April 17, 2019 — Taxonomies can give you product categories, or city tags, but did you know with the right tricks they can massively boost your sites performance?
Follow Tom down the rabbit hole of private taxonomies, learn the common data storage mistakes that cripple your sites performance nobody’s talking about
April 7, 2019 — For those who have never used the REST API but know basic PHP, this talk will cover how to make a basic endpoint, how to use it on the frontend, and how to convert AJAX calls.
November 12, 2017 — Unconference Talk: Food at WordCamps and events
May 30, 2017 — VVV 1 is a popular local developer environment, but VVV 2 is now available with significant improvements to site setup.
This session will walk through the new features, and how to migrate to VVV 2
July 1, 2016 — Our work can be stressful, and when stressed we face many problems stemming from burnout, anxiety, depression, and others. In this talk, I’ll walk through my own experiences with anxiety as I’ve progressed in my career, and share the strategies I’ve found that can help developers and support take care of themselves, along with the support that companies can provide for prevention
May 30, 2015 — WP-CLI
Tom explains what WP CLI is, introduces three useful commands you can use, and explains how to find out more.
Catering for WordPress
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
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 talks about creating cleaner themes and plugins, moving towards using mvc in plugin and theme creation.
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.
January 28, 2015 — Good vs Bad code isn’t a subjective opinion. It can be measured, tested, quantified, and plotted on a chart.
Tom takes the opinion out of code quality and provide tools to spot and prevent bad code from ever being written. He goes through tools you can install to check for errors, and catch accidental errors.
Tom shows us tools and techniques to prevent bad code by quantifying code’s qualities.