January 4, 2015 — This talk covers a few key “Aha” moments that you should have about the way WordPress works. Michael talks about things like the template hierarchy, what’s going on in wp-config, where WordPress content is stored (the database vs file system), how posts and pages and custom post types are represented in the database, what folks are talking about when they talk about hooks and filters, and just generally review the “behind the scenes” mechanics of how WordPress works
November 15, 2014 — This talk takes a stroll through the docs road map devised two summers ago and how that’s progressing. We examine the diminished role the Codex will take going forward, as well as highlight some exciting initiatives coming into the fold — including the handbooks, code reference, and more.
November 14, 2014 — This is a talk about learning fast, getting the best out of your programming skills and delivering results with WordPress and it’s intended for web developers who need to face the unknown and solve problems yesterday. Sounds familiar?
November 9, 2014 — This talk demos a set of example plugins that has examples of how to perform these WordPress tasks. You can use them to learn how to manipulate WordPress, or even use them as a starting point for your own plugins. The goal of the WordPress Examples Toolkit is to provide a set of plugins that are well documented and perform small tasks that are easy to understand.
October 6, 2014 — WordPress gives us all so much for free. Thousands of lines of code, thousands of hours of other people’s time all for the unbelievable price of free. So, ready to give back? It’s easy. This talk covers several ways that you can contribute to WordPress including ways that you can contribute if you’re not a programmer.
September 24, 2014 — The purpose of this presentation is to give a very basic introduction to the creation of a new plugin. The audience will learn about using the Codex, actions, filters, shortcodes, custom settings, and some best practices. The resulting custom plugin will be able to add custom css, insert fancy horizontal breaks, link to existing posts, add color to text, and find and replace content in WordPress posts and pages on display. An existing understanding of some PHP is required to get the most value from this presentation.
September 2, 2012