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?
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
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
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)
The UserWay web accessibility widget is an add-on for websites to help improve their compliance with accessibility standards. One of its advantages is that it fixes accessibility issues out of the box, without requiring code rewrites. The widget is free to download and use. You can demo it for yourself at UserWay.org. It’s available as… Continue Reading The Userway Web Accessibility Widget – Does It Boost Accessibility?
GDPR is coming… The enforcement date of May 25 2018 for the new European data protection law is only a few weeks away. WordPress Core and plugin developers have been looking at solutions for abiding by GDPR for WordPress sites. Been living under a rock and don’t know what the GDPR is? Read my post… Continue Reading Making WordPress GDPR Compliant – Do You Need a Plugin?
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… Continue Reading How To Add Custom Content To WordPress Category Archives
When setting up a WordPress site, there are certain essential WordPress plugins that you’ll want to use. What are plugins? If you’re not familiar with plugins, they are software add-ons for WordPress which add extra functionality to your WordPress site. If WordPress themes are the decor in your house, plugins are the appliances – the items that… Continue Reading Essential WordPress Plugins And How To Find Them
If you’re a WordPress blogger, you might have a theme you use for your blog but not be terribly excited about the blog page design. Or perhaps you want to customize the look of your blog more without getting into code. You might want to: Show your posts in a grid, carousel or timeline Only… Continue Reading 3 WordPress Blog Layout Plugins – Get A Better Look Easily
I gave this talk at WordCamp London 2016 on 9 April 2016. I have written another post about the experience of preparing and delivering the talk. This post focuses on the content. [email protected] gave an excellent talk about how to become a great blogger, with many useful tips #WCLDN pic.twitter.com/4nANvXwGd2 — Rian Rietveld (@RianRietveld) April… Continue Reading The How and Why Of Small Business Blogging