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Verify your WordPress website on Mastodon

If you’re using Mastodon, then it’s possible to verify your website links in your profile. When done, you’ll see something like this…

The green background and tick shows it’s been verified as belonging to you.

Here’s how you do it..

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Using Telegram? You can now subscribe to updates from this blog!

Yes, Telegram users, you can now get updates about this blog directly in your messenger service.

And all you need to do is follow follow this channel. Nothing more involved and you’ll get cool updates whenever I post here.

If you’re interested in adding this to your own WordPress site, then there’s a great tutorial here.

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Switching WordPress themes for Dark Mode

There are lot of solutions for detecting and/or switching dark mode on and off for WordPress, but nothing is more elegant that a simple CSS solution. With this, you can easily modify your theme look based on the system setting. With one caveat.

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How to add a browser UI colour theme to your WordPress site

More and more browsers are providing support for sites to style the UI. More recently, Safari has done the same, where the colouring around the tab and top menu bars can be modified, depending on the site being viewed.

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How do you solve a problem like YouTube Embed?

My YouTube Embed WordPress plugin is nearly 11 years old now and was one of the first plugins I wrote (albeit not THE first), paving a way into WordPress development and, for the last 4 years, working in my dream job at Automattic.

But, right now, I have a problem with it.

First of all, it’s important to understand what the plugin is about.

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