August 29, 2017 — With nearly fifty thousand WordPress plugins available, there’s one for just about everything. However, sometimes a plugin doesn’t do exactly what you need. Working with existing plugins can be a frustrating experience when the developer has not considered how other developers might use it on a client’s web site. In this session, I’ll share some common roadblocks working with plugins, how you can make your plugin extensible, and the benefits of building a developer-friendly plugin.
August 9, 2017 — Have you ever wondered WHY you can’t do some things in plugins? Why we don’t let you use your own jQuery or call wp-load or offload images? I’ll tell you the real reasons why your plugins get flagged for fixes beyond the obvious like….
* Call my own jquery
* Call wp-load directly
* Offload images
* Put Google Analytics on the Backend of my plugin/theme
* Use FancyBox 2.x
* Name My Plugin X….
This talk will be CODE LITE, so if you’re working on your first plugin or want to get started, this can be for you!
July 1, 2017 — Sam will speak on Best Practices in Plugin Development!
May 5, 2017 — Saiba como iniciar o desenvolvimento de plugins para WooCommerce. Conheça os objetos, classes e hooks do WooCommerce, e então saiba como você pode utilizar os recursos já existentes do plugin para um desenvolvimento mais ágil e padronizado de suas próprias extensões. Será apresentado também o case do desenvolvimento do plugin Registrations for WooCommerce (https://wordpress.org/plugins/registrations-for-woocommerce/).
April 14, 2017 — WordPress Plugins are powerful tools that let us extend WordPress and turn it into whatever we want. What’s their secret? Join me if you want to know more about them and get started developing your own Plugin! I’ll tell you a story about magic, dangerous pirates, brave bowmen and ancient castles…
March 21, 2017 — Learn the basics and some advanced tricks of WordPress plugin development. This track will demonstrate how to create a complete plugin from scratch and make it work with any WordPress site. Topics covered include hooks, content manipulation, some of WordPress’ most powerful APIs that are utilized by plugins. By the time the session has completed, attendees will have the skills to develop plugins from scratch using simple PHP and the WordPress API. We will also change the Hello Dolly plugin to display our favorite song lyrics.
January 16, 2017 — Learn the basics and some advanced tricks of WordPress plugin development as we code a new plugin from scratch live in the session. We will also dissect the Hello Dolly plugin and insert our own favorite song lyrics. This session will demonstrate how to create a complete plugin from scratch and make it work with any WordPress site. Topics covered include hooks, content manipulation, some of WordPress’ most powerful APIs that are utilized by plugins. By the time the session has completed, attendees will have the skills to develop plugins from scratch using simple PHP and the WordPress API.
December 1, 2016 — Regan has been successfully contributing to IT sector with his expertise in WordPress, PHP MVC framework and CI.
Regan gave a talk about different approach of premium plugin development techniques along with selling strategies.
October 30, 2016 — Akismet, Jetpack, Disqus, all of these big companies are utilizing the cloud to deliver services through a plugin. Can a small WordPress development shop even attempt this? Yes, you can, and it’s not that hard to do. Heavy volume processing, shared data across clients, AI and big data are just some of the services you can more easily deliver through the cloud.
This talk will cover key concepts you need to know to get started, including:
Identifying processing best delivered through cloud services
Architecting a cloud service plugin
Building a cloud service on Amazon with PHP/Apache
Communication between your plugin and the Cloud Service
Tips, volume metrics and other lessons learned in 4 years of supporting Artificial Intelligence and volume processing through a cloud service plugin.