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BWPM 2009: "Extending WordPress with (Web)Hooks"

The Boston WordPress September 2009 Meetup will feature our first intermediate level presentation by mitcho (Michael 芳貴 Erlewine): "In this presentation I will give a high level overview of how WordPress can be customized through custom plugins. I will walk through the creation of a very simple plugin in PHP, the default development language for WordPress. I will then present HookPress (
http://mitcho.com/code/hookpress/) which is a plugin of mine which adds webhooks to WordPress, letting developers extend WordPress in languages other than PHP, such as ruby, python, perl, etc." "This will be an intermediate level session designed for users already comfortable with publishing with and customizing a
wordpress.org installation and have maybe even installed a few plugins. Moreover, I will assume some familiarity with programming, though not necessarily the PHP language." - Introduction (5 min) - Cover the idea of actions + filters (15 min) - "Writing your first plugin" in PHP (25 min) - Extending WordPress with webhooks via HookPress (15 min)

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  • Tyler K.

    As a WordPress noobie, I could have used a tiny bit more context at the beginning about how this concept might be used. Otherwise, the info was well-organized, pretty clear, and attractively presented.

    October 16, 2009

  • Liz C.

    Excellent presentation and speaker - I'll go see him anywhere!

    September 29, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought this was a great meetup, a good topic and presentation. The food was a nice touch! It would be great to have arrangements made to get validated parking, or let people know it could cost $10 or so.

    September 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Speaker was excellent, he really knows his stuff.

    September 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is the source of the wordcount plugin we created in the demo: http://mitcho.com/code/wordcount.phps

    Here's the python script I used for the Twitter post webhook on scriptlets: http://blog.abi.sh/2009/tweeting-your-blog-with-hookpress/

    Thank you all for coming! I hope you enjoyed it. :) Please take a moment to rate the talk at http://speakerrate.com/talks/1470-extending-wordpress-with-web-hooks .

    September 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mitcho was an excellent speaker and presenter. I really enjoyed learning about his innovative project.

    September 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great introduction to plugins at the simplest level.

    September 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad I came. Mitcho explained things very clearly. Definitely going to change the way I use WordPress. Also... web hooks look like a lot of fun.

    September 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    September 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Al, my talk is going to focus exclusively on wordpress.org, the self-hosted version, as wordpress.com doesn't support extensions via plugins.

    There may be hope, however, precisely in the form of webhooks (like HookPress enables, which I will present): check out the comment by Matt Mullenwegg (WP founder) here:

    http://mitcho.com/blog/projects/hookpress-webhooks-for-wordpress/

    September 27, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please rate the talk (after the fact, of course) at SpeakerRate:

    http://speakerrate.com/talks/1470-extending-wordpress-with-web-hooks

    September 20, 2009

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