August 5, 2015 — This presentation gives an in-depth look into how to extend or modify core functionality without touching core files. Learn how to use actions and filters as well as create their own custom hooks. We also take a look at some core hooks, and the best practices when it comes to using them.
December 23, 2014 — This session was for users who were looking to expand their knowledge of WordPress hooks for theme and plugin development. Ian Wilson walked users through what hooks are, first and foremost, the WordPress core page load (ie when certain hooks fire), the anatomy of the various hook functions, and finally some examples of common ways they are used.
November 17, 2014 — Developing your first plugin can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. This presentation assists beginner to intermediate developers in understanding the basics of plugin development by walking through a basic plugin step by step. It goes over hooks, how important they are, how they are used, and what hooks are available to you in WordPress core as well as some good practices to keep your plugin sharp.
September 15, 2014 — When developing a theme for a client, it’s super easy to throw all of the new functions and hooks into the theme’s functions.php file, wipe your hands, congratulate yourself for a hard day’s work and go have a beer. But, after a while, have you stopped to see the size of that functions.php file? It can be massive! It’s easy to create a large disorganized functions.php file with so many tutorials out there giving you little tips and tricks on hooks and doodads that you can add to the site to make it fancy. “Ohh! Look at this code that changes my background color based on weather patterns! I’ll just… put this… right… here… *drops in functions.php file* This session is about why you don’t want to fill up your functions.php file, the proper way to add code to your site, and why it’s proper for readability, security and extendability.
July 27, 2014 — Egal ob Theme oder Plugin, um etwas in WordPress zu ändern, zu erweitern, umzubauen und das ohne das man direkt im WordPress Code ändert, dazu muss man verstehen was Hooks sind und wie diese Funktionieren.
July 2, 2014 — If you’re just getting your feet wet in WordPress development, and don’t have a lot of experience working with callbacks/hooks, you might be wondering what the hell you’re supposed to do with all of these Actions and Filters. This talk gets you to a point where you grasp what they are, how they work, and some common places you might use them in theme and plugin development.