With a very low barrier to entry, developing with WordPress has become particularly popular in the past few years. However, this sometimes means that standards and best practices aren’t well respected.
This talk will cover WordPress coding standards, best practices, and technical tools to become a better developer. This will be a resourceful presentation for anyone beginning, interested in, and those who have been developing with WordPress for a long time. Some of the topics covered will be proper usage of hooks and filters, creating your own plugins (instead of always using that functions.php), making use of the mu-plugins folder, how to properly escape and sanitize user-generated content, security gotchas and more.
The talk is geared at beginning developers as much as it is for advanced developers. Basic php knowledge is strongly recommended, though not required.