June 2, 2017 — Shared, VPS, Dedicated, Cloud, Dedicated PS, Dedicated Cloud, Co-lo what does any of that mean welcome to the world of hosting with its bizarre vocabulary and massive amount of marketing spin. It can often be confusing just working out what hosting companies do let alone, if their products and services are suitable for your project.
In this talk Tim will guide you through the world of hosting, looking at what the different offerings mean trying to break down the vocabulary of hosting into terms that are easy to understand. To help you find out what products and services might be right for your next site. He will go through some of the key things to look for and questions you should be asking about any products/service. Finally he will challenge some of the preconceived notions and show how in the right services free can sometime be the
August 9, 2016 — Using real examples of exploits reported in themes and plugins, Tim will be discussing steps you can take to improve the security of your WordPress site. If you’re a developer or theme designer, you can learn from other’s mistakes and make sure you don’t repeat them. However, it’s not just developers – security is for everyone so Tim will cover practical tips to help anyone keep their site nice and safe.
June 7, 2016 — It could be a defacement, your server is sending thousands of viagra emails, or more subtle things like your WooCommerce transactions being syphoned away. Hacked sites cost the economy millions of pounds a year. For hosting companies they are an almighty pain. For site owners they feel like a violations. This talk will guide you through how you can identify hacks, what steps can be taken to remove such hacks as well as how we can prevent them in the future.
January 11, 2016 — A group discussion and Q&A regarding the REST API and WordPress Development.
January 11, 2016 — With the REST API coming into WordPress 4.4 & 4.5 now is a great time to be looking at what it is, how we can use and why we might by exploring examples from it in production. For many the REST API is being heralded as a game changer, for others it’s just a bunch of end points. So together let’s see if the REST API really will change the WordPress world forever?
December 18, 2015 — WordPress doesn’t live in isolation but’s sits as part of a stack. From the operating system, to the web server each aspect of the stack should be carefully chosen. In addition WordPress can be enhanced by using other application in tandem. Tim takes a look at the eco-system that WordPress lives in, to help people create a very modern WordPress stack.
May 29, 2015 — This talk introduces the concept of behaviour driven tests, rather then looking at the codes logic these tests looks at the larger application and checks it does what we and our boss expects. It focuses around the using Codeception a PHP based testing suite with WordPress to provide acceptance, visual regression and API test coverage for plugin, themes and sites. The talk is suitable for any developer, who is interesting in improving testing within their applications, especially those who may have been in the past put off by unit testing. The goal to speed up peoples development by automating testing they already do and improve coverage of tests, as well as looking at interesting “other uses” for acceptance testing.
October 12, 2014 — “Don’t dig latrines with a swiss army knife”
An antidote to Kimb Jones (inevitable and great) Wow Plugins talk. Not every plugin is a “wow” plugin most just do a single job and some do them really well, often not glamorous but essential these plugins are the backbone to millions of site but how do you find these day to day plugins? How do you work out if they do what they say? How do you check if they will slow your site down or even harm it? Good Questions, guess we need a talk on sourcing and evaluating plugins to answer them?