With great pride the WordPress Accessibility Team can announce: “All new or updated code released into WordPress core and bundled themes must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.” On February 15th, 2016, the WordPress Accessibility Coding Standards were approved and added to the Core Handbook as a part of the code standards WordPress developers are expected to meet when contributing to core.
The contributions of women in tech are often underrepresented, despite the huge impact they have in the community. As of 2015 women accounted for 22% of the number of developers across the globe, numbering over four million – a figure that has more than doubled since the early 2000s.
This month myself and Alyona attended Pressnomics 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. Pressnomics is the number one conference dealing with the business of WordPress. What this means is that you will find all the best business people in the WordPress community; owners of the big plugins as well as top agencies.
The other day a lot of folks on twitter started talking about this survey and particularly one of the sections on technology. If you look at the “DREADED” section, WordPress is at 74%. So, of course, we all start talking about why people hate WordPress. And what are all the things that are wrong with WordPress. And in all those debates, we miss several things that I’d like to highlight as far more important dyanamics that I see from that survey.
Here are the rest of this week’s top news
This Week in WordPress
WordPress.org: WordPress 4.5 Beta 4
Blogging Wizard: 5 Big Lessons From Writing 43 Guest Posts In 3 Months
Other Posts Worth a Mention
Dries Buytaert: Can We Save the Open Web?
WordPress Aisle: Jumpstart Your Web Development Efforts with Interactive Features
Level Up Your WordPress Knowledge
WP Mayor: How to Use RSS in WordPress
WP Beginner: How to Fix the 403 Forbidden Error in WordPress
TemplateToaster: How to Optimize WordPress for Search Engines
WP Daily Themes: A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Set up a WordPress Website
WP Dev Shed: Beginners Guide to A/B Testing with WordPress
Ideas & Tips for Your WordPress Business
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