Spark Academic Innovation Hub 212 (Pullman) and live-streamed (All Campuses)
Writing for the Web and Making it Accessible
This workshop provides an introduction to the best practices for writing accessible web content. Whether you are an experienced web writer, or you update content on your department’s website only once a semester, learn what you need to know to ensure that your unit’s websites are accessible, organized, and succinct. In this workshop, you will learn:
How to create descriptive links
How to create a clear heading structure
Appropriate line length for the web
How to write concise and logical text
How to convey meaning without using color alone
Additional web writing and content organizing tips
In an effort to provide a better experience when managing taxonomy terms for posts, we have consolidated the multiple taxonomy meta boxes into one easy-to-use interface.
Rather a complete departure from the default experience, the new interface leverages the Select2 library to simplify and enhance it. Each taxonomy is represented by a single input. Clicking or focusing on a given input will provide the complete list of terms for that taxonomy. The terms can also be searched by simply typing in keywords. Both of these features are exemplified below:
The process for adding new terms to a taxonomy is largely the same as it was previously. For hierarchical taxonomies like Site Categories, click the “+ Add New Category” text and use the small form that pops up to add the new term. For non-hierarchical taxonomies – like Tags – simply type in the new term followed by a comma. While it may seem strange that the process is different depending on the taxonomy type, there are technical reasons for the differences (one being that Categories and other hierarchical taxonomy terms can theoretically contain commas). Aside from those reasons, keeping the two different processes seemed to make more sense than introducing something new and unfamiliar.
For the developers out there interested in including their custom taxonomies in this interface, or using it on custom post types, the wsuwp_taxonomy_metabox_taxonomies
filters, respectively, are provided for doing just that. The use of these filters will be documented soon!
Web Communication will be on campus to help with any WordPress, online registration, or Qualtrics questions that you might have. All are welcome, so please spread the word. As always, please come when you can, and you stay as long as you like.
All sessions will be in SHSB 260
Wednesday March 15th –
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
3:00 PM – 4:40 PM
Thursday March 16th –
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM