Anthony Watts' Watts Up With That? blog is hosted by Wordpress, a blog host that works best for bloggers who post a few articles each week. Anthony and his crew post several articles per day, and trying to hunt down old articles is a bit frustrating. There is a search mechanism, but that seems limited to keywords in the original article. You can also look at a day's posts, but that's an inefficient way to browse through old articles.
People making comments have no hints as to how to format them. There used to be the barest of hints below the comment box, but it was a poor list, even wrong in places, and no longer displays. See the bottom of this document for better guidance.
The top bar (with labels from "Home" to "WUWT stuff" goes to permanent posts that are updated frequently, sometimes automatically, sometimes manually. The most important label is "Resource Pages". When you hover the cursor over it, a submenu appears listing the the various domains WUWT covers. The most popular of these is the Sea Ice Reference Page. Many readers like to follow the progression of Arctic sea ice extent each summer because of the frequent handwringing from Al Gore and the NSIDC about how soon we'll have an ice free Arctic. Given that we've only had good data for this since polar satellites started returning images of ice cover, no one can make authoritative predictions for the current season, let alone the next.
The right side nav bar is a potpourri of information and links to internal and external sites. The search box searches the content WUWT posts but not the comments. It's a good way to hunt down some post on a subject you remember reading about. Some links go to Anthony's business, Weather Shop (please buy stuff there!), some have current images of a subject and a link to more information. Anthony's lists of other blogs is unique in that he links to blogs that are major detractors of WUWT, most of which disparage WUWT but don't link to it.
Everything else is pretty much self explanatory. It changes frequently enough so a periodic check is worthwhile to see what's new and what you've forgotten about.
Monthly - This is good to check if you know approximately when something happened and want to look for relevant posts. Even better, this is a good way to see what else was happening then.
Categories - This is good to check if you are interested in particular topics. Even better, if you are looking for topics to be interested in, check out the list.
You can also use the right side nav bar to find the same information displayed as WordPress see fit. This includes some text at the beginning of each post. My pages only have the title, and everything is in a single web page. They both have their merits.
However, WUWT Nation is full of people who've learned chemistry the fun way, from 1960's chemical sets to making their own rocket fuel. They (we!) hijacked the thread to reminisce about all the chemistry that society (and Homeland Security) frown upon today. Enjoy! BTW, the link goes to the first comment, if you want to read about depressing chemistry sets, you'll have to scroll up.
Guest poster Willis Eschenbach always comes up with fascinating posts. Even his autobiographical posts are remarkable. He's collected An Index to Willis's Writings up to May 2011 and deserves this special entry here.
|Daily summary||Total WUWT
views to date
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 26||310,240,569|
|Demand Investigation of the UAH Shooting!||135||135|
|Update on Possible Ecoterror Attack at UAH – Scientists Christy/Spencer||162||162|
|In an attempt to discredit Judith Curry, Gavin at RealClimate shows how bad climate models really are||298||298|
|Academic Freedom, Climate Change and Creationism||404||404|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 25||310,132,061|
|Political left, right similarly motivated to avoid rival views on climate change, and other topics||104||53|
|Researchers solve the century-old mystery of Blood Falls||73||19|
|Nuclear Power Subsidies Threaten Wind and Solar Power… Proof That Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction||178||43|
|Study: India won’t be able to meet Paris Climate Agreement commitments due to expanding coal power plants||84||15|
|Föhn winds: New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves||57||11|
|Former Obama Official: Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats To Influence Policy||128||10|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 24||310,013,999|
|British Government Pledges Venezuelan Style Electricity Price Caps||186||21|
|World Bank President: Lets Invest US $40 TRILLION in Renewables||112||4|
|Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #267||9||1|
|On Earth Day, shots fired at building housing leading climate skeptic scientists||342||10|
|Watch Tropical Storm Arlene be ‘eaten’ by weather system||36||0|
|Robust relationship between solar wind speed and North Atlantic Oscillation discovered||214||16|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 23||309,893,792|
|Neil deGrasse Tyson: Elected Science Deniers Are a Threat to Democracy||302||16|
|Manipulated IPCC Science supported by Manipulated Appeals to Authority||102||1|
|Sea ice off Newfoundland thickest ever yet another polar bear comes ashore||156||2|
|The Meaning and Utility of Averages as it Applies to Climate||405||7|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 22||309,797,497|
|Claim: Genocide in War-torn Cesspits is Because of Climate Change||91||0|
|Craziest activist photos from the #marchforscience #sciencemarchdc||438||1|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 21||309,707,598|
|First tropical storm of the season arrives 40 days early||65||0|
|Why I decided not to take Kenji to the DC ‘March for Science’||235||3|
|Commentary: A ‘Red Team/Blue Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science||161||0|
|I Love Neil deGrasse Tyson, but He is Wrong on Climate||426||6|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 20||309,614,927|
|The Conversation: Business Schools Should Focus on Sustainability, Not Profit||181||0|
|The “March for Science”–No Laughing Matter? Says Who?||298||0|
|“Our Common Future” Revisited–how did the roadmap for the green juggernaut fare over 30 years?||112||0|
|“Hard Lessons From the Great Algae Biofuel Bubble”||180||1|
