For the fourth year running, I’m pleased to say that I made it to WordCamp London. And what a conference it was! My main goals for the three days were: Attend the Contributor Day and learn enough about Git and the command line to be able to contribute to WordPress. Learn as much as I […]
Comparing Free WordPress Mobile Menu Plugins – Which Is Best?
Most WordPress themes built now have a responsive mobile menu built-in. The hamburger icon (3 stacked horizontal lines) has become the symbol of a menu toggle. Though hamburger icons are not universally recognised. But there are a few older themes, like Twenty Eleven, which although they are responsive, don’t have a dedicated mobile menu. Twenty […]
Is WordPress Reykjavik Theme Clean, Light And Accessible?
Reykjavik theme is a relatively new addition (October 2017) to WordPress’ family of accessibility-ready themes. It was created by Oliver Juhas of WebMan Design. Oliver has created a number of accessibility-ready themes, some free and some paid. The name Reykjavik evokes a product which is clean and modern. The theme description begins: Reykjavik is fresh, lightweight, […]
How To Export And Import Content On Your WordPress Site
There are times in the life of a WordPress site when doing a content export and import is necessary. In this post I’ll look at: When you would need to export and import content. What content you can export and import. What tools, plugins and services you can use. What issues you might run into, […]
How To Add Custom Content To WordPress Category Archives
Updated 30 May 2018. Do you run a large WordPress blog? You will probably have split your content into different categories. Perhaps you have your category list in a sidebar or in a dropdown menu. When a visitor views each category page they’ll normally see a list of the posts in that category, with the […]
The Evolution Of Gutenberg – Has It Improved?
It’s been three months since I last looked at the WordPress Gutenberg editor, so I thought it was time to revisit. The last version I tried was version 0.4. It’s moved on quite a bit since then. We’re now on to version 1.4. What’s new in Gutenberg? Here are some of the changes I’ve noticed […]
Improve Your Divi Website’s Reach With Divi Accessibility
Updated 19 May 2020. Please note that as of 12 May 2020 the Divi Accessibility plugin is no longer available to download on WordPress.org. According to Ronnie Burt of CampusPress, the reason was: There was apparently a complaint about the name of the plugin to WordPress.org as it started with the word Divi, and we […]
The WordPress Post Editor: All You Need To Know
What is the WordPress post editor? Most WordPress users spend a lot of time with the post editor. It’s the part of the add a post screen which lets you add, edit and format your post or page content. There are two tabs on the post editor – Visual and Text. Visual view shows the […]
PixelEmu School Theme Review – Is It An A+ For Accessibility?
Joomla Monster is known for creating accessible Joomla templates. They kept getting requests for WordPress themes, so decided to set up a new company to develop them. PixelEmu launched in 2015. You can see their commitment to accessibility in this video: I was kindly given a copy of the PixelEmu School theme to try out, and to […]
Unicorn Heaven! Highlights From WordCamp Edinburgh 2017
WordCamp Edinburgh 2017 took place at Codebase last weekend, and it was a fantastic experience. My first WordCamp was Edinburgh 2012. We were overdue another one in my home city – the last WordCamp Edinburgh was in 2015. Here are my highlights from the weekend. Expect unicorns but not much sunshine! Democratising Democracy: Lessons from using […]