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
Why an Accessibility Ready WordPress theme? If you have a requirement to build a WordPress website to be ADA or WCAG compliant (or simply want your website to be used by as many people as possible) you are going to want to start with a decent theme. A poorly chosen theme could scupper your chances… Continue Reading How To Choose An Accessibility Ready WordPress Theme (And Why)
As Android phone user, Google Photos is my app of choice for photo storage. Sometimes I take a lot of photos at events, and I want to add them to blog posts. Usually I resort to downloading the images to my laptop, editing them and uploading them to my blog. It occurred to me the… Continue Reading 3 Free Plugins To Add Google Photos To WordPress
Are you using the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg)? Great! Now with the various blocks you have more options for aligning images with text. There are good ways and bad ways to align images and text in WordPress’ Gutenberg editor. I’m going to show you the options and the pitfalls. This post assumes you know how… Continue Reading How to Align Images And Text In WordPress Gutenberg Without Woes
With version 5, the block editor – aka Gutenberg – has brought a shift in creating content in WordPress. Gutenberg blocks are now the building bricks of posts and pages. But how many are there, and what do they do? What this post covers Adding and configuring blocks Block styles Common Blocks Formatting Layout Elements… Continue Reading Full List Of WordPress Gutenberg Blocks (& How To Add More)
WordPress 5.1 introduced a new feature called Site Health. When you upgraded to WordPress 5.1 you might have noticed a warning in the Dashboard if your site was running an outdated version of PHP. WordPress Site Health Check introduced in version 5.2 WordPress 5.2 takes Site Health one step further. With the upgrade a new… Continue Reading The WordPress Site Health Check – Help or Hindrance?
If you have built a successful website on WordPress.com, there may come a time when you want to move it to self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org). For example, you might want to do things which are not possible with a WordPress.com site, such as: serve Google ads run custom code download all the files on your site.… Continue Reading WordPress.com to WordPress.org Migration: What Do You Need To Know?
WordPress 5.0, “Bebo” launched on Thursday 6 December. A few days later, on Thursday 13 December, security release 5.0.1 came out. This is the version you’ll get now [the time of writing] if you upgrade from any WordPress install below 5.0. WordPress 5.0.2 is scheduled for Wednesday 19 December. Here’s what I’m going to cover… Continue Reading WordPress 5 Released, Launching A Brand New Editor
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)
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