This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 89
If you use assistive technology to browse the web or know someone that does, and they love WordPress, they’ve likely been waiting to see how accessible Gutenberg, the new publishing interface for WordPress will be. Unfortunately, the news isn’t good. The primary representative of the Accessibility team has said that Gutenberg is less accessible than the existing Classic Editor. That’s pretty horrible. We should be moving forward to be more accessible, more inclusive, not backwards. For the full story, check out WPTavern.
Speaking of the next version of WordPress that includes Gutenberg by default, WordPress 5.0 Beta 2 is now available and it hasn’t made much progress in terms of accessibility. But it does have the latest Block Editor, some more Internationalisation options, and more progress on the new default theme, Twenty Nineteen which is focused on supporting Gutenberg block based editing.
Lastly, over on WPBeginner, we have a post that discusses when it is best to buy Premium WordPress plugins. With the rapid evolution of WordPress, I think that plugin support and constant updates are typically worth paying for if they provide key business functions. You’ll have to read the WPBeginner article for their thoughts.
That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.