December 12, 2015 — Documentation can be one of the most challenging things for a developer. You can write the most amazing code that’s incredibly easy to use, but without a good set of documentation no one beside you will use it! But times are changing. You can have the robots write the documentation for you! Or at least very nearly.
The WP_Parser project has given birth to the incredibly useful developer.wordpress.org/reference site based on the massive amount of internal documentation work that has been going on in core over the last years. This is an exploration of how other developers can take that work and leverage it into their own reference site taking advantage of all of the internal code docs they have already written.
December 12, 2015 — was a mild-mannered developer until that fateful day: the day I submitted my first patch to WordPress. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, it was that moment that would begin to change the way I thought about development, community, and what it meant to be a contributor to an Open Source project.
My contributions to WordPress have taken the form of talks, patches, code reviews, and documentation, but they’ve nearly all started in the same place: solving a problem that I (or someone close to me) had at the time. Together we’ll learn some ways for you to find a way to become a contributor and, just maybe, help scratch someone else’s itch at the same time.
December 7, 2015 — WordCampに参加して早6年。今回これまであまり本編のステージでは話されることの無かった日本語版Codexの話をしたいと思い応募しました。
January 4, 2015 — This talk covers a few key “Aha” moments that you should have about the way WordPress works. Michael talks about things like the template hierarchy, what’s going on in wp-config, where WordPress content is stored (the database vs file system), how posts and pages and custom post types are represented in the database, what folks are talking about when they talk about hooks and filters, and just generally review the “behind the scenes” mechanics of how WordPress works
November 15, 2014 — This talk takes a stroll through the docs road map devised two summers ago and how that’s progressing. We examine the diminished role the Codex will take going forward, as well as highlight some exciting initiatives coming into the fold — including the handbooks, code reference, and more.
November 14, 2014 — This is a talk about learning fast, getting the best out of your programming skills and delivering results with WordPress and it’s intended for web developers who need to face the unknown and solve problems yesterday. Sounds familiar?
November 9, 2014 — This talk demos a set of example plugins that has examples of how to perform these WordPress tasks. You can use them to learn how to manipulate WordPress, or even use them as a starting point for your own plugins. The goal of the WordPress Examples Toolkit is to provide a set of plugins that are well documented and perform small tasks that are easy to understand.
October 6, 2014 — WordPress gives us all so much for free. Thousands of lines of code, thousands of hours of other people’s time all for the unbelievable price of free. So, ready to give back? It’s easy. This talk covers several ways that you can contribute to WordPress including ways that you can contribute if you’re not a programmer.
September 24, 2014 — The purpose of this presentation is to give a very basic introduction to the creation of a new plugin. The audience will learn about using the Codex, actions, filters, shortcodes, custom settings, and some best practices. The resulting custom plugin will be able to add custom css, insert fancy horizontal breaks, link to existing posts, add color to text, and find and replace content in WordPress posts and pages on display. An existing understanding of some PHP is required to get the most value from this presentation.