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Curator's Code

This plugin integrates the via (ᔥ) and hat tip (↬) attribution functions of the Curator's Code into the WordPress editor dashboard.

FAQ About the Curator's Code WordPress Plugin

The unicode symbols aren't rendering properly on my WordPress blog. What can I do?

Some WordPress blogs don't automatically support the use of unicode symbols. We have provided a white or black image option, so that you can display an image instead of a unicode character.

A second option is to change the character set in your wp-config.php file. Instructions can be found here. We claim no responsibility if you choose to implement this process, and provide no support/warranties/etc.

FAQ About the Curator's Code Itself

Do I have to use the unicode characters? What's wrong with the old-fashioned way?

These characters are just a proposed way of standardizing attribution, and they help spread the broader message of The Curator's Code – but they're not the only way. If you're having technical difficulties, or are confused by them, or just plain don't like them, you can and should just use the standard "via" and "HT" options for direct and indirect attribution of discovery, respectively. The goal here is not to mandate how to attribute, but to encourage to attribute.

What's the difference between the two symbols, or "via" and "HT," and why does it matter?

Part of what The Curator’s Code aspires to do is evolve our thinking about the levels of attribution.

“Via” (ᔥ) tends to denote a direct repost — something you found elsewhere and shared with your audience with little modification or elaboration.

“HT” or "Hat Tip" (↬) tends to stand for indirect discovery — something for which you got the idea at your source, but modified or elaborated on significantly when sharing with your audience.

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 20+


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