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Presented at Wordcamp Montreal on August 28th 2010
View screencast here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za6DYzC2-Tk
Wordpress' open nature makes it very easy to create plugins to provide a large variety of capabilities to a site. However, developers don't always think to follow best practices as they are writing up their code. Will their code break other plugins? Will the resulting site become very slow? Will users be able to understand how to get the most out of the extension? All of these questions will be discussed using concrete examples from four Wordpress plugins developed over the past five years.