The accessibility of the block editor (Gutenberg) is still in question. Until further information is available, our recommendation is to use the block editor with care.
- [Instructor] Before we get started, a word on the block editor, aka Gutenburg and accessibility. As of this recording, the practical accessibility level of the new block editor is unclear. While the interface is technically accessible using touch, mouse and keyboard, it was designed for use with touch or mouse and reports indicate keyboard navigation is challenging. So what does that mean for you? Well it depends. If you use touch or a mouse regularly, the block editor should not rescind any major accessibility barriers. If you use keyboard navigation, the complexity of creating content with WordPress may increase significantly.
If you use assistive technologies like voice control software or other modalities, the block editor may be an accessibility barrier. Due to the uncertainty around the accessibility of the block editor, we are not ready to recommend this editing experience for users who rely on keyboard navigation or assistive technologies. If you or someone who will be working with your site use these technologies or do not have full use of touch interfaces or a mouse, our recommendation is to install either the Classic Editor plugin or the Gutenberg Ramp plugin.
These plugins will disable the block editor and return WordPress to the classic editor. You'll get more information about these options a little later on in this chapter. This course will be updated when we know more about the accessibility level of the block editor.
Note: This course covers WordPress 5. The training will be updated as WordPress evolves.
- Installing WordPress
- Creating posts and pages
- Formatting text
- Publishing and scheduling posts
- Adding images, audio, and video
- Bulk editing posts and pages
- Working with reusable blocks