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Rapid application development for WordPress using AWF

AWF is a new framework for developing plugins for WordPress, that can also run as standalone PHP applications and Joomla! components. Presented by Tim Plummer at WordCamp Sydney, 27th September 2014.

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Rapid application development for WordPress using AWF

  1. 1. Rapid Application Development for WordPress using AWF Presented by Tim Plummer 27/09/2014
  2. 2. Who is Tim Plummer? Coordinator of JoomlaDay Sydney Oct 10th-12th 2014 @ UTS Haymarket Convenor of Sydney JUG Author of Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development
  3. 3. Why is this Joomla guy at WordCamp?
  4. 4. I recently started experimenting with WordPress Plugin Development I’ve got a new framework to show you that could potentially have a big impact for WordPress Plugin developers
  5. 5. What if I told you that you could write a WordPress plugin that can also be used as a standalone PHP application, or Joomla component using the same codebase.
  6. 6. Why would a WP developer do this? • Save yourself time • Opening your WordPress plugin to another community of site builders who are already happy to purchase extensions • Make it easier for your users to customise your plugin
  7. 7. Introducing AWF (Akeeba Web Framework) A web application framework for single source standalone web applications, Joomla! components and WordPress plugins. • WordPress 3.8.0 or greater • GPL • Requires PHP 5.3+
  8. 8. AWF for WordPress • Object Oriented programming • MVC • ACL • Template and media overrides • Namespaces • ORM (These are things a lot of WP developers in the community dream of)
  9. 9. AWF for Standalone PHP • For those 56% (approx) of websites using PHP but not using WordPress or Joomla • Comes with it’s own user management
  10. 10. How does it work? • Boot file defines dir names, registers activation hook, and adds actions • Helper files provide wrapper to bootstrap the application • Application folder contains AWF, and files for plugin
  11. 11. Who wrote AWF? • Written by Nicholas Dionysopoulos from who also has a WordPress blog • September 2014 – public release of AWF
  12. 12. AWF is currently in public beta. There are no documentation or examples written just yet.
  13. 13. Each theme club has it’s own framework to support both WordPress & Joomla Let’s not make the same mistake with plugins
  14. 14. AWF could be the standard We can share: • Documentation • Bug fixes • Unit tests • Examples and tutorials WordPress and Joomla developers can work together for mutual benefit!
  15. 15. Where do I get AWF? • •
  16. 16. Where can I find out more about AWF? I’ll be talking more about AWF, and showing examples in my “Extension Developer Secrets” talk at JoomlaDay Sydney, Sat 11th October @ UTS (Haymarket)
  17. 17. Questions?
  18. 18. Where can I get AWF? • ml • Tim Plummer @bfsurvey