|The 20th Anniversary of Massachusett’s April Fool’s Day Nor’easter||34||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 19||309,518,428|
|Vox: Telling Parents They’re Hurting Sick Children Maximises Climate Compliance||137||0|
|Proof the New York Times Stealthily Revises its Articles after Publication||220||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 18||309,422,939|
|California Governor Brown acknowledges other states aren’t buying his climate hype…||216||1|
|The Lure of Free Energy Part II||181||5|
|Clean Coal: Carbon Capture and Enhanced Oil Recovery||249||0|
|White House cancels meeting on considering Paris climate accord action||124||0|
|‘Detergent’ molecules may be driving fluctuations in atmospheric methane concentrations||85||0|
|CEI Releases Ad Urging Trump to Withdraw from Paris Climate Treaty||109||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 17||309,320,143|
|New ‘Karl-buster’ paper confirms ‘the pause’, and climate models failure||267||0|
|Slingo Speaks: ‘…no extreme weather or climate event can be attributed solely to climate change”||159||0|
|The Good, the Bad and the Null Hypothesis||475||0|
|L A Times article deceptively hides 750 million metric tons of U.S. Greenhouse Gas emission reductions||87||0|
|Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #266||19||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 16||309,210,768|
|Brexit Britain on EU Green Targets: “Trade and growth are now priorities for all posts”||155||0|
|Where I get hate mail from an unhinged eco-warrior||403||0|
|Real science must guide policy||209||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 15||309,130,671|
|Discussion: Five reasons blog posts are of higher scientific quality than journal articles||274||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 14||309,055,336|
|EPA Head / Paris Agreement: “It’s something we need to exit in my opinion.”||139||0|
|China Chief Climate Negotiator: Where’s the Money?||138||0|
|Huge Ancient Methane Seeps Discovered in the Canadian High Arctic||146||0|
|The Lure of Free Energy||274||0|
|What “permanent drought”? New all-time rainfall record set for California||93||0|
|Magic mushrooms become CO2 indicators for the urban lawn||72||0|
|New infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat||80||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Apr 13||308,963,391|
|Over the top: the sad case of Tripp Funderburk & the Coral Restoration Foundation International||257||0|
|Claim: Next 10 years critical for achieving climate change goals||149||0|
|80,000 Yrs of Arctic Ice Melted in Single Weekend||150||0|
A typical HTML formatting command has start and end pieces and has general form of <name>text to be formatted</name>. A common mistake is to forget the ending. 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.
|b (bold)||This is <b>bold</b> text||This is bold text||Command strong does the same|
|i (italics)||This is <i>italicized</i> text||This is italicized text||Command em (emphasize) does the same|
|a (anchor)||See <a href=http://wermenh.com>My home page</a>||See My home page||A URL by itself (with a space on either side) is often adequate in WordPress, e.g. See http://wermenh.com|
|blockquote (indent text)||My text
More of my text
quoted textMore 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
|pre ("preformatted" - use for monospace display)||<pre>These lines are bracketed<br>with <pre> and </pre>||
These lines are bracketed
|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>||
||See http://wattsupwiththat.com/resources/#comment-65319 to see what this really does.|
|iframe||<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yaBNjTtCxd4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>||Useful for including Youtube videos, see below.|
The following commands appear to work only in replies to comments or in block quotes. There seems to be no explanation of why or how WordPress does this. I assume it's a bug, I assume they meant to prevent these commands from passing through at all. It may be that they let almost anything else through too. Oh my, these only work for me if I'm logged into my WordPress account (they don't work if I use my FaceBook account). It may be they work only because I have the ability to post new articles.
Bottom line: don't expect the following to work....
|u (underline)||This is <u>underlined</u> text||This is underlined text||Why, WordPress, why?|
|hr (horizontal rule)||<hr>This has hr commands before and after the text<hr>||
This has hr commands before and after the text
|There's no ending command. You're expected to use <hr /> commands.|
|h1||<h1>Header size 1</h1>||
Header size 1
|These are used for section headers in long web pages, so may not be all that useful or welcome on WUWT. On my browser they display large blue sans-serif text.|
|h2||<h2>Header size 2</h2>||
Header size 2
|h3||<h3>Header size 3</h3>||
Header size 3
|h4||<h4>Header size 4</h4>||
Header size 4
|Levels 4, 5, and 6 all seem to do the same thing. They display small black text, subsequent text is normal size and hence bigger. In a reply, the header is in a serif font, in a block quote, it's a sans serif font like the rest of the quote.|
|h5||<h5>Header size 5</h5>||
Header size 5
|h6||<h6>Header size 6</h6>||
Header size 6
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yaBNjTtCxd4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> </iframe>
You can change the size of the frame to display by selecting one in the "Video size" menu below, I suggest not copying the width and height attributes, WordPress should choose a large size.
Copy and paste the HTML into your comment and it WordPress will generate something like:
Nevertheless, there are very useful characters that are most reliably entered as HTML character entities:
|Type this||To get||Notes|
|<||<||Less than sign|
Left angle bracket
|°||°||Degree (Use with C and F, but not K (kelvins))|
|Superscripts (use 8304, 185, 178-179, 8308-8313 for digits 0-9)|
|Subscripts (use 8320-8329 for digits 0-9)|
|ñ||ñ||For La Niña & El Niño|
|±||±||Plus or minus|
| ||Like a space, with no special processing (i.e. word wrapping or multiple space discarding)|
|>||>||Greater than sign|
Right angle bracket
N.B. this is generally not needed
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.
Contact Ric Werme or return to his home page.
Written 2009 Dec 5, last updated 2014 December 28.