January 9, 2017 — One of the most important parts of building a WordPress site from scratch, is brainstorming and building out the various types of data, and how they relate to each other.
In this talk we will cover:
Creating Custom Post Types
Creating Custom Taxonomies
Using Metadata for CPT’s and taxonomies
How best to make relationships between these two data types.
How to build performant queries.
And lastly we will look at some basic caching techniques that we can employ with Transients and/or Object Cache to make these queries even more performant.
July 18, 2015 — This talk will be geared towards WordPress users who have taken the dive into customizing WordPress. The goal is to take them from copying and pasting random code snippets in functions.php, and have them better understand the event driven nature of WordPress.
In addition to a basic discussion of actions and filters, this discussion will also include coding examples of hooks in action.
To make this talk more relevant to developers already past the hooks hurdle, I would also end the talk by touching on the concept of adding custom WordPress hooks into your own code.