Why do we develop accessible websites? And what does it even mean for a website to be accessible? The answers lay in a complicated 60-year history of disability activism and in 30-year-old legislation created before the web. It’s a story of U.C Berkeley wheelchair renegades who took sledgehammers to sidewalk curbs, a visionary architect who designed an illustrated guide to accessible building codes, and an ongoing attempt to define how the legislation that brought us wheelchair ramps applies to website design. This is the first in a series I’m writing on accessible web experiences. In the articles to follow, we’ll […]
Brute force attacks are a real and very scary threat for WordPress users. If someone else manages to figure out your username and password, your site could be defaced or have all its content wiped overnight. And if you lose access to your email as well, you may not be able to get back into your account to recover your website. Though it can be terrifying when your website is the target of a brute force attack, you’re not left completely to the mercy of those trying to get in. There are multiple ways of putting your site on lockdown […]
2020 has been a tough year for a lot of people, and many are looking for a way to help others. For years, GiveWP has made it easy to turn any WordPress site into a fundraising platform. With the newest 2.7 update, it’s even easier to raise money for people in need. Donation Form Templates The team has updated the way donation forms look. Now instead of inheriting style from your theme, you can fully customize the way forms look. The user can change colors and text without using CSS. Right now, there is one streamlined template available but the […]
The world turned upside down for everybody in March of this year. As COVID-19 infections raced across the globe, businesses of all kinds had to quickly adapt. In many cases, that led to the layoff of valuable employees. Some industries found themselves having to quickly scale up work-from-home strategies, which meant getting everyone comfortable with remote assignments and communications. Other sectors, such as restaurants, had to shutter their dining rooms and transition to delivery, takeout, and curbside service. Unfortunately, too many businesses have been left flat-footed. Prior to the virus, they had relied almost exclusively on foot traffic and Facebook […]
Continuing our weekly series of live conversations, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Torque’s Social Hour. In this week’s episode we talk Jake Spurlock, aTechnical Account Manager at Automattic and a release lead on WordPress 5.5. We cover what new features to expect in the next version of WP as well as talk about other WordPress news. Be sure to catch next week’s episode live by subscribing here.