Buy me a Beer?

So much for that idea!
I wanted to install a nice little widget that would enable readers to easily send a token of their appreciation, but no – I was thwarted at the last step!
There is a difference between the Dashboards on the installations you run yourself on your own site, and those being run for you by WordPress for free. The difference is the missing “Plugins” facility. Without this, you are stuck with the widgets on offer, and the one I wanted is not included.
However, there is always more than one way of skinning a cat, as they say, and this is no exception.
This is the widget I wanted to use:-

BMAB

This is the payment form from Paypal:-

Paypal

And this is the address that goes in the ‘to’ field:-

madryba@hotmail.com

Sorry its going to be a little more effort on your part than I had hoped, but all contributions are most gratefully received.

Every penny helps!

Advertisements

Geolocation – Blessing or Curse?

When I was first confronted with this –
screen1
I was, to say the least, a little confused.
What I needed was a way of changing the language to something I could recognise – English, German, French, even Italian – but I could see no way of doing it. Apparently I was not alone, as a quick search for items relating to Geolocation revealed that there were many unhappy campers in the same situation.
There are articles relating to switching off Geolocation in various browsers, but to do this is of little help, as there are various methods of determining the location of the user – IP address, Wifi tower, GPS etc., – and they are not all controlled by your browser. And my browser has geolocation switched off, but I am still getting the problem.
Help, however, was not far away. In fact, it was at the bottom of the same page – carefully tucked away out of sight:-
screen2
All I had to do was to scroll down to find it!
Now I had not previously considered Google to be inconsiderate, but in this particular case they could do much better, and with very little effort.
screen3
Come on Google – get it together please!