Twitter expands to 280 characters – sort of.

November 13, 2017

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Topics: WordPress.

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. 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 just me – […]

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Tricky issues: Accessible WordPress Themes

June 6, 2017

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

One of the volunteer activities I do is to manage accessibility reviews for the WordPress accessibility-ready theme project. I do the majority of the accessibility audits, and try and help other accessibility reviewers and theme authors figure out what is needed for their themes. The guidelines and how to test for them is documented pretty extensively in the Accessibility guidelines for Themes. There are some quirks to auditing themes for accessibility since Themes are not Websites. As a corollary to […]

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My Calendar Pro 1.6.0 released!

May 15, 2017

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Topics: WordPress.

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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Distinguishing between Projects: WordPress and WordPress.com

March 1, 2017

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

At the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference this year, I attended a talk on creating accessible WordPress web sites. It was a good talk, if you understand that it was not a talk on WordPress. It was a talk on WordPress.com. This is an ongoing frustration anytime you’re working with WordPress: conflating WordPress.com and the WordPress project. They aren’t the same thing. While a large part of WordPress.com uses WordPress, it has a radically different implementation of the admin – including […]

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