January 23, 2018 — One of the most beautiful and powerful features of WordPress is its flexibility and extensibility – everybody can make WordPress to fit their needs.
But with great power comes great responsibility of doing things the right way. Any WordPress developer can tell endless horror stories of sites they took over from somebody else – modified Core, modified plugins, thousands of lines of code in functions.php, etc.
This talk introduces the main ways of extending WordPress and explain how to use them properly, with particular emphasis on WordPress hook system.
November 16, 2017 — If you are a WordPress developer, you are likely familiar with the basic hooks like init, wp_enqueue_script, and wp_footer. These are the bread and butter of WordPress development. WordPress has a whole world of advanced hooks and filters and combined with OOP, autoloaders, or clever file requirements you can use these to make your code smaller, faster, and better.