wp-login.php site title link points to wordpress.org
|Reported by:||ovann86||Owned by:||arush|
|Component:||Login and Registration||Keywords:||has-patch has-screenshots|
In the WordPress administration login page, the site title at the top of the page is linked to wordpress.org
From an accessibility perspective, this is misleading. Specifically, WCAG 2.0 has a focus on making link text that describes the purpose of a link - which this does not.
The WC3 have several articles covering this topic, but this gives the general idea of what they're advising http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H30.html
I am suggesting that we change this text to link to the home url, like happens for multi-sites.
The specific change would be
wp-login.php - line 101 and line 102
$login_header_url = __( 'https://wordpress.org/' ); $login_header_title = __( 'Powered by WordPress' );
$login_header_url = home_url(); $login_header_title = wp_specialchars_decode(get_option('blogdescription'), ENT_QUOTES);
If this was done deliberately, such as to promote the wordpress.org website or to help users identify the CMS - you should consider adding a link to the bottom of the login form.
If you're wondering why the link title is not adequate, it's because by default screen readers do not read out the link title - they read the linked text.
Here's an article that touches on this and has a video showing how ineffective it is: https://silktide.com/i-thought-title-text-improved-accessibility-i-was-wrong/
Change History (36)
- Keywords needs-patch has-screenshots added
- Version changed from 4.3.1 to 4.3
- Keywords needs-patch has-screenshots removed
- Version changed from 4.3 to 4.3.1
18 months ago
- Keywords has-patch has-screenshots added