January 14, 2016 — Getting any plugin on the WordPress.org forum can be a lot of work. Taking a plugin like Better WP Security (now iThemes Security) to more than 2.5 million downloads when it isn’t your full-time job can seem nearly impossible. This talk will discuss how I built Better WP Security to one of the largest plugins on WordPress.org including what I did right and what I could have done better. Specific tips will involve handling support, marketing a plugin and squashing bugs when you wear all the hats (developer, marketer, teacher, project manager, etc). This session will help to equip you with the tools you will need to not just get your plugin out there but also to make sure it is successful.
October 8, 2015 — Similarities of surgery and coding. KISS principle, First do no harm, etc.
I will describe my journey in development of GitHub Updater.
September 28, 2015 — Talk about the history of WP-CLI and the possible future of WordPress plugin development.
September 26, 2015 — Are you a master of themes? Are you ready to take the leap and start making your very first WordPress plugin? Well Wil Brown has the perfect talk for you.
Will teaches you how to code up your first custom WordPress plugin and he’ll even how to get it on WordPress.org!
August 20, 2015 — На конференции WordCamp Russia 2015 Игорь расскажет о том, как устроены события и фильтры в ядре WordPress. Его доклад поможет сориентироваться в доступных фильтрах и событиях в WordPress, и разобраться в тонкостях их обработки. Также речь пойдет о правильном использовании и создании собственных фильтров в темах и плагинах для WordPress.
July 28, 2015 — Have you ever put code into your functions.php file to change your site? Ever lost that code when you changed themes? Topher will show you how to move that code into a simple plugin so you’ll keep it no matter what theme you use. Then using this as a base we’ll look at how to build more complex plugins.
July 9, 2015 — Writing secure code is more than three-letter acronyms, escaping, and sanitization. It’s a state of mind, just like writing useful and maintainable software. This talk shows the natural evolution of the attitude towards security of a WordPress plugin developer.
July 8, 2015 — This talk is on the current and future possibilities offered by the REST API in Jetpack and future WordPress versions for theme and plugin developers.
June 23, 2015 — This talk is about the WordPress coding standards, documentation standards, and showing how to apply those when writing your own plugins.
June 20, 2015 — This talk is about getting started making plugins. The only requirement is some knowledge of PHP. This talk is ideal for people who have put PHP into functions.php and then been sad when it was lost when changing themes.