Version 3.12.0 of the Advanced Sidebar Menu PRO is now available. This main focus of this version was to bring full keyboard accessibility support to the accordion menus.
Making accordion menus keyboard accessible
While the menus generated by this plugin have always been accessible to keyboards and screen readers, accessing the icons to open/close the menu sections had previously been hit and miss when using keyboards alone. While this could enable using filters, it was still a cumbersome process for the average user.
This version introduced all of the necessary attributes for ARIA as well as the tab index for seamless keyboard navigation. Not only are the icons now focus-able, but they may also be triggered by hitting the enter key. Sub menus also contain the appropriate
aria attributes to let screen readers know they are open or closed.
It’s worth noting these attributes are only required and available when accordion menus are active. Non-accordion menus will remain as they have always been and are fully accessible.
- The plugin is now fully tested to support PHP 7.4.
- The plugin is now fully tested to support WordPress Core 5.4.1.
- Improved widget documentation links.
- Various code style/structure improvements.