Category: WordPress

AccessiBe & the fake WordPress plug-in reviews

February 17, 2021

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Topics: Accessibility, Plugins, WordPress.

On Tuesday, February 16th, I reported the presence of fake plug-in reviews on AccessiBe’s pretend-to-fix-accessibility plug-in. Now, the implication of a large number of 4 and 5 star reviews that show clear evidence of being faked is that they’ve been purchased by the plug-in author in question – but, of course, that’s not a provable statement using the information I have. However, the evidence of the fake reviews is pretty damning. At the time I reported the reviews, AccessiBe showed […]

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WP Tweets Pro 2.0.0: now sending your alt text to Twitter

December 11, 2020

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

It’s taken way too long, and was completed in what I might consider the most frustrating way. I’ve been working on and off towards getting support for Twitter’s API (Application Programming Interface) to add alternative text to Twitter images for years – literally since they first published the API. At first, the documentation was just broken. Later, it was no longer broken, but woefully incomplete. I tried numerous variations to get it to work, and each time I’d eventually be […]

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The W3C Drops WordPress from Consideration

September 27, 2020

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Topics: Accessibility, Web standards, WordPress.

Yesterday morning, one of my fellow WP Accessibility Day organizers pinged me with the message that they hoped that Studio 24’s decision to drop WordPress because of accessibility flaws would lead to a new version of WP focused on accessibility improvements. My first reaction, predictably enough, was: Who is Studio 24, and why should I care? Because, frankly, I saw that comment and had no idea what it was about or why I should care. On exploring the topic, and […]

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My Calendar 3.2.0 & My Calendar Pro 2.0.0 Released

June 21, 2020

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Topics: Plugins, WordPress.

It’s a big release day for My Calendar! A simultaneous release of the next major version of My Calendar and the next major version of My Calendar Pro. The free updates to My Calendar include major rewrites to how time & dates are stored and calculated. This will make working with time zones considerably easier, as there will always be a UTC-centered version of the date available for your events. This change, which should be largely invisible, is possibly the […]

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Reminder: Accessibility can’t be solved automatically

June 9, 2020

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

The other day, Mike Gifford shared a post from Small Business Trends that talked about how free accessibility plugins cause problems for small business, in which my plug-in WP Accessibility was cited. In that message, he expressed that he was sorry to see my plug-in lumped in with other shady web site accessibility toolbars. But, in all honesty, I’m OK with that. WP Accessibility is definitely different from most of these other so-called accessibility toolbars, in that I’ve worked hard […]

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