# Test

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This page is for posters to test comments prior to submitting them to WUWT. Your tests will be deleted in a while, though especially interesting tests, examples, hints, and cool stuff will remain for quite a while longer.

Some things that don’t seem to work any more, or perhaps never did, are kept in Ric Werme’s Guide to WUWT.

WordPress does not provide much documentation for the HTML formatting permitted in comments. There are only a few commands that are useful, and a few more that are pretty much useless.

A typical HTML formatting command has the general form of <name>text to be formatted</name>. A common mistake is to forget the end command. Until WordPress gets a preview function, we have to live with it.

N.B. WordPress handles some formatting very differently than web browsers do. A post of mine shows these and less useful commands in action at WUWT.

N.B. You may notice that the underline command, <u>, is missing. WordPress seems to suppress for almost all users, so I’m not including it here. Feel free to try it, don’t expect it to work.

Name Sample Result
b (bold) This is <b>bold</b> text This is bold text
Command strong also does bolding.
i (italics) This is <i>italicized</i> text This is italicized text
Command em (emphasize) also does italics.
A URL by itself (with a space on either side) is often adequate in WordPress. It will make a link to that URL and display the URL, e.g. See http://wermenh.com.

Some source on the web is presenting anchor commands with other parameters beyond href, e.g. rel=nofollow. In general, use just href=url and don’t forget the text to display to the reader.

blockquote (indent text) My text
<blockquote>quoted text</blockquote>
More of my text
My text

quoted text

More of my text

Quoted text can be many paragraphs long.
WordPress italicizes quoted text (and the <i> command enters normal text).
strike This is <strike>text with strike</strike> This is text with strike
pre (“preformatted” – use for monospace display) <pre>These lines are bracketed<br>with &lt;pre> and &lt;/pre>
These lines are bracketed
with <pre> and </pre>
Preformatted text, generally done right. Use it when you have a table or something else that will look best in monospace. Each space is displayed, something that <code> (next) doesn’t do.
code (use for monospace display) <code>Wordpress handles this very differently</code> WordPress handles this very differently
See https://wattsupwiththat.com/resources/#comment-65319 to see what this really does.

Using the URL for a YouTube video creates a link like any other URL. However, WordPress accepts the HTML for “embedded” videos. From the YouTube page after the video finishes, click on the “embed” button and it will suggest HTML like:

<iframe width="560" height="315"
frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>
</iframe>


WordPress will convert this into an internal square bracket command, changing the URL and ignoring the dimension. You can use this command yourself, and use its options for dimensions. WordPress converts the above into something like:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaBNjTtCxd4&w=640&h=480]

Use this form and change the w and h options to suit your interests.

If WordPress thinks a URL refers to an image, it will display the image
instead of creating a link to it. The following rules may be a bit excessive,
but they should work:

1. The URL must end with .jpg, .gif, or .png. (Maybe others.)
2. The URL must be the only thing on the line.
3. This means you don’t use <img>, which WordPress ignores and displays nothing.
4. This means WordPress controls the image size.
5. <iframe> doesn’t work either, it just displays a link to the image.

If you have an image whose URL doesn’t end with the right kind of prefix, there may be two options if the url includes attributes, i.e. if it has a question mark followed by attribute=value pairs separated by ampersands.

Often the attributes just provide information to the server about the source of the URL. In that case, you may be able to just delete everything from the question mark to the end.

For some URLs, e.g. many from FaceBook, the attributes provide lookup information to the server and it can’t be deleted. Most servers don’t bother to check for unfamiliar attributes, so try appending “&xxx=foo.jpg”. This will give you a URL with one of the extensions WordPress will accept.

WordPress will usually scale images to fit the horizontal space available for text. One place it doesn’t is in blockquoted text, there it seems to display fullsize and large images overwrite the rightside nav bar text.

Those of us who remember acceptance of ASCII-68 (a specification released in 1968) are often not clever enough to figure out all the nuances of today’s international character sets. Besides, most keyboards lack the keys for those characters, and that’s the real problem. Even if you use a non-ASCII but useful character like ° (as in 23°C) some optical character recognition software or cut and paste operation is likely to change it to 23oC or worse, 230C.

