August 28, 2019 — Now that WordPress has committed to a minimum requirement of PHP 7 by the end of 2019, we can all start looking at modernising the code we maintain. Removing hacks to support old versions is easy, but how can code be improved when it just works on PHP 7? Namespaces, generators, Intl are just a few of the features introduced since PHP 5.2, not to mention scalar type declarations and all the other awesomeness that came with PHP 7. But what does it all mean, and how can you take advantage of these goodies? Join Juliette to learn to identify where to make quick fixes, when to look into refactoring, and how to make your code faster, better and more secure by using modern PHP.
April 18, 2018 — Ever been hesistant to upgrade to a newer WP version as you weren’t sure whether the theme and the plugins you use would be compatible ?
Or wondered whether installing a certain plugin would open your site up to security risks ?
Or maybe whether you would be able to present your customer with an interface in their language for a certain plugin ?
No matter whether you are a developer or you can’t tell divs from eval’s, PHP Codesniffer and the WordPress Coding Standards can help you. Let me tell you how…
January 5, 2018 — In contrast to most coding standards, the WordPress Coding Standards are about so much more than just (code) style. It is about best practices, modern code, preventing conflicts with other themes and plugins and can even help safeguard you against some common security vulnerabilities.
No matter whether you are a developer or you can’t tell divs from eval’s, the WordPress Coding Standards can help you. Let me tell you how…
October 27, 2017 — WordPress multi-site is a powerful tool which lets you run thousands of websites with just one WordPress installation.
Developing for WordPress multi-site, however, is a fine art which too few have mastered.
But it doesn’t have to be hard – it’s all about understanding the difference in behaviour between a single site WP install and Multi-site and knowing which WordPress functions to use, when and how.
Join in and beat the competition by making your plugins compatible with WordPress Multi-site!
October 14, 2017 — If you’re looking at the WordPress core code, you wouldn’t easily believe that WordPress actually has clear and consistent coding standards.
While the standards are in the Core developers handbook, most of the WordPress code base does not comply and patches to fix this were not being accepted.
So let me tell you a little story about trac ticket 41057 and how we created the biggest patch to go into WordPress core ever. …
July 5, 2016 — The Unconference was a unique opportunity to get on stage and share your stories and experiences with WCEU attendees!
July 16, 2015 — In this talk wel look at some of the psychological and sociological aspects which inhibit the change to a more diverse workforce in the IT industry. But we don’t stop there: we all are in a unique position to contribute to this change, so let’s discuss what each of us can do today to move towards a healthier and more economically sane industry.