Advanced Topics in WordPress Development

Contributors to WordPress have solved a number of complicated problems to ship features and functionality — made especially complicated thanks to the extensive install base and plugin ecosystem. This talk takes you deep into WordPress core, explaining why certain features work, why the solutions had to be so complicated, and provides some insights into how you may wish to approach your own problems.


Author: Andrew Nacin

Andrew Nacin is a Lead Developer of WordPress. He’s led major releases, mentored contributors, and spearheaded new development. He has strong feelings about the core philosophies of WordPress, among them “decisions, not options” — software should be opinionated in lieu of burdening the user with too many options. In January 2014, he joined the U.S. Digital Service at the White House, where he works to improve the usefulness and reliability of the country’s most important digital services.