Nevertheless, there are very useful characters that are most reliably entered as HTML character entities:

Type this To get Notes
&amp; & Ampersand
&lt; < Less than sign
Left angle bracket
&bull; Bullet
&deg; ° Degree (Use with C and F, but not K (kelvins))
&#8304;
&#185;
&#178;
&#179;
&#8308;

¹
²
³
Superscripts (use 8304, 185, 178-179, 8308-8313 for superscript digits 0-9)
&#8320;
&#8321;
&#8322;
&#8323;

Subscripts (use 8320-8329 for subscript digits 0-9)
&pound; £ British pound
&ntilde; ñ For La Niña & El Niño
&micro; µ Mu, micro
&plusmn; ± Plus or minus
&times; × Times
&divide; ÷ Divide
&ne; Not equals
&nbsp; Like a space, with no special processing (i.e. word wrapping or multiple space discarding)
&gt; > Greater than sign
Right angle bracket
Generally not needed

Various operating systems and applications have mechanisms to let you directly enter character codes. For example, on Microsoft Windows, holding down ALT and typing 248 on the numeric keypad may generate the degree symbol. I may extend the table above to include these some day, but the character entity names are easier to remember, so I recommend them.

## Latex markup

WordPress supports Latex. To use it, do something like:

$latex P = e\sigma AT^{4}$     (Stefan-Boltzmann's law)

$latex \mathscr{L}\{f(t)\}=F(s)$

to produce

$P = e\sigma AT^{4}$     (Stefan-Boltzmann’s law)

$\mathscr{L}\{f(t)\}=F(s)$

Each comment has a URL that links to the start of that comment. This is usually the best way to refer to comment a different post. The URL is “hidden” under the timestamp for that comment. While details vary with operating system and browser, the best way to copy it is to right click on the time stamp near the start of the comment, choose “Copy link location” from the pop-up menu, and paste it into the comment you’re writing. You should see something like https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/07/15/central-park-in-ushcnv2-5-october-2012-magically-becomes-cooler-in-july-in-the-dust-bowl-years/#comment-1364445.

The “#<label>” at the end of the URL tells a browser where to start the page view. It reads the page from the Web, searches for the label and starts the page view there. As noted above, WordPress will create a link for you, you don’t need to add an <a> command around it.

## One way to avoid the moderation queue.

Several keywords doom your comment to the moderation queue. One word, “Anthony,” is caught so that people trying to send a note to Anthony will be intercepted and Anthony should see the message pretty quickly.

If you enter Anthony as An<u>th</u>ony, it appears to not be caught,
so apparently the comparison uses the name with the HTML within it and
sees a mismatch.

## 57 thoughts on “Test”

I think I discovered that if I could get around the automatic spam trap by writing Anthony with an empty HTML command inside, e.g. Ant<b></b>hony .

What happens when I try that with underline?

Apologies in advance to the long-suffering mods, at least one of these comments may get caught by the spam trap.

2. Wun Hung Lo says:

I’m giving up on this

But the above code works at JSFIDDLE Code testing shop

see for yourself – http://jsfiddle.net/804j6fmd/

Why no work here – it’s nuts !

• LOVE that JSFIDDLE Code testing shop !!! – thank you

3. Yeah, just turned into a link, not even an image. Checking to see if .JPG is okay:

4. John F. Hultquist says:

test of pre tags
with:

1234		45		567
4567		54		897


without
1234 45 567
4567 54 897

• I have been looking for a way to create a table.
How did you do it?

• He used the <pre> command, it’s described in the main article. Pre is for preformatted text and displays in monospace and with all the spaces preserved.

• Now one that would permit image display:

Update: Right clicking to get the image’s url gave me a URL that goes through WP’s cache via (slashes replaced by spaces, periods by dashes) i2-wp-com wermenh-com images winter0708 P3020227_snowbank7-jpg

• Now just the image without a suffix:

Update: This image uses the same URL as the previous cached image. That means we can’t use a changing suffix to force a trip around the cache any more for HTTP images. I’ll play with HTTPS later.

