December 15, 2016 — The WordPress REST API is one of the most fundamentally important new aspects of WordPress, yet it’s rarely explained to people who aren’t developers. In this talk we’ll explain what this thing is, and why you should be excited about what it can do for you, even though you’re not a developer.
December 11, 2016 — This is a talk about the people of WordPress, intentionally showcasing diversity in as many ways as possible. Location, culture, gender; we’re a cross section of humanity. We’ll talk about some of the stories that have been published on HeroPress.com as well as some that have not.
July 28, 2015 — Have you ever put code into your functions.php file to change your site? Ever lost that code when you changed themes? Topher will show you how to move that code into a simple plugin so you’ll keep it no matter what theme you use. Then using this as a base we’ll look at how to build more complex plugins.
July 12, 2015 — Lessons learned and technologies used in the HeroPress Kickstarter project. (note, this kickstarter will be closed by the time WordCamp comes, I’ll get no financial benefit from this at all. Also, at this point I don’t know if it’ll be a success or not, so it might be a look at what we SHOULD have done)
June 20, 2015 — This talk is about getting started making plugins. The only requirement is some knowledge of PHP. This talk is ideal for people who have put PHP into functions.php and then been sad when it was lost when changing themes.
March 23, 2015 — This talk covers the theories and functions dealing with validating input and sanitizing output. It starts at the very basic, and wind up with some discussion of the trickier parts of how different kinds of data should be filtered.
October 9, 2014 — We’ll discuss how to speed up your site using caching via easy plugins like WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache, transients, and server site options like Memcache, APC, and Batcache.
October 22, 2013 — This talk is for people that know PHP and have written some in their theme functions file, but don’t know how to pull that out into a plugin. (This is a real time demonstration – no slides available.)