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 Jun 27||318,119,758|
|More Scared Climate Scientists Share Their “Feelings”||71||71|
|In Search of the 3% Renewable Energy ‘Tipping Point’.||149||149|
|Study: Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) rarely linked to felt seismic tremors||41||41|
|My excellent adventure into the March for Science||198||198|
|2017 Global temperatures are leveling off – near 1980 temperature anomaly (depending on who you ask)||190||190|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 26||318,019,207|
|NYT coins ridiculous meme: ‘Earth-scorching CO2’||157||106|
|California dumps millions of dollars of unusable renewable electricity to other states||187||105|
|Fake News: “Top American Diplomat in China Resigns Over Trump’s Paris Climate Agreement Pull-Out”||174||23|
|Another ridiculous scare tactic: 2 billion climate change refugees by 2100||157||13|
|Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #274||4||0|
|“President” Schwarzenegger Discusses Climate with President Macron of France||146||5|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 25||317,918,699|
|We should be glad the US is out of the Paris Climate Agreement||135||0|
|Aussie Government Broadcaster Gives Climate Skeptics Airtime||321||9|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 24||317,843,396|
|The North Atlantic Seesaw||250||3|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 23||317,780,725|
|AGU: Extraordinary storms caused massive Antarctic sea ice loss in 2016||254||6|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 22|
|Some Fun with IPCC Texts||128||0|
|What happened to the traditional role of skepticism in climate science?||181||0|
|The American Meteorological Society @ametsoc falls into the consensus trap in a letter to Rick Perry||219||0|
|El Niño WATCH cancelled; ENSO neutral likely for 2017||63||0|
|“The Answer to What’s Actually Killing Coal” Is “Not Even Wrong”||122||0|
|Solved: The mystery of unexplained ‘bright nights’||51||0|
|Richard Branson “Baffled” By President Trump’s Paris Decision||163||1|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 21||317,579,958|
|Renewable energy cost and reliability claims exposed and debunked||132||0|
|EPA’s suspect science||143||0|
|Status update and sincere thanks||267||0|
|Study finds: Corn better used as food than biofuel||123||0|
|Claim: Carbon Taxes are Not Punitive, they Just Change Behaviour||197||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 20||317,461,604|
|A Rebuttal to Environmentalists’ Claims That “Arctic Drilling Revenue Predictions Are ‘Way Off’”||90||0|
|Tesla car battery production releases as much CO2 as 8 years of gasoline driving||342||2|
|The New ‘Consensus’ On Global Warming – a shocking admission by “Team Climate”||316||1|
|Study: California once had 150 straight years of stormy, wet, weather||65||0|
|AAAS: “Let’s hold them accountable”||119||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 19||317,350,375|
|Climate Study: The Lobsters are Safe – For Now||61||0|
|The Laws of Averages: Part 2, A Beam of Darkness||246||0|
|New Study: Scientists Find Recent Uk Flooding Is Not Unprecedented||90||1|
|Why "Climate Science" Snubs Climatic Temperature||175||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 18||317,243,554|
|Major refresh to WUWT’s Sea Ice Reference page||70||1|
|Did UK Government Climate Mania Contribute to the Grenfell Tower Disaster?||419||0|
|Global versus Greenland Holocene Temperatures||82||0|
|The Quasi Geostrophic Global Atmosphere and Related Gyres||65||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 17||317,160,524|
|Daily Telegraph: There is No Such Thing as Affordable Renewable Energy||271||0|
|Paleo Expert: Earth is Not in the Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction||216||0|
|Shocker: Government mandated trillions in global renewable investment tally||161||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 16||317,091,944|
|Claim: Global diet and farming methods ‘must change for environment’s sake’||305||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 15||317,019,461|
|Obvious science from Antarctica: ice melts in warmer temperatures thanks for El Nino||118||0|
|EU: There Will Be No Renegotiation of Paris! (AKA “The Art of the Deal”)||288||0|
|Arctic Expedition Cancelled Due to Excess “Climate Change”||243||0|
|WUWT index page for 2017 Jun 14||316,922,952|
|IEA Report Gives F’s to Most Green Tech||243||0|
|Time Magazine: Without US Money Global Climate Progress Will Slow||126||0|
|The Laws of Averages: Part 1, Fruit Salad||248||0|
|WUWT at 10+ years – I need some help, please||708||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.