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  • Hello, I have a question. What is the administrative and vetting process to add a new file format to the media section of WordPress websites?
    This type of file format would make websites more digitally accessible to people with disabilities WCAG 2.0 – especially people with visual impairments.


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  • Andrew Nevins


    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    Hey @kennleuzinger Nothing administrative in the sense that I think you mean, we just open a ticket in our open-source ticket tracking tool. Based on where the functionality is being requested, we discuss it in the team relevant for that functionality’s team meeting.

    Would you be alright raising this?



    I’d probably start by trying to tweak the accepted upload files to add the file type by extension.

    You might look to this plugin to help you some in the gallery itself.

    You’re on your own from here but I’m sure if you can get the file type to be uploadable then the posts or pages can use the ‘image’ link to reference the file.

    My sites are weird as they are on multisite and/or have various enhancements for the IndieWeb and content aggregation/syndication abilities.

    The above plugin is compatible with multisite, seems to behave well with my multinetwork multisite, and works darn good with my regular WordPress sites.

    You’ll want to double-check the editors (classic and block (Gutenberg)) to insert and/or embed your documents.

    Once you get this working then document it on the site it works on, mention the new file type and how you got it to work.

    That would be very helpful for people.

    Thank you everybody.
    This is the company I work for…

    Here is a video I did a while ago explaining the file format.

    This video was when it was going to be a plugin, which I guess it will have to be again, since WP won’t recognize the file type.

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