Join Joe Dolson for an in-depth discussion in this video Testing plugins, part of WordPress: Accessibility.
- Testing WordPress plugins can be…an enormously difficult task for two simple reasons.…The diversity of plugins means your first challenge…is to figure out what this plugin is doing,…and how it's going about doing it.…Some plugins will add entirely new features.…So what they do is obvious.…They might be a calendar, a contact form,…or social media sharing.…Finding what these do is really not a challenge.…Other plugins might actually just change existing features.…
They might alter the search behavior.…They might change your comment forms.…Maybe they alter your main menu navigation.…Or maybe they protect your site from invasive bots.…You wouldn't think that some of these…would actually cause problems,…but let's just describe an example.…Perhaps you have a plugin that blocks bots on your website.…Let's say what it does is that it redirects…users that it thinks are bots,…and it provides them with a CAPTCHA…they have to solve in order to move forward.…
Well, a lot of users are going to struggle…a lot with that CAPTCHA.…
This course, merging WordPress coding with accessible web design techniques, helps you make sure your website meets modern accessibility standards. You'll learn how to use the power of WordPress to quickly build a beautiful and accessible website that can be used by people with different types of abilities. Author Joe Dolson provides a broad introduction to accessibility and then focuses on practical steps to make sure your WordPress themes, plugins, and content are accessible and usable to all.
- What is web accessibility?
- Understanding the benefits of accessibility
- Building accessible forms
- Adhering to theme guidelines
- Creating accessible navigation
- Working with images, media, and other accessible content
- Integrating plugins
- Testing your site for accessibility