Series: WordPress Plug-In Notes

Realizing the Commentariat

Rough drafts for a “Commentariat” Suite

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Child of Mog; Extraordinary Comments

1. Discussion continues at OT on the momentous question of replacing the Mystery Person. Though, dismayingly, the OGs are as so often caught up with matters of lesser import – as though anyone’s opinions at the blog on a so-called

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Patronize ‘Em: WordPress Draft Post Docket with Subscription and Donation Options

Core functions completed and ready for testing, bells, whistles, and plug-innability, and code presentation still to come: A notification-enabled “Coming Soon” or “Works in Progress” or “Docket” feature. In fact, this very post will provide for initial on-line testing of the full cycle – presentation, subscription, confirmation, co-messaging, subscription cancellation, notification, removal of used subscription data.

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Realizing The Commentariat: Phase 2

Submitted for your consideration and feedback: “State of the Discussion,” “Comments This Thread,” “Commenter Archives.” Also: Old-Yellering “Gifts of Gab.”

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Pseudo-Redacting Spoilerer

All will be revealed (if you want it that way).

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Spoiling you some more

Demonstrating some additional spoileration that writers (and in-the-know commenters) can use.

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Testing Ajaxified Comments – Experiment Halted

Testing “Ajaxified Comments’ which may or may not be pretty darn terrific added to the main site.

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New New Since Last Visit Comments Comments

…changes in how comments “new since last visit” are defined and displayed.

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WordPress Comment Nesting Unbound

Not a radical change – yet.

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The Snake Is Implemented

Comment Snaking? The Unbounded Snake? WordPress Comments Ouroborosified? Still haven’t hit upon the just-right name, but she is here – the comment thread version of Santanico Pandemonium.

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Comments Since Last Visit Reloaded, Reloaded, Testing Post

Just for testing cslvr

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Comments Since Last Visit, Reloaded, Augmented, Installed, In Two Steps

Comments Since Last Visit Highlighting (Thread-Specific) – Preserve As-New Formatting for Limited Time – Show Number of New Comments – Go To New Comments – Scroll Through New Comments – Show New Comments Only – Sort Ascending/Descending – Mark All Read (Start New Session)

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Coming Soon (I Think!): Author Bios

To be implemented as soon as this weekend…

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How to Do Backlinking Footnotes

At the point in the post where you want the number-link to appear, type a space then opening double parentheses. Place the text you wish to appear in the footnote after the double parentheses. Close the footnote with closing double parentheses.

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Who or What Is Using “Commenter Archive” and “commenter-thread”?

If any of you human beings have anything to say on the major uptick in use of these commenting features, please let me know. The spiders and robots don’t answer questions directly.

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Enabling WordPress Press This for HostGator Sites

Solution of a problem for bloggers who want to use WordPress Press This on their “shared hosting” accounts at HostGator and possibly at other aggressively security-conscious web hosts.

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Linkback Your Xpost: A Simple WordPress Filter Function

Line-by-line on how to write a WordPress filter function utilizing the “the_content” filter hook.

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Add Amazon Affiliate Tags to WordPress Posts and Comments Automatically

A helper function extending the WordPress Amazon Affiliate Tag (Amazify) plug-in to Comment as well as Post text.

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Finding Lost WordPress Widgets after Core Upgrade

Just a quick note on fixing problem affecting one of my favorite WordPress Plug-Ins in use at this site, and possibly affecting many others as well.

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Plug-In Away… and the Iron Law of Irony

Seems fitting and probably should have been predictable – for a believer in the Iron Law of Irony – that an application meant to facilitate blogging, in this case by making aggregation of interesting material an easy “few clicks” operation, would annihilate my blogging. Anyway, is what happened.

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President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics.

The allegations, if true, would appear to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests.

Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics, even as US-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse.

Manafort pitched the plans to Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, a close Putin ally with whom Manafort eventually signed a $10 million (£8 million) annual contract beginning in 2006, according to interviews with several people familiar with payments to Manafort and business records obtained by the AP.

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The texts, posted on a darknet website run by a hacktivist collective, appear to show Manafort’s family fretting about the ethics, safety and consequences of his work for Yanukovych. And they reveal that Manafort’s two daughters regarded their father’s emergence as a key player on Trump’s presidential campaign with a mixture of pride and embarrassment.

In one exchange, daughter Jessica Manafort writes “Im not a trump supporter but i am still proud of dad tho. He is the best at what he does.” Her sister Andrea Manafort responded by referring to their father’s relationship with Trump as “The most dangerous friendship in America,” while in another exchange she called them “a perfect pair” of “power-hungry egomaniacs,” and asserted “the only reason my dad is doing this campaign is for sport. He likes the challenge. It's like an egomaniac's chess game. There's no money motivation.”

By contrast, the Manafort daughters and their mother seemed much more unsettled about Paul Manafort’s work as a political consultant for Yanukovych’s Russia-backed Party of Regions, which is a subject of renewed interest among investigators probing possible links between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

In one March 2015 exchange that appears to be between the two sisters, Andrea Manafort seems to suggest that their father bore some responsibility for the deaths of protesters at the hands of police loyal to Yanukovych during a monthslong uprising that started in late 2013.

“Don't fool yourself,” Andrea Manafort wrote. “That money we have is blood money.”

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If there's anything mitigating the bad news for the White House here, it is that Comey may have also sent subtle signals that the matters under investigation are not principally about the personal conduct of Trump himself. While this is speculation, I do not believe that if Comey had, say, validated large swaths of the Steele dossier or found significant Trump-Russia financial entanglements of a compromising variety, he would have said even as much as he said today. I also don't think he would have announced the scope of the investigation as about the relationship "between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government" or "coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts"; these words suggest one step of removal from investigating the President himself. If the latter were the case, I suspect Comey wouldn't have used words suggestive of the Flynn-Manafort-Page cabal.

But that's reading a lot into a relatively small number of tea leaves. What is clear is that this was a very bad day for the President. In it, we learned that there is an open-ended Russia investigation with no timetable for completion, one that's going hang over Trump's head for a long time, and one to which the FBI director is entirely committed.

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+ Yeah, I read C's comments as trying to do a variety of things at the same time, having the effect of making interpretation more difficult. Any [. . .]
Benjamin Wittes: How to Read What Comey Said Today – Lawfare
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Isenstadt and Vogel: Paranoia seizes Trump’s White House – POLITICO

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