Accessible Zen Reaches 1.1

Version 1.1 of Accessible Zen hit the WordPress theme directory today. Download it now! :)

I added one new feature, improved one area and fixed a number of bugs for this release.

The New Feature

I’ve added contextual help to the Themes page in the WordPress Dashboard. It gives theme users a bit more information about the Accessible Zen inline with their experience.

The Big Addition

Accessible Zen now sports the accessibility-ready tag. Users can find themes that keep accessibility in mind from the start via that tag. They all follow specific accessibility guidelines for themes in the directory. Accessible Zen has always followed these guidelines since its launch, and now has added the tag since it went live on WordPress.org a few weeks ago.

Customizer Improvements

I’ve set better default options for the few of Accessible Zen’s Customizer theme options, which should make for a better experience upon theme activation. Note: This may cause users to have to set their options again via the Customizer.

You can read about all the updates below.

Changelog for 1.1

  • Add contextual help to theme.
  • Improve Customizer features and set better default options. This may cause users to have to set their options again via the Customizer.
  • Add appropriate theme tags for WordPress, version 3.8, including accessibility-ready.
  • Remove bottom border on hover on site title.
  • Add new screenshot according to WordPress, version 3.8 standards.
  • Update Genericons to version 3.0.2.
  • Move changelog to separate file.

Download Accessible Zen or write a theme review.

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David A. Kennedy

I work as a Theminator (that's my official title) at the ever-awesome Automattic. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ftw.

2 thoughts on “Accessible Zen Reaches 1.1”

  1. David i installed accessible zen on a test site & fell in love with it’s simplicity, but it looks like theme doesn’t have a sidebar to add widgets. I saw the footer widget area…Please correct me if i went wrong any where. Sidebar widgets is important for me to showcase a lot of things for my users.

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    1. Hi Raghavendra,

      I’m glad you like Accessible Zen!

      You are correct, the theme doesn’t have any sidebar widgets. That’s part of what drives its simplicity.

      I do have some other child themes available (child themes make a new theme based on a parent theme, with modifications).

      I’ve thought about adding a child theme with a sidebar, but haven’t had much demand for it. Perhaps I’ll start working on it. I’d love to hear any more feedback from you. You can post in the Support forums or write a Review.

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