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Lightning Talk: Mistakes (WordCamp Phoenix 2011)
 

Lightning Talk: Mistakes (WordCamp Phoenix 2011)

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An ignite-style lightning talk given at WordCamp Phoenix in January 2011. Probably better with the five minutes of audio, but here's the 20 slides each seen for 15 seconds.

An ignite-style lightning talk given at WordCamp Phoenix in January 2011. Probably better with the five minutes of audio, but here's the 20 slides each seen for 15 seconds.

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    Lightning Talk: Mistakes (WordCamp Phoenix 2011) Lightning Talk: Mistakes (WordCamp Phoenix 2011) Presentation Transcript

    • MistakesTHE ONES I HAVEN’T ERASED FROM MEMORY, AT LEAST by @nacin
    • “Working on old code is likestepping back in time... to a timewhen I sucked.” — @kevinmontrose
    • Not leaving myself breadcrumbs. Useful notes and comments are a good start.
    • Not using child themes. Theme  Name:  WordPress  Default  Theme  URI:  http://wordpress.org/   Worse, not renaming my imposter theme.
    • Boost my ugly code’s self-esteem.Whitespace. It’s why you can read this sentence.
    • November 16, 2009Next time, find ways to get involved earlier.
    • [ Type changed from enhancement to bug ]“I’m reclassifyingthis as a defect in the UI flow.”
    • Older posts arenext. Newer posts are previous. Got it?
    • I know, I’ll just write_______________(thing that WP already does)
    • Using theTheme Editor It’s nice and all, but…
    • TryingWordPress MU before knowing anything about WordPress
    • Tying installstogether with gum blogs.example.com/here blogs.example.com/there blogs.example.com/everywhere
    • Not escaping,sanitizing, or validating Security is tough, but it’s not optional.
    • “One word,capitalize the P.” I swear, every wrong instance was a typo.
    • HabitsI haz them.
    • 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24MT 21WT a ZEROFSS
    • 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24M 25TWT ZEROFSS
    • #blamenacin (Thanks, Pete!)
    • @nacinCore Developer Tech NinjaWordPress.org Audrey Capital nacin@wordpress.org
    • Learn more at the core developmentworkshop tomorrow