Everything You Need To Know to Be Comfortable With WordPress


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Robert Radtke at 11:47 on 4 Mar 2016

Great talk - and fully confirmed my anti-wordpress bias.

Good very basic talk about WordPress structure

Eryn O'Neil at 13:28 on 4 Mar 2016

I really enjoyed this talk. I'm an experienced dev who's managed Wordpress sites through its front-end, and installed it, but never built a plugin or theme. I feel like I was 100% the target audience for this talk.

David did a good job breaking the tech down into understandable but not overly-simplistic pieces. He made good choices about what to go into with more depth and what to hand wave. Tech needs more people who can understand the nerd, but explain it in human.

Given the controversy around WordPress's code choices, I also appreciated David's neutral delivery. The talk wasn't overly negative, or rose-colored, or apologetic. David is aware of the things within WP that don't square with modern dev practices, but also assumed that we were there to learn about WP and gave us the facts.

Wilbur Ince at 14:02 on 4 Mar 2016

This was a compact and insightful look in WordPress, Exactly what I was looking for, and exactly what was promised. Highly recommended!

Wes Reavely at 22:47 on 5 Mar 2016

Good overview of the system. Would've liked to know what excites David about WP and why he chooses to leverage WP as a valuable platfrom. Sure there's tons of community support and addons available, but why should I use it? I didn't feel like this question was addressed. Maybe it's just my OOP background creating bias against treating everything as a "post". However I feel like we need excitement and renovation to draw new crowds to specific platforms when then community has so many frameworks and platforms at hand to choose from.