My Calendar version 3.0

May 9, 2018

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Topics: WordPress.

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I’ve been in the midst of heavy development on My Calendar version 3.0 since November 2017. The new release incorporates extensive changes that improve the user experience & offer some long-desired features. Some of these changes are significant enough that I’ve been holding the release for some time while I get people to install the plug-in and test. Release is now imminent, so here’s what to expect! Among the more significant changes: Support for multiple categories Since the beginning, My […]

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Twitter expands to 280 characters – sort of.

November 13, 2017

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In WP to Twitter version 3.3.1, I’m adding a control to extend the allowed length of your Tweets using WP to Twitter. This post is to explain that feature, because as much as there’s been a lot published claiming that Twitter has expanded posts to 280 characters, that’s not strictly accurate. Strictly accurate matters a lot in programming, even if your actual experience using Twitter might seem exactly right. As a result, it’s going to be a little while before […]

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No coding skills required

July 10, 2017

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

When I started to write WordPress plugins, I had the idea that I could expect my users to know how to write HTML (HyperText Markup Language). I made no effort to provide any kind of visual editing experience. Over time, my expectations and the audience have changed, and I do routinely incorporate the WordPress visual editor into plugins. I still can’t stand visual editors; they make the whole authoring experience immensely slower and more complex, from my experience. But that’s […]

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Tricky issues: Accessible WordPress Themes

June 6, 2017

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

One of my volunteer activities is to manage accessibility reviews for the WordPress accessibility-ready theme project. I do many of the accessibility audits, and try and help other reviewers and authors figure out what is needed for their themes. The guidelines and how to test for them is documented extensively in the Accessibility guidelines for Themes. There are some quirks to auditing themes for accessibility. Themes are not Websites, and that has consequences. These quirks have to do with the […]

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My Calendar Pro 1.6.0 released!

May 15, 2017

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It’s been a while since I released a major update for My Calendar Pro! This update includes a number of bug fixes, and some significant new features. Event imports got some major work, allowing you to schedule regular imports and allowing you to re-import your import sources to update their information rather than duplicating the events. Responsive design has been extended to include the print view (an oversight from the original implementation of that feature), and some improvements to email […]

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