How to Hack Your Favorite News Website
Place your mouse cursor over any static fixed headline and right-click once, which opens a contextual menu. Then, left-click once on the Inspect Element menu choice.
If using a Macintosh computer, you can right-click by holding down the Control key and clicking once.
The Developer Tools panel opens at the bottom of your browser. This panel shows you the code used to create this web page! Highlighted in blue is the specific code used to create the headline where you originally put your mouse cursor.
Look at the left edge of the highlighted code.
If you see a right arrow, left-click once on the arrow to expand the code.
Scan the highlighted code carefully for the text of your headline. When you find it, double-click on the headline text.
This allows you to edit the headline. Be careful not to click on anything that begins with http, which is the headline link. Clicking on a headline link will open a new window or tab and load the link.
Insert your name in the headline and press Enter.
Your name now appears on the actual web page. Enjoy your newfound fame!
If you were unable to edit the headline after following these steps, visit Webmaker for an easier, more guided tutorial. It’s a foolproof guided version to edit code on a page. It’s a teaching aid that shows that any code on the Internet can be modified. On that page, click the yellow Activate X-Ray Goggles to see and edit the code on the webmaker.org web page. Try again to hack your favorite news website by following the Remix Any Webpage instructions.
If you successfully completed the steps above and changed the original headline, it’s time for your 15 minutes of fame to come to an end. Reload the web page and the original headline reappears.