Guidelines for WordPress users



The 2021 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is the legislation that governs how our website needs to function. It dictates aspects like the size and amount of text on a page, images, etc. It draws its elements from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Hear the AODA explained for NSC on YouTube.

The Web Content Accessbility Guidelines (CAG 2) – The AODA requires we comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines that explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. The Guidelines include things like font sizes, line spacing and machine readable text.

Basic Posts and Pages


To take full advantage of search engine optimization (SEO), we will no longer use something like “Details here” for hyperlinks. Instead, because Google tracks with all of our hyperlinks on our website, it will promote those links in search results if, instead, we hyperlink a phrase with the most related information. See more on using internal links to optimize SEO in WordPress at this site. At the same time, clicking “Search engines should ignore this link” for links to external sites, helps keep the focus on our website.
Screenshot of hyperlink option button to ignore the hyperlink (of an external website)


We request the use of images to liven up all posts or pages. The new WordPress site automatically resizes images as it uploads them, saving a step.

To stay compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), all images on a website are required to have alternative text. This is a simple description of the image for people with visual impairment. Whenever you use an image, make sure you add this text. See this website for some examples of alternative text by hovering over the images.

Special Posts and Pages

Kadence helps

Depending on your role and corresponding permissions, you may or may not be able to do some of these functions: (NSC’s Cloud Storage)

Race Results

See also

Page Updated: 2023-08-19.

Update log
2016-01-31, HM: Added this update log. Removed post about “Creating Racing Results Pages & Folders”.
Added links to and
Moved post about “How to Change a user password” to
2016-05-18, DS: moved BOX how to from Wesmater’s ‘How to’ to this page, moved UME to How To page.
2016-05-25, DS: Moved “how to build calendar iframe” to;
Added Posting Race Results under new heading.
Moved ‘Creating Racing Results Pages & Folders For a New Season’ under that heading.
2019-12-08, DS: replaced link to “Uploading Documents Guidelines” with link to “Get Started Guide for New Users”.
2021-04-29, HM: Removed “Create a WordPress Post” since no longer exists.
Removed link to “Creating ‘Title’ Posts”, as that option no longer exists.
2021-05-05, HM: Changed first link so it would not open in a new page.
2021-05-15, DS: added BOX Static Link bullet.
2021-05-15, HM: slight re-wording.

2022-06-15, HM: added link to Date & time formats.
2022-07-03, HM: shortened permalink; updated links to all child pages, including intro-wordpress-and-box.
2022-07-14, HM: added links on Expiring Posts, Post updates.
2023-08-19 SK added link to newly created page Keyboard shortcuts

NOTE: Update the publish date and time when updating page.

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