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Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#3439 assigned defect (bug)

Icons used for panels in BBPress don't show the alt tag.

Reported by: hemeba47's profile hemeba47 Owned by: johnjamesjacoby's profile johnjamesjacoby
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords: reporter-feedback
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Description

The situation:
On our website we have a tab view of different subjects for the youth to open in order to find more information about these subjects (t. ex. living on own, well-being & health, relationships & dating...). On each tab we have an icon for them. We have made this tab view with bbPress-forums.

The issue:
These icons in tabs don't show the alt text at all and it messes up the accessibility-rating of our whole site. The icons are loaded from our WordPress library and have alt texts there, so the problem isn't in the icons themselves. This leads me to believe that the cause is your plugin. Is there a way for me to fix this or is this something that you have to do yourselves?

Attachments (3)

part1.png (59.9 KB) - added by hemeba47 3 years ago.
Part 1/3: How the panel looks
part2.png (128.8 KB) - added by hemeba47 3 years ago.
How the HTML code for the icon looks.
part3.png (131.9 KB) - added by hemeba47 3 years ago.
How the icon looks inside WordPress media library. (I highlighted the same filename and this Alt text field that goes missing when unsing it with your plugin)

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Change History (6)

#1 follow-up: @johnjamesjacoby
3 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added
  • Owner set to johnjamesjacoby
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Hi @hemeba47 👋

It seems most likely that custom built things (such as inserting icons into a theme) are not inside of our control.

The icons that bbPress uses are part of a font named "Dashicons" that comes bundled with WordPress itself. bbPress does not specifically do anything with or for them, other than use them in specific areas inside of WordPress Admin.

The bbPress.org website theme itself goes a little bit farther and uses those same icons to add a little bit of style to the forums, which is what I'm imagining that you are also doing, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

How are you adding your icons, and which ones are you using specifically?

@hemeba47
3 years ago

Part 1/3: How the panel looks

@hemeba47
3 years ago

How the HTML code for the icon looks.

@hemeba47
3 years ago

How the icon looks inside WordPress media library. (I highlighted the same filename and this Alt text field that goes missing when unsing it with your plugin)

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @hemeba47
3 years ago

Replying to johnjamesjacoby:

Hi @hemeba47 👋

It seems most likely that custom built things (such as inserting icons into a theme) are not inside of our control.

The icons that bbPress uses are part of a font named "Dashicons" that comes bundled with WordPress itself. bbPress does not specifically do anything with or for them, other than use them in specific areas inside of WordPress Admin.

The bbPress.org website theme itself goes a little bit farther and uses those same icons to add a little bit of style to the forums, which is what I'm imagining that you are also doing, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

How are you adding your icons, and which ones are you using specifically?

Hey again!
Thanks for your reply. We have uploaded our own icons to our WordPress media library as pictures, where we have added the alt texts that go missing. I added pictures to illustrate this better.

#3 @johnjamesjacoby
2 years ago

Hey @hemeba47 sorry for the delay getting back to you here 😬

Thank you for uploading those screen shots. I believe they are very helpful.

Do you know if you are using a different plugin, theme, or custom code to insert those images into the Forums list? By default, bbPress doesn't support images/thumbnails in Forum Titles. Whatever is putting them in there must just be using the wrong WordPress function that is unintentionally skipping your alt text.

I think perhaps this isn't a bug with bbPress itself, but rather something that is extended it. Still happy to help though!

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