Remove title attribute and menu label for menus #628

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michaeltorbert opened this Issue Oct 26, 2016 · 4 comments

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@michaeltorbert
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For many years, we've given the option to add a title attribute in menus.
We should discuss whether to remove it.

@michaeltorbert michaeltorbert added this to the 2.3.11 milestone Oct 26, 2016
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michaeltorbert commented Oct 26, 2016 edited

Argument for:
-giving contextual information to users visually

Arguments against:
-ZERO SEO value
-useless for touch devices
-not used by most screenreaders (accessibility)
-can cause other accessibility issues
-advised against by http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H33.html
-Doesn't work with modern WP themes (anything using the standard wp_nav_menu instead of wp_list_pages as of WordPress 3.0)

silktide.com/i-thought-title-text-improved-accessibility-i-was-wrong/
highrankings.com/useless-seo-tactics-303
ezinearticles.com/?Do-Alt-and-Title-Attributes-Help-With-SEO?&id=432783
mrwweb.com/the-title-attribute-and-why-its-almost-useless/
searchenginejournal.com/how-to-use-link-title-attribute-correctly/

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wpsmort commented Oct 26, 2016

@michaeltorbert I am perfectly fine with removing this option. We have two options on the Edit Page screen - Title Attribute and Menu Label. I believe both can be removed.

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@michaeltorbert
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All traces of the menu label and title attribute should be gone from the code.
(Any database entries are untouched though.)

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wpsmort commented Oct 26, 2016

This is tested and is good.

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@michaeltorbert michaeltorbert changed the title from Remove title attribute for menus to Remove title attribute and menu label for menus Nov 3, 2016
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