‘Codex’ Videos

  • Luke Woodward: Robots Write the Docs

    Luke Woodward: Robots Write the Docs

    WordCamps US 2015Speaker: Luke Woodward

    December 12, 2015 — Documentation can be one of the most challenging things for a developer. You can write the most amazing code that’s incredibly easy to use, but without a good set of documentation no one beside you will use it! But times are changing. You can have the robots write the documentation for you! Or at least very nearly.

    The WP_Parser project has given birth to the incredibly useful developer.wordpress.org/reference site based on the massive amount of internal documentation work that has been going on in core over the last years. This is an exploration of how other developers can take that work and leverage it into their own reference site taking advantage of all of the internal code docs they have already written.

  • Morgan Estes: Scratching an Itch - Taking the First Step to Becoming a WordPress Contributor

    Morgan Estes: Scratching an Itch – Taking the First Step to Becoming a WordPress Contributor

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Morgan Estes

    December 12, 2015 — was a mild-mannered developer until that fateful day: the day I submitted my first patch to WordPress. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, it was that moment that would begin to change the way I thought about development, community, and what it meant to be a contributor to an Open Source project.

    My contributions to WordPress have taken the form of talks, patches, code reviews, and documentation, but they’ve nearly all started in the same place: solving a problem that I (or someone close to me) had at the time. Together we’ll learn some ways for you to find a way to become a contributor and, just maybe, help scratch someone else’s itch at the same time.

  • miccweb: Help Japanese Codex! Keep updating for 90 days

    miccweb: Help Japanese Codex! Keep updating for 90 days

    WordCamp Kansai 2015Speaker: miccweb

    December 7, 2015 — WordCampに参加して早6年。今回これまであまり本編のステージでは話されることの無かった日本語版Codexの話をしたいと思い応募しました。
    微妙に使いにくいと思っていたCodexを、少しでも読みやすく使えるCodexにしたいと思い、90日更新を続けるという無理難題に挑戦してみました。そして感じたこと等をお伝えしたいと思います。

  • Michael McNeill: Things you should know about WordPress (but were always afraid to ask)

    Michael McNeill: Things you should know about WordPress (but were always afraid to ask)

    WordCamp Raleigh 2014Speaker: Michael McNeill

    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

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  • Drew Jaynes: Core Docs - Sentencing WordPress to 11-years-to-life

    Drew Jaynes: Core Docs – Sentencing WordPress to 11-years-to-life

    WordCamp NYC 2014Speaker: Drew Jaynes

    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.

  • Alexis Bellido: Hit the Ground Running - From Zero to Production with WordPress for Non-WordPress Developers

    Alexis Bellido: Hit the Ground Running – From Zero to Production with WordPress for Non-WordPress Developers

    WordCamp NYC 2014Speaker: Alexis Bellido

    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?

  • Richard Dinh: WordPress Examples Toolkit - Keep it Simple and Learn by Example

    Richard Dinh: WordPress Examples Toolkit – Keep it Simple and Learn by Example

    WordCamp NYC 2014Speaker: Richard Dinh

    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.

  • Doug Cone: How to Contribute to WordPress

    Doug Cone: How to Contribute to WordPress

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: Doug Cone

    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.

  • Jonathan Daggerhart: Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development

    Jonathan Daggerhart: Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: Jonathan Daggerhart

    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.

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  • Zack Tollman: There’s a Function for That: More for Less with Core Functions
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