This is the first github based SPLOT for randomizing the possible words to make up nebulous acronyms like SPLOT first done in a hard coded way you can see in the header of this site.

SPLOTs need not be just WordPress!

See for a “stunning” demo where you can see maybe what “COGDOG” stands for.

Ah, but now we have a new twist. Rather than having the word choices being hard coded in a file, they are defined by json files in the /wordsrc directory on this site.

Try this reproduction of the original SPLOT mix

and a favorite pal

Specifications for JSON Format

this is rough now, needs refinement for sure!

The URl parameter for wordsrc= specifies the name of a json data file in the wordsrc/ directory so a file named felix.json is requested by the URL

To create your own permutator, you could download the GitHub repo and run from your own server. Then, make versions of the data files in the /wordsrc directory. OR… and even more fun, just add your own files as a pull request to

Download a copy of an existing data file, modify to fit your own permutating message, and submit as a pull request. The json data fields are:

title: The main title that appears in yellow 

background: The background image; either local if uploaded to the images directory or a full URL to source image 

attribution: credit for image, added to the footer 

allwords: an array of arrays for the word choices (see an example)

It’s still a bit of a work in progress, but at least it’s proof that SPLOTs are not limited to WordPress.

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