Two Talks @ WordCamp Columbus

WordCamp Columbus will always have a special place in my heart (I became interested in speaking after attending WordCamp Columbus 2012), so I’m proud to announce that I’ll be returning to the WordCamp Columbus stage this August with two talks:

WordPress 201: Understanding Actions and Filters

On Friday, I’ll be part of the WordPress 201 curriculum, helping new WordPress users and developers understand the ins and outs of the WordPress Plugin API.

The Plugin API enables plugin and theme developers to hook into WordPress and run at a specific time, but to those new to the platform it can be a lot to wrap their heads around. This presentation is designed for WordPress developers–both new and old–who are ready to do things “The WordPress Way.” Topics include registering and triggering hooks for both actions and filters, managing priorities, and de-registering hooks from other sources.

Writing WP-CLI Commands That Work!

This seems to be the year of the CLI for me, as I’ve gotten to give talks on both building for the PHP CLI and specifically for WP-CLI.

WP-CLI is a great tool when you don’t need a fancy UI, need to write scripts to perform regular maintenance, or to provide deeper functionality to your awesome plugin. Like WordPress, it’s free, open source, and far more powerful than some people give it credit for.

This session covers the components necessary to write great WP-CLI scripts; from structure to execution, arguments to output, attendees should leave the session with everything they need to know to implement WP-CLI commands in their next project.

WordCamp Columbus is a fantastic event and practically in my backyard (well, across town, but within walking distance).