Speakers: Bronson Quick

  • Bronson Quick: Using WordPress As A Headless CMS

    Bronson Quick: Using WordPress As A Headless CMS

    WordCamp Sydney 2016Speaker: Bronson Quick

    February 3, 2017 — The WP REST API infrastructure was introduced in WordPress 4.4. The introduction of this infrastructure allows WordPress developers to now use WordPress as a headless CMS. A headless CMS has its frontend component (the head) stripped and removed from its backend, and what remains is a backend delivering content via an API. Some common use cases for headless CMS are as follows:

    * Serving data to other web applications
    * Mobile Apps
    * Websites and web apps built with MVC-style JavaScript frameworks

    Developers can install the WP REST API plugin to expose endpoints for WordPress for posts, pages, media and users. Developers can also extend the WordPress core REST infrastructure to register their own endpoints for custom post types and WordPress options.

    The WP REST API plugin will expose database content via JSON. This data can be used by developers to create sites using JavaScript frameworks such as React and also use the JSON data in mobile apps.

    Bronson will explain and demonstrate how you can use WordPress and the WP REST API to create a website that uses React on the frontend and WordPress on the backend as a headless CMS.

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  • Bronson Quick: Debugging WordPress Core and Plugins!

    Bronson Quick: Debugging WordPress Core and Plugins!

    WordCamp Sunshine Coast 2016Speaker: Bronson Quick

    December 21, 2016 — When you digging into WordPress’s action and filters sometimes it can be difficult to find out what data is being passed to different actions and filters, how many queries are run on a page and which scripts are being enqueued and dequeued. Bronson will teach you how to setup your local development environment so you can debug WordPress in real time so you don’t spend hours tearing your hair out trying to create a new plugin for your clients or customers. Bronson will show you how to use Xdebug, PhpStorm, WP Debug Bar and Query Monitor while you’re developing your plugin to increase your speed so you can ship your work faster!

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  • Bronson Quick: My WordPress Development Workflow

    Bronson Quick: My WordPress Development Workflow

    WordCamp Melbourne 2013Speaker: Bronson Quick

    May 20, 2013 — This talk will outline the process I take after we’ve received design sign off from the client and looks like this…

    Setting up a Basecamp project – Setting up a private GitHub repository – Setting up my IDE (Phpstorm) – Setting up Sass & Compass for CSS preprocessing – Custom Theme Development – Custom Plugin Development – Testing (Both cross browser and device ) – Migration with BackupBuddy – Ongoing maintenance.

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