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Coastal Factoid


The Coastal Factoid plugin provides a WordPress Widget that displays the daily (M-F) Coastal Factoid from the Surfrider Foundation’s Beachapedia coastal knowledge encyclopedia. Coastal Factoids are also sent out via Twitter by the ‘coastalfactoid’ twitter account.


  • Coastal Factoid Widget in the sidebar of a chapter website.


  1. Upload and activate the plugin (
  2. Drag the Coastal Factoid widget to the place in the theme that you would like the widget to appear


Who curates the factoids?

Factoids are curated by the environmental staff at the Surfrider Foundation

What happens if the factoid is unavailable?

The Widget uses AJAX to load the factoid asynchronously, so the rest of the page should experience no delay in rendering.


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Contributors & Developers

“Coastal Factoid” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed widget formatting (added h3 and div tags)


  • First beta version