As WordPress 5.0 launches today, with a new block editor, it seems timely to revisit this presentation I gave at WordCamp Edinburgh 2018 on 17 November. This was the talk description: The new Gutenberg editor is a key part of WordPress 5.0 which is going to change the user experience of WordPress, for better or… Continue Reading The User Experience and Accessibility of Gutenberg (The WordPress 5.0 Block Editor)
Accessibility Scotland 2018 took place on the 9th November for the third year running. This year’s event took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, one of the most accessible venues I know. All the talks were live captioned and signed in BSL. Good to see @BillSimmons doing the sign language at #a11yScotland today @ringer… Continue Reading Accessibility Scotland 2018 – How To Understand Users Better
Visme is an online infographic maker and design tool which allows you to create high quality graphics easily.
You don’t have to be a designer: Visme comes with dozens of pre-designed templates, graphic elements and images which make creating beautiful content a breeze.
While it’s best known as an online infographic maker and presentation tool, you can use Visme to make many types of interactive graphic content. Continue Reading Visme: A Powerful Online Infographic Maker and Presentation Tool
In my last post, I wrote about adding images to your WordPress posts or pages. Sometimes though, you might want to show a collection of related images in rows. The way to do that is through the WordPress Gallery feature. Adding a gallery Start a new post or page (Posts > Add New or Pages… Continue Reading How To Create A WordPress Gallery For Your Images
Just starting out with your WordPress site? One of the first things you’ll want to learn is how to add an image to a WordPress post or page. The process is exactly the same for both. There are two phases to adding images to a post: Uploading the image to the Media Library Inserting the… Continue Reading How To Add An Image To A WordPress Post: A Simple Guide
I attended a thought-provoking debate on Accessing Technology at the Edinburgh Book Festival on Sunday, part of their Freedom and Equality series. The precis read: Technological leaps have expanded opportunities for people with disabilities. At the same time, cuts to resources are making many feel isolated, misunderstood and attacked. How do we ensure everyone has… Continue Reading Accessing Technology Debate at the Edinburgh Book Festival
With the release of WordPress 4.9.8 you might notice a new prompt on the WordPress Dashboard – Try Gutenberg. But what is it? And should you try Gutenberg? What is Gutenberg? Gutenberg is a new editing experience for WordPress which has been under development for the last year. It’s designed to modernise the way that… Continue Reading Time To Try Gutenberg? Introducing The New WordPress Editor
The WordPress Media Library is the home for any files uploaded to your WordPress website, chiefly images and documents. In a brand new WordPress site, it will look bare because there’s nothing in it! In order to use any files on your site, you need to upload them first. Let’s take a look at how… Continue Reading A Beginner’s Guide To The WordPress Media Library
WordPress Edinburgh has been a regular event for me most months, and last week we moved to a new home at Codebase. This was where was last year’s WordCamp Edinburgh was staged. We kicked off the new phase with a talk by Tim Nash. Tim works for hosting company 34SP.com who sponsor our meetups (thanks… Continue Reading Stay Safe! Practical Security Tips For WordPress
You may have noticed a number of cookie consent messages like this when browsing the Web recently: You can’t miss them when browsing sites on your phone… What’s going on?? Have we been invaded by Cookie Monster? Well, no. It’s all in the interest of privacy and transparency. In this post I’ll attempt to answer… Continue Reading Cookie Consent Messages And Privacy: What You Need To Know