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#101: Tue September 19, 2023

WordPress Accessibility, Mastodon Integration, and AI Tools: Latest News Highlights

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

Check out the latest news in WordPress and accessibility. Learn how to make your site accessible, document user interactions, convert your blog into a Mastodon instance, use AI-powered SEO tools, and explore WordPress Enterprise.

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs, your Advanced machine learning source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress world. Today is Tuesday 19th of September 2023.

In today’s news, we have several stories related to WordPress and accessibility. First up, we have a guide on how to make WordPress accessible for vision-impaired users. This article provides 10 simple tips to ensure that your WordPress site is accessible for visually impaired visitors 1.

Next, we have a designer’s guide to documenting Accessibility and user interactions. Stephanie Walter emphasizes the importance of documenting accessibility requirements and user interactions in order to create more inclusive products. Good documentation helps teams implement accessibility requirements properly from the start 2.

Moving on, we learn about using your WordPress blog as a Mastodon instance in the fediverse. This post explains how you can convert your WordPress blog into an instance of Mastodon, allowing you to follow your WordPress blog from your Mastodon account 3.

In other news, RankMath SEO has launched AI tools for WordPress. These tools aim to enhance your content game by providing AI-powered SEO capabilities. With just one click, you can write SEO content or research your competitors using AI technology 4.

Finally, in the world of podcasts, WP Briefing episode 62 discusses enterprise clients and the business of WordPress. Join Josepha Haden Chomphosy, the Executive Director of WordPress, as she explores the role of WordPress Enterprise within the larger WordPress community 5.

That wraps up our news stories for today! Stay tuned for more updates.

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  1. How to Make WordPress Accessible for Vision-Impaired Users 

  2. A Designer’s Guide to Documenting Accessibility & User Interactions by Stéphanie Walter 

  3. Your WordPress blog as a Mastodon instance (fediverse) 

  4. RankMath SEO has launched the AI for WordPress 

  5. WP Briefing: Episode 62: Enterprise Clients and the Business of WordPress 

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