Category: WordPress

The WordPress Showcase & Accessibility

December 15, 2023

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

If you aren’t familiar with it, WordPress publishes a showcase featuring prominent sites that have been built using WordPress. The goal of the showcase, as stated in the submissions page, is to “show the world what can be done with WordPress and help demonstrate the tremendous capabilities it has as a publishing platform.” This may shock you, but there are no accessibility criteria for selection. I know – I just shook your world. I’ve just finished doing a *very* quick […]

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My Calendar 3.4.22: Security Release

November 26, 2023

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Topics: Plugins, WordPress.

Thanks to the security researchers at for responsible disclosure and communication concerning this issue. Security Issue Addressed Prior versions of My Calendar 3.4 contained an unauthenticated SQL (Structured Query Language (a database standard)) injection vulnerability. has assessed this issue with a CVE score of 8.6. This is a severe security issue, so please update My Calendar as soon as possible. Read the published security advisory from There are no changes between 3.4.21 and 3.4.22 other than this […]

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WP Accessibility version 2.1.0

November 16, 2023

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Topics: Accessibility, Plugins, WordPress.

WP Accessibility version 2.1.0 has just been released, and it includes a major new feature: statistics collection. WP Accessibility does a lot of different things: automated repair to issues on your site, a toolbar with high contrast or font size toggles, and controls to make alt text and descriptions visible for your images. What it doesn’t have is a high level of visibility into what it’s doing. If you have a high level of understanding of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) […]

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WP to Twitter is now XPoster

August 15, 2023

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Topics: Blogging, WordPress.

WP to Twitter is now XPoster Crossposted to WP to Twitter and WP Tweets Pro are things of the past, along with their namesake, Twitter. But the site formerly known as Twitter still survives, and is gradually rebranding itself as And so here we go. Although I didn’t intend to go this direction, the pressures of the marketplace have changed my mind: WP to Twitter is now XPoster, and WP Tweets Pro is now XPoster Pro. But this […]

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Accessibility and Artificial Intelligence

June 6, 2023


Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

The application of machine learning to accessibility is not new, but as AI explodes in popularity, it’s certainly getting more attention. Auto-craptions are an application of machine learning, and the choice of term I made suggests something about what accessibility practioners generally think of AI in accessibility. But that’s not the whole picture. The problems I see with AI and accessibility are only when it’s used directly on the end product. This is the same as the problems with AI […]

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