WordPress accessibility and how it’s misunderstood

Joe Dolson has a really information post about why WordPress accessibility is often misunderstood. In short, it’s because the front-end is incredibly variable depending on the theme and plugins installed. WordPress itself, with any generated output and the admin, are pretty good accessibility-wise. Joe summarizes his post like this, though I do recommend reading it…

A deep dive into wp_kses performance that you must read, even if you don’t care about wp_kses

A deep dive into wp_kses performance that you must read, even if you don’t care about wp_kses

Zack Tollman, ladies and gentlemen, is one of my favorite people in the world. Let’s preface with that. He does not blog often, but when he blogs, it is fantastic. Go ahead and read everything he’s ever written if you’re a hardcore WordPress developer. But fear not, this post is not just limited to hardcore WordPress…

Chris Coyier on WordPress, business, and building the web
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Chris Coyier on WordPress, business, and building the web

Chris Coyier is not a stranger to most of us web workers. He’s a designer at CodePen, a writer at CSS-Tricks, and a podcaster at ShopTalk. He uses WordPress on all three of his primary projects. For years, Chris has been a consistent advocate for the platform. He develops his own websites with WordPress, but his day-to-day…

WordPress statistics for the top 500,000 websites, kinda
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WordPress statistics for the top 500,000 websites, kinda

A website called Hacker Target has posted a roundup of cute graphs with usage statistics for WordPress themes, plugins, and hosting for the top 500,000 on the internet. The results are fun to look at, but you should consider them as an interesting note, with a big asterisk. One reason for the asterisk is clear in…

Recommendations for improving WordPress comments
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Recommendations for improving WordPress comments

There are a number of things that concern me in regard to WordPress comments. They are one of those features that I have a love hate relationship with. Comments are great for active, well moderated communities. I genuinely enjoy receiving comments from Post Status readers, where people often add value to the conversation. For many…

The ins and outs of code blocks in WordPress content

Chris Coyier has done a nice job going through the various considerations to make when posting code in WordPress content. He covers using <pre> and <code> tags in the WordPress editor directly, using Markdown and Github flavored Markdown, and third party tools like Github Gists and his own CodePen embeds (for front end code). I…

Bring any slides to WordPress with seoslides

A new WordPress plugin called seoslides aims to bring slides straight to your WordPress website. Alorum worked with 10up to build seoslides. You can build presentations right in the WordPress admin using a fancy HTML 5 canvas interface, and you can import slides from other websites, PDFs, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc. The plugin is free with…

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