This is a great video showcasing not only the beauty of Vancouver but the sounds of the city that I hear every day. I love Vancouver!
The full day event will feature three tracks and will cover topics of interest for WordPress users, designers, and developers of all levels from beginners to experts, and all those in between.Expect plenty of exciting topics from industry experts.
We have an amazing roster of more than 20 speakers this year. So grab your tickets and stay tuned!
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I am giving a presentation at WordCamp Winnipeg today. The presentation is pretty similar to the one I gave at WordCamp Victoria back in January; with a few small adjustments.
I’m showing power users and novice developers how to get started with plugin development. I think a lot of people don’t realize how easy it is to get started with plugin development or just how small and simple can be. It doesn’t require 100s of lines of code…
Many WordPress tutorials out there talk about copy this or that to your functions.php file in your theme. However, it’s just as easy to create your own functionality plugin; which makes for easier to maintain code in the future that isn’t theme dependant. I begin this talk with the basics of what a plugin is and how it’s structured. I then explain the hooks (actions and filters API), followed by a very simplistic demo. I then give some pro tips and talk about some of the most commonly used WordPress APIs in plugins, as well as promote coding standards. A second more in-depth demo is then presented. Finally, I discuss security in plugins and share some resources for developers and users to further learn from.
Here are the slides from the presentation, which you can also get as a PDF.
On the first of May, I started a new job at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. I was hired as a “Code Wrangler,” but to date I have not written a lick of code. This is because for the first three weeks new employees must participate in a customer support rotation. I know what you are thinking: “Let the software engineers communicate directly with customers?
We've recently made some updates to the REST API which is available here on WordPress.com and for any Jetpack-enabled site that have the REST API module activated. The API now has full read and write support for custom post types and post metadata.
We think it's important that you own the content you create online, which is why we make it simple to import or export all your data -- you wrote it it, it's yours, and you can take it where you'd like. If you want to become a part of the WordPress.com community but have been posting on Tumblr, Blogger, LiveJournal, Posterous, or other services, you can…