If you’ve blogged for any length of time, you’ll have soon discovered that spam comments are a nuisance. If you use self-hosted WordPress, you can deter spam by: Configuring appropriate options in Settings > Discussion. Using an anti-spam comment plugin. Examples are Akismet, Antispam Bee and Growmap Antispambot Plugin. But sometimes spam can slip through, or… Continue Reading How To Tell If Your Blog Comments Are Spam
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Recently released, the wA11y plugin consists of tools to check and correct your WordPress site’s accessibility. (The name is derived from a11y, the shorthand way of writing accessibility, with “w” representing Web.) The plugin was developed by Rachel Carden, a software engineer at Disney Interactive and accessibility advocate. I decided to give wA11y a spin to see… Continue Reading wA11y – The Web Accessibility Toolbox WordPress Plugin
A grid display of posts – that sounds cool… I’ve reviewed WordPress blog layout plugins before and found them a little clunky. They let you show a grid display of posts in WordPress. Themes sometimes have this built-in, but often they don’t. I’ve now discovered a new plugin to do the job and think it’s… Continue Reading Want a simple & powerful way to show a grid display of posts?
Updated 24 January 2017. What is alt text and what is it for? Alt text is short for alternative text. It’s a short textual description of the content of an image. People who are visually impaired can’t view any images on a page, so the alt text describes the images to them. The page content including… Continue Reading The Importance of WordPress alt text for Accessibility and SEO