5. Owen in GA says:
6. Owen in GA says:
7. Owen in GA says:

$m_{H2O} \propto A_{surface}$

Is there something wrong with latex support on the test page?

• Owen in GA says:
• Owen in GA says:
• Owen in GA says:

Error in the third line can’t use \\ in the latex code.

$m_{H2O} \propto A_{surface}$

$E_{total} \propto \int_{A_{surface}}FdA \mbox{(where } F \mbox{ is the flux in watts per square meter)}$

$dT \propto \frac {E_{total}}{m_{H2O}}$

• Owen in GA says:

$E_{total} \propto \int_{A_{surface}}FdA \mbox{(where } F \mbox{ is the flux in watts per square meter)}$
a mistake in this line maybe?

• Owen in GA says:

The first two lines
$m_{H2O} \propto A_{surface}$

$E_{total} \propto \int_{A_{surface}}FdA \mbox{(where } F \mbox{ is the flux in watts per square meter)}$

Will they show?

• Owen in GA says:

$\frac{\partial T}{\partial t} = \frac{\int_{SA}FdA}{SA \times d \times \rho} \times \frac{\partial T}{\partial Q} =\frac{F \times SA}{SA \times d \times \rho} \times \frac{\partial T}{\partial Q} =\frac{F}{d \times \rho} \times \frac{\partial T}{\partial Q}$

8. Steve Case says:

9. Mike Jonas says:
10. Mike Jonas says:
11. Dave Wendt says:
12. Steve Fraser says:

An international, UK led team, including the GFZ’s researchers will work this summer on the Greenland Ice Sheet where currently a record-breaking melting rate due to high temperatures is observed. Steffi Lutz, Liane G. Benning and UK colleagues will investigate whether and to what extent pigmented algae contribute to the record melting.

What ‘record breaking’ melting are they referring to? Greenland Ice accumulation is quite above average this year:

13. Janice Moore says:

• clipe says:
• Clipe says:
14. I wonder why this one seem to just disappear:

If United Nations had kept focus on their main mission it might have helped.
As a curiosity – I was surprised to learn that we have two sets of Human Rights:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

And:

Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
(Signed by 45 states):

ARTICLE 1:
(a) All human beings form one family whose members are united by their subordination to Allah and descent from Adam. All men are equal in terms of basic human dignity and basic obligations and responsibilities, without any discrimination on the basis of race, colour, language, belief, sex, religion, political affiliation, social status or other considerations. The true religion is the guarantee for enhancing such dignity along the path to human integrity.

(b) All human beings are Allah’s subjects, and the most loved by Him are those who are most beneficial to His subjects, and no one has superiority over another except on the basis of piety and good deeds.

15. Who precisely are ‘they’? It is very hard to continue a Conspiracy for decades.” (lsvalgaard June 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm)

This is of course straight out of the CIA playbook* and I quote:

“In private to media discussions not directed at any particular writer, or in attacking publications which may be yet forthcoming, the following arguments should be useful:

…(c) Conspiracy on the large scale often suggested would be impossible to conceal in the United States.” *

The CIA’s clandestine services unit created the arguments for attacking conspiracy theories as unreliable in the 1960s as part of its psychological warfare operations. The evidence for this is a matter of public record disclosed in documents released under FOIA in 1976.

Great minds do think alike as I’ve noticed these ‘ploys’ in your comments on this post:

“Our ploy should point out, as applicable, that the critics are (I) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (II) politically interested, (III) financially interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (V) infatuated with their own theories. “ (CIA Document #1035-960 4/1/67)

*This is actually a poor or at least difficult argument to sustain as there are innumerable examples of documented conspiracies that remained concealed for decades.

16. Who precisely are ‘they’? It is very hard to continue a Conspiracy for decades.” (lsvalgaard June 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm)

This is of course straight out of the CIA playbook* and I quote:

“In private to media discussions not directed at any particular writer, or in attacking publications which may be yet forthcoming, the following arguments should be useful:

…(c) Conspiracy on the large scale often suggested would be impossible to conceal in the United States.” *

17. This is of course straight out of the CIA playbook* and I quote:

“In private to media discussions not directed at any particular writer, or in attacking publications which may be yet forthcoming, the following arguments should be useful:

…(c) Conspiracy on the large scale often suggested would be impossible to conceal in the United States.” *

The CIA’s clandestine services unit created the arguments for attacking conspiracy theories as unreliable in the 1960s as part of its psychological warfare operations. The evidence for this is a matter of public record disclosed in documents released under FOIA in 1976.

