WordPress New Editor Review

WordPress has released a new editor called “Gutenberg”. While WordPress should definitely be applauded for its new innovation, personally I find it more convenient to just use the Classic editor instead. Perhaps it is just a matter of habit. Basically, I find the learning curve not justified for basic blog posts. I would need to see a truly impressive application of the “blocks” in order to switch over to the new editor.

WordPress New Editor Disable

If you search on Google, one of the most popular search terms is actually “wordpress new editor disable”! This shows that many people are actually trying to disable the new WordPress editor completely! Personally, what I do is I first create a new post (by default it is the new editor), save post, and then edit it using the Classic Editor.

Do vote in the poll above and it would be interesting to see the results!

WordPress Twenty Ten Theme Replacement

WordPress Twenty Ten Theme Retired

The WordPress Twenty Ten Theme was my favorite for a long time. However, it is now retired, meaning that it is no longer updated or supported by WordPress. Hence, it is recommended to switch to a newer theme.

WordPress Theme similar to Twenty Ten

I find that the Twenty Sixteen theme is quite similar to Twenty Ten in terms of layout. It has the signature top header as well as right sidebar classic layout. After much consideration and testing out other themes, I decided to switch to the Twenty Sixteen theme!

It does take some time to get used to the theme. The theme has a very clean and minimalistic look. In fact, the only downside I would say is that the 2016 WordPress theme is a bit too minimalistic, there is not enough colors other than white.

Updated LaTeX to WordPress Converter

WordPress is notorious for not accepting \begin{align} … \end{align} as it is not in math mode.

I have updated the LaTeX to WordPress Converter to change \begin{align} … \end{align} to $l atex\begin{aligned} … \end{aligned}$ which works in WordPress.

Test Input:

Let $h=\chi_{[0,1]}$, the characteristic function of $[0,1]$. We have $\|\chi_{[0,1]}\|_\infty=1$, so $\chi_{[0,1]}\in L^\infty$. Then,
\begin{align*}
(Hh)(x)&=\frac{1}{\pi}\int_0^1\frac{1}{x-t}\ dt\\
&=\frac{1}{\pi}[-\ln|x-t|]_0^1\\
&=\frac{1}{\pi}\ln\frac{|x|}{|x-1|}.
\end{align*}
As $x\to 1$, $(Hh)(x)\to\infty$. Thus, $Hh$ is an unbounded function, so $H$ is not bounded as a map: $L^\infty\to L^\infty$.
\[\frac{a}{b}=c\]

Test Output:

Let h=\chi_{[0,1]}, the characteristic function of [0,1]. We have \|\chi_{[0,1]}\|_\infty=1, so \chi_{[0,1]}\in L^\infty. Then,
\begin{aligned}  (Hh)(x)&=\frac{1}{\pi}\int_0^1\frac{1}{x-t}\ dt\\  &=\frac{1}{\pi}[-\ln|x-t|]_0^1\\  &=\frac{1}{\pi}\ln\frac{|x|}{|x-1|}.  \end{aligned}
As x\to 1, (Hh)(x)\to\infty. Thus, Hh is an unbounded function, so H is not bounded as a map: L^\infty\to L^\infty.
\displaystyle \frac{a}{b}=c

 

Updated LaTex Javascript Converter

I have updated the LaTeX to WordPress Converter to change \[ \] to $l atex\displaystyle and $ respectively.

Note that \[ … \] is preferable over $$ … $$.

Test code:

Input:

If $(X,\Sigma,\mu)$ is a measure space, $f$ is a non-negative measurable extended real-valued function, and $\epsilon>0$, then \[\mu(\{x\in X: f(x)\geq\epsilon\})\leq\frac{1}{\epsilon}\int_X f\,d\mu.\]

Define \[s(x)=\begin{cases}
\epsilon, &\text{if}\ f(x)\geq\epsilon\\
0, &\text{if}\ f(x)<\epsilon.
\end{cases}\]
Then $0\leq s(x)\leq f(x)$. Thus $\int_X f(x)\,d\mu\geq\int_X s(x)\,d\mu=\epsilon\mu(\{x\in X: f(x)\geq\epsilon\})$. Dividing both sides by $\epsilon>0$ gives the result.

Output:

If (X,\Sigma,\mu) is a measure space, f is a non-negative measurable extended real-valued function, and \epsilon>0, then \displaystyle \mu(\{x\in X: f(x)\geq\epsilon\})\leq\frac{1}{\epsilon}\int_X f\,d\mu.

Define \displaystyle s(x)=\begin{cases}  \epsilon, &\text{if}\ f(x)\geq\epsilon\\  0, &\text{if}\ f(x)<\epsilon.  \end{cases}
Then 0\leq s(x)\leq f(x). Thus \int_X f(x)\,d\mu\geq\int_X s(x)\,d\mu=\epsilon\mu(\{x\in X: f(x)\geq\epsilon\}). Dividing both sides by \epsilon>0 gives the result.

WordPress to Sina Weibo 微博 Automatic Posting

I recently discovered a way to post (automatically) from WordPress to Sina Weibo 微博(China’s version of twitter, which has more than half a billion users!)

The trick is to use IFTTT.com (If this then that).

Steps:

1) Setup up publicize for WordPress to Twitter. (WordPress.com can do this automatically).

2) Go to IFTTT.com, and set up a recipe from Twitter to Weibo. (There is a premade template for that, takes less than 5 minutes to sign up)

Done!

There may be a way for WordPress –> Weibo direct posting, I am still researching on that. (Update: Yes, there is a recipe for direct WordPress –> Weibo too!) It depends on whether you want a short summary, in which case WordPress –> Twitter –> Weibo may suit you better. If you want a full text, then WordPress –> Weibo is great. Or, you can use both!

Hope it is helpful!

weibo

无微不至:微博营销实战指南

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Wordads Review

How to make money online using WordPress

There are currently only three options for advertising on WordPress.com:

1) No Ads Option

2) The default free option

3) Wordads

(Source: http://wordads.co/faq/)

For those who have a custom WordPress.com domain, you can apply to Wordads, and Wordpress can run ads on all of your pages and you share in the income. (http://wordads.co/signup/)

Review: Wordads vs Adsense

AdSense isn’t an option on WordPress.com, so currently bloggers on WordPress.com have to use Wordads.

Some review online regarding the payment option of Wordads and Wordads earnings include:

One thing good (or bad) about Wordads is that it is impression based, clicking on ads is not required. This may be good since usually not many people click on ads. On the other hand, impression based ads tend to have lower pay rates.

Wordads Tips

Be sure to select a Wordads-friendly theme. (I am using the Coraline Theme) This enables you to select the option “Show additional ad units” which would show additional ad units on your blog. This could potentially triple your ad impressions.

Any comments about Wordads? Feel free to drop a comment below!