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Accessibility Links

What is Web Accessibility (#a11y)

Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. View comprehensive explanation at w3.org

Why it’s important

  • Avoid lawsuits
  • Be more inclusive on your website
  • Get more customers

You want all those things, right? Getting your website accessible will open your business to more opportunities and your site will work better for everyone.

Tools to check your sites

Start here to get the Wave tool for your browser. Install it for Chrome, and then check your website – how many errors do you get? This will give you a short view into what you can do to improve your website accessibility. Contact me to talk more about it, and help you get to the next level of accessibility for your website.

 

Gravity Forms conference Session - How to Make your Data Processors Love You

WPCampus 2019 – How to Make your Data Processors Love You (Gravity Forms Automation)

Gravity Forms (or other forms) Automation

Do you use Gravity Forms or other web forms to gather lots of data your processing center needs? Do you still send them individual emails from each form submission?

Let’s talk about how to automate that data collection using the Gravity Forms API!

Even if you don’t use Gravity Forms, you can still gain insight on how to work with your institution to deliver better data they can use without having to reformat or manipulate it to make that data useful.

You can create data formats for uploading into your SIS, create pdfs to index in your systems, and deliver that data to the folks who need it. Scripted. Automated. Done. They will love you.

From my session at WPCampus 2019 in Portland, OR. Contact me if you have any questions!

Session Video

Slides

Resources

Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms API documentation
Gravity PDF
Cron Jobs

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Divi section global template example

The template below results in a page that looks like this page.

I use ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) to create the field sets for the pages they want to create/update for and then created a divi global section template that pull the fields into the page. The client then updates the fields on the post, they never have to touch the divi editor.

member template

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Affiliate Links

If you’re interested in purchasing any of the plugins or web hosting below, consider using my links! I do make a small commission on each sale, hopefully that will entice you to help me out and get yourself a discount for the products in the process! I recommend all the plugins and services below. I’d never use an affiliate link of something I didn’t use myself or highly recommend to others.

Plugins

iThemes

BackupBuddy
iThemes Plugin Suite
iThemes Security Pro

WPMU DEV

Manage, update, monitor, scan, backup and improve unlimited WordPress sites, in one place with WPMU DEV’s robust lineup of plugins and tools. I use their Defender plugin to secure many sites and have been pleased with its performance.

Membership Referral

Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is the Easiest Tool to Create Advanced Forms for Your WordPress-Powered Website.

Gravity Forms

Instagram feeds

Instagram Feed Pro by SmashBalloon

Themes

Elegant Themes (Divi Theme)

MotoPress

Free and Premium WordPress Plugins & Themes. I love the Emmet Lite Theme. I’ve built a child theme for it.

MotoPress Affiliate link

Hosting

Bluehost
SiteGround Hosting

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WordCamp Rochester 2018

WordCamp Rochester 2018 is coming up soon! We have a kickass schedule with some great sessions to learn all about what’s going on in the WordPress world. You wanna learn more about Gutenberg and how it will effect your website? Check out the sessions and join us for a fun day of networking. I’m one of the organizers this year, so hit me up if you have any questions.