I had a look through the WordPress theme directory and was surprised to see no themes designed with accessibiliy for low vision readers in mind. So using the Sandbox theme and the BBC’s own Betsie Low Vision Parser (a great Perl script to make your website low vision freidnly) I quickly made my own, here is a screenshot:
You may have noticed on this blog that the tags don’t have hyper links associated with them (go on, hover over one and have a look for yourself).
The reason I’ve done this is two fold:
The page rank of a blog can dissapear into all those tag pages, meaning google can’t work out if the most important pages are your posts of your tags
I don’t want people coming to my ugly tag pages, I want them coming straight to the posts.
In some circumstances you may feel a simliar way, and if you want to remove the links from your tags here is how to do it:
- Open up wp-includes/category-template.php
- Around line 890 change the following code (old code is commented out)
- // $term_links = ‘<a href=”‘ . $link . ‘” rel=”tag”>’ . $term->name . ‘</a>’;
$term_links = $term->name;
- Around line 670 make the following code change
- $a = “$tag_name”;
// $a = “<a href=’$tag_link’ class=’tag-link-$tag_id’ title=’” . esc_attr( $topic_count_text_callback( $count ) ) . “‘$rel style=’font-size: ” .
// ( $smallest + ( ( $count – $min_count ) * $font_step ) )
// . “$unit;’>$tag_name</a>”;
And there you go. If you upgrade your Worpress install make sure you back the category file up, as it may overwrite it.
This is a very simple plugin that adds an add to digg button (as you can see on this site). It adds a link and image of the form http://digg.com/submit/?url=$permalink.
Download zip (3kb)
1. Add a directory called ‘addtodigg ‘/wp-content/plugins/ and unzip the files there.
1. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress, click settings to change options.
Released under the GNU GPL.
.net FFMPEG UI is a Windows graphical interface for the excellent video and audio converter, FFMPEG. It features a drag and drop batching interface, presets (mostly taken from Win FF) and is open source.
Download ZIP file
Download MSI Install file
Click here to visit the support forum
Click here to download the source code (Zip, .net Visual C# 2005)
Released under the GPL, much source thanks to Win FF and ExplorerDragAndDrop.
MP3 Audio (lame conversion)
WMA (Windows media audio)
Wave (for CD’s etc)
OGG (Open source audio)
Apple iPod Video
DVD NTSC + PAL
Flash FLV H264 for web
FFMPEG User Interfaces:
GVC ffmpeg gui