Great minds do think alike as I’ve noticed these ‘ploys’ in your comments on this post:

“Our ploy should point out, as applicable, that the critics are (I) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (II) politically interested, (III) financially interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (V) infatuated with their own theories. “ (CIA Document #1035-960 4/1/67)

*This is actually a poor or at least difficult argument to sustain as there are innumerable examples of documented conspiracies that remained concealed for decades.

18. Who precisely are ‘they’? It is very hard to continue a C for decades.” (lsvalgaard June 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm)

This is of course straight out of the CIA playbook* and I quote:

“In private to media discussions not directed at any particular writer, or in attacking publications which may be yet forthcoming, the following arguments should be useful:

…(c) C on the large scale often suggested would be impossible to conceal in the United States.” *

The CIA’s clandestine services unit created the arguments for attacking c t as unreliable in the 1960s as part of its psychological warfare operations. The evidence for this is a matter of public record disclosed in documents released under FOIA in 1976.

Great minds do think alike as I’ve noticed these ‘ploys’ in your comments on this post:

“Our ploy should point out, as applicable, that the critics are (I) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (II) politically interested, (III) financially interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (V) infatuated with their own theories. “ (CIA Document #1035-960 4/1/67)

*This is actually a poor or at least difficult argument to sustain as there are innumerable examples of documented c that remained concealed for decades.

19. Peta in Cumbria says:

Recent large surveys found that brighter residential nighttime lighting A diet high in carbohydrate (and alcohol) is associated with reduced sleep times, dissatisfaction with sleep quality, excessive sleepiness, impaired daytime functioning and obesity.

fixed

20. [video src="http://www.sidc.be/cactus/out/CME0017/CME.mp4" /]

21. F. Ross says:

2nd test

22. seaice1 says:

23. Janice Moore says:

24. Janice Moore says:

25. Kip Hansen says:

test strong
test bold

• Kip Hansen says:

Reply to Ric W ==> Thanks — I was fielding comments on an essay using an unfamiliar tablet, and wasn’t sure which and/or both were part of HTML5. I usually use the old ClimateAudit comment Greasemonkey tool, even though its formatting is funky these days, for the tags. Don’t suppose you could update that add-in?

26. @Mark

“Six by nine. Forty two.” “That’s it. That’s all there is.”
“I always thought something was fundamentally wrong with the universe.”

Narrator: There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory mentioned, which states that this has already happened.

Any questions?

27. markopanama says:

Test image:

28. Thomas Edwardson says:

77 ÷ 10,257 = 0.7% Survey Candidatess
77 ÷ 3,146 = 2.5% Respondants
77 ÷ 244 = 31.6% Active Climate Researchers
77 ÷ 144 = 53.5% Climate Disipline
77 ÷ 79 = 97.5% Who published > 50% on AGW.

29. By some reason I wasn´t able to post this ???????? :

Karl Popper got something on this as well:
“Liberalism and state-interference are not opposed to each other. On the contrary, any kind of freedom is clearly impossible unless it is guaranteed by the state. A certain amount of state control in education, for instance, is necessary, if the young are to be protected from a neglect which would make them unable to defend their freedom, and the state should see that all educational facilities are available to everybody.

But too much state control in educational matters is a fatal danger to freedom, since it must lead to indoctrination. As already indicated, the important and difficult question of the limitations of freedom cannot be solved by a cut and dried formula. And the fact that there will always be borderline cases must be welcomed, for without the stimulus of political problems and political struggles of this kind, the citizens’ readiness to fight for their freedom would soon disappear, and with it, their freedom.”
– Karl Popper; The Open society and it´s enemies; (Easy found by searching)

“indoctrination – the moulding of minds and of souls which are to become, by long habit, utterly incapable of doing anything at all independently.

I wish governments would have just a slight interest for the philosophy of science.

30. clipe says:

Test