December 10, 2015 — This talk will cover a few key “Aha” moments that you should have about the way WordPress works. We’ll talk about things like the template hierarchy, what’s going on in wp-config, where WordPress content is stored (the database vs. the 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. We’ll also touch on a few “tricks of the trade” that you might not realize are out there (version control, staging sites, caching, Vagrant, and other fun tools to make development with WordPress just a little bit easier).
This talk is aimed at designers and new developers who maybe have a few PHP tricks up their sleeves, but still haven’t figured out some of the details behind the scenes.
If you’ve never edited functions.php and don’t know what it is, this probably isn’t a good talk for you just yet. If you’ve written a plugin or modified several .php files in your WordPress themes, this talk will probably be a bit too basic for you. If you’ve set up a child theme before and know what functions.php is, even if you haven’t really used it all that much, or even at all…. you’re probably the exact person who will get a lot out of this talk. And if that’s you, you should be able to walk away with a solid mental model of how WordPress works “behind the scenes” and be in a much better position to do development with it
September 15, 2015 — Custom post types, fields, and meta boxes all offer powerful ways to transform WordPress sites, but when you use all three together, the impossible becomes possible. In this talk I explore just how custom you can go by combining WordPress’ custom functions to solve a real-world problem. I also cover custom taxonomies, custom templates, and leveraging some basic PHP, featured images, and existing plugin functionality to take your custom post type even further.
Attendees should be comfortable with making changes to WordPress theme and/or plugin files.
July 13, 2015 — Custom Fields, Post Formate, Custom Post Type, Custom Taxonomie, Standard-Taxonomien (Kategorien, Tags), Seiten und Beiträge. – In ihrem Vortrag erläutert Monika, was diese Organisationsmöglichkeiten unterscheidet, wo ihre Grenzen sind und was deshalb wie eingesetzt werden sollte.
May 31, 2015 — Once upon a time we passed parameters to create web pages, now we use pretty URLs and (hopefully) think through our URLs carefully. URLs are one of the fundamental commands a user can give WordPress, and they can be poetic, powerful and precise all at once. This talk covers how URLs are turned into WP_Query parameters, what URL endpoints are and when to use them, how URLs can be attractive and amusing, and how to use URLs across different post type structures.
May 30, 2015 — WP-CLI
Tom explains what WP CLI is, introduces three useful commands you can use, and explains how to find out more.
Catering for WordPress
This talk is a whistle stop tour of how WordPress was used to create an intranet for businesses in the restaurant / catering industry. Some of the features include help plan and budget dishes and menus, work out costings for bulk recipes down to individual portions and include other factors such as VAT and a variable gross profit.
Custom Post Type Meta
Over the course of many WordPress site builds, Mark found a constant problem when dealing with custom post types: he wanted to add meta data to a post type like you do a post. In this talk Mark gives a brief overview of why he needed to be able to do this and how he went about it, building a plugin to provide this functionality.
Cleaner Themes and Plugins
Miles talks about creating cleaner themes and plugins, moving towards using mvc in plugin and theme creation.
John talks about why you should treat debugging as a key skill that you should practice and become proficient at. He’ll show you a few tools and processes for modern and efficient debugging of the front end and the back end.
April 26, 2015 — Mit dem Plugin “ACF” kann man schnell und einfach Custom Fields (Field Groups) erstellen und im Template ausgeben. Wir zeigen anhand einiger Anwendungsbeispielen wie einfaches es ist Custom Post und Custom Fields zu erstellen und wie man diese im Template/Theme integrieren bzw. Ausgeben kann.
January 20, 2015 — We’ll use the unrecognized power behind Post Formats to display your posts in ways you never though possible. Post Formats are no longer for Tumblr-like sites, we’re going to take them to the next level.
October 26, 2014 — Stop plopping text on a page and think about new ways to present content. Create a library of design patterns that you can reuse (portfolios, testimonials, staff directories, and more) and pair them with Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and the Custom Field Suite. With a bit of prep work, you can create a reusable toolkit for building sites that more functional and purposeful while making your own work more efficient.
September 16, 2014 — Organize your sites with Custom Post Types to handle speciality content (think staff, real estate listings, or design portfolio for starters). This presentation goes over how to write a simple plugin to handle the Custom Post Type creation and make sure that your work carries through from one theme change to the next.
August 21, 2014 — In this presentation, a number of excellent best practices for developing WordPress sites are discussed involving custom post types, custom fields, database migration and more.