Cultural Appropriation of Hoop Earrings from Whom?!

I was listening to Joe Rogan’s podcast and heard something absurd.  Again.  There is some current outrage about white ‘cultural appropriation’ of hoop earrings.  What?  Historically that makes no sense.  But I guess some African culture is the oldest.  So maybe.  When I heard…

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel Astrophysicist, Birthday!

Described as a “child prodigy” and hailed as the first astrophysicist to win a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars, Diwali on Thursday would have been Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar’s 107th birthday.  In his honour, Google is changing its logo in 28 countries…

Happy 242nd US Navy, 220th USS Constitution

It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious. — George Washington The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready…

Plug-in Conflict w ‘Blog Designer’

This plug-in looks fantastic!  But I can’t use it on toni-esl.com.  It causes the entire first paragraph of content to be a link that goes nowhere.  I use too many plug-ins there to figure it out and I don’t need the plug-in. This…

Simple Tags WP Plug-in Review

Simple Tags is an incredibly useful plug-in.  It displays your tags so that you can choose from them, plus suggested tags from various sources based on the content.  Tagged terms are highlighted in the content as tag links.  There is the ability to mass edit…

Using Taxonomies, Categories, and Tags, in WP

The Support System plugin in the WordPress admin

I have used WP for years and I do not have a handle on tags and categories.  By now they are a mess in each one of my sites.  This article form WPMU will help! Using Categories, Tags, and Taxonomies Properly in WordPress…

Add Border Around Text in WordPress with CSS

Getting a border around text was far more difficult than I thought.  Here is one method using only CSS, no plugins.  Got it all from WPMU. If you want a box around words or paragraghs then place the CSS as below in the Additional…

process and panic, another young death

This was originally posted a couple of years ago, 2015.  It was auto-posted again recently, so here it is again.  When I read about Jonathan Ferrell I was shocked.  When I saw his photo I was not. I say that because he was…

Che Guevara’s daughter fears Donald Trump’s ‘madness’ could destroy humanity

Visually striking headline. I am intrigued by the epic verbiage. I am instantly amused to see ‘Che Guevara‘ in the same phrase as ‘Donald Trump‘ with ‘madness‘. World/PTI New Dehli Oct, 08 2017 Legendary Cuban Communist revolutionary Che Guevara’s daughter fears that the “madness” of US president Donald…

Create WP Database from CPanel

Database options in CPanel

WordPress database creation is an important skill if you manage your own WordPress website.  I know nothing about databases and little of the backend of WordPress.  Very frustrating!  This looks like a something to try on a local machine to get some hands-on…