December 17, 2015 — I’ve been looking into using a more modern approaching to deploying and managing WordPress. Composer, dependency management, has taken the PHP world by storm and is a fantastic way to quickly set up a site and lock down versions of plugins as well as opening up an entire world of code repositories for use in your own plugins. Once you’ve tasted the power of Composer you can never go back.
November 18, 2015 — Your WordPress site likely involves a lot of third-party code that does not need to live in your Git repository. A dependency manager, like Composer, allows you to tie this third-party code into your work without adding it to your repo. Composer can be used in the context of your whole site or a single plugin or theme you are developing.
We’ll cover how to install Composer and start using it today.
October 20, 2015 — WordPress plugins have changed a lot over the last couple years. People who build larger scale websites, often try to push the boundaries of what WordPress is capable of. To make your WordPress plugins compatible with such larger websites, there are a couple things you need to be aware of. Performance testing, security checks and many other tools have become a standard best practice during development.
In this presentation, Coen will guide you through the issues that WordPress is currently facing when it comes to adopting technologies like Composer in your WordPress plugins. Composer has become the number one package manager in the PHP world, but is near impossible to implement correctly in your WordPress plugins.
September 28, 2015 — Přednáška Franze Josefa Kaisera na téma How Your Personal Robot Army Lets You Play the Big Game.
June 22, 2015 — Using the theme customizer – Merrill Mayer
An overview of the theme customizer API and how to build it into your themes.
Falling in Love with Sass for WordPress — Frederick Meyer
Learn why Sass, the CSS preprocessor, is better than vanilla CSS for complex projects, based on two key qualities of Sass: 1. It’s DRYer, and 2. It’s dynamic. The talk describes these benefits with reference to a complex real-life client project: creating a user-managed WordPress theme generator, with widths, color scheme, typography, etc., all changeable as Sass variables, compiling to one clean custom CSS stylesheet with no extra “theme options” DB calls.
Using Composer and WordPress — Kalen Johnson
Composer has taken the PHP community by storm, allowing projects to easily integrate PHP packages with their projects. Although WordPress doesn’t (yet) use autoloading and Composer, that doesn’t mean we as developer’s don’t have to. We walk through what Composer is, how to use it, then see how we can integrate it with our own WordPress projects, whether that’s a theme, plugin, or an entire WordPress site.
April 14, 2015 — Composer, the PHP dependency manager, is a simple tool that can make it easier for you to reuse your code across projects, speed up your plugin, theme and site development, use other people’s code more efficiently and can even improve your site deployments. In this talk you will learn how to add Composer to your projects, publish Composer libraries, use other developer’s open source Composer libraries, improve your site deployments and otherwise make your life easier.