Tao of WordPress WordPress Dressing

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My modifications to the tao child theme are here : https://github.com/gmgj/child-theme

Works In Progress:

My child theme


My Plugin


The favicon is auto generated.

<link rel="icon" href="https://i2.wp.com/cookdotcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cropped-512x512.png?fit=32%2C32" sizes="32x32">
<link rel="icon" href="https://i2.wp.com/cookdotcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cropped-512x512.png?fit=192%2C192" sizes="192x192">
<link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" href="https://i2.wp.com/cookdotcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cropped-512x512.png?fit=180%2C180">
<meta name="msapplication-TileImage" content="https://i2.wp.com/cookdotcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cropped-512x512.png?fit=270%2C270">

One of the urls generated : https://i2.wp.com/cookdotcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cropped-512×512.png?fit=32%2C32

Example Images:

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Go to ->Appearance -> Customize -> Site Identity and add a 512×512 icon and WordPress does the rest.

This site uses:



WP Super Edit
Jetpack Site Stats Exclude Plugin (testing)
Paste as Plain Text
WordPress Exporter/ Importer
Simple Revisions Delete
Widget Importer and Exporter
Theme Check
Clear Cache for Me
WordPress Database Reset

I may turn on WP Super Cache after I stabilize the site.  Do not use this plugin while you are making active changes to a site


Recent Posts
Bog Stats (Jetpack)
Gravatar Profile
Custom HTML Widget

Send a Message


Example Status

My Computer

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

More Humor

Example Quote

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make Heaven of Hell, and a Hell of Heaven. -John Milton

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit.  The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. -Marcus Aurelius

Man’s most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe. -Euripides

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.  You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. -Eleanor Roosevelt

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. -Marcus Aurelius

I am just a poor boy though my story’s seldom told
I have squandered my resistance for a pocketfull of mumbles
Such are promises. All lies in jest
’till a man hears what he wants to and disregards the rest -Paul Simon

More quotes

Example Aside

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui

Test Stuff

Turn off Wp Super cache, use web developer to clear cache for the page

CBError messages in this color

CBError warnings and unexpected or different informational messages in this color


Example Formatting – Standard Post

Standard Post

Structured Text

EM: Indicates emphasis.
STRONG: Indicates stronger emphasis.
CITE: Contains a citation or a reference to other sources.
DFN: Indicates that this is the defining instance of the enclosed term.
CODE: Designates a fragment of computer code.
SAMP: Designates sample output from programs, scripts, etc.
KBD: Indicates text to be entered by the user.
VAR: Indicates an instance of a variable or program argument.

ABBR: Indicates an abbreviated form. Pass your Mouse Over the item WWW

ACRONYMs: have a dotted line around the word.  Pass your Mouse Over the item. A ? will show at the mouse cursor and a tooltip will popup!

How is an acronym coded?

examples of bold , italic , bold italic , teletype text big small quote
This following line has the tags without an enclosing p

bold , italic , bold italic , teletype text big small quote

Custom CSS and HTML


Clear Cache
Bless Device
Caress Device
Shutdown and Power Off Device
Do the Dance of the Backward Bits
Cross Every Finger
Stroke Your Lucky talisman
Stand on One Foot and Rub Your Belly
Swing a rubber chicken over your head 3 times
Turn on Device
Uncross and then Recross Every Finger
Say : Good Computer, Nice Computer, Please Help Me Wondrous Machine
Try it again
Really folks, blow the dust out, try a different cable, try a different computer, reboot, unplug it, try a few simple things first.

There are MUCH smarter and healthier things to do, then use Marijuana for recreation.
But; when compared to alcohol and tobacco, Marijuana is unequivocally the lesser evil.

blockquote {
border-left: 5px solid #1f567d;
margin: 0 0 30px;
padding: 15px 30px;


I sometimes use this typographic type effect for the start of somewhat longer narrative. It usually signifies that you might have to think about this for a second.

Paragraphs start out indented.  To format multiple line within a p I have to use a &nbsp; and a space to get the spacing correct,like this and the following line.  The last line of this paragraph will not have a &nbsp; and I bet it will only have one space between the period and the next sentence. I have two spaces before this but no  .


CBError messages in this color

CBError warnings and unexpected or different informational messages in this color

Three D text

There has been an error!

see my wp 404 error




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