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JavaScript function to parse a URL in a browser

A small function useful for browsers that do not support the URL interface. It was posted by Freddie Fujiwara at Stack Overflow.

function parseURL(href) {
  let location = document.createElement('a');

  location.href = href;

  return location;

The function uses the HTMLAnchorElement interface provided by the DOM and returns an object with the properties supported by HTMLAnchorElement: host, hostname, protocol etc.

Documentation and references

WP-CLI packages

A list of WP-CLI packages I have found useful.

Unicode characters, symbols and icons

Symbol Description Hex Dec
Identical to 0x2261 8801
Telephone recorder 0x2315 8981
Black down-pointing small triangle 0x25BE 9662
Trigram for heaven 0x2630 9776
Neuter 0x26B2 9906

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Photographs with and without captions

This post has four photographs with captions. It is meant for testing CSS styling of captions.

All photographs are from Unspash.

A photograph by Dayne Topkin (this is its caption)
A photograph by Janos Richter (this is its caption)

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A photograph by Jason Leung (this is its caption)
A photograph by Wes Hicks (this is its caption)