New in Access Monitor: Test before you post

In today’s release of Access Monitor, I’ve added two powerful new features for keeping your site accessible: the ability to test your posts before you publish them and the ability to prevent a post from being published if it doesn’t meet your required accessibility criteria. Right now, the accessibility criteria I’m using is crude. It’s a percentage score based on error density, using the formula described in the blog. This is a great formula for getting a general sense […]

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Plug-in Translations at

The plug-in repository is making a big change in the next few months – the repository will host and ship language packs for all plug-ins. This is a huge and amazingly welcome change – but it does introduce some new issues. The major advantages for plug-in authors are that we will no longer have to maintain our own language repositories. I’ve been running my own GlotPress installation for years, and managing the maintenance and updating of translations for all […]

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My Calendar Pro released today!

Months of development, and I’m finally releasing My Calendar version 2.4.0 and the new premium add-on for My Calendar: My Calendar Pro. My Calendar Pro replaces My Calendar: Submissions, and incorporates all the functionality formerly found in My Calendar Submissions, while expanding the plug-in to offer extensive additional features. These are early days for My Calendar Pro – I have a lot more features to add, but while it’s still getting fleshed out, I’m offering it for sale at a […]

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Accessibility for WordPress at

My first course with went live today: Accessibility for WordPress. It’s an introduction to accessibility topics, understanding accessibility in themes and plug-ins, and writing accessible code. Does it cover everything? It sure doesn’t – you can’t cover the entirety of either WordPress or Accessibility in an hour and a half; but it’ll give you a great introduction to what you need to know to work accessibility in the WordPress ecosystem. Not a member? It’s never too late to […]

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Be a power user: Access Monitor &

I just published an update to Access Monitor, and based on some of the feedback I’ve gotten, I want to talk about a handy trick for using Access Monitor more effectively. The feedback amounts to concerns about the amount of processing time Access Monitor can consume. This is fair – after all, if you want to test 50 pages of your site every day, that could be a lot of queries to Tenon, and those can each take a healthy […]

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