millions of wordpress.com sites use Calypso
After the last meeting with Maria (superivisor) Kutar, it looks like:
- I’ll consider the a11y of the new Calypso interface used for wordpress.com sites as well as the traditional WP-Admin dashboard.
It seems stupid not to; about 50% of WP sites use wordpress.com, so not considering this would be a big omission. Also: Matt Mullenweg has said that the new interface is the way forward, and they’re encouraging everyone to use it on self-hosted sites via the Jetpack plug-in.
refs: https://ma.tt/2015/11/dance-to-calypso/; https://ma.tt/2015/11/calypso-24-hours-later/; https://developer.wordpress.com/calypso/
So if it cometh to pass, that would mean:
- Automated and manual testing of a few pages from the Calypso interface
- Running ‘simple site’ tests for screen reader users with little/no previous WP experience.
Currently trawling through a few sites to get proper number for the number of WP sites, particularly the %age using wordpress.com hosted sites.