WordPress 5.0 Releases Today. What should you do?

December 6, 2018

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

The hubbub surrounding Gutenberg (soon to be known only as “the block editor”) has been intense since early October. For the purpose of this post, I want to put aside discussion of the process that lead to the release. Instead, I’m going to make my own specific recommendations for what users of WordPress should do. First, this is based on the assumption that you will stay on WordPress. Unless you have a pressing need to change content management systems, I […]

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Plugin Readiness for Gutenberg

December 4, 2018

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Topics: Plugins, WordPress.

WordPress 5.0 is currently scheduled for release on Thursday, December 6th. This date has changed several times already, but I believe that this date will actually happen. The new content editor, Gutenberg, will be included in the release. The user interface has been considered stable for all of 8 days. I’ve talked a fair amount recently about the accessibility of Gutenberg and what the user experience will be like for users of assistive technology – but this post isn’t about […]

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Some Gutenberg Accessibility Clarifications

October 18, 2018

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

Since the publication of the WordPress 5.0 release schedule and the ensuing hubbub about the accessibility of the new Gutenberg editor I’ve seen a lot of materials published in a panic about the future accessibility of WordPress. In that massive amount of content, I’ve noticed a few specific trends that I think need clarification. Before I begin, I want to say that the opinions I’m about to voice are purely my own, and have not been discussed with the WordPress […]

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WordPress, Accessibility, and Gutenberg

October 9, 2018

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

Rian Rietveld resigned from the leadership of the WordPress Accessibility team today. When I first started talking about Gutenberg, I touted it as a future for creating a new, more accessible experience for both authors and website visitors. I was very optimistic – nervous, and aware that this was going to be a challenge, but optimistic. Part of what I hoped for has happened – but far from all of it. There are good things about Gutenberg. Monitoring the hierarchy […]

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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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