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The website accessibility process: key steps for every project

Deciding to develop your website to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG, pronounced “wickag”) is a positive move that will allow more visitors to consume your content and will help meet impending legal requirements. But how do you get started? What steps do you need to take to make your site more accessible and ensure it stays accessible?

We here at Mugo have helped many teams navigate the website accessibility process. The following outline can help you navigate the process.

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A primer on Symfony routes and how to use match conditions

When working with Symfony applications, the routing component is key to mapping your website URLs to custom PHP code in controllers. In this post, we explain how to define URL routes and how to use match conditions.

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How to edit Rich Text fields in a custom page in the eZ Platform Admin UI

The Rich Text field is one of the most powerful fields in eZ Platform. It enables editors to format content using headers, paragraphs, bold, italic, and much more. It is natively included when you edit content in the eZ Platform Admin UI. Sometimes, however, you need to add editing capabilities to custom pages outside of the standard editing experience. Here’s how to enable editing Rich Text field content on any custom page on your website.

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Automating SSL certificate renewal for multi-site installs

Recently, we built a platform running more than 80 websites on eZ Publish / eZ Platform. New sites would get added to this platform over time, so we needed to automate its ongoing maintenance, including automated SSL certificate renewals.

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ALA Survey: Few librarians are truly happy with their websites

Librarians who can easily manage the content and pages on their websites say they are happy with the overall usefulness of their sites. Unfortunately, most librarians report they have yet to adopt modern web publishing tools that help make these benefits a reality.

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css and fonts

Fixing opacity problems on fonts with overlapping glyphs

Certain fonts feature glyphs that intentionally overlap.

This largely applies to "brush" or "script" type fonts where the overlap is intentional to achieve the effect of connected letters. Using a web font like that becomes a problem as soon as you try to apply opacity to text using the font.

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Native advertising is most effective when it’s built directly into your CMS

As traditional online ad platforms become less profitable, publishers are turning to native advertising as a high-value alternative.

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Events registration management made easy, right there in your CMS

Letting site visitors know that you have exciting events coming up is just the first step in building attendance and audience engagement. You also need to make it easy for guests to register for those events, and your team needs flexible management tools that help you keep all those dates, attendees and waiting lists organized.

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Easy, cost-effective management of more than 80 library websites with eZ Platform

One of the more powerful features of eZ Platform is its ability to serve multiple sites from a single database and instance of the CMS, while allowing local managers enormous flexibility in how they manage the appearance and content of each site instance.

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How to use Optimizely to create your first A/B Testing experiment

A few months ago we discussed the importance of A/B testing to help your business build a winning digital strategy. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to use Optimizely, a leading A/B testing platform, to create your first experiment to study, analyze and decide what’s the best move for your content and key site pages.

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Get to know your customers better (and easier) with Mugo Custom Forms

Customer feedback is a powerful tool for decision-making in any business. Web forms are a popular device for gathering such information, but it’s critical that site operators can easily create forms with the right questions and formats that encourage user interaction. We created an eZ Platform module that lets editors build a custom form by selecting from multiple different input types and ordering the fields as desired. In this blog post, we’ll discuss key details of our Mugo Custom Forms module.

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Automating “curly” quotes in rich text fields

One of our clients recently came to us with an interesting problem. When end users type content into a rich text field, double quotes, single quotes and apostrophes are not “smart.” That is, the quotes and apostrophes are straight instead of curly — typographically speaking, they are inch and feet characters.

An editor might type this:

  • J. R. R. Tolkien wrote "The Lord of the Rings," a trilogy of novels that serve as a sequel to Tolkien's "The Hobbit."

But really want this:

  • J. R. R. Tolkien wrote “The Lord of the Rings,” a trilogy of novels that serve as a sequel to Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.”

Here's how we created a script to automate search and replace for curly quotes and implemented an easy-to-use button in the client’s CMS to run the task.

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