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Managing WordPress widgets the easier way with "Enable accessibility mode" feature

Did you know that WordPress has a feature that enables better access to widgets on the site? You can enable the “Enable accessibility mode” to access it.

Today I learned that WordPress has a nice built-in Enable accessibility modeย feature that allows users to manage widgets with more granular control. Most often when I am supporting users, they find it tough to move widgets around. Same applies to working with menu items.ย 

I would often redirect them to /wp-admin/widgets.phpย instead of using the live preview that the Customizer offers.ย 

Getting back to the topic, when you open that page, you should be able to notice a Enable accessibility modeย option under the Screen optionsย section.ย 

Once this is activated, refresh the widgets page and you should be able to notice a different interface.ย 

Widgets section of a WordPress site with Enable accessibility modeย enabled

The existing widgets on the right should have Editย button, and new widgets on the left should have anย Addย button.ย When you click either of the two,ย the widget loads on a special page of its own. ๐Ÿคฏ

Individual pages for the widgets!

By Arun

blogger ๐Ÿ“, tech support at Automattic ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป, currently working on WordPress.com and WooCommerce.com ๐Ÿ›, enjoy building on Cloudflare Workers ๐Ÿ› , enjoy traveling ๐Ÿ’บ

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