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Re: WordPress Accessibility


From: Karlen Communications
Date: Aug 9, 2019 1:45PM

I had a WordPress site and used one of the Accessibility Themes and my
website got hacked through WordPress. My web host said the hackers got in
through the accessible theme I used. I got rid of the WordPress component to
my website...I just used it to blog so not much was lost. Still don't trust
WordPress although I know a lot of people use it extensively and

Cheers, Karen

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Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 2:53 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List' < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] WordPress Accessibility

Michael wrote: "Are there reasons why we should just stick to html and not
put ourselves through the headache of WordPress?"

Well, yes.
For all the reasons you stated in your questions!

Plus, WP is open source, which really comes down to people doing whatever
they want. There are few standardizations within the WP system. And people
get burned out working on it for little or no pay, so they eventually give
up and we end up with half-baked themes, widgets, and plug-ins created by
well-intentioned people who don't know jack about accessibility.

Maybe only parts of your website could benefit from the CMS of WordPress,
and the remaining sections could be HTML.

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of
Michael Bullis
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 3:09 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] WordPress Accessibility

My organization is contemplating whether to move our website from html to
WordPress for the reason that we would much more easily be able to update
information in real time.

We absolutely cannot and do not wish to create anything that is less
accessible than we currently have.

1. Does anyone have advice on what we ought to consider prior to making
such a move?
2. Are there consulting companies that really know the accessibility
themes in WordPress we should consider hiring in order to put a correct
foundation on our site?
3. I hear some stories about WordPress introducing inaccessible editors
that might become a problem. Is that so, and, how can we avoid problems?

And finally,

4. Are there reasons why we should just stick to html and not put
ourselves through the headache of WordPress?

Thanks to all on this list. I am a lurker for many years and consistently
find this list delivers high value content.

Michael Bullis
Executive Director,
The IMAGE Center of Maryland

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