January 16, 2017 — Learn the basics and some advanced tricks of WordPress plugin development as we code a new plugin from scratch live in the session. We will also dissect the Hello Dolly plugin and insert our own favorite song lyrics. This session will demonstrate how to create a complete plugin from scratch and make it work with any WordPress site. Topics covered include hooks, content manipulation, some of WordPress’ most powerful APIs that are utilized by plugins. By the time the session has completed, attendees will have the skills to develop plugins from scratch using simple PHP and the WordPress API.
December 1, 2016 — Regan has been successfully contributing to IT sector with his expertise in WordPress, PHP MVC framework and CI.
Regan gave a talk about different approach of premium plugin development techniques along with selling strategies.
October 30, 2016 — Akismet, Jetpack, Disqus, all of these big companies are utilizing the cloud to deliver services through a plugin. Can a small WordPress development shop even attempt this? Yes, you can, and it’s not that hard to do. Heavy volume processing, shared data across clients, AI and big data are just some of the services you can more easily deliver through the cloud.
This talk will cover key concepts you need to know to get started, including:
Identifying processing best delivered through cloud services
Architecting a cloud service plugin
Building a cloud service on Amazon with PHP/Apache
Communication between your plugin and the Cloud Service
Tips, volume metrics and other lessons learned in 4 years of supporting Artificial Intelligence and volume processing through a cloud service plugin.
October 27, 2016 — Some plugin or theme projects won’t ever be in the official Plugin or Theme Directories. Still, it would be great to be able to send client’s updates. Wouldn’t it? We’ll talk about little about development but mostly about direct deployment from your git host.
October 8, 2016 — В своем докладе Константин расскажет какую роль оперативная память играет в производительности и стабильности сайтов на WordPress, какими инструментами следует пользоваться для анализа потребления памяти, как бороться с прожорливыми темами и плагинами, и как разработчикам держать потребление памяти в своих проектах под контролем.
October 5, 2016 — Simple but effective strategies to promote your WordPress themes / plugins – based on our experiences through success and failure.
September 14, 2016 — Ich bestreite seit 2 Jahren meinen Lebensunterhalt mit dem Verkauf des Advanced Ads Plugins. Auf meiner Session beim WordCamp in Nürnberg zum Thema Support gab es viele Rückfragen zum Verkauf von Plugins als Business, daher möchte ich in dieser Session neuen und potentiellen Plugin-Entwicklern die Möglichkeit bieten, Fragen zu diesem Thema loszuwerden oder zu diskutieren.
Ich werde keine Inhalte präsentieren, sondern mich ganz euren Fragen widmen.
Als Anregungen: lohnt sich Plugin-Entwicklung? Was soll ich entwickeln? Marketing, Freemium, Bezahl-Modelle, Bezahlanbieter, eigener Shop oder Codecanyon …
September 8, 2016 — In the next 10 years one of the main challenges for WordPress Agencies will be to learn how to work with enterprise clients (Sara Rosso, WordCamp Warsaw 2014). We have a chance to work for one – a rising star in global e-commerce market InPost – and would like to share our story of how to manage a project and client of this size.
InPost – a rising star of the e-commerce industry
I would like to begin by telling a few words about the client and his business. InPost is a Polish Post contender and a very innovative company that let’s e-shops to send products via parcel lockers. InPost is expanding very rapidly around the world and is winning more and more clients. [You might not be familiar with the service yet, so I am giving you the link: http://www.easypack24.eu/%5D
How to start to start working with an enterprise client and analyze his needs
I would like to show how it is to begin the work even before the actual work – I would like to begin with explaining how to win the client and prepare a great offer for the client. Then I would like to proceed with showing how to talk to the client and analyze his needs based on the brief we got.
Then I will show the actual need of the client (developing a WooCommerce shipping plugin), our approach to the need and how to start working on a project intended for 4 different markets on 3 continents and with a slightly different feature sets.
Organizing the team, development environment and tests
I will show how we built and managed a team for the project, how we setup the development environment and completed the tests with 4 different client teams – a different team for each country.
Releasing and distributing the plugin
I will talk about marketing the plugin, show the ups and downs of distributing the plugin in the WordPress.org plugins directory. And of course how the client and our marketing team handled the marketing.
Here I will talk about the consequences for our client, the statistics of the plugin and how it affected the lives of shop owners that decided to use the plugin and started sending products with InPost.
July 23, 2016 — Learn key takeaways from my experiences running a plugin business. I’ll go over how to determine whether your plugin idea can sell, how to set the price, deciding on the business model, whether to self-host, and handling support.