Background: 2018, Glasgow Back in September 2018 I attended a WordPress Contributor Day in Glasgow. Contributor Days are events where WordPress users are invited to contribute to the project. A common misconception is that giving something to WordPress means writing code. But there are many other ways to make your mark in the WordPress project.… Continue Reading How To Add Closed Captioning To A Video – And What I Learned
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Someone recently asked me about how accessible the Beaver Builder page builder is. Beaver Builder is a very popular page builder for WordPress that lets users drag and drop content – in the form of modules – to assemble their own sites. It’s aimed at both non-technical users and web professionals. Beaver Builder’s team have… Continue Reading Focus On Beaver Builder Accessibility – Is the End Product Accessible?
With the release of WordPress 5.3, it’s time for a new WordPress.org theme. And this time it’s a beauty. I’ve taken a closer look at the Twenty Twenty theme so that you can see if it’s right for your website. Read this article in German: Unter der Lupe: Das WordPress Theme Twenty Twenty Twenty Twenty… Continue Reading A Deep Dive Into The WordPress Twenty Twenty Theme
I’ve enjoyed Accessibility Scotland since it started in 2016. I was highly anticipating this year’s event. It was so popular that the conference sold out 5 weeks in advance. Accessibility and Ethics was the theme for Accessibility Scotland 2019. It was a single track conference with 5 speakers on the day. Unusually there was a… Continue Reading Accessibility Scotland 2019: A Focus On Accessibility And Ethics
The hunt for an accessible slider I have to admit this is a strange post for me to write, as I don’t like sliders! So why pen this post? To help others who do use sliders, who might not have factored accessibility into the decision. I will attempt to highlight some of the accessibility problems… Continue Reading Can You Really Make An Accessible Slider For WordPress?
According to W3 Techs WordPress is used by 34.5% of all websites. It’s gained that dominance as it’s free, easy to use, highly customizable and SEO friendly. While WordPress can be installed in minutes, keeping your self-hosted WordPress site running smoothly is an ongoing process. If you’re a pet owner, you know your pet needs… Continue Reading 50+ Regular WordPress Maintenance Tasks For A Healthy Site
Released mid-2016, the Twenty Seventeen theme is still incredibly popular, with over 1 million sites using it. One downside is that it comes with very limited customizations compared to other themes. A while back I reviewed and liked the Advanced Twenty Seventeen plugin, but unfortunately it hasn’t been updated for 2 years, and it looks… Continue Reading How To Big Up Your Theme With Options for Twenty Seventeen
I had an email the other day from a website I manage with a security alert: A user with username “Fred Bloggs” tried to sign in to your WordPress site. Access was denied because the password being used exists on lists of passwords leaked in data breaches. Attackers use such lists to break into sites… Continue Reading Secure Your Site With WordPress Two Factor Authentication
Twenty Nineteen theme was released with WordPress 5.0. It’s quickly become one of the most popular themes, with over 1 million active installs. Who’s the theme for? The theme description says: Twenty Nineteen is designed to be adaptable to a wide range of websites, whether you’re running a photo blog, launching a new business, or… Continue Reading How To Set Up And Customize Twenty Nineteen Theme
There are a variety of tools to test your WordPress website’s accessibility. The problem is that many of them require a live web page to check. And if you’re trying to get accessibility right, you most likely want to test your work before showing it to the world. If you want to check a post… Continue Reading How To Quickly Check Your WordPress Content Accessibility Before Publishing