Slides for WordCamp Baltimore – Learning PHP for WordPress Development

I'm very excited to be back at a WordCamp in Baltimore, a town I love.  Today I am speaking on PHP for WordPress, a topic near and dear to my heart since I learned PHP via WordPress and, as a teacher, guide others on this path as well. https://speakerdeck.com/zgordon/php-for-wordpress After you check out the slide … Continue reading Slides for WordCamp Baltimore – Learning PHP for WordPress Development

Very Very Interesting Article on Adding a Templating Language to WordPress

For the first half of this article, I really disagreed with Jared that WP should have a templating language.  My primary reason came from my experience as a teacher helping students learn PHP while customizing WordPress (and vice versa).  If WordPress had a templating language it would make it a less ideal environment for web development … Continue reading Very Very Interesting Article on Adding a Templating Language to WordPress