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Providing advice and encouragement on how to approach development in the WordPress world, with practical examples learned from experience, so that you too can do clever things with WordPress!

Providing advice and encouragement on how to approach development in the WordPress world, with practical examples learned from experience, so that you too can do clever things with WordPress!

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Doing cool stuff with WordPress Doing cool stuff with WordPress Presentation Transcript

  • Doing Cool StuffWith WordPress Peter Baylies Semper Fi Web Design
  • How To Be A Hacker
  • How To Be A Hacker• Curiosity - always be learning
  • How To Be A Hacker• Curiosity - always be learning• You aren’t expected to know everything
  • How To Be A Hacker• Curiosity - always be learning• You aren’t expected to know everything• http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html
  • How To Be A Hacker• Curiosity - always be learning• You aren’t expected to know everything• http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html• http://samizdat.mines.edu/howto/HowToBeAProgrammer.html
  • I Want To Do This
  • I Want To Do This• How do I do it?
  • I Want To Do This• How do I do it?• Google it first.
  • I Want To Do This• How do I do it?• Google it first.• Do some research
  • I Want To Do This• How do I do it?• Google it first.• Do some research• Use The WordPress Codex
  • That Didn’t Work.
  • That Didn’t Work.• Ask Questions.
  • That Didn’t Work.• Ask Questions.• WordPress Support Forums
  • That Didn’t Work.• Ask Questions.• WordPress Support Forums• Follow people on Twitter - I’m @pbaylies
  • That Didn’t Work.• Ask Questions.• WordPress Support Forums• Follow people on Twitter - I’m @pbaylies• Look at WordPress TRAC
  • Other People’s Code
  • Other People’s Code• Look at code for examples and inspiration
  • Other People’s Code• Look at code for examples and inspiration• Use the default themes as guidance
  • Other People’s Code• Look at code for examples and inspiration• Use the default themes as guidance• Search the plugin repository
  • Other People’s Code• Look at code for examples and inspiration• Use the default themes as guidance• Search the plugin repository• And then do it better!
  • How Do I Develop?
  • How Do I Develop?• Don’t be afraid to try things out.
  • How Do I Develop?• Don’t be afraid to try things out.• However...
  • How Do I Develop?• Don’t be afraid to try things out.• However...• Take a backup of your site first.
  • How Do I Develop?• Don’t be afraid to try things out.• However...• Take a backup of your site first.• Have a development site.
  • Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving• Breaking down the problem
  • Problem Solving• Breaking down the problem• Thinking about other possible solutions
  • Problem Solving• Breaking down the problem• Thinking about other possible solutions• Crafting a solution
  • Following a Process
  • Following a Process• Names are important
  • Following a Process• Names are important• Test things first
  • Following a Process• Names are important• Test things first• Debugging is your friend
  • Following a Process• Names are important• Test things first• Debugging is your friend• http://codex.wordpress.org/ Debugging_in_WordPress
  • Following a Process• Names are important• Test things first• Debugging is your friend• http://codex.wordpress.org/ Debugging_in_WordPress• http://lmgtfy.com/?q=debugging+wordpress
  • And Now, The Fun Stuff• Examples!
  • Questions?
  • That’s All!• Thank you!• Presentation available at slidesha.re/ Xbcyou - Peter Baylies @pbaylies Semper Fi Web Design