May 30, 2015 — Many WordPress websites use hand-crafted themes intended solely for one website. Creating a WordPress theme from scratch can seem daunting at first, but it is not as tricky as you may think. The talk is aimed at people who want to create a one-off theme for a single website (eg. a client project, personal blog), rather than building a theme for distribution. It will require previous knowledge of WordPress, HTML, CSS and basic familiarity with PHP.
May 20, 2015 — Learn what a functionality plugin is, what belongs in a theme and what should go in a plugin, and how to build a plugin.
May 8, 2015 — In the WordPress community, there is a huge debate on whether you should add your code in a plugin or use it in a theme. The answer really depends on who the code is written for. This presentation shares my experiences and best practices to help you determine whether your code should go into a plugin or a theme.
March 9, 2015 — WordPress has long evolved from just being a blogging platform. It’s capable of being an integral part of any of your web ideas and concepts, regardless how abstract. In this talk, Noe presents his ideas on how we should stop blocking ourselves with design stereotypes and be limitless in our use of WordPress.
March 6, 2015 — Der Einstieg in WordPress ist auch für Nicht-Coder nicht sonderlich schwierig. Man muss kein PHP-Entwickler sein um ein WordPress Theme zu bauen. Irgendwann kommt der Punkt, an dem man als Designer über eine Versionskontrolle nachdenkt. Auf welchem Stand war das Theme noch gleich? Was habe ich zuletzt geändert? Was war eigentlich vor der letzen Änderung passiert?
January 14, 2015 — Simplify your theme development, reuse code, and reduce compatibility problems by moving complex logic code out of your templates and functions.php file into a namespaced theme object. Take advantage of stateful caching and build your own base class to reuse functionality between projects.
January 5, 2015 — Roots isn’t for people who’ve never developed a theme before, but for people who are looking for a good way to start their custom themes, this is the way to go. This talk expects people to have some background with developing custom themes. Jumping into development with Roots will be a lot easier after this talk!
December 23, 2014 — This session was for users who were looking to expand their knowledge of WordPress hooks for theme and plugin development. Ian Wilson walked users through what hooks are, first and foremost, the WordPress core page load (ie when certain hooks fire), the anatomy of the various hook functions, and finally some examples of common ways they are used.