The IPKat is turning 15 ... and it’s getting a refresh!

This year the beloved IPKat blog is turning 15 (and, like all teens, it will have a proper celebration: watch this space for details to come very soon!)

A refreshing celebration!
As part of the celebrations, the IPKat’s look-and-feel has been refreshed!

Now, the information about the IPKat blog, the team, the past and emeritus Kats, the forthcoming events and the policies can be found on the menu located at the top of the blog.

The awards and recognitions granted to the IPKat, the number of viewings, links to our social media, the subscription form, a feature for translating the blog into several languages and the most-read posts are available on the sidebar on the right-hand side.

At the bottom of the blog, it’s possible to review the blog archive and the IPKat’s cousins, as well as other relevant information!

The celebrations have just started: stay tuned!
The IPKat is turning 15 ... and it’s getting a refresh! The IPKat is turning 15 ... and it’s getting a refresh! Reviewed by Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo on Sunday, May 20, 2018 Rating: 5


  1. Please tweak the template so that the full date of a posting appears along with the down-to-the-second time.

  2. OK, I'll get used to the new layout, but please, would it be possible to modify the template to show the date on which a blogpost was published, instead of merely presenting the time of day?

    Thank you,


  3. Thanks for the feedback - we've now managed to fix this problem.

  4. Thanks!

    15 years, that's a venerable 105 years for a Kat!

  5. @Timekeeper: and it's just the first of its 7 lives :D

  6. Could you also make sure that in the Google Groups emails, there is a direct link to the full post with comments. Some authors seem to do this, some don't, possibly due to using different software to post?

    Too often I see a post I want to read in the Google Groups emails, and then have to search for it on the website in order to see the full post with comments.

  7. I noticed a difference between and seems to use frames or something similar, so when you click on any given link, the URL stays the same ( This makes it more difficult to link to a post. Is this something you can change?

  8. Dear James and Anonymous,
    Many thanks for your comments! We will have a look it!
    @Anonymous, in the meantime, could you please share the posts through
    Many thanks!


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