WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web WP Cloud • Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block • Accessibility-Ready Themes • Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation • W3.CSS • WP Plugin Compare • Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? • Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly • Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you… Continue reading WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

#44 – Joe Dolson on How To Fix the Six Most Common Accessibility Errors on Your Websites

On the podcast today we have Joe Dolson. Joe is a WordPress plugin developer, a core committer, and a web accessibility consultant. He’s part of the Make WordPress Accessible team, the team dedicated to improving accessibility in the WordPress ecosystem. His recent presentation at WordCamp US entitled ‘Finding and Fixing the Six Most Common WCAG… Continue reading #44 – Joe Dolson on How To Fix the Six Most Common Accessibility Errors on Your Websites

Twenty Twenty-Two Is the First Default Block Theme to Get Tagged as Accessibility-Ready

After a seven-month long effort across multiple contributor teams, the Twenty Twenty-Two (TT2) default theme will be tagged as “Accessibility-Ready” when WordPress 6.1 ships in November. It is the first block theme to meet the requirements for gaining this distinction. During its development the theme was also tested and found to meet WCAG AA level… Continue reading Twenty Twenty-Two Is the First Default Block Theme to Get Tagged as Accessibility-Ready

WordPress Community News Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

The Post Status Member Spotlight turns onto Tom Greenwood this week. The WordPress community conversation about accessibility at WordCamps continues on Twitter, WP Builds, Post Status Draft, and Post Status Excerpt. Let’s have WordPress Accessibility for All! Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Post Status Member Spotlight: Tom Greenwood Tom Greenwood is the co-founder and Managing… Continue reading WordPress Community News Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) — WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency

WordCamp US, accessibility, disability, Ny’s “blood feud” with Uber, and salary transparency are the topics Dan Knauss and Nyasha Green take on this week for The Excerpt. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Dan and Ny talk about their WordCamp US experiences both good and bad. Their conversation focuses on accessibility and disability. Ny had an… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) — WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency

WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP

This Week at WordPress.org (September 19, 2022) The 6.1 Beta 1 release was briefly delayed a day but is now available. You can get familiar with what’s coming in 6.1 with the release by helping test the new features. Please give some consideration to Hugh Lashbrooke’s proposal for faster course development on the Training Team… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP

Making Events Accessible and Websites Under 1kB

From the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), Here’s a checklist “for meetings, conferences, training, and presentations that are remote/virtual, in-person, or hybrid.” And here’s a website with pages under 1kB from Brad Taunt who is maintaining a list of sites with a similar page weight called the 1kB Club. (Like the 1MB Club but smaller.)… Continue reading Making Events Accessible and Websites Under 1kB

5 Days Without a Shower

That smell at WordCamp? That was me.  You might be wondering how I ended up that way. It’s a tale of disability and inaccessibility.  To be fair, I had a wonderful time at WCUS 2022. People were amazing. My Post Status team was awesome. My StellarWP team was awesome. Seeing people I hadn’t seen in… Continue reading 5 Days Without a Shower

WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

This Week at WordPress.org (September 12, 2022) WordPress 6.1 walkthrough replay • Matt: WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress? WP 6.1 Feature Freeze 1 Week to Go WordPress Beta 1 & Feature Freeze is coming on September 20. Here’s what we know so… Continue reading WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

This Week at WordPress.org (September 5, 2022) Get ready for WordPress 6.1! There’s a live walkthrough coming for it on September 13, and the feature freeze is September 20. Other important news: security updates will no longer be backported for WordPress 3.7-4.0, and there’s a new Advanced WordPress Administration handbook. Get Ready for WordPress 6.1… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook