first off: what do I mean by ‘click to embiggen’? I’m talking about WordPress blog posts, for one thing (although it can work in other fields). You have a small image; you click on it and are presented with … Continue reading

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How to add mouseover tooltips to links in WordPress

Recognising HTML anchors To make sense of this post about ‘mouseover tooltips’, you will want to be able to recognise what the HTML code for a link (known as an ‘anchor’) looks like, which is this: If you don’t feel … Continue reading

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How to ‘reblog’

Hitting the ‘Reblog’ button (assuming that it’s enabled on the site) allows republication of a blog article on your blog. By default, a reblog is categorized in the really useful (not) category ‘uncategorized’, so for best results it’s a good … Continue reading

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