• Refreshing our colors

    Refreshing our colors

    I’m bringing Typecoast’s colors (and my own) into compliance with WCAG’s highest accessibility standards–our new color theme has an AAA rating. Explore the offerings below to get your own 2024–friendly AAA-rated color refresh. —Scout In other words, make your website easier to read for everybody. Revamp Your Colors for 2024 Animated GIF: Three logos, and…

  • Sudden Onset WordPress 404 Malfunction: a quick fix

    Out of nowhere, a site we were helping with started displaying 404 errors for most of its posts. (But, not all. And with no discernible pattern.) Confusingly, most of the missing posts were where they were supposed to be. Luckily, we’ve seen this before. The quick fix that works much of the time is to…

  • When you want to prevent AI from stealing your content

    AI robots scrape the web, looking for content to learn from or — (depending on how you see it) — to plagiarize. You can protect yourself by blocking some of those bots. ChatGPT, Midjourney and other AI platforms scrape the web for content which is then used to train AI systems to be able to…

  • Fixing the WP_REST_Navigation_Fallback_Controller Fatal Error with WordPress 6.3 & the Gutenberg Plugin

    If you’re seeing the above error message on your website, the solution is fairly straightforward. You’ll need to access your host’s file manager and delete the Gutenberg plugin (you can reinstall it afterwards). Here are instructions for SiteGround, which you should be able to follow loosely on your own host. In SiteGround, go to Websites…

  • WordPress 6.2: the Site Editor drops its Beta label

    Besides some improvements to the back end that will make website development and management more fun (for us), the most meaningful part of this update is that the Site Editor has taxied out of the Beta hanger — it’s now an official part of WordPress. Gutenberg Blocks and the Site Editor (originally called the Full…

  • WHOIS supposed to deal with this scary confirmation email? ICANN’t!

    Sincerest apologies for the puns. Periodically, you might get a scary-looking email with a subject like “Immediate action required! Verify your WHOIS data!’ The ‘immediate action’ implies a process that might take a bit of time, but in reality, these are usually emails you can archive after reading—as long as the information in those emails…

  • “Do I have a Problem with Passwords?” (A Diagnostic Questionnaire)

    “Do I have a Problem with Passwords?” (A Diagnostic Questionnaire)

    Only you can decide if you have a problem with passwords. But, questionnaires are fun, so here you go: How many of the following statements are true for you? If you agreed with…none of the statements above, you might not have a problem with passwords.one to twelve of the statements above, you have a problem with…

  • Client Spotlight: Jess K. Smith & Shelley Virginia’s What Gets Passed Between

    Client Spotlight: Jess K. Smith & Shelley Virginia’s What Gets Passed Between

    This is the first installment in a series of Client Spotlights, featuring Typecoast customers Jess K. Smith and Shelley Virginia. Written by Jennifer Lane, a playwright who has worked with Shelley and Jess during their time at Columbia. This isn’t another article about theatre in the pandemic—there have been enough of those, and I swear,…

  • Web Accessibility Is Not a Two-Dimensional Issue

    Web Accessibility Is Not a Two-Dimensional Issue

    According to the World Health Organization, around 15% of the world’s population—or upwards of a billion people—lives with some form of disability. It’s a part of the human experience, and these days so is using the internet. Think of it this way: Would it be acceptable if only 85% of your emails went through? If…