I was very happy to attend WordCamp Philly this weekend. Please enjoy the slides from the talk (some of them had embedded video, which is unfortunately not present).
I have taken off a number of months in 2015 from speaking at WordCamps, but I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Philly (June 13-14).
My talk will be about WordPress hooks, actions and filters. This is something I tried to talk on last year, but have learned a lot more in how to present this content since then and am excited for a much smoother and comprehensive talk with a sexy slide deck to boot 🙂
Shout out to Tom for posting this article on “Understanding Events, Actions, and Filters” as part of the WPTuts “Using WordPress for Web Application Development” series.
If you’re new to WordPress plugin development, you definitely want to review this article.
Thanks to Otto for making the difference between actions and filters clear:
Filters filter things. Actions do not. And this is critically important when you’re writing a filter. A filter function should never, ever, have unexpected side effects.
There, you go, pretty straightforward! He actually makes some really good, concise points about the difference between these terms and as he says: please learn this lesson well.
Thanks to Gennady Kovshenin for the awesome, thorough article on WordPress Actions and Filters. I would say it gives you about everything you need to know. Thanks man!