Speakers: Mark Wilkinson

  • Mark Wilkinson: Publishing a Plugin on WordPress.org

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Mark Wilkinson

    June 7, 2016 — How do you get a plugin onto the WordPress.org repository? What steps do you need to take? Are there any specific requirements? These are just some of the questions this talk, aimed at anyone who wants to push a plugin to the WordPress.org repository will answer. We will go through the steps you need to take in order to prepare your plugin, some best practices in the plugin code and how to submit it to .org.

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  • Mark Wilkinson: Beyond FTP: My WordPress Development Workflow

    WordCamp Edinburgh 2015Speaker: Mark Wilkinson

    January 8, 2016 — We have all used FTP as developers to move files from editing them locally to our production server. Developers know the problems this can cause and why alternatives are needed. In this talk I will introduce my WordPress development process and how you can move on from FTP to a more robust development and deployment system. The talk is suitable for developers and designers who build complete sites, or work in teams in which they are responsible for delivering part of a project, collaborating with others.

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  • Mark Wilkinson: A Year In Freelancing – Lessons Learned, Tips and Tricks

    WordCamp Manchester 2015Speaker: Mark Wilkinson

    December 17, 2015 — After freelancing for just over a year now and having left a well paid job this talk outlines lessons I have learned from taking the plunge to being a freelancer and some tips and tricks I have learned along the way. This talk will benefit anyone looking to become a freelancer or any current freelancers that are looking for some tips and tricks on getting by.

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  • John Blackbourn, Kirsty Burgoine, Miles Stewart, Mark Wilkinson, Tom Nowell: Lightning Talks – Development

    WordCamp London 2015Speakers: John Blackbourn, Kirsty Burgoine, Miles Stewart, Mark Wilkinson, Tom J Nowell

    May 30, 2015 — WP-CLI
    Tom Nowell
    Tom explains what WP CLI is, introduces three useful commands you can use, and explains how to find out more.

    Catering for WordPress
    Kirsty Burgoine
    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
    Mark Wilkinson
    Slides:http://markwilkinson.me/2015/03/wordcamp-london-2015-lightning-talk
    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 Stewart
    Miles talks about creating cleaner themes and plugins, moving towards using mvc in plugin and theme creation.

    Debugging
    John Blackbourn
    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.

  • Mark Wilkinson: Easy Extensible Plugins

    WordCamp Manchester 2014Speaker: Mark Wilkinson

    August 29, 2014 — Extensible plugins are often the ones the WordPress community consider to be the best as they take advantage of the WordPress license and allow developers to build on and edit them. In this talk Mark outlines some of the methods which can be used to make your plugins extensible, allowing others to edit and build upon